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Average Salary for Fairfax county public schools Employees

A salary of $64K per year is the median rate at Fairfax county public schools. For the most part, employee paychecks at Fairfax county public schools fluctuate depending on your experience level; where you live and your job title also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Fairfax county public schools typically pays:
above market

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Fairfax county public schools for between five and 10 years earn $30K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $42K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Fairfax county public schools folks have 20 years or more of experience and earn an average around $85K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($85K per year) can be spotted in Alexandria, Va.; Fairfax, Va. ($69K), Washington, DC (approximately $62K), and Falls Church, Va. (around $41K) are the next top-paying cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Virginia pays Fairfax county public schools the most — about $69K annually on average.


Earning $71K per year on average, Reading Specialists receive the most money, followed by High School Teachers ($67K annually).

Certifications and Degrees

Teacher Certifications are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $84K per year. Becoming a Secondary Teacher Certification can certainly pay off here; those folks make approximately $82K on average. At Fairfax county public schools, employees who hold a Bachelor's Degree receive the highest salaries at $47K.


The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Spanish Language; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $51K annually. Childhood Education is a popular skill in the Fairfax county public schools workforce; roughly a seventh of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is scarce, with only about a quarter of survey participants receiving paid vacation and more than two-fifths of workers receiving sick leave. Fairfax county public schools workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 403(b) plan, a 401(k) plan, and a company pension plan. Almost all survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a large number of survey participants also include dental insurance. Fairfax county public schools employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment and life insurance.

Key Stats for Fairfax county public schools


67 %
33 %
$20,529 - $83,576
$58,479 - $97,132
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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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based on 6 votes.

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