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Accountant and Auditor Salary Information in West Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for accountants and auditors in the state of West Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of accountants and auditors amongst West Virginia metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Accountants and Auditors in West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,110
25th Percentile Wage
$45,300
50th Percentile Wage
$59,110
75th Percentile Wage
$76,040
90th Percentile Wage
$96,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for accountants and auditors in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,110.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.36
25th Percentile Wage
$21.78
50th Percentile Wage
$28.42
75th Percentile Wage
$36.56
90th Percentile Wage
$46.19

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for accountants and auditors in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $46.19. The median hourly salary is $28.42. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.36.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of accountants and auditors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,1101.18%16.19%
201558,4107.64%-
201453,9503.63%-
201351,9904.71%-
201249,540--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Accountants and Auditors in West Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of accountants and auditors in state of West Virginia ranges from $50,570 to $82,940. The highest paying area for accountants and auditors in West Virginia is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria with a median annual salary of $82,940. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna (mean annual salary $73,380). The lowest paying area is Charleston with a median annual salary of $50,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$82,940
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$73,380
Winchester
$68,530
Morgantown
$59,440
Huntington-Ashland
$59,380
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$59,210
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$58,960
Cumberland
$58,010
Wheeling
$57,250
Steubenville-Weirton
$55,170
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$54,360
Charleston
$50,570


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