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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 amongst 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 Legislators in Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,250
25th Percentile Wage
$17,170
50th Percentile Wage
$18,700
75th Percentile Wage
$23,730
90th Percentile Wage
$64,690

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 $64,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,250.

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
$18,700
0.75% 1.28%
2016
$18,560
1.56% -
2015
$18,270
-2.08% -
2014
$18,650
0.80% -
2013
$18,500
0.22% -
2012
$18,460
- -

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 $17,830 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 $18,930). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $17,830.

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




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