Average Salary for George Mason University Employees

Operating out of Fairfax, Va., George Mason University employs talent in positions ranging from Associate Professor to Assistant Professor. An average George Mason University employee can expect to make $53K annually. How long you've been working influences pay for George Mason University workers the most, followed by what you do at the company and geography. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030


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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $46K per year on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of George Mason University employees (30 percent) have five to nine years of experience and earn approximately $55K annually on average.


Associate Professors earn the highest median pay at around $76K per year, followed by Art Directors ($75K), Assistant Professors ($64K), and Fire Alarm Technicians ($57K).


Residents of Washington, DC pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $64K annually; other top-paying cities include the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va. (approximately $58K) and Arlington, Va. ($47K). Within the firm, employees working in District of Columbia take home the most — about $64K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $78K annually for CompTIA Network+ Experts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Earning a National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies certification garners significant financial rewards of $57K per year on average. George Mason University provides the highest financial reward to those with a Doctorate (PhD) — these employees rake in about $194K annually.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Data Analysis; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $84K per year. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; about a sixth of George Mason University's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Customer Service, Event Planning, and Counseling.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at George Mason University can sometimes lack paid time off; 36 percent get paid vacation days, and 29 percent receive paid sick leave. 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. Health insurance is part of the package for most workers, and for a fair number of respondents, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and defined contribution (dc) retirement plan.

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Key Stats for George Mason University


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41 %
$34,747 - $62,677
$32,000 - $90,469
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20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

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