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Average Salary for State of West Virginia (WV) Employees

State of West Virginia (WV) is a government firm headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia that hires for Administrative Secretary positions, Administrative Assistant roles, and more. The median income for State of West Virginia (WV) employees is $33K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at State of West Virginia (WV) fluctuate depending on how long you've been working; your job title also matters, but to a lesser degree. This synopsis is derived from the responses of individuals who took PayScale's 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)
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
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[-]Administrative Secretary (2)
$24,682 - $47,637  
[-]Administrative Secretary (2)
Salary$25,021 - $46,924  
Total Pay$24,682 - $47,637  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
$18,314 - $37,671  
[+]Administrative Assistant (2)
Salary$18,859 - $39,459  
Total Pay$18,314 - $37,671  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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State of West Virginia (WV) Details

Charleston, West Virginia


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Years of Experience

A tenure of five to ten years results in average pay of approximately $35K. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $26K. By and large, the biggest segment of State of West Virginia (WV)'s workforce (33 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and take home $37K per year.


Administrative Secretarys rake in the most money, with average earnings of $33K; Administrative Assistants come in second with typical earnings amounting to around $27K.

Certifications and Degrees

Those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at State of West Virginia (WV) come out on top, and their salaries approach about $41K annually.


The best paying skill to have in this role appears to be Project Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $60K. A garden variety skill at State of West Virginia (WV) is Microsoft Excel; about one in six of State of West Virginia (WV)'s people use it regularly. Bookkeeping, Microsoft Office, and Data Entry were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

State of West Virginia (WV) lets only 36 percent take paid vacation and only 45 percent take sick leave. Those seeking to set aside retirement funds can rely on several savings options such as a 401(k) plan, a defined benefit retirement plan, and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for a solid majority of workers and dental coverage for over one-half of workers. 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

65 %
35 %
$25,760 - $37,900
$36,250 - $61,500
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

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