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Chief Executive Salary Information in West Virginia

The average annual and hourly salaries for chief executives in the state of West Virginia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of chief executives amongst West Virginia 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Chief Executives in West Virginia

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,300
25th Percentile Wage
$72,150
50th Percentile Wage
$128,200
75th Percentile Wage
$205,250
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $205,250. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $128,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,300.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chief executives from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$128,200
12.47% 22.91%
2016
$112,210
9.07% -
2015
$102,030
5.34% -
2014
$96,580
0.31% -
2013
$96,280
-2.65% -
2012
$98,830
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Chief Executives in West Virginia Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of chief executives in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of chief executives in state of West Virginia ranges from $84,020 to $198,420. The highest paying area for chief executives in West Virginia is Wheeling with a median annual salary of $198,420. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Winchester (mean annual salary $197,960). The lowest paying area is Cumberland with a median annual salary of $84,020.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wheeling
$198,420
Winchester
$197,960
Morgantown
$165,970
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$165,580
Huntington-Ashland
$141,090
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$135,570
Steubenville-Weirton
$122,740
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$120,380
Charleston
$114,190
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$84,580
Cumberland
$84,020




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