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Legislator Salary Information in Charleston, West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,450
25th Percentile Wage
$18,810
50th Percentile Wage
$19,500
75th Percentile Wage
$31,300
90th Percentile Wage
$48,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in Charleston, West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,690. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $18,450.

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 Charleston, West Virginia. 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
201619,5004.10%4.56%
201518,700-2.51%-
201419,1702.66%-
201318,6600.27%-
201218,610--

Table 3. Compare Legislator Salary in Charleston with Other West Virginia Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $19,500 in Charleston is in the middle of salary range for legislators in state of West Virginia. In comparison, the annual salary of legislators in Charleston is 50.4 percent (50.4%) lower than that in the highest paying Morgantown and 8.8 percent (8.8%) higher than that in the lowest paying Cumberland.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Morgantown
$39,290
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$20,040
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$19,950
Charleston
$19,500
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$19,340
Wheeling
$19,280
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$19,260
Steubenville-Weirton
$18,300
Cumberland
$17,790

See also: Top paying jobs in Charleston, West Virginia.