Average Salary for West Virginia University (WVU) Employees

Operating out of Morgantown, W.Va., West Virginia University (WVU) employs talent in positions ranging from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor. West Virginia University (WVU) employees bring home $43K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at West Virginia University (WVU) fluctuate depending on your role at the company; your experience level and your city also matter, but to a lesser degree. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Stewart Hall, University Avenue
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506


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The highest paychecks go to Associate Professors, who earn an average $88K annually, closely trailed by Aerospace Engineers (around $64K), Assistant Professors (about $60K), and Clinical Social Workers ($51K). Dental Assistants at West Virginia University (WVU) do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($38K on average) at the company.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at West Virginia University (WVU) for between five and 10 years earn approximately $49K per year on average. The largest fraction of West Virginia University (WVU) people (28 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn around $41K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $55K per year) can be spotted in Charleston, W.Va.; Fairmont, W.Va. ($50K), Pittsburgh, Pa. ($49K), and the company's headquarter city of Morgantown, W.Va. (approximately $46K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Pennsylvania, where the average West Virginia University (WVU) employee makes $49K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker certainly has its perks — salaries approach $51K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Licensed Graduate Social Workers with credentials; these people earn $47K annually on average. The highest-paying degree here is a medical degree; West Virginia University (WVU) awards about $293K to these degree-holders.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Federal Grants; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of around $68K per year. A garden variety skill at West Virginia University (WVU) is Microsoft Office; one in eight of West Virginia University (WVU)'s people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, West Virginia University (WVU) has room for improvement — only one in three respondents are paid for vacation and sick time. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. The vast majority of survey participants can count on health insurance, and a majority of employees have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

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Key Stats for West Virginia University (WVU)


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$30,410 - $59,869
$37,029 - $75,076
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