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December 2023 Salary Increases

Effective December 10, 2023, Mason will be implementing pay increases utilizing an increase funding allocation approved by the Commonwealth. The funds support the following increases:

  • Classified staff hired on or before September 10, 2023, with satisfactory performance will receive a 2% across-the-board base salary increase.
  • Instructional/Research (I/R) and Administrative/Professional (A/P) faculty may be eligible to receive:
    • Performance-based increase determined by their unit leadership in accordance with the university’s pay-for-performance goals; and
    • Increases where needed to continue alignment with market compensation.
    • Note: Increases for I/R and A/P faculty are not across-the-board and not all faculty will receive an increase at this time.

Any salary increase will be seen in December 29* paychecks for semi-monthly paid faculty and classified staff. The salary adjustment will become part of your base salary.

For ease of access, security, and sustainability purposes, we are utilizing Patriot Web to convey new salary information. (Review Instructions for Viewing Your Salary History (pdf) as needed.) You may print a copy of your salary information for your records if you choose. Please note that the December 2023 increase will not be reflected in your salary information in Patriot Web until the increase goes into effect on December 10.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding employee classes and eligibility are available on the HR website. Please contact workplan@gmu.edu with any questions.


*Biweekly faculty and staff will see a partial increase in December 22 paychecks.