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Top 200 Popular Jobs in West Virginia

What professions have the highest employment in West Virginia? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in West Virginia. We note that the total employment in West Virginia is 707,720. The most popular job is the office clerk, general profession, which employs 27,590 people (3.90 percent of the total employment in West Virginia). The second most common job is the retail salesperson profession which employs 24,180 people (3.42 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in West Virginia is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in West Virginia

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
707,720
100.00% $29,410
2 Office Clerks, General
27,590
3.90% $23,770
3 Retail Salespersons
24,180
3.42% $19,490
4 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
23,330
3.30% $17,600
5 Cashiers
21,680
3.06% $18,020
6 Registered Nurses
19,120
2.70% $55,310
7 Personal Care Aides
13,110
1.85% $17,830
8 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
12,230
1.73% $21,980
9 General and Operations Managers
11,240
1.59% $70,540
10 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
11,180
1.58% $35,100
11 Waiters and Waitresses
11,130
1.57% $18,300
12 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
10,320
1.46% $28,050
13 Customer Service Representatives
10,250
1.45% $24,770
14 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
9,820
1.39% $28,370
15 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
9,680
1.37% $21,150
16 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
9,590
1.36% $20,660
17 Construction Laborers
8,600
1.22% $27,540
18 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
8,130
1.15% $37,530
19 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
7,340
1.04% $32,660
20 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
6,940
0.98% $45,640
21 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
6,930
0.98% $30,310
22 Nursing Assistants
6,870
0.97% $22,320
23 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
6,710
0.95% $34,490
24 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
6,470
0.91% $42,670
25 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
6,160
0.87% $18,450
26 Security Guards
5,950
0.84% $20,930
27 Restaurant Cooks
5,580
0.79% $19,050
28 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
4,950
0.70% $64,830
29 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
4,940
0.70% $23,670
30 Home Health Aides
4,820
0.68% $17,960
31 Electricians
4,760
0.67% $52,640
32 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
4,680
0.66% $20,530
33 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
4,610
0.65% $28,650
34 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
4,560
0.64% $44,060
35 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
4,490
0.63% $25,300
36 Accountants and Auditors
4,450
0.63% $53,950
37 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
4,410
0.62% $44,220
38 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
4,080
0.58% $43,990
39 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
4,050
0.57% $23,660
40 Receptionists and Information Clerks
3,940
0.56% $22,310
41 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
3,770
0.53% $39,330
42 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
3,570
0.50% $21,930
43 Teacher Assistants
3,480
0.49% $22,920
44 Tellers
3,470
0.49% $21,780
45 Correctional Officers and Jailers
3,420
0.48% $29,220
46 Medical Assistants
3,400
0.48% $24,810
47 Food Preparation Workers
3,270
0.46% $18,490
48 Carpenters
3,210
0.45% $35,540
49 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
3,140
0.44% $50,870
50 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
3,120
0.44% $40,560
51 Pharmacy Technicians
3,080
0.44% $25,740
52 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
3,010
0.43% $49,960
53 Team Assemblers
2,990
0.42% $22,580
54 Highway Maintenance Workers
2,900
0.41% $24,070
55 Other Business Operations Specialists
2,880
0.41% $61,580
56 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
2,700
0.38% $40,870
57 Childcare Workers
2,670
0.38% $18,180
58 Lawyers
2,660
0.38% $79,560
59 Other Physicians and Surgeons
2,630
0.37% n/a
60 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
2,550
0.36% $39,310
61 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
2,510
0.35% $24,570
62 Billing and Posting Clerks
2,470
0.35% $26,810
63 Bartenders
2,450
0.35% $17,730
64 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
2,430
0.34% $36,170
65 Packers and Packagers
2,410
0.34% $20,530
66 Pharmacists
2,230
0.32% $123,610
67 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
2,180
0.31% $36,780
68 Roof Bolters, Mining
2,120
0.30% $55,660
69 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
2,110
0.30% $17,680
70 Other Computer Occupations
2,110
0.30% $88,030
71 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
2,050
0.29% $45,910
72 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
2,030
0.29% $30,480
73 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
2,030
0.29% $17,730
74 Other Sales Representatives
1,970
0.28% $36,260
75 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
1,920
0.27% $42,900
76 Dishwashers
1,920
0.27% $17,700
77 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
1,890
0.27% $24,870
78 Driver/Sales Workers
1,880
0.27% $20,820
79 Administrative Services Managers
1,810
0.26% $63,310
80 Insurance Sales Agents
1,800
0.25% $32,900
81 Telemarketers
1,770
0.25% $22,320
82 Helpers--Production Workers
1,760
0.25% $22,750
83 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
1,740
0.25% $35,420
84 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
1,730
0.24% $67,910
85 Graduate Teaching Assistants
1,720
0.24% $18,730
86 Extraction Workers Helpers
1,680
0.24% $41,180
87 Postal Service Mail Carriers
1,680
0.24% $54,500
88 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
1,660
0.23% $32,750
89 Machinists
1,650
0.23% $38,960
90 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
1,630
0.23% $31,500
91 Financial Managers
1,630
0.23% $73,890
92 Computer User Support Specialists
1,620
0.23% $40,200
93 Medical and Health Services Managers
1,580
0.22% $76,450
94 Radiologic Technologists
1,560
0.22% $45,390
95 Parts Salespersons
1,550
0.22% $25,800
96 Chief Executives
1,550
0.22% $96,580
97 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
1,540
0.22% $39,270
98 Recreation Workers
1,500
0.21% $21,620
99 Fast Food Cooks
1,470
0.21% $17,630
100 Psychiatric Aides
1,470
0.21% $17,990
101 Human Resources Specialists
1,470
0.21% $53,720
102 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
1,450
0.20% $43,800
103 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
1,450
0.20% $32,170
104 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
1,440
0.20% $48,370
105 Management Analysts
1,410
0.20% $70,280
106 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
1,400
0.20% $42,070
107 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
1,360
0.19% $32,080
108 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
1,340
0.19% $30,790
109 Food Service Managers
1,340
0.19% $43,180
110 Systems Software Developers
1,310
0.19% $67,010
111 Civil Engineers
1,300
0.18% $67,910
112 Bill and Account Collectors
1,290
0.18% $32,060
113 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
1,280
0.18% $18,180
114 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
1,260
0.18% $55,060
115 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
1,250
0.18% $19,150
116 Dental Assistants
1,240
0.18% $28,830
117 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
1,220
0.17% $18,730
118 Other Production Workers
1,210
0.17% $29,480
119 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
1,210
0.17% $28,480
120 All Other Managers
1,200
0.17% $77,740
121 Compliance Officers
1,190
0.17% $47,200
122 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
1,170
0.17% $30,330
123 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
1,170
0.17% $26,950
124 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers
1,160
0.16% $17,730
125 Psychiatric Technicians
1,160
0.16% $18,490
126 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
1,160
0.16% $47,280
127 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
1,150
0.16% $49,980
128 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
1,120
0.16% $45,730
129 Legal Secretaries
1,110
0.16% $36,090
130 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
1,070
0.15% $38,260
131 Dental Hygienists
1,070
0.15% $54,590
132 Physical Therapists
1,060
0.15% $80,050
133 Social and Human Service Assistants
1,060
0.15% $25,570
134 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
1,040
0.15% $29,670
135 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
1,020
0.14% $20,810
136 Physician Assistants
1,020
0.14% $88,010
137 Training and Development Specialists
1,020
0.14% $40,760
138 Medical Secretaries
1,010
0.14% $26,870
139 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
1,010
0.14% $18,160
140 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
990
0.14% $29,560
141 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
990
0.14% $52,240
142 Continuous Mining Machine Operators
980
0.14% $50,400
143 Gaming Dealers
970
0.14% $17,550
144 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
970
0.14% $19,260
145 Counter and Rental Clerks
950
0.13% $19,380
146 Wellhead Pumpers
940
0.13% $37,600
147 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
920
0.13% $24,270
148 Speech-Language Pathologists
920
0.13% $54,190
149 Respiratory Therapists
920
0.13% $46,680
150 Mine Shuttle Car Operators
910
0.13% $55,970
151 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
890
0.13% $18,630
152 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
890
0.13% $54,250
153 Data Entry Keyers
880
0.12% $24,650
154 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
880
0.12% $36,870
155 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
860
0.12% $43,510
156 Physical Therapist Assistants
840
0.12% $45,520
157 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
830
0.12% $37,120
158 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
830
0.12% $32,790
159 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
830
0.12% $30,020
160 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
820
0.12% $27,980
161 Phlebotomists
810
0.11% $24,790
162 Postsecondary Education Administrators
800
0.11% $78,730
163 Tire Repairers and Changers
790
0.11% $20,650
164 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
780
0.11% $65,540
165 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
780
0.11% $31,270
166 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
780
0.11% $49,720
167 Loan Officers
780
0.11% $41,410
168 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
770
0.11% $25,530
169 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
760
0.11% $22,220
170 Sheet Metal Workers
760
0.11% $52,890
171 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
760
0.11% $28,340
172 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
760
0.11% $55,130
173 Firefighters
760
0.11% $26,800
174 Bakers
750
0.11% $21,270
175 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
740
0.10% $31,760
176 Nurse Practitioners
740
0.10% $87,050
177 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
740
0.10% $58,100
178 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
730
0.10% $64,940
179 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
730
0.10% $44,570
180 Postsecondary Business Teachers
730
0.10% $55,530
181 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
720
0.10% $19,220
182 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
720
0.10% $38,370
183 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
720
0.10% $18,850
184 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
720
0.10% $42,940
185 Sales Managers
720
0.10% $78,700
186 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
710
0.10% $43,480
187 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
710
0.10% $54,400
188 Substitute Teachers
710
0.10% $35,450
189 Middle School Special Education Teachers
710
0.10% $38,440
190 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
700
0.10% $23,400
191 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
700
0.10% $34,340
192 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
700
0.10% $38,670
193 Healthcare Social Workers
700
0.10% $44,420
194 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
690
0.10% $47,630
195 Computer and Information Systems Managers
690
0.10% $97,070
196 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
680
0.10% $24,370
197 Computer Network Support Specialists
680
0.10% $43,500
198 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
670
0.09% $35,320
199 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
670
0.09% $35,340
200 Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
670
0.09% $27,630

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