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Average Salary for Gensler Employees

The typical salary at Gensler is $66K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for Gensler employees is what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and geography play a role as well. Responses to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

How This Employer Pays

Gensler typically pays:
below market
Similar employers pay:
above market
Similar companies include:
BAR Architects, Hks, Inc.
Employer: Gensler
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Interior Designer (18)
$39,439 - $90,396  
[-]Interior Designer (18)
Salary$37,191 - $66,543  
Bonus$970 - $13,395  
Profit Disbursement$616 - $6,835  
Total Pay$39,439 - $90,396  
[+]Architectural Designer (16)
$45,105 - $77,705  
[+]Architectural Designer (16)
Salary$42,051 - $77,238  
Bonus$-0.50 - $4,894  
Profit Disbursement$444.22 - $4,932  
Total Pay$45,105 - $77,705  
[+]Design Architect (12)
$44,906 - $117,935  
[+]Design Architect (12)
Salary$41,047 - $93,701  
Bonus$2,043 - $29,361  
Profit Disbursement$480.79 - $8,065  
Total Pay$44,906 - $117,935  
[+]Project Manager, Architecture (10)
$64,429 - $158,490  
[+]Project Manager, Architecture (10)
Salary$50,913 - $114,855  
Bonus$1,918 - $21,674  
Profit Disbursement$874 - $12,227  
Total Pay$64,429 - $158,490  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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Senior Project Architects are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing approximately $113K; Architecture Project Managers are next on the list, bringing in close to about $87K, followed by Senior Interior Designers earning around $66K and Project Architects making $64K. Interior Designers make $46K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $45K. By and large, the biggest segment of Gensler's workforce (34 percent) have been working for five to nine years and take home $59K per year.


Median pay is highest in New York (around $92K annually), followed by Los Angeles ($88K), the company's headquarter city of San Francisco ($74K), and Chicago (approximately $63K). High paychecks are not found in Atlanta; in fact, at about $48K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Across Gensler's U.S. offices, employees in the state of New York earn the most, taking home $92K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Architects receive bigger paychecks ($70K) than those without credentials. Becoming a Registered Interior Designer can certainly pay off here; those folks make $69K. At Gensler, employees who hold a Master of Science (MS), Architecture receive the highest salaries at around $105K.


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 approximately $68K. AutoCAD is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just over two-fifths of Gensler's people use it regularly. Key skills also include Autodesk Revit Architecture, Adobe Photoshop, and Design.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is hard to come by at Gensler; the company rewards only 42 percent with paid vacation time and only 22 percent with sick leave. Most workers participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Almost all workers can count on health insurance, and the greater part of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The list of perks also includes life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a company cell phone.

Key Stats

54 %
46 %
$41,096 - $83,041
$42,307 - $73,968
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

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