Average Salary for George Mason University Employees

Operating out of Fairfax, Va., George Mason University employs talent in positions ranging from Academic Advisor to Budget Analyst. Compensation for George Mason University employees is around $53K per year on average. At George Mason University, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your city and what you do at the company each factor into the equation as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030


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Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of approximately $47K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $48K per year on average. The largest fraction of George Mason University people (37 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $59K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($62K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va. (around $55K), Arlington, Va. (about $51K), and Manassas, Va. (around $42K) are the next top-paying cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of District of Columbia, where they average to approximately $62K annually.


The highest paychecks go to Budget Analysts, who earn $53K per year on average, closely trailed by Student Services Coordinators (about $52K) and Academic Advisors ($42K).

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have a Master of Science (MS) at George Mason University — these employees make the most at $62K annually.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Strategic Planning among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $104K per year. A garden variety skill at George Mason University is Project Management; nearly one in eight of George Mason University's people use it regularly. Three more common skills are People Management, Counseling, and Operations Management.

Benefits and Perks

Workers wishing to put aside retirement money are in luck; George Mason University sponsors various plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A majority of survey participants do get paid time off for vacation, but only two in five survey participants get paid sick time. A large number of respondents can count on health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants have dental coverage as a benefit. George Mason University folks also make good use of tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for George Mason University


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31 %
$34,521 - $71,500
$40,341 - $68,241

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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