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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. An average West Virginia University (WVU) employee can expect to make $43K annually. Though how long you've been working and your city are influential salary factors for those at West Virginia University (WVU), your role at the company turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. 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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Earning $88K per year on average, Associate Professors receive the most money, followed by Assistant Professors (around $56K), Instructional Designers ($50K), and Clinical Social Workers (approximately $50K). Earning only about $39K on average, Food Service Managers make less than most people in the company.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $48K annually. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $41K per year on average. The largest fraction of West Virginia University (WVU) people (27 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $53K annually on average.


Residents of Charleston, W.Va. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $55K per year; other top-paying cities include Fairmont, W.Va. (approximately $49K) and the company's headquarter city of Morgantown, W.Va. (around $47K).

Certifications and Degrees

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $50K annually. Acquiring certification to be a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work is rewarded with median pay of about $47K per year. Regarding salaries and education, West Virginia University (WVU) pays those with a medical degree the most — approximately $293K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Critical Care among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $293K annually. Project Management also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; roughly a tenth of employees surveyed report using it at work. Counseling, Curriculum Planning, and Federal Grants are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

The company pays out both vacation time and sick leave for only 37 percent. It's easy to build up retirement reserves here with programs such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all survey participants, and a majority of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Additional benefits of working here are 401(a), a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for West Virginia University (WVU)


47 %
53 %
$29,799 - $60,999
$37,173 - $73,250
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
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