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. A salary of $43K per year is the going rate at West Virginia University (WVU). Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for West Virginia University (WVU) workers, followed by what you do at the company and your experience level. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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West Virginia University (WVU) typically pays:
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Employer: West Virginia University (WVU)
Average Salary Range by Job
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[-]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
$38,351 - $88,513  
[-]Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (4)
Salary$38,596 - $86,257  
Total Pay$38,351 - $88,513  
[+]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
$46,511 - $107,938  
[+]Associate Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education (3)
Salary$47,473 - $103,277  
Total Pay$46,511 - $107,938  
[+]Instructional Designer (3)
$37,404 - $68,839  
[+]Instructional Designer (3)
Salary$36,521 - $69,310  
Total Pay$37,404 - $68,839  
[+]Food Service Manager (2)
$29,088 - $53,263  
[+]Food Service Manager (2)
Salary$28,687 - $52,151  
Total Pay$29,088 - $53,263  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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About This Company

Stewart Hall, University Avenue
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506


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By state, West Virginia University (WVU) pays its New York employees the most; the pay rate there is $143K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Associate Professors, who bring in close to approximately $68K, though Assistant Professors are not far behind at $53K along with Web Developers (around $50K) and Systems Administrators ($50K). Food Service Managers make about $39K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of approximately $49K. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make $42K. The greater proportion of employees (29 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home $53K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialists earn about $62K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Salaries typically rise to $50K annually for accredited Microsoft Certified Professionals. Employees who have a medical degree make the most here, hauling in around $293K per year.


In this position, it pays to have Critical Care in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $293K. A garden variety skill at West Virginia University (WVU) is Cascading Style Sheets; less than ten percent of West Virginia University (WVU)'s people use it regularly. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Project Management, Research Analysis, and Curriculum Planning.

Benefits and Perks

When it comes to employee benefits, West Virginia University (WVU) has room for improvement — only 45 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. A strong majority of workers have health insurance, and benefits for more than half of workers also include dental insurance. Privileges also include a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for West Virginia University (WVU)


53 %
47 %
$30,201 - $65,359
$38,272 - $57,000
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 25 votes.
$40,258 - $58,500
$42,931 - $64,633

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