Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Gensler for between five and 10 years earn around $61K per year on average. The largest slice of the Gensler workforce (33 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, approximately $45K annually.
Senior Project Architects represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $100K per year — though Architecture Project Managers, Senior Interior Designers, and Project Architects also do fairly well at $83K, $80K, and about $69K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Gensler are Interior Designers — the median salary for this role approaches around $47K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($77K annually) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif. ($66K), Chicago, Ill. (about $63K), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($59K) are the next top-paying cities. Houston, Texas is near the bottom for pay at approximately $44K. Within the firm, employees working in New York take home the most — $78K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Architects have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at about $79K annually. Becoming a LEED Accredited Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $68K on average. Employees who have a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) make the most here, hauling in $66K per year.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Project Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $71K annually. Autodesk Revit Architecture is a popular skill in the Gensler workforce; just over two-fifths of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to know Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Design.
Benefits and Perks
Gensler sponsors a 401(k) program, and the larger part of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. For almost all employees, benefits include health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage, too. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, stock options, life insurance, and free drinks.