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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 information of legislators in Charleston 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 Charleston, West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,110
25th Percentile Wage
$19,820
50th Percentile Wage
$21,410
75th Percentile Wage
$23,430
90th Percentile Wage
$24,640

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 $24,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $21,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $19,110.

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
$21,410
8.92% 13.08%
2016
$19,500
4.10% -
2015
$18,700
-2.51% -
2014
$19,170
2.66% -
2013
$18,660
0.27% -
2012
$18,610
- -

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

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $21,410, Charleston is the highest paying city for legislators in state of West Virginia, followed by Hagerstown-Martinsburg (median annual salary $20,090). In comparison, the median annual salary of legislators in Charleston is 6.2 percent (6.2%) higher than that in Hagerstown-Martinsburg.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charleston
$21,410
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$20,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$19,930
Morgantown
$19,760
Wheeling
$19,680
Huntington-Ashland
$19,220
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$19,210
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$19,160
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$18,790
Steubenville-Weirton
$18,300
Cumberland
$17,790



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