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. The average West Virginia University (WVU) employee earns $46K annually. Your job title primarily drives compensation; however, geography and how long you've been working are also reported as secondary influences on salary at West Virginia University (WVU). This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Stewart Hall, University Avenue
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506


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The highest average salaries go to Associate Professors, who bring in close to $91K per year, though Assistant Professors are not far behind at about $68K along with Project Engineers (approximately $62K) and Directors of Career Services ($54K). Financial compensation for Dental Assistants is rather low — on average only $38K — relative to the rest of the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $69K annually) can be spotted in Beckley, W.Va.; Charleston, W.Va. (about $54K), the company's headquarter city of Morgantown, W.Va. ($48K), and Parkersburg, W.Va. (around $38K) are the next top-paying cities.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at West Virginia University (WVU) for between five and 10 years earn $48K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of West Virginia University (WVU) folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $41K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Public Accountant certainly has its perks — salaries approach approximately $74K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists with credentials; these people earn about $34K annually on average. At West Virginia University (WVU), employees who hold a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) receive the highest salaries at $89K.


When it comes to skills, Customer Relationship Management seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $61K per year. Microsoft Office is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; nearly one in seven of West Virginia University (WVU)'s people use it regularly. Project Management, Marketing Communications, and Microsoft Word round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, West Virginia University (WVU) has room for improvement — only 19 percent are paid for vacation and sick time. 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. Perks cover health insurance for a large number of workers and dental coverage for the larger part of workers. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for West Virginia University (WVU)


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37 %
$30,380 - $60,505
$35,972 - $78,617

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$22,808 - $87,352
$29,591 - $53,546
$31,750 - $84,500
$27,347 - $46,216
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