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Average Salary for George Mason University Employees

Operating out of Fairfax, Va., George Mason University employs talent in positions ranging from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor. The median salary at George Mason University is $54K annually. Your role at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for George Mason University workers, followed by how long you've been working and where you live. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Employer: George Mason University
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[-]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (5)
$49,394 - $112,335  
[-]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (5)
Salary$49,436 - $108,988  
Total Pay$49,394 - $112,335  
[+]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
$51,755 - $120,675  
[+]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
Salary$52,251 - $121,107  
Total Pay$51,755 - $120,675  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
$30,426 - $63,390  
[+]Administrative Assistant (3)
Salary$32,210 - $60,861  
Total Pay$30,426 - $63,390  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (2)
$81,717 - $224,527  
[+]Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (2)
Salary$80,719 - $207,884  
Total Pay$81,717 - $224,527  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030


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The highest paychecks go to Professors, who earn an average approximately $153K per year, closely trailed by Associate Professors ($76K), Assistant Professors ($64K), and College and University Teachers (around $55K). On the lower end are Student Services Coordinators at $38K on average.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $45K annually. The greater proportion of employees (36 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $46K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($81K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va. ($56K), Arlington, Va. ($47K), and Manassas, Va. (around $45K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of about $81K per year) in District of Columbia.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $60K annually for CompTIA Network+ Experts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Becoming a National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies can certainly pay off here; those folks make $57K on average. George Mason University workers who hold a Doctorate (PhD) are also well compensated, earning $89K on average.


Employees who count Graphic Design among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $70K per year. A common skill in George Mason University's work force is Project Management; around a seventh of survey participants report using it on the job. Event Planning, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

The company is somewhat lacking in the benefits department, and only 35 percent report compensation for sick days and vacation time. 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. Most survey participants receive health insurance, and a fair number of survey participants get dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

Key Stats for George Mason University


55 %
45 %
$34,857 - $62,070
$39,149 - $91,573
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
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