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Average Salary for Fairfax county public schools Employees

A typical Fairfax county public schools employee can expect to make $59K annually. Though your job title and geography are influential salary factors for those at Fairfax county public schools, how long you've been working turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Fairfax county public schools typically pays:
below market

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Employer: Fairfax county public schools
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Special Education Teacher, Secondary School (2)
$52,421 - $125,473  
[-]Special Education Teacher, Secondary School (2)
Salary$53,013 - $123,880  
Total Pay$52,421 - $125,473  
[+]Elementary School Teacher (2)
$31,991 - $76,321  
[+]Elementary School Teacher (2)
Salary$33,505 - $72,938  
Total Pay$31,991 - $76,321  
[+]Reading Specialist (2)
$35,367 - $91,175  
[+]Reading Specialist (2)
Salary$42,285 - $86,658  
Total Pay$35,367 - $91,175  
[+]High School Teacher (2)
$29,366 - $77,902  
[+]High School Teacher (2)
Salary$29,329 - $77,555  
Bonus$119.01 - $5,100  
Total Pay$29,366 - $77,902  
 Precise Range (?
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 10 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Years of Experience

For those with at least five years experience, pay generally amounts to approximately $30K. Between the one and five year mark, pay is typically $42K. In a nutshell, the largest fraction of Fairfax county public schools people (35 percent) have been in their field for 20 years or more and earn $85K per year.


Typically, Secondary School Special Education Teachers are the best paid with salaries hovering at $88K; Reading Specialists, Elementary School Teachers, and High School Teachers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $71K, about $52K, and around $51K, respectively. Business Operations Analysts at Fairfax county public schools do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $41K) at the company.


Median pay is highest in Fairfax ($82K annually), followed by Alexandria ($63K), Washington, DC ($62K), and Falls Church (approximately $41K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in District of Columbia, where the average salary is $62K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to approximately $85K for Teacher Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Acquiring certification to be a Secondary Teacher Certification is rewarded at about $68K annually. It pays to have a Master's Degree, Education at Fairfax county public schools — these employees make the most at around $73K per year.


Employees who count Customer Service among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $41K. Childhood Education also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly a fourth of employees surveyed report using it at work.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only a third of workers receiving paid vacation and 42 percent receiving paid sick days. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Nearly all workers report having health insurance, and a solid majority of workers report having dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats

63 %
37 %
$20,529 - $78,611
$51,467 - $87,018
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
$39,992 - $68,110

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