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Legislator Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,620
25th Percentile Wage
$18,970
50th Percentile Wage
$19,670
75th Percentile Wage
$24,040
90th Percentile Wage
$47,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for legislators in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,670. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,620.

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
$19,670
0.71% 6.56%
2016
$19,530
2.61% -
2015
$19,020
-0.53% -
2014
$19,120
2.30% -
2013
$18,680
1.61% -
2012
$18,380
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Legislators in West Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of legislators in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of legislators in state of West Virginia ranges from $17,790 to $21,410. The highest paying area for legislators in West Virginia is Charleston with a median annual salary of $21,410. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Hagerstown-Martinsburg (mean annual salary $20,090). The lowest paying area is Cumberland with a median annual salary of $17,790.

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




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