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Legislator Salary Information in Richmond, Virginia

The annual and hourly salary statistics of legislators in Richmond, Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of legislators in Richmond is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Legislators in Richmond, Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,230
25th Percentile Wage
$17,240
50th Percentile Wage
$18,930
75th Percentile Wage
$29,160
90th Percentile Wage
$72,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Richmond, Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $16,230.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$18,930
1.16% 2.17%
2016
$18,710
0.32% -
2015
$18,650
1.93% -
2014
$18,290
1.26% -
2013
$18,060
-2.55% -
2012
$18,520
- -

Table 3. Compare Legislator Salary in Richmond with Other Virginia Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $18,930, Richmond is the second highest paying city for legislators in state of Virginia, following the highest paying city Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News (median annual salary of $21,260). Compared with Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, the median annual salary of legislators in Richmond is 11.0 percent (11.0%) lower.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$21,260
Richmond
$18,930
Roanoke
$18,590
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$18,470
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$18,340
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$18,300
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$18,260
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$17,860
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$17,830



See also: Top paying jobs in Richmond, Virginia.