Average Salary for George Mason University Employees

Operating out of Fairfax, Va., George Mason University employs talent in positions ranging from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor. George Mason University employees bring home $49K annually on average. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for George Mason University workers, followed by how long you've been working and where you live. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030


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Associate Professors earn the highest median pay at $76K per year, followed by Art Directors (around $75K), Assistant Professors (approximately $63K), and Fire Alarm Technicians ($57K). Among the lower-paid positions at George Mason University are Project Coordinators — the median salary for this role approaches about $38K.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $48K annually. The largest slice of the George Mason University workforce (35 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $45K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($63K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va. ($56K), Arlington, Va. (about $47K), and Manassas, Va. (approximately $45K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, George Mason University employees make the most in District of Columbia, earning around $63K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

CompTIA Network+ Experts earn $60K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies is rewarded with median pay of approximately $57K per year. George Mason University provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctorate (PhD) — these employees rake in $142K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Adobe Photoshop in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $70K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; around one in seven of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Event Planning, and Customer Service as well.

Benefits and Perks

Merely 37 percent at George Mason University earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for most respondents, and a solid majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. George Mason University also dishes out privileges such as tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

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$34,755 - $62,677
$32,973 - $90,469
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