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Average Salary for George Mason University Employees

Operating out of Fairfax, Virginia, George Mason University employs talent in positions ranging from Associate Professor to Assistant Professor. George Mason University generally pays its employees $51K per year. The most important factor affecting pay for George Mason University employees is your role at the company, though your experience level and geography play a role as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

George Mason University typically pays:
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Employer: George Mason University
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
$49,925 - $106,027  
[-]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
Salary$50,061 - $103,608  
Total Pay$49,925 - $106,027  
[+]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
$51,459 - $120,015  
[+]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
Salary$53,548 - $118,939  
Total Pay$51,459 - $120,015  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
$30,509 - $62,595  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
Salary$32,063 - $60,879  
Total Pay$30,509 - $62,595  
[+]Student Services Coordinator (2)
$30,153 - $50,137  
[+]Student Services Coordinator (2)
Salary$30,309 - $48,307  
Total Pay$30,153 - $50,137  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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George Mason University Details

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030


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The highest paychecks go to Professors, who earn $153K, closely trailed by Associate Professors (approximately $76K), Assistant Professors ($65K), and College and University Teachers ($55K). On the lower end are Student Services Coordinators at around $38K.

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make about $46K. A typical employee has five to nine years of experience and earns approximately $47K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($54K per year) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Fairfax; Washington, DC (about $50K), Manassas ($45K), and Arlington (around $39K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, George Mason University pays its Maryland employees the most; the pay rate there is $56K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Regarding salaries and education, George Mason University pays those with a Doctorate (PhD) the most — around $87K.


When it comes to skills, Research Analysis seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $110K. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Project Management; just under one-fifth deem it necessary for work. Some other standard skills here are Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Scheduling.

Benefits and Perks

Two in five workers receive paid vacation, and only half of workers get sick leave. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a solid majority of workers, and a fair portion of workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other advantages of working at George Mason University are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

Key Stats

58 %
42 %
$34,816 - $56,523
$34,964 - $81,389
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

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