Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $44K per year. The largest fraction of Gensler people (29 percent) have been working for five to nine years and earn approximately $61K annually on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $78K per year) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif. (about $66K), Chicago, Ill. ($64K), and Los Angeles, Calif. ($61K) are the next top-paying cities. At $41K, Dallas, Texas is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Gensler pays its New York employees the most; the pay rate there is approximately $78K annually.
Nearing the top of the pay scale are Architecture Project Managers, Senior Interior Designers, Project Architects, and Graphic Designers; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $77K per year, the other salaries come in at $73K, $73K, and around $69K, respectively. Interior Designers at Gensler do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($48K on average) at the company.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $74K annually for Registered Interior Designers; non-accredited workers make much less. Licensed Architects with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $72K per year. Regarding salaries and education, Gensler pays those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) the most — about $64K.
In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $67K annually. Autodesk Revit Architecture also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; close to one-half of employees surveyed report using it at work. Other skills in demand are AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign.
Benefits and Perks
The larger part of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all survey participants, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. Employees can also look forward to a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, stock options, life insurance, and a company cell phone.