Average Salary for George Mason University Employees

Operating out of Fairfax, Va., George Mason University employs talent in positions ranging from Budget Analyst to Academic Advisor. The median salary at George Mason University is $51K annually. At George Mason University, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is geography — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working and what you do at the company each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Read More
Employer: George Mason University
Average Salary Range by Job

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

About This Company

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030


Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($79K per year) can be spotted in Arlington, Va.; the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va. (about $54K), Washington, DC ($44K), and Manassas, Va. (around $42K) are the next top-paying cities. Across its U.S. offices, the state of Virginia pays George Mason University the most — approximately $53K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $48K per year on average. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is around $45K annually. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (34 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make about $58K per year on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Budget Analysts, Student Services Coordinators, and Academic Advisors; while the first receives the highest median pay at $53K annually, the other salaries come in at $52K and $42K, respectively.

Certifications and Degrees

At George Mason University, employees who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) receive the highest salaries at approximately $100K.


Employees who count Grant Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $61K per year. A common skill in George Mason University's work force is Counseling; about a seventh of survey participants report using it on the job. Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Oral / Verbal Communication are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at George Mason University can sometimes lack paid time off; one-half of respondents get paid vacation days, and 37 percent receive paid sick leave. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. At George Mason University, a strong majority of respondents have health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and life insurance.

George Mason University Employer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Key Stats for George Mason University


60 %
40 %
$33,935 - $62,470
$38,659 - $70,944

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.