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Legislator Salary Information in Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for legislators in the state of Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of legislators 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 Legislators in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,190
25th Percentile Wage
$17,080
50th Percentile Wage
$18,560
75th Percentile Wage
$21,680
90th Percentile Wage
$62,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,190.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for legislators in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201618,5601.56%0.54%
201518,270-2.08%-
201418,6500.80%-
201318,5000.22%-
201218,460--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of Virginia ranges from $17,630 to $21,260. The highest paying area for legislators in Virginia is Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News with a median annual salary of $21,260. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Richmond (mean annual salary $18,710). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $17,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$21,260
Richmond
$18,710
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$18,530
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$18,340
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$18,260
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$17,860
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$17,630


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