Associate Professors rake in the most money, with average earnings of $91K per year; Assistant Professors come in second with average earnings amounting to approximately $72K, while Directors of Career Services and Education Program Managers rank near the top as well ($54K and about $45K, respectively). Near the bottom at West Virginia University (WVU) are Dental Assistants, pulling in an average of just around $38K.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($69K annually) can be spotted in Beckley, W.Va.; Charleston, W.Va. ($54K), the company's headquarter city of Morgantown, W.Va. (about $50K), and Parkersburg, W.Va. (around $38K) are the next top-paying cities.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $50K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of West Virginia University (WVU) employees (41 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn approximately $42K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Board Certified Surgeons have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $125K per year. Becoming a Certified Public Accountant can certainly pay off here; those folks make around $74K on average. At West Virginia University (WVU), employees who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) receive the highest salaries at approximately $89K.
Employees who count Grant Writing among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is about $85K annually. Folks here also tend to know Marketing Communications; on the survey, close to one-eighth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, and Program Management.
Benefits and Perks
The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 18 percent. Workers who save for retirement get lots of help because the company offers a number of savings programs including a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. At West Virginia University (WVU), a majority of respondents have health insurance, and the larger part of survey participants have dental coverage. The list of perks also includes life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.