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. George Mason University pays its employees $51K annually on average. Though how long you've been working and geography are influential salary factors for those at George Mason University, what you do at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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George Mason University typically pays:
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Employer: George Mason University
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
$51,493 - $120,868  
[-]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
Salary$53,465 - $119,061  
Total Pay$51,493 - $120,868  
[+]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
$50,277 - $107,028  
[+]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
Salary$50,593 - $106,362  
Total Pay$50,277 - $107,028  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
$30,984 - $62,795  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
Salary$32,220 - $61,867  
Total Pay$30,984 - $62,795  
[+]Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) (2)
$39,402 - $97,824  
[+]Teacher College/University (Unknown Type) (2)
Salary$36,692 - $79,421  
Total Pay$39,402 - $97,824  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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About This Company

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030


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Professors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at about $153K — though Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, and College and University Teachers also do fairly well at approximately $76K, $65K, and $55K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at George Mason University are Student Services Coordinators — typical salaries for this role approach $38K.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach around $46K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for five to nine years and make $47K per year.


Median pay is highest in the company's headquarter city of Fairfax ($54K annually), followed by Washington, DC ($50K), Manassas (about $45K), and Arlington (approximately $39K). By state, the highest compensation levels appear in Maryland, where the average salary is around $56K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

At George Mason University, employees who hold a Doctorate (PhD) receive the highest salaries at about $87K.


In this position, it pays to have Research Analysis in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $110K. A garden variety skill at George Mason University is Project Management; a little less than one-fifth of George Mason University's people use it regularly. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Office, Customer Service, and Scheduling.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at George Mason University can sometimes lack paid time off; two-fifths of workers get paid vacation days, and one-half of workers receive paid sick leave. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 403(b) plan and a 401(k) plan. A strong majority of workers receive health insurance, and most workers get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

Key Stats for George Mason University


58 %
42 %
$34,816 - $56,523
$34,964 - $81,389
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

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