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 Dental Assistant. The median salary at West Virginia University (WVU) is $46K per year. At West Virginia University (WVU), the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is what you do at the company — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your experience level and your city each factor into the equation as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Stewart Hall, University Avenue
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506


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Associate Professors rake in the most money, with average earnings of about $120K annually; Assistant Professors come in second with average earnings amounting to $79K, while Directors of Career Services and Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators rank near the top as well ($54K and approximately $50K, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at West Virginia University (WVU) are Dental Assistants — the median salary for this role approaches around $38K.

Years of Experience

Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $51K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of West Virginia University (WVU) employees (45 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $42K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($69K per year) can be spotted in Beckley, W.Va.; Charleston, W.Va. ($54K), the company's headquarter city of Morgantown, W.Va. (around $50K), and Parkersburg, W.Va. ($38K) are the next top-paying cities.

Certifications and Degrees

Board Certified Surgeons earn approximately $125K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Acquiring certification to be a Registered Nurse is rewarded with median pay of $79K per year. Those with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at West Virginia University (WVU) come out on top, and their salaries approach $90K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Customer Relationship Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $61K per year. 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, Program Management, and Microsoft Word.

Benefits and Perks

Only one in six workers enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. 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 a majority of employees have dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for West Virginia University (WVU)


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$30,499 - $61,042
$30,000 - $80,680

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
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1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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