Average Salary for George Mason University Employees

Operating out of Fairfax, Va., George Mason University employs talent in positions ranging from Budget Analyst to Assistant Professor. The median salary at George Mason University is $54K annually. Though geography and your role at the company are influential salary factors for those at George Mason University, how long you've been working turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030


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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at George Mason University for between five and 10 years earn $51K per year on average. The largest fraction of George Mason University people (32 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $46K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($79K per year) can be spotted in Arlington, Va.; Washington, DC (around $62K), the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va. (approximately $57K), and Manassas, Va. (about $42K) are the next top-paying cities. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of District of Columbia; salaries there average to $62K annually.


Assistant Professors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $63K per year — though Budget Analysts, Student Services Coordinators, and Academic Advisors also do fairly well at approximately $53K, about $52K, and around $42K, respectively.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than CompTIA Network+ Experts, who make $78K annually. It pays to have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at George Mason University — these employees make the most at approximately $81K per year.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Data Analysis; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $73K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Counseling; nearly one in seven deem it necessary for work. Some other standard skills here are Oral / Verbal Communication, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off is in short supply here, with only one-half of survey participants receiving paid vacation and 30 percent receiving paid sick days. Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for most employees, and for a solid majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Some other perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for George Mason University


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$34,645 - $63,051
$38,960 - $81,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
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