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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 $167,400. The second highest paying job is nurse anesthetists (average salary $162,440). The salary and the employment information in West Virginia is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in West Virginia

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$167,400
440
2 Nurse Anesthetists
$162,440
520
3 General Dentists
$143,810
390
4 Pharmacists
$123,610
2,230
5 Psychiatrists
$119,640
170
6 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$117,850
310
7 Purchasing Managers
$108,830
100
8 Chemical Engineers
$106,350
270
9 Computer Hardware Engineers
$103,730
120
10 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$97,070
690
11 Chief Executives
$96,580
1,550
12 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$93,660
50
13 Materials Scientists
$93,470
80
14 Petroleum Engineers
$92,430
190
15 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$92,010
70
16 Optometrists
$91,370
120
17 Natural Sciences Managers
$90,910
180
18 Industrial Production Managers
$89,050
560
19 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$88,100
40
20 Other Computer Occupations
$88,030
2,110
21 Physician Assistants
$88,010
1,020
22 Nurse Practitioners
$87,050
740
23 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$85,880
70
24 Other Psychologists
$85,400
90
25 Engineers, All Other
$85,390
450
26 Applications Software Developers
$84,410
570
27 Electrical Engineers
$84,210
500
28 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$83,510
100
29 Industrial Engineers
$83,250
440
30 Other Education Administrators
$83,230
180
31 Materials Engineers
$82,980
90
32 Marketing Managers
$82,680
240
33 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$82,040
320
34 Construction Managers
$80,580
610
35 Physical Therapists
$80,050
1,060
36 Lawyers
$79,560
2,660
37 Sales Engineers
$78,730
80
38 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$78,730
800
39 Sales Managers
$78,700
720
40 Information Security Analysts
$78,320
150
41 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$78,190
40
42 Human Resources Managers
$77,820
330
43 All Other Managers
$77,740
1,200
44 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$77,420
290
45 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$76,450
560
46 Medical and Health Services Managers
$76,450
1,580
47 Environmental Engineers
$74,700
270
48 Mechanical Engineers
$74,500
360
49 Veterinarians
$74,190
280
50 Financial Managers
$73,890
1,630
51 Chemists
$73,370
200
52 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$72,530
230
53 Boilermakers
$71,680
0
54 Conservation Scientists
$71,520
70
55 Occupational Therapists
$71,400
520
56 General and Operations Managers
$70,540
11,240
57 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$70,370
110
58 Management Analysts
$70,280
1,410
59 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$70,130
210
60 Other Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
$69,580
110
61 Other Biological Scientists
$69,580
160
62 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$69,560
80
63 Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
$69,460
0
64 Power Plant Operators
$69,370
0
65 Landscape Architects
$69,120
50
66 Biomedical Engineers
$68,900
40
67 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$68,740
500
68 Computer Network Architects
$68,420
310
69 Civil Engineers
$67,910
1,300
70 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$67,910
1,730
71 Transportation Inspectors
$67,380
30
72 Systems Software Developers
$67,010
1,310
73 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$66,890
220
74 Financial Examiners
$66,470
70
75 Other Social Workers
$65,710
270
76 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$65,540
780
77 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$65,050
70
78 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$64,970
110
79 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$64,940
730
80 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$64,830
4,950
81 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$64,550
90
82 Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers
$64,250
50
83 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$63,700
50
84 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$63,640
0
85 Gas Plant Operators
$63,570
320
86 Training and Development Managers
$63,330
50
87 Administrative Services Managers
$63,310
1,810
88 Mining and Geological Engineers
$62,990
330
89 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$62,770
230
90 Computer Systems Analysts
$62,640
630
91 Radiation Therapists
$62,630
100
92 Logisticians
$62,210
230
93 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$61,860
140
94 Other Business Operations Specialists
$61,580
2,880
95 Technical Writers
$61,370
160
96 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
$61,360
0
97 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$60,670
490
98 General Pediatricians
$60,310
70
99 Audiologists
$60,210
130
100 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$59,800
90
101 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$59,450
190
102 Budget Analysts
$59,110
190
103 Other Financial Specialists
$58,850
470
104 Postsecondary Computer Science Teachers
$58,400
310
105 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$58,100
740
106 Insurance Underwriters
$58,000
180
107 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$57,720
490
108 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$57,720
90
109 Other Engineering Technicians
$57,500
240
110 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$57,480
450
111 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$57,440
440
112 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$57,370
420
113 Funeral Service Managers
$57,280
140
114 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$57,140
300
115 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$56,830
200
116 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$56,820
100
117 Other Mining Machine Operators
$56,800
70
118 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$56,790
0
119 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$56,750
180
120 Postsecondary History Teachers
$56,430
260
121 Operations Research Analysts
$56,400
130
122 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$56,230
380
123 Database Administrators
$56,030
450
124 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$55,990
80
125 Mine Shuttle Car Operators
$55,970
910
126 Art Directors
$55,810
50
127 Roof Bolters, Mining
$55,660
2,120
128 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
$55,640
320
129 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$55,530
730
130 Registered Nurses
$55,310
19,120
131 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$55,230
270
132 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
$55,130
760
133 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$55,060
1,260
134 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$55,020
580
135 Elevator Installers and Repairers
$55,000
70
136 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$54,890
30
137 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$54,890
410
138 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$54,600
0
139 Dental Hygienists
$54,590
1,070
140 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$54,500
1,680
141 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$54,450
230
142 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$54,400
710
143 Urban and Regional Planners
$54,400
130
144 Commercial Pilots
$54,390
50
145 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$54,250
890
146 Speech-Language Pathologists
$54,190
920
147 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
$54,110
70
148 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$54,050
410
149 Accountants and Auditors
$53,950
4,450
150 Cost Estimators
$53,930
580
151 Court Reporters
$53,920
80
152 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$53,890
250
153 Pile-Driver Operators
$53,740
50
154 Human Resources Specialists
$53,720
1,470
155 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
$53,300
290
156 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$53,220
560
157 Chefs and Head Cooks
$53,190
340
158 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$52,960
80
159 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
$52,940
140
160 Sheet Metal Workers
$52,890
760
161 Cargo and Freight Agents
$52,800
30
162 Electricians
$52,640
4,760
163 All Other Special Education Teachers
$52,270
300
164 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$52,240
990
165 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
$52,150
660
166 Other Drafters
$52,120
30
167 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$51,820
60
168 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$51,690
320
169 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$51,570
140
170 Postsecondary Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers
$51,540
50
171 Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers
$51,250
240
172 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$51,240
410
173 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians
$50,980
120
174 Bridge and Lock Tenders
$50,890
60
175 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
$50,890
60
176 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$50,870
3,140
177 Computer Programmers
$50,790
520
178 Chiropractors
$50,700
80
179 Continuous Mining Machine Operators
$50,400
980
180 Financial Analysts
$50,210
300
181 Other Legal Support Workers
$49,990
230
182 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$49,980
1,150
183 Social and Community Service Managers
$49,970
620
184 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
$49,960
3,010
185 Orthotists and Prosthetists
$49,890
80
186 Other Extraction Workers
$49,880
140
187 Industrial Engineering Technicians
$49,800
280
188 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$49,720
780
189 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$49,520
340
190 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$49,360
110
191 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$49,360
50
192 Hoist and Winch Operators
$49,350
0
193 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
$49,180
380
194 Postal Service Clerks
$49,160
660
195 Producers and Directors
$49,090
190
196 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
$49,020
600
197 Locomotive Engineers
$48,960
0
198 Mechanical Drafters
$48,910
170
199 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$48,460
0
200 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
$48,370
1,440

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