Average Salary for Fairfax county public schools Employees

The average employee at Fairfax county public schools takes home $56K per year. Though your experience level and your city do impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Fairfax county public schools. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Fairfax county public schools Median Salary by Job


Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist
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High School Teacher
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Elementary School Teacher
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  • Updated: 22 Jun 2017
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School Counselors rake in the most money, with average earnings of $82K annually; Head Teachers come in second with average earnings amounting to around $69K, while Information Technology Support Specialists and High School Teachers rank near the top as well ($65K and approximately $54K, respectively). Administrative Assistants at Fairfax county public schools do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (about $40K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $54K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $56K annually. Overall, the greater share of Fairfax county public schools folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average $73K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than school principal certifications, who make $126K annually. Earning a School Counselor Certification certification garners significant financial rewards of around $82K per year on average. Regarding salaries and education, Fairfax county public schools pays those with a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) the most — approximately $85K.


When it comes to skills, Leadership seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $117K annually. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, slightly less than a third of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Curriculum Planning, Childhood Education, and Mathematica.

Benefits and Perks

It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 403(b) plan and a defined benefit retirement plan. The larger part of respondents report receiving paid vacation days, but only half of respondents are paid for sick leave. Fairfax county public schools provides health insurance to the vast majority of respondents, and a fair number of workers do receive dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, a subsidized cell phone, tuition reimbursement, and a defined benefit retirement plan.

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Key Stats for Fairfax county public schools


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$39,048 - $77,662
$55,798 - $92,750

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$54,347 - $87,584
$47,261 - $88,682
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