Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to about $62K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Gensler employees (32 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $49K annually on average.
Architects earn the highest median pay at approximately $77K per year, followed by Project Architects ($73K), Design Architects (around $70K), and Architectural Job Captains ($63K). With salaries averaging about $46K, Marketing Coordinators are among the lowest paid at Gensler.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $71K annually) can be spotted in Atlanta, Ga.; the company's headquarter city of San Francisco, Calif. ($68K), New York, N.Y. ($64K), and Denver, Colo. (approximately $63K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Chicago, Ill.; in fact, at $56K it is one of the worst-paid cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $69K per year) in Georgia.
Certifications and Degrees
LEED Accredited Professionals receive bigger paychecks (about $79K annually) than those without credentials. Earning a Licensed Architect certification garners significant financial rewards of $78K per year on average. Gensler workers who hold a Master of Education (MEd) are also well compensated, earning approximately $98K on average.
When it comes to skills, Project Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $77K annually. Autodesk Revit Architecture is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; just over two-fifths of Gensler's people use it regularly. Other top skills include Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Design.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Gensler gives paid vacation days to 35 percent and sick leave to one in ten survey participants. A 401(k) program is available, and the larger part of survey participants use it to save for retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of workers, and for most survey participants, dental coverage is too. Perks also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and life insurance.