Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors among Virginia metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$48,620
25th Percentile Wage
$58,320
50th Percentile Wage
$74,610
75th Percentile Wage
$98,590
90th Percentile Wage
$127,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $127,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $74,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $48,620.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23.37
25th Percentile Wage
$28.04
50th Percentile Wage
$35.86
75th Percentile Wage
$47.40
90th Percentile Wage
$61.07

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $61.07. The median hourly salary is $35.86. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23.37.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,6100.55%7.91%
201574,2002.59%-
201472,2801.60%-
201371,1203.39%-
201268,710--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of Virginia ranges from $51,740 to $73,280. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Virginia is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $73,280. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $70,600). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$73,280
Richmond
$70,600
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$69,220
Charlottesville
$67,270
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$64,750
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$63,520
Roanoke
$62,920
Lynchburg
$62,300
Harrisonburg
$61,970
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$57,620
Danville
$56,980
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$56,350
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$51,740


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