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2013-14 salaries of Virginia state employees

Published Sunday, Sep. 21st, 2014

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 104,722 employees. The Times-Dispatch is excluding from the database the names of 52,410 employees whose salaries fall below the statewide median of $46,675.


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Top earners

Name Agency Total pay Job Total pay
Ronald D. Schmitz Virginia Retirement System $787,096 Chief Investment Officer $787,096
Charles W. Grant Virginia Retirement System $671,181 Managing Director -Internal Asset Manage $671,181
Paul Hewitt George Mason University $666,347 Professional - Instructor $666,347
Irving L. Kron University of Virginia $561,099 Professor $561,099
Nancy E. Dunlap University of Virginia $550,000 Administrative - Professor $550,000
Angel Cabrera George Mason University $536,714 President George Mason Univ $536,714
John T. Grier Virginia Retirement System $535,472 Director Internal Equity Management $535,472
Stephen R. Mcclelland Virginia Retirement System $535,342 Program Director $535,342
Steven P. Peterson Virginia Retirement System $521,954 Managing Director $521,954
Robert F. Bruner University of Virginia $518,900 Administrative - Professor $518,900
Kenneth C. Howell Virginia Retirement System $515,266 Managing Director-Global Investments $515,266
Charles W. Steger Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) $508,572 President VPI and SU $508,572
Robert H. Cofield University of Virginia Medical Center $505,393 Assoc VP for Hosp&Clinics Ops $505,393
Michael S. Rao Virginia Commonwealth University $503,154 President VCU $503,154
Paul G. Mahoney University of Virginia $495,000 Administrative - Professor $495,000
Teresa A. Sullivan University of Virginia $494,699 President University of Virgin $494,699
Thomas P. Loughran University of Virginia $473,400 Professor $473,400
Bryan R. Gardiner Virginia Retirement System $467,681 Director Fixed Income Management $467,681
Michael J. Friedlander Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) $465,000 Administrative - Professor $465,000
Patrick D. Hogan University of Virginia $459,000 Exec Vice President & Chief Op $459,000
Field H. Griffith Virginia Retirement System $458,791 Program Director $458,791
John F. Reinhart Virginia Port Authority $450,000 CEO/Executive Director $450,000
Shaka D. Smart Virginia Commonwealth University $450,000 Prof - Assistant Professor $450,000
Thomas P. O'Brien University of Virginia $450,000 Assistant Coach, Football - $450,000
Jonathan G. Tenuta University of Virginia $450,000 Asst Coach, Football - Defens $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 $60,000
Board of Accountancy $113,009 $65,065
Christopher Newport University $369,049 $45,957
College of William & Mary $425,000 $54,600
Commission on Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program $108,660 $64,464
Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council $98,214 $60,112
Compensation Board $103,958 $63,518
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services $201,323 $47,805
Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired $112,245 $37,567
Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing $94,247 $54,374
Department of Accounts $162,344 $62,941
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services $149,861 $47,651
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control $143,880 $40,924
Department of Aviation $131,016 $65,501
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services $253,498 $31,234
Department of Conservation & Recreation $113,689 $45,479
Department of Corrections $238,875 $35,646
Department of Criminal Justice Services $121,340 $58,997
Department of Education $180,796 $55,393
Department of Emergency Management $101,338 $51,423
Department of Environmental Quality $179,117 $59,726
Department of Fire Programs $89,887 $57,300
Department of Forensic Science $158,221 $72,459
Department of Forestry $95,605 $45,653
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries $135,547 $48,450
Department of General Services $152,104 $47,941
Department of Health $200,825 $45,435
Department of Health Professions $222,019 $59,880
Department of Historic Resources $105,189 $54,000
Department of Housing and Community Development $128,772 $58,000
Department of Human Resource Management $141,689 $72,568
Department of Juvenile Justice $137,838 $40,400
Department of Labor and Industry $118,636 $48,012
Department of Medical Assistance Services $188,025 $64,674
Department of Military Affairs $135,548 $39,674
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy $129,336 $65,000
Department of Motor Vehicles $152,125 $39,281
Department of Planning and Budget $162,470 $84,264
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation $121,090 $53,432
Department of Rail and Public Transportation $160,346 $79,057
Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity $103,153 $66,810
Department of Social Services $147,000 $48,127
Department of State Police $173,897 $49,056
Department of Taxation $148,144 $47,757
Department of the Treasury $162,214 $56,245
Department of Transportation $204,044 $47,427
Department of Veterans Services $151,441 $32,185
Division of Capitol Police $102,408 $45,507
Division of Legislative Automated Systems $153,795 $83,282
Division of Legislative Services $154,288 $79,504
Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia $108,977 $29,682
George Mason University $666,347 $62,216
Gunston Hall Plantation $103,200 $62,233
Indigent Defense Commission $156,007 $50,247
James Madison University $420,000 $52,429
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation $237,375 $37,783
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission $152,337 $69,655
Longwood University $328,268 $50,428
Marine Resources Commission $115,395 $42,268
Motor Vehicle Dealer Board $119,509 $47,301
New College Institute $173,759 $58,140
Norfolk State University $295,000 $48,294
Office of the Governor $175,000 $65,000
Office of the Lieutenant Governor $85,000 $85,000
Office of the State Inspector General $153,000 $69,126
Old Dominion University $448,272 $53,404
Opportunity Educational Institute $125,000 $125,000
Radford University $309,000 $49,926
Richard Bland College (of William and Mary) $252,584 $50,000
Secretary of Administration $152,793 $73,689
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry $156,174 $156,174
Secretary of Commerce and Trade $160,433 $160,433
Secretary of Education $152,793 $117,000
Secretary of Finance $165,592 $165,592
Secretary of Health and Human Resources $155,849 $117,000
Secretary of Natural Resources $152,793 $117,000
Secretary of Public Safety $160,433 $117,000
Secretary of Technology $152,793 $152,793
Secretary of the Commonwealth $152,793 $39,000
Secretary of Transportation $160,433 $158,405
Sec Vet Affairs & Homeland Sec $160,433 $95,880
Senate of Virginia $165,139 $52,643
Southern Virginia Higher Education Center $150,000 $45,417
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center $134,715 $44,606
State Board of Elections $106,080 $56,753
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia $187,960 $70,883
State Lottery Department $155,000 $57,512
Supreme Court of Virginia $167,401 $61,200
The Library of Virginia $144,276 $48,281
The Science Museum of Virginia $192,032 $43,671
Tobacco Indemnification and Revitalization Commission $167,886 $55,080
University of Mary Washington $340,724 $52,888
University of Virginia $561,099 $57,400
University of Virginia Medical Center $505,393 $48,443
Virginia Board for People with Disabilities $94,883 $64,803
Virginia College Savings Plan $178,256 $58,135
Virginia Commission for the Arts $88,724 $88,724
Virginia Commonwealth University $503,154 $54,210
Virginia Community College System $373,503 $54,149
Virginia Economic Development Partnership $296,995 $68,544
Virginia Employment Commission $118,000 $40,649
Virginia Foundation Healthy Youth $129,806 $73,351
Virginia House of Delegates $174,590 $45,166
Virginia Information Technologies Agency $160,650 $91,880
Virginia Israel Advisory Board $92,056 $92,056
Virginia Military Institute $354,269 $43,169
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts $285,736 $39,995
Virginia Museum of Natural History $112,455 $35,533
Virginia Parole Board $124,985 $54,831
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) $508,572 $50,000
Virginia Port Authority $450,000 $52,023
Virginia Racing Commission $110,641 $84,521
Virginia Retirement System $787,096 $65,898
Virginia State Corporation Commission $188,231 $62,036
Virginia State University $359,396 $56,650
Virginia Tourism Authority $164,304 $50,407
Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission $166,328 $48,715
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