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Chief Executive Salary Information in Charleston, West Virginia

The annual and hourly salary statistics of chief executives in Charleston, West Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage statistics of chief executives in Charleston is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Chief Executives in Charleston, West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,100
25th Percentile Wage
$102,080
50th Percentile Wage
$155,020
75th Percentile Wage
$178,340
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in Charleston, West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $178,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $155,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $67,100.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32.26
25th Percentile Wage
$49.08
50th Percentile Wage
$74.53
75th Percentile Wage
$85.74
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in Charleston, West Virginia. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $85.74. The median hourly salary is $74.53. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32.26.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016155,02012.33%24.73%
2015135,91020.58%-
2014107,9403.75%-
2013103,890-12.31%-
2012116,680--

Table 3. Compare Chief Executive Salary in Charleston with Other West Virginia Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $155,020 in Charleston is in the middle of salary range for chief executives in state of West Virginia. In comparison, the annual salary of chief executives in Charleston is 21.7 percent (21.7%) lower than that in the highest paying Winchester and 55.6 percent (55.6%) higher than that in the lowest paying Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Winchester
$197,960
Wheeling
$179,650
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$175,730
Morgantown
$165,970
Charleston
$155,020
Steubenville-Weirton
$122,740
Huntington-Ashland
$112,300
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$94,470
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$84,830
Cumberland
$84,020
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$68,870

See also: Top paying jobs in Charleston, West Virginia.