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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. Compensation for George Mason University employees is around $53K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at George Mason University fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; your city and your experience level also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030


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Bringing in the most money are Associate Professors — their earnings average $76K annually. Art Directors are a close second at about $75K along with Assistant Professors (approximately $64K) and Fire Alarm Technicians ($57K). With salaries averaging around $38K, Student Services Coordinators are among the lowest paid at George Mason University.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($81K per year) can be spotted in Washington, DC; the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va. (about $55K), Arlington, Va. ($47K), and Manassas, Va. ($45K) are the next top-paying cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of approximately $81K annually) in District of Columbia.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $45K per year. The largest slice of the George Mason University workforce (37 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, around $46K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a CompTIA Network+ Expert certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $60K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $57K annually. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctorate (PhD); George Mason University awards around $87K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, Grant Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $68K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; roughly an eighth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers usually know Event Planning, Microsoft Office, and Customer Service as well.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only one in three workers. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. For a large number of survey participants, benefits include health insurance, and a solid majority of employees get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

Key Stats for George Mason University


57 %
43 %
$34,949 - $61,324
$37,118 - $89,588
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 17 votes.
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