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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$49,630
25th Percentile Wage
$59,430
50th Percentile Wage
$75,750
75th Percentile Wage
$99,960
90th Percentile Wage
$129,450

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 $129,450. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $75,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $49,630.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,750
1.50% 9.29%
2016
$74,610
0.55% -
2015
$74,200
2.59% -
2014
$72,280
1.60% -
2013
$71,120
3.39% -
2012
$68,710
- -

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 $53,600 to $77,370. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in Virginia is Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $77,370. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $71,080). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $53,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$77,370
Richmond
$71,080
Charlottesville
$70,200
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$68,850
Harrisonburg
$66,630
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$66,160
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$66,130
Roanoke
$64,100
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$63,450
Lynchburg
$60,450
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$59,150
Danville
$56,980
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$53,600




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