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Average Salary for Gensler Employees

Compensation for Gensler employees is around $64K annually on average. The most important factor affecting pay for Gensler employees is what you do at the company, though where you live and how long you've been working play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Gensler typically pays:
below market
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Employer: Gensler
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Architectural Designer (24)
$42,393 - $70,750  
[-]Architectural Designer (24)
Salary$39,969 - $68,400  
Bonus$795 - $5,237  
Profit Disbursement$508 - $5,785  
Total Pay$42,393 - $70,750  
[+]Interior Designer (18)
$30,792 - $76,671  
[+]Interior Designer (18)
Salary$42,412 - $66,204  
Bonus$1,030 - $14,544  
Total Pay$30,792 - $76,671  
[+]Design Architect (16)
$44,295 - $110,810  
[+]Design Architect (16)
Salary$41,030 - $85,414  
Bonus$2,878 - $20,608  
Profit Disbursement$681 - $7,837  
Total Pay$44,295 - $110,810  
[+]Project Manager, Architecture (11)
$64,856 - $157,378  
[+]Project Manager, Architecture (11)
Salary$58,065 - $102,806  
Bonus$3,945 - $34,765  
Profit Disbursement$809 - $9,070  
Total Pay$64,856 - $157,378  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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Senior Project Architects rake in the most money, with average earnings of $103K per year; Architecture Project Managers come in second with average earnings amounting to about $83K, while Senior Interior Designers and Project Architects rank near the top as well ($69K and around $63K, respectively). Gensler hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Interior Designers ($47K on average).


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $94K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif. ($68K), Los Angeles, Calif. (approximately $66K), and Chicago, Ill. ($61K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Houston, Texas at $43K. Across its U.S. offices, the state of New York pays Gensler the most — around $94K per year on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $43K annually. Overall, the greater share of Gensler folks have five to nine years of experience and earn an average around $60K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Licensed Architect certainly has its perks — salaries approach $75K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Registered Architects with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at $71K per year. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Gensler — these employees make the most at approximately $64K annually.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $68K per year. Autodesk Revit Architecture is regularly seen around here; approximately half of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, and Design.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Gensler; the company rewards only 38 percent with paid vacation time and only one-seventh of employees with sick leave. Gensler sponsors a 401(k) program, and a majority of workers use this option to save for their retirement. The vast majority of workers receive health insurance, and a large number of survey participants get dental coverage. Privileges also include a casual working environment, life insurance, stock options, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Gensler


56 %
44 %
$40,961 - $66,005
$40,960 - $81,256
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
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