Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $63K per year on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (36 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $47K annually on average.
Architecture Project Managers earn the highest median pay at about $82K per year, followed by Senior Interior Designers ($82K), Project Architects (around $72K), and Architectural Job Captains (approximately $62K). Among the lower-paid positions at Gensler are Architectural Designers — the median salary for this role approaches $50K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($70K annually) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif.; New York, N.Y. (about $70K), Denver, Colo. (approximately $60K), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($59K) are the next top-paying cities. Houston, Texas ranks low on the pay scale — at around $44K, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in New York, where the average salary is $74K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Architects earn $75K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Bigger paychecks are awarded to LEED Accredited Professionals with credentials; these people earn approximately $74K per year on average. Gensler provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS) — these employees rake in $75K annually.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $77K per year. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Autodesk Revit Architecture; nearly one-half deem it necessary for work. Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Design are also desirable skills.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, Gensler gives paid vacation to a third of workers and paid sick leave to one in ten workers. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Gensler provides an optional 401(k) plan, and a majority of workers participate. The vast majority of employees have health insurance, and benefits for most survey participants also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and stock options.