2014-15 salaries of Virginia state employees

Published Friday, Aug. 21st, 2015

Editor’s note: The Richmond Times-Dispatch obtained state employees’ names, job titles and salaries using the state’s Freedom of Information statute. As required by law, the state provided information for 103,466 employees. The FOI request for the state fiscal year that began July 1, 2014, and ended June 30, 2015, is part of The Times-Dispatch’s ongoing effort to report to you findings about government spending and the use of taxpayer money. The Times-Dispatch is excluding from the online database the names of 51,798 employees whose salaries fall below the statewide median of $47,500.


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Top earners

Name Agency Job Total pay
Ronald "Ron" D. Schmitz Virginia Retirement System Chief Investment Officer $930,913
Charles W. Grant Virginia Retirement System Managing Director -Internal Asset Manage $741,630
Steven P. Peterson Virginia Retirement System Managing Director $608,211
Kenneth C. Howell Virginia Retirement System Managing Director-Global Investments $597,604
John T. Grier Virginia Retirement System Director Internal Equity Management $589,587
Stephen R. Mcclelland Virginia Retirement System Program Director $563,325
Field H. Griffith Virginia Retirement System Program Director $563,226
Irving L. Kron University of Virginia Professor $561,099
Angel Cabrera George Mason University President George Mason Univ $536,714
Robert H. Cofield University of Virginia Medical Center Assoc VP for Hosp&Clinics Ops $524,345
Robert F. Bruner University of Virginia Administrative - Professor $518,900
Bryan R. Gardiner Virginia Retirement System Director Fixed Income Management $515,387
Michael S. Rao Virginia Commonwealth University President VCU $503,154
Pamela M. Sutton-Wallace University of Virginia Medical Center Chief Executive Officer $500,000
Timothy D. Sands Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) President VPI and SU $500,000
Paul G. Mahoney University of Virginia Administrative - Professor $495,000
Teresa A. Sullivan University of Virginia President - University of Virginia $494,699
Daniel Whitlock Virginia Retirement System Program Director $482,993
Michael J. Friedlander Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Administrative - Professor $481,000
Thomas P. Loughran University of Virginia Professor $473,400
Patrick D. Hogan University of Virginia Chief Operating Officer-GA155 $472,800
Robert T. Sumichrast Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Administrative - Professor $466,300
Randolph J. Canterbury University of Virginia Professor $459,000
Pendleton R. Montague Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) Professor $454,820
Stephen T. Fairchild University of Virginia Assoc Head Coach/Coord-FBASCHC $450,000

Pay by agency Median | Average

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Average and median are slightly different ways to evaluate pay. The median salary represents the total payments made to the employee at the midpoint of all salaries. The average pay is the amount each employee would make if total payroll was divided equally. The greater the gap between average and median, the more top-heavy an organization is. This sometimes is the result of payroll with higher numbers of specialized jobs that command higher pay.


Agencies

NameTop payMedian
Attorney General & Dept of Law $150,000 $60,836
Auditor of Public Accounts $90,780 $90,780
Board of Accountancy $113,009 $61,794
Christopher Newport University $381,486 $47,895
College of William & Mary $425,000 $56,496
Commission on Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program $108,660 $64,464
Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council $98,214 $60,112
Compensation Board $103,958 $62,591
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services $201,323 $47,100
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired $112,245 $39,502
Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing $94,247 $54,374
Department of Accounts $162,344 $62,594
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services $160,394 $46,383
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control $150,000 $40,392
Department of Aviation $131,016 $65,263
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services $248,837 $31,051
Department of Conservation & Recreation $144,276 $45,078
Department of Corrections $286,875 $35,416
Department of Criminal Justice Services $119,000 $58,997
Department of Education $202,419 $70,240
Department of Elections $106,080 $56,753
Department of Emergency Management $120,383 $53,327
Department of Environmental Quality $179,117 $59,691
Department of Fire Programs $90,355 $55,978
Department of Forensic Science $158,221 $69,418
Department of Forestry $138,000 $45,653
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries $135,547 $47,957
Department of General Services $152,104 $48,176
Department of Health $200,825 $45,569
Department of Health Professions $222,019 $58,905
Department of Historic Resources $105,189 $54,000
Department of Housing and Community Development $128,772 $58,015
Department of Human Resource Management $141,689 $72,500
Department of Juvenile Justice $137,838 $41,071
Department of Labor and Industry $124,225 $46,833
Department of Medical Assistance Services $188,025 $65,097
Department of Military Affairs $132,890 $40,000
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy $129,336 $64,914
Department of Motor Vehicles $156,706 $39,096
Department of Planning and Budget $162,470 $84,264
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation $135,000 $53,803
Department of Rail and Public Transportation $160,346 $84,823
Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity $132,749 $66,647
Department of Social Services $160,325 $48,288
Department of State Police $173,897 $49,056
Department of Taxation $148,144 $46,791
Department of the Treasury $162,214 $59,160
Department of Transportation $198,450 $47,492
Department of Veterans Services $151,441 $32,185
Division of Capitol Police $102,408 $44,319
Division of Legislative Automated Systems $153,795 $85,673
Division of Legislative Services $154,288 $79,504
Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia $108,977 $32,500
George Mason University $536,714 $63,029
Gunston Hall Plantation $103,200 $62,033
Indigent Defense Commission $156,007 $50,092
James Madison University $428,400 $53,080
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation $237,375 $39,028
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission $152,337 $64,054
Longwood University $328,268 $52,000
Marine Resources Commission $115,395 $41,882
Motor Vehicle Dealer Board $119,509 $47,301
New College Institute $173,759 $57,000
Norfolk State University $295,000 $49,605
Office of Children's Services $127,825 $75,480
Office of the Governor $175,000 $62,000
Office of the Lieutenant Governor $85,000 $38,000
Office of the State Inspector General $153,000 $69,710
Old Dominion University $448,272 $54,416
Radford University $312,080 $51,000
Richard Bland College (of William and Mary) $257,650 $50,000
Secretary of Administration $156,629 $76,637
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry $156,174 $75,000
Secretary of Commerce and Trade $163,642 $57,750
Secretary of Education $156,824 $117,000
Secretary of Finance $165,592 $117,000
Secretary of Health and Human Resources $155,849 $120,000
Secretary of Natural Resources $155,849 $117,000
Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security $165,527 $117,000
Secretary of Technology $155,849 $117,000
Secretary of the Commonwealth $155,849 $40,000
Secretary of Transportation $163,642 $120,000
Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs $160,433 $117,000
Senate of Virginia $165,139 $50,000
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center $150,000 $45,985
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center $134,715 $41,778
State Board of Bar Examiners $150,480 $62,200
State Corporation Commission $175,000 $62,036
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia $187,960 $67,859
State Lottery Department $161,917 $60,082
The Library of Virginia $144,276 $48,051
The Science Museum of Virginia $202,900 $44,387
Tobacco Indemnification and Revitalization Commission $112,455 $54,646
University of Mary Washington $449,865 $53,045
University of Virginia $561,099 $60,048
University of Virginia Medical Center $524,345 $49,608
Virginia Board for People with Disabilities $94,883 $68,652
Virginia College Savings Plan $200,197 $63,418
Virginia Commission for the Arts $86,283 $49,000
Virginia Commonwealth University $503,154 $55,000
Virginia Community College System $373,503 $54,677
Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority $306,995 $73,450
Virginia Employment Commission $154,000 $41,251
Virginia House of Delegates $161,926 $50,680
Virginia Information Technologies Agency $160,650 $94,822
Virginia Israel Advisory Board $93,897 $93,897
Virginia Military Institute $364,269 $44,999
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts $350,000 $40,800
Virginia Museum of Natural History $112,455 $35,871
Virginia Parole Board $124,985 $52,786
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) $500,000 $51,656
Virginia Port Authority $450,000 $65,764
Virginia Racing Commission $110,641 $65,708
Virginia Retirement System $930,913 $66,088
Virginia State Bar $167,401 $61,590
Virginia State University $356,524 $55,925
Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation $129,806 $73,500
Virginia Tourism Authority $164,305 $50,407
Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission $166,328 $49,658