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Average Salary for West Virginia University (WVU) Employees

Operating out of Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia University (WVU) employs talent in positions ranging from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor. Compensation for West Virginia University (WVU) employees tends to be around $42K annually. For the most part, employee paychecks at West Virginia University (WVU) fluctuate depending on geography; your role at the company and how long you've been working also matter, but to a lesser degree. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

West Virginia University (WVU) typically pays:
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Employer: West Virginia University (WVU)
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
$38,045 - $87,399  
[-]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
Salary$38,275 - $84,061  
Total Pay$38,045 - $87,399  
[+]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
$46,068 - $107,086  
[+]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
Salary$47,500 - $103,378  
Total Pay$46,068 - $107,086  
[+]Medical Assistant (Certified) (2)
$22,539 - $37,612  
[+]Medical Assistant (Certified) (2)
Total Pay$22,539 - $37,612  
[+]Systems Administrator (2)
$34,407 - $65,367  
[+]Systems Administrator (2)
Salary$36,428 - $65,471  
Bonus$73.12 - $3,255  
Total Pay$34,407 - $65,367  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 8 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 74
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West Virginia University (WVU) Details

Stewart Hall, University Avenue
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506


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Within the company, workers earn the highest salaries (an average of $143K per year) in New York.


Associate Professors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $68K — though Assistant Professors, Instructional Designers, and Web Developers also do fairly well at $53K, about $50K, and approximately $50K, respectively. At $39K, Food Service Managers are among the lowest paid at West Virginia University (WVU).

Years of Experience

Average pay is typically $49K for those with five or more years experience. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make about $42K. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (28 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make around $54K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at approximately $62K. Acquiring certification to be a Microsoft Certified Professional is rewarded at $50K per year. Regarding salaries and education, West Virginia University (WVU) pays those with a medical degree the most — $293K.


Skill-wise, employees who report Administration as part of the toolkit report the most money, earning about $96K on average. Counseling is a popular skill among West Virginia University (WVU) workers, with less than ten percent of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Key skills also include Research Analysis, JavaScript, and Cascading Style Sheets.

Benefits and Perks

Only one-half of workers for the company enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. West Virginia University (WVU) workers get plenty of help saving for their golden years, with retirement savings options such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. A solid majority of workers receive health insurance, and a majority of workers get dental coverage. The list of perks also includes a casual working environment, life insurance, and flexible hours.

Key Stats

56 %
44 %
$30,201 - $65,359
$38,100 - $60,990
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
$40,258 - $58,500
$42,931 - $64,633

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