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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 $184,760. The second highest paying job is nurse anesthetists (average salary $161,050). The salary and the employment information in West Virginia is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. 200 Highest Paying Jobs in West Virginia

Job Description Average Salary i # of Empl i
1 Family and General Practitioners
$184,760
90
2 Nurse Anesthetists
$161,050
560
3 General Dentists
$131,190
460
4 Architectural and Engineering Managers
$128,510
300
5 Psychiatrists
$124,680
150
6 Pharmacists
$123,130
2,290
7 Computer and Information Systems Managers
$115,680
720
8 Purchasing Managers
$115,140
80
9 Chief Executives
$112,210
980
10 All Other Managers
$109,770
950
11 Natural Sciences Managers
$106,970
120
12 Industrial Production Managers
$102,640
700
13 Petroleum Engineers
$100,490
270
14 Engineers, All Other
$98,290
370
15 Chemical Engineers
$98,100
280
16 Medical and Health Services Managers
$97,250
1,260
17 Materials Scientists
$97,110
40
18 Physician Assistants
$95,570
730
19 Nurse Midwives
$95,070
40
20 Computer Hardware Engineers
$92,890
190
21 Other Physical Scientists
$92,890
80
22 Electronics Engineers (Non Computer)
$92,430
240
23 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
$92,330
80
24 Postsecondary Engineering Teachers
$92,220
270
25 Nurse Practitioners
$92,070
960
26 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
$91,950
750
27 Other Psychologists
$90,710
110
28 Electrical Engineers
$90,570
490
29 Materials Engineers
$90,520
70
30 Sales Managers
$89,020
600
31 Sales Engineers
$88,880
40
32 Detectives and Criminal Investigators
$88,760
180
33 Postsecondary Education Administrators
$88,020
800
34 Other Education Administrators
$87,260
230
35 Other Computer Occupations
$87,260
2,250
36 Compensation and Benefits Managers
$86,850
30
37 Lawyers
$86,490
2,260
38 Optometrists
$86,490
150
39 Human Resources Managers
$86,460
320
40 Financial Managers
$85,810
1,580
41 Biochemists and Biophysicists
$85,600
90
42 Other Life Scientists
$85,430
0
43 Applications Software Developers
$84,870
880
44 Veterinarians
$83,790
300
45 Aerospace Engineers
$83,340
160
46 Industrial Engineers
$83,340
520
47 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors
$82,870
130
48 Mechanical Engineers
$81,880
380
49 Construction Managers
$81,850
550
50 Economists
$81,030
30
51 Geoscientists (Except Hydrologists and Geographers)
$80,490
90
52 Occupational Therapists
$80,280
690
53 Power Distributors and Dispatchers
$80,150
350
54 Physical Therapists
$80,050
1,190
55 Marketing Managers
$79,600
260
56 Postsecondary Agricultural Sciences Teachers
$78,190
40
57 Architects (Except Landscape and Naval)
$76,900
160
58 Training and Development Managers
$76,340
60
59 Air Traffic Controllers
$75,880
90
60 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
$75,750
610
61 Mining and Geological Engineers
$75,200
260
62 Information Security Analysts
$74,490
170
63 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
$74,400
290
64 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
$74,340
460
65 Power Plant Operators
$74,230
590
66 Computer Network Architects
$74,130
290
67 Postsecondary Physics Teachers
$73,720
70
68 Systems Software Developers
$73,370
580
69 Civil Engineers
$73,370
1,390
70 Postsecondary Chemistry Teachers
$73,350
110
71 Postsecondary Economics Teachers
$73,030
60
72 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
$72,710
80
73 Statisticians
$72,420
130
74 Environmental Engineers
$70,570
320
75 General and Operations Managers
$70,380
10,200
76 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$70,120
1,720
77 Management Analysts
$69,600
1,860
78 Chemists
$69,470
210
79 Other Biological Scientists
$69,130
180
80 Social Scientists and Related Workers
$69,130
190
81 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
$68,860
550
82 Administrative Services Managers
$68,660
1,590
83 Funeral Service Managers
$68,530
180
84 Gas Plant Operators
$68,310
330
85 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
$68,220
1,000
86 Emergency Management Directors
$68,110
70
87 Computer Systems Analysts
$67,910
860
88 Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
$67,790
60
89 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
$67,650
570
90 Transportation Inspectors
$67,380
30
91 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, and Hearing Officers
$67,300
110
92 Other Social Workers
$67,160
270
93 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
$67,150
110
94 Landscape Architects
$66,640
40
95 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
$66,460
350
96 Other Financial Specialists
$66,300
580
97 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
$66,200
380
98 Postsecondary Business Teachers
$65,940
560
99 Chemical Plant and System Operators
$65,930
430
100 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$65,840
130
101 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
$65,800
4,140
102 Database Administrators
$65,300
430
103 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment
$64,870
0
104 Chiropractors
$64,780
90
105 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$64,280
230
106 Other Business Operations Specialists
$64,010
2,740
107 Audiologists
$63,700
110
108 Postsecondary Geography Teachers
$62,960
30
109 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists
$62,630
190
110 Postsecondary Biological Science Teachers
$61,920
220
111 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
$61,920
1,170
112 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates
$61,900
300
113 Postsecondary Social Work Teachers
$61,850
40
114 Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators
$61,280
570
115 Other Engineering Technicians
$61,230
240
116 Financial Analysts
$61,080
370
117 Budget Analysts
$61,010
210
118 Logisticians
$60,970
280
119 General Pediatricians
$60,310
70
120 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
$60,230
1,110
121 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
$59,880
700
122 Avionics Technicians
$59,810
90
123 Advertising and Promotions Managers
$59,730
40
124 Commercial and Industrial Designers
$59,510
120
125 Nuclear Medicine Technologists
$59,390
150
126 Accountants and Auditors
$59,110
3,840
127 Computer Programmers
$59,030
630
128 Postsecondary Political Science Teachers
$58,760
60
129 Other Mining Machine Operators
$58,680
70
130 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
$58,540
3,480
131 Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
$58,320
120
132 Mechanical Insulation Workers
$58,290
130
133 Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers, All Other
$58,250
30
134 Registered Nurses
$58,200
20,880
135 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
$58,120
320
136 Speech-Language Pathologists
$57,790
1,040
137 Postsecondary Psychology Teachers
$57,570
200
138 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
$57,570
490
139 Mine Shuttle Car Operators
$57,470
510
140 Cost Estimators
$57,420
780
141 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
$57,310
250
142 Dietitians and Nutritionists
$57,240
360
143 Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$56,890
220
144 Postsecondary Nursing Instructors and Teachers
$56,880
350
145 Sheet Metal Workers
$56,610
380
146 Postsecondary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
$56,590
50
147 Forensic Science Technicians
$56,500
130
148 Postsecondary Sociology Teachers
$56,450
80
149 Credit Analysts
$56,390
100
150 Occupational Therapy Assistants
$56,360
310
151 Roof Bolters, Mining
$56,300
1,620
152 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
$56,190
500
153 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
$56,190
180
154 Locomotive Engineers
$56,110
600
155 Environmental Scientists and Health Specialists
$55,930
500
156 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$55,830
830
157 Operations Research Analysts
$55,820
230
158 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
$55,720
1,340
159 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
$55,650
620
160 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
$55,550
1,620
161 All Other Special Education Teachers
$55,490
710
162 Postsecondary English Language and Literature Teachers
$55,320
430
163 Instructional Coordinators
$55,220
1,530
164 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
$55,210
380
165 Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators
$55,030
420
166 Court Reporters
$54,900
70
167 Dental Hygienists
$54,760
1,020
168 Hoist and Winch Operators
$54,710
30
169 Financial Examiners
$54,560
100
170 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
$54,480
1,160
171 Commercial Pilots
$54,390
100
172 Postsecondary Education Teachers
$54,370
440
173 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
$54,360
1,730
174 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
$54,320
210
175 Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors
$54,100
130
176 Human Resources Specialists
$53,890
1,760
177 Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers
$53,780
140
178 Farm and Home Management Advisors
$53,780
310
179 Pile-Driver Operators
$53,740
50
180 Producers and Directors
$53,540
240
181 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
$53,370
310
182 Postsecondary Foreign Language and Literature Teachers
$53,270
70
183 Gaming Supervisors
$53,270
130
184 Mechanical Drafters
$53,150
150
185 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
$53,040
180
186 First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
$52,690
50
187 Cargo and Freight Agents
$52,590
70
188 Postsecondary Art, Drama, and Music Teachers
$52,530
530
189 Epidemiologists
$52,380
70
190 Bridge and Lock Tenders
$52,100
70
191 Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents
$52,060
30
192 Postal Service Mail Carriers
$51,910
1,730
193 Continuous Mining Machine Operators
$51,880
640
194 Postsecondary Philosophy and Religion Teachers
$51,860
80
195 Recreational Therapists
$51,830
50
196 Technical Writers
$51,660
120
197 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture
$51,650
60
198 Chefs and Head Cooks
$51,610
280
199 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
$51,560
610
200 Writers and Authors
$51,440
120

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