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  • Updated: 19 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 113
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Professors are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $218K annually; Associate Provosts, Associate Professors, and Assistant Professors also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $158K, approximately $76K, and about $63K, respectively. Academic Advisors are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $38K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($123K per year) can be spotted in Alexandria, Va.; Washington, DC ($64K), the company's headquarter city of Fairfax, Va. ($55K), and Arlington, Va. (approximately $51K) are the next top-paying cities. At about $42K, Manassas, Va. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Within the firm, employees working in District of Columbia take home the most — around $64K annually on average.

Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $45K per year. Survey participants who have worked at George Mason University for between five and 10 years earn $51K annually on average. Overall, the greater share of George Mason University folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn an average approximately $62K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

CompTIA Network+ Experts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $78K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Comptia A+ Service Technicians with credentials; these people earn about $61K per year on average. Those with a Doctorate (PhD) at George Mason University come out on top, and their salaries approach around $194K annually.


Employees who count Data Analysis among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $63K per year. Folks here also tend to know Project Management; on the survey, around one in seven of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Counseling, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Customer Service are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at George Mason University can sometimes lack paid time off; 44 percent get paid vacation days, and 36 percent receive paid sick leave. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A large number of respondents have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of survey participants also include dental insurance. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, flexible hours, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for George Mason University


63 %
37 %
$36,501 - $67,407
$44,385 - $93,783

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$31,660 - $58,676
$47,174 - $83,424
$38,004 - $71,216
$60,000 - $170,000

About This Company

4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030


George Mason University pays its employees an average of $56,726 a year. Salaries at George Mason University range from an average of $36,327 to $101,828 a year. George Mason University employees with the job title Vice President (VP), Student Affairs make the most with an average annual salary of $195,839, while employees with the title Graduate Teaching Assistant make the least with an average annual salary of $19,483.

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