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Top 200 Highest Paying Jobs in West Virginia

The top 200 highest paying jobs in West Virginia (ranked by annual average salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid workers) and the number of employment of each job in West Virginia are also shown. We note from the table that the highest paying profession in West Virginia is family and general practitioners with an average annual salary of $193,350. The second highest paying job is nurse anesthetists (average salary $170,970). The salary and the employment information in West Virginia is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in West Virginia

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$193,350
110
2 Nurse Anesthetists
$170,970
490
3 Other Specialists Dentists
$167,720
30
4 Psychiatrists
$163,240
120
5 General Dentists
$131,460
490
6 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$128,690
400
7 Chief Executives
$128,200
990
8 Pharmacists
$123,120
2,270
9 Purchasing Managers
$118,930
90
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$117,160
760
11 All Other Managers
$109,770
950
12 Industrial Production Managers
$104,130
760
13 Postsecondary Law Teachers
$103,890
60
14 Engineers, All Other
$101,320
310
15 Petroleum Engineers
$100,490
390
16 Computer Hardware Engineers
$99,720
220
17 Nurse Midwives
$98,010
30
18 Materials Scientists
$97,110
40
19 Medical and Health Services Managers
$95,980
1,460
20 Physician Assistants
$95,770
660
21 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$94,790
80
22 Natural Sciences Managers
$94,360
230
23 Training and Development Managers
$93,800
70
24 Sales Managers
$93,460
740
25 Nurse Practitioners
$93,040
1,040
26 Other Psychologists
$91,920
130
27 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$91,920
200
28 Electrical Engineers
$90,790
390
29 Other Education Administrators
$90,140
150
30 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$89,920
40
31 Other Physical Scientists
$89,820
90
32 Chemical Engineers
$89,810
310
33 Human Resources Managers
$89,530
350
34 Sales Engineers
$88,880
40
35 Financial Managers
$88,800
1,600
36 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$88,480
800
37 Aerospace Engineers
$88,480
80
38 Optometrists
$88,400
170
39 Other Computer Occupations
$87,710
1,900
40 Art Directors
$86,180
40
41 Veterinarians
$85,980
330
42 Other Life Scientists
$85,430
0
43 Systems Software Developers
$85,020
490
44 Physical Therapists
$84,500
1,240
45 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$84,460
200
46 Lawyers
$84,430
2,440
47 Industrial Engineers
$84,140
500
48 Marketing Managers
$83,840
320
49 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$83,230
150
50 Materials Engineers
$82,940
170
51 Mechanical Engineers
$81,790
470
52 Occupational Therapists
$80,840
610
53 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$80,760
170
54 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$80,750
210
55 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$79,900
100
56 Biomedical Engineers
$79,670
50
57 Economists
$79,390
40
58 Civil Engineers
$79,380
1,090
59 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$79,170
140
60 Construction Managers
$79,080
710
61 Applications Software Developers
$78,840
1,200
62 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$78,190
40
63 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$78,130
330
64 Information Security Analysts
$77,350
250
65 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$77,160
60
66 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$76,970
690
67 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$76,750
640
68 Air Traffic Controllers
$75,940
90
69 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$75,270
190
70 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$74,800
40
71 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$74,720
70
72 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$74,520
50
73 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$74,270
110
74 Environmental Science Teachers
$74,160
90
75 Statisticians
$74,140
90
76 Computer Network Architects
$74,130
260
77 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$73,750
240
78 Management Analysts
$73,470
1,950
79 Other Social Workers
$73,160
250
80 General and Operations Managers
$72,650
10,560
81 Power Plant Operators
$72,520
570
82 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$72,340
110
83 Gas Plant Operators
$72,330
220
84 Other Biological Scientists
$72,250
210
85 Financial Examiners
$71,970
60
86 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$71,720
0
87 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$71,660
80
88 Environmental Engineers
$71,330
320
89 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$71,310
170
90 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$71,300
1,650
91 Chiropractors
$70,910
70
92 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$70,800
130
93 Administrative Services Managers
$70,670
1,630
94 Computer Systems Analysts
$70,380
1,150
95 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$70,250
210
96 Commercial Pilots
$69,990
210
97 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$69,760
470
98 Rail Car Repairers
$69,720
250
99 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$69,510
130
100 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$69,280
970
101 Financial Analysts
$68,820
400
102 Boilermakers
$68,430
110
103 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$68,030
310
104 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$67,790
60
105 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$67,770
140
106 Wind Turbine Service Technicians
$67,540
40
107 Transportation Inspectors
$67,380
30
108 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$67,330
1,290
109 Other Artists and Related Workers
$67,080
80
110 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$67,030
590
111 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$66,780
4,470
112 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$66,620
30
113 Other Engineering Technicians
$66,240
310
114 Mining and Geological Engineers
$65,850
280
115 Funeral Service Managers
$65,780
200
116 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$65,340
660
117 Other Business Operations Specialists
$65,270
2,720
118 Computer Programmers
$64,950
670
119 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$64,870
0
120 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
$64,670
350
121 Other Financial Specialists
$64,590
710
122 Logisticians
$64,480
330
123 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$64,450
190
124 Emergency Management Directors
$64,370
60
125 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$64,150
290
126 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$63,780
3,150
127 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$63,560
300
128 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$63,510
350
129 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$63,230
850
130 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$63,130
240
131 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$62,960
30
132 Accountants and Auditors
$62,810
3,760
133 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$62,690
550
134 Database Administrators
$62,540
430
135 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$62,430
300
136 Writers and Authors
$61,870
100
137 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$61,760
140
138 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$61,500
1,230
139 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$61,490
70
140 Budget Analysts
$61,400
200
141 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$60,810
80
142 Landscape Architects
$60,520
40
143 General Pediatricians
$60,310
70
144 Audiologists
$59,890
90
145 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$59,880
700
146 Sheet Metal Workers
$59,870
610
147 Avionics Technicians
$59,810
90
148 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$59,680
140
149 Registered Nurses
$59,480
20,410
150 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$59,340
520
151 Roof Bolters, Mining
$58,670
1,350
152 Structural Iron and Steel Workers
$58,620
220
153 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$58,580
170
154 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers
$58,440
240
155 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$58,320
120
156 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$58,250
30
157 Speech-Language Pathologists
$58,180
1,020
158 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$57,800
620
159 Mine Shuttle Car Operators
$57,680
530
160 All Other Special Education Teachers
$57,650
370
161 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$57,570
510
162 Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators
$57,560
520
163 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
$57,530
320
164 Locomotive Engineers
$57,500
600
165 Surveyors
$57,480
490
166 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$57,410
230
167 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$57,360
1,560
168 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$57,260
210
169 Credit Analysts
$57,210
140
170 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$57,120
1,600
171 Other Plant and System Operators
$57,070
100
172 Other Mining Machine Operators
$57,000
60
173 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$56,960
340
174 Cost Estimators
$56,840
810
175 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$56,800
490
176 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
$56,720
60
177 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$56,660
210
178 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$56,630
1,260
179 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$56,560
230
180 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$56,500
340
181 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$56,380
920
182 Chemists
$56,140
490
183 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$56,070
80
184 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
$55,890
150
185 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$55,830
830
186 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$55,700
270
187 Instructional Coordinators
$55,610
1,320
188 Electricians
$55,520
3,650
189 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$55,270
490
190 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$55,090
520
191 Human Resources Specialists
$55,020
1,720
192 Personal Financial Advisors
$55,010
450
193 Continuous Mining Machine Operators
$54,970
710
194 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$54,930
200
195 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$54,780
160
196 Epidemiologists
$54,740
110
197 Compliance Officers
$54,740
1,070
198 Hoist and Winch Operators
$54,720
30
199 Court Reporters
$54,700
80
200 Dental Hygienists
$54,640
1,020

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