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 average George Mason University employee earns $49K per year. At George Mason University, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your role at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level and your city each factor into the equation as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030


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The highest paychecks go to Associate Professors, who earn an average $76K annually, closely trailed by Art Directors (about $75K), Assistant Professors ($63K), and Fire Alarm Technicians ($57K). Project Coordinators are among the lowest paid at a median salary of approximately $38K.

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to around $48K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of George Mason University employees (35 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn $45K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($63K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va. (about $56K), Arlington, Va. (approximately $47K), and Manassas, Va. (around $45K) are the next top-paying cities. George Mason University workers in District of Columbia earn the most — $63K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than CompTIA Network+ Experts, who make approximately $60K per year. On average, salaries rise to $57K annually for accredited National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies. It pays to have a Doctorate (PhD) at George Mason University — these employees make the most at around $142K per year.


When it comes to skills, Adobe Photoshop seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $70K annually. A common skill in George Mason University's work force is Project Management; about one in seven of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Event Planning, and Customer Service as well.

Benefits and Perks

The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 37 percent. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. George Mason University provides health insurance to a large number of workers, and a strong majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

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$34,755 - $62,677
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