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. The median salary at George Mason University is $51K annually. How long you've been working primarily drives compensation; however, your job title and where you live are also reported as secondary influences on salary at George Mason University. 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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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of about $48K per year. The largest fraction of George Mason University people (34 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $46K annually on average.


The highest average salaries go to Associate Professors, who bring in close to approximately $76K per year, though Art Directors are not far behind at $75K along with Assistant Professors ($63K) and Fire Alarm Technicians (around $57K). With salaries averaging $41K, Student Services Coordinators are among the lowest paid at George Mason University.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($63K annually) can be spotted in Washington, DC; the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va. ($57K), Arlington, Va. (approximately $47K), and Manassas, Va. (about $45K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in District of Columbia, where the average salary is around $63K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

CompTIA Network+ Experts earn about $60K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Earning a National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies certification garners significant financial rewards of $57K per year on average. The highest-paying degree here is a Doctorate (PhD); George Mason University awards $142K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have Grant Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $68K annually. A common skill in George Mason University's work force is Project Management; approximately one-sixth of survey participants report using it on the job. Some other standard skills here are Event Planning, Customer Service, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Just 37 percent receive paid time off. George Mason University helps its workers sock away funds for retirement, offering plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. At George Mason University, a strong majority of workers have health insurance, and a solid majority of workers have dental coverage. Employees can also look forward to tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for George Mason University


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$34,381 - $64,118
$32,681 - $91,573
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Job Satisfaction

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based on 17 votes.
$32,579 - $55,955

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