Average Salary for State of West Virginia (WV) Employees

Headquartered in Charleston, W.Va., State of West Virginia (WV) offers a range of employment opportunities in the government sector, from Administrative Secretary to Administrative Assistant. State of West Virginia (WV) pays its employees $33K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at State of West Virginia (WV) fluctuate depending on your experience level; what you do at the company also matters, but to a lesser degree. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

State of West Virginia (WV) typically pays:
below market

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Employer: State of West Virginia (WV)
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[-]Administrative Secretary (2)
$24,701 - $47,432  
[-]Administrative Secretary (2)
Salary$24,674 - $47,839  
Total Pay$24,701 - $47,432  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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About This Company

Charleston, West Virginia 


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Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of $35K. For those with one to four years of experience, paychecks typically reach approximately $26K. Overall, the greater share of State of West Virginia (WV) folks have 10-19 years of experience and earn $37K annually.


Administrative Secretarys represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $33K — though Administrative Assistants also do fairly well at about $27K.

Certifications and Degrees

The best paid folks at State of West Virginia (WV) have a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), earning $41K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $60K. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Excel; on the survey, roughly one in six of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Some other standard skills here are Bookkeeping, Microsoft Office, and Data Entry.

Benefits and Perks

State of West Virginia (WV) lets only 36 percent take paid vacation and only 45 percent take sick leave. Quite a few retirement plans are on offer at State of West Virginia (WV), including a 401(k) plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a company pension plan. A solid majority of workers report having health insurance, and more than half of workers report having dental coverage. State of West Virginia (WV) also dishes out privileges such as defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for State of West Virginia (WV)


65 %
35 %
$25,760 - $37,900
$36,250 - $61,500
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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