With the General Assembly trying to ram more taxes and tolls down our throats, and the cities pushing us over the edge with ever increasing property taxes, maybe it's time to start hitting back.
The following is a link that gives the actual average salaries that are being paid in each MSA. Instead of trying to use some generic website like Salary.com to figure out wages and raises, use these charts to prepare for your next review. http://www3.ccps.virginia.edu/career_prospects/Statistics/MSAs/msas.html
Here is a nice chart of current migration trends for VA.http://www.flickr.com/photos/kngo/370351250/
And a blog article that discusses these trends.http://www.kentonngo.com/750volts/