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Constitutional Officers Budgets and Salaries Constitutional Officer Salaries

The salaries shown on this page are established by the General Assembly, and are the MINIMUM amounts that must be paid to the Constitutional Officers by the local government, and reimbursed by the Compensation Board. The salary shown on this page may NOT be the actual salary of a specific Constitutional Officer for a number of reasons:

o    Many local governments have authorized a salary supplement, paid from local funds, for the Constitutional Officer;

o    Constitutional Officers which serve more than one jurisdiction may receive a higher salary; and

o    The salary of an incumbent officer may not be reduced as a result of a decrease in the population of the jurisdiction served; a newly elected/appointed officer would, however, receive the reduced salary.

o    Information regarding the actual salary of a specific Constitutional Officer may be obtained from the Constitutional Officer or the local jurisdiction in which they serve.

Principal Officers Salary from the 2019 Appropriation Act

Sheriffs 

*66-A.1. The annual salaries of the Sheriffs of the several counties and cities of the Commonwealth shall be as hereinafter prescribed, according to the population of the city or county served and whether the Sheriff is charged with civil processing and court room security responsibilities only, or the added responsibilities of law enforcement or operation or a jail, or both.  Execution of arrest warrants shall not, in and of itself, constitute law enforcement responsibilities for the purpose of determining the salary for which a Sheriff is eligible.

2. Whenever a Sheriff is such for a county and city together, or for two or more cities, the aggregate population of such political subdivisions shall be the population for the purpose of arriving at the salary of such sheriff under the provisions of this Item and such sheriff shall receive as additional compensation the sum of one thousand dollars.

Law Enforcement and Jail Responsibility

Population

July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2020

Sheriffs with Accreditation Program

July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2020

Less than 10,000

71,522

78,174

10,000-19,999

82,207

89,852

20,000-39,999

90,339

98,741

40,000-69,999

98,195

107,327

70,000-99,999

109,105

119,252

100,000-174,999

121,230

132,504

175,000-249,999

127,609

139,477

250,000 and above

141,787

154,973

Law Enforcement or Jail Responsibility

Population

July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2020

Sheriffs with Accreditation Program

July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2020

Less than 10,000

70,089

76,607

10,000-19,999

80,564

88,056

20,000-39,999

88,531

96,764

40,000-69,999

96,231

105,180

70,000-99,999

106,923

116,867

100,000-174,999

118,803

129,852

175,000-249,999

125,057

136,687

250,000 and above

139,661

152,649

No Law Enforcement or Jail Responsibility

Population

July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2020

Sheriffs with Accreditation Program

July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2020

Less than 10,000

65,858

71,983

10,000-19,999

73,175

79,980

20,000-39,999

81,304

88,865

40,000-69,999

90,339

98,741

70,000-99,999

100,378

109,713

100,000-174,999

111,529

121,901

175,000-249,999

117,397

128,315

250,000 and above

131,862

144,125

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Commonwealth's Attorneys

*70-A.1. The annual salaries of attorneys for the Commonwealth shall be as hereinafter prescribed according to the population of the city or county served except as otherwise provided in 15.2-1636.12, Code of Virginia.

Population

July 1, 2019 -
June 30,2020

Less than 10,000

57,070

10,000-19,999

63,420

20,000-34,999

69,760

35,000-44,999

125,563

45,000-99,999

139,512

100,000-249,999

144,745

250,000 and above

149,980

2. The attorneys for the Commonwealth and their successors who serve on a full-time basis pursuant to 15.2-1627.1, 15.2-1628, 15.2-1629, 15.2-1630 or 15.2-1631, Code of Virginia shall receive salaries as if they served localities with populations between 35,000 and 44,999.

3. Whenever an attorney for the Commonwealth is such for a county and city together, or for two or more cities, the aggregate population of such political subdivisions shall be the population for the purpose of arriving at the salary of such attorney for the Commonwealth under the provisions of this paragraph and such attorney for the Commonwealth shall receive as additional compensation the sum of one thousand dollars.

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Clerks of the Circuit Court

*71-A.1. The annual salaries of Clerks of Circuit Courts shall be as hereinafter prescribed.

Population

July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2020

Clerks with Certification Program
July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2020

Less than 10,000

80,910

88,435

10,000-19,999

99,699

108,971

20,000-39,999

114,150

124,766

40,000-69,999

119,928

131,081

70,000-99,999

130,039

142,133

100,000-174,999

141,600

154,769

175,000-249,999

145,994

159,571

250,000 and above

150,273

164,248

2. Whenever a clerk of a circuit court is such for a county and a city, for two or more counties, or for two or more cities, the aggregate population of such political subdivisions shall be the population for the purpose of arriving at the salary of the circuit court clerk under the provisions of this Item.

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Treasurers

*72-A.1. The annual salaries of Treasurers, elected or appointed officers who hold the combined office of City Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue, or elected or appointed officers who hold the combined office of County Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue subject to the provisions of 15.2-1608.1, Code of Virginia, shall be as hereinafter prescribed, based on the services provided, except as otherwise provided in 15.2-1636.12, Code of Virginia.

Population

July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2020

Treasurers with Certification Program
July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2020

Less than 10,000

64,399

70,388

10,000-19,999

71,557

78,212

20,000-39,999

79,509

86,903

40,000-69,999

88,340

96,556

70,000-99,999

98,157

107,286

100,000-174,999

109,059

119,201

175,000-249,999

114,803

125,480

250,000 and above

130,459

142,592

2. Provided, however, that in cities having a treasurer who neither collects nor disburses local taxes or revenue or who distributes local revenues but does not collect the same, such salaries shall be seventy-five percent of the salary prescribed above for the population range in which the city falls except that in no case shall any such treasurer, or any officer whether elected or appointed, who holds that combined office of city treasurer and commissioner of the revenue, receive an increase in salary less than the annual percentage increase provided from state funds to any other treasurer, within the same population range, who was at the maximum prescribed salary in effect for the fiscal year FY 1980.

3. Whenever a treasurer is such for two or more cities or for a county and city together, the aggregate population of such political subdivisions shall be the population for the purpose of arriving at the salary of such treasurer under the provisions of this Item.

B.2. The Compensation Board may increase the annual salary in paragraph A.1. of this Item following receipt of the Treasurer's certification that the minimum requirements of the Treasurers' Career Development Program have been met, provided that such certifications are submitted by Treasurers as part of their annual budget request to the Compensation Board on February 1 of each year.

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Finance Directors

*68-A.1. The annual salaries of elected or appointed officers who hold the combined office of City Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue, or elected or appointed officers who hold the combined office of County Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue subject to the provisions of 15.2-1636.17, Code of Virginia, shall be as hereinafter prescribed, based on the services provided, except as otherwise provided in 15.2-1636.12, Code of Virginia.

Population

July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2020

Less than 10,000

64,399

10,000-19,999

71,557

20,000-39,999

79,509

40,000-69,999

88,340

70,000-99,999

98,157

100,000-174,999

109,059

175,000-249,999

114,803

250,000 and above

130,459

 

2. Whenever any officer whether elected or appointed, who holds that combined office of city treasurer and commissioner of the revenue, is such for two or more cities or for a county and city together, the aggregate population of such political subdivisions shall be the population for the purpose of arriving at the salary of such officer under the provisions of this Item.

B.1. Subject to appropriations by the General Assembly for this purpose, the Treasurers' Career Development Program shall be made available by the Compensation Board to appointed officers who hold the combined office of city or county treasurer and commissioner of the revenue subject to provisions of 15.2-1636.17, Code of Virginia.

2. The Compensation Board may increase the annual salary in paragraph A1 of this Item following receipt of the appointed officer's certification that the minimum requirements of the Treasurers' Career Development Program have been met, provided that such certifications are submitted by appointed officers as part of their annual budget request to the Compensation Board on February 1 of each year.

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Commissioners of the Revenue

*69-A.1. The annual salaries of county or city Commissioners of the Revenue shall be as hereinafter prescribed, except as otherwise provided in 15.2-1636.12, Code of Virginia.

Population

July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2020

Commissioners with Certification Program
(9.3%)
July 1, 2019 -
June 30, 2020

Less than 10,000

64,399

70,388

10,000-19,999

71,557

78,212

20,000-39,999

79,509

86,903

40,000-69,999

88,340

96,556

70,000-99,999

98,157

107,286

100,000-174,999

109,059

119,201

175,000-249,999

114,803

125,480

250,000 and above

130,459

142,592

B.2. Following receipt of the commissioner's certification that the minimum requirements of the Commissioners of the Revenue Career Development Program have been met, and provided that such certification is submitted by commissioners of the revenue as part of their annual budget request to the Compensation Board on or before February 1 of each year, the Compensation Board may increase the annual salary in paragraph A of this item by 9.3 percent following receipt of the commissioner's certification that the minimum requirements of the Commissioners' Career Development Program have been met, provided that such certifications are submitted by commissioners as part of their annual budget request to the Compensation Board on February 1 of each year.

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