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.