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The largest salaries on Virginia’s payroll are being earned at the commonwealth’s public universities, according to data provided by Virginia’s Department of Human Resource Management and compiled by the Washington Business Journal. 

Charles Phlegar, who became Virginia Tech’s first-ever vice president for advancement in 2015 and works as the university’s chief fundraiser, is earning the largest state salary at $661,700 — the same total he earned in 2017.

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David Wilkes, dean of the University of Virginia school of medicine, and Michael Rao, president of Virginia Commonwealth University, earn $600,000 and $597,479, respectively. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor of ophthalmology at UVa., is No. 4 with an annual salary of $590,400.

UVa. President Teresa Sullivan, No. 5 overall on the list, is the highest-paid woman on the state payroll with a salary of…

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