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 Director of Career Services. Compensation for West Virginia University (WVU) employees is around $48K per year on average. West Virginia University (WVU) paychecks are largely negotiated based on what you do at the company, though geography and your experience level are also considered. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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West Virginia University (WVU) Median Salary by Job


Assistant Professor, Postsecondary / Higher Education
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Director, Career Services
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Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization
2 profiles

United States (change)

Education Program Manager
2 profiles

Sr. Administrative Assistant
2 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 78
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Find out more about pay at West Virginia University (WVU)

About This Company

Stewart Hall, University Avenue
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506


Source: Freebase


The highest paychecks go to Associate Professors, who earn an average $120K annually, closely trailed by Assistant Professors (around $82K), Directors of Career Services (approximately $54K), and Senior Administrative Assistants ($51K). Financial compensation for Education Program Managers is rather low — on average only about $45K — relative to the rest of the company.


Residents of Beckley, W.Va. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $69K per year; other top-paying cities include Charleston, W.Va. (approximately $54K) and the company's headquarter city of Morgantown, W.Va. ($51K).

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at West Virginia University (WVU) for between five and 10 years earn $53K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (38 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $44K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Board Certified Surgeons are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $125K annually. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Basic Life Support Specialists with credentials; these people earn $90K per year on average. Regarding salaries and education, West Virginia University (WVU) pays those with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) the most — about $91K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Customer Relationship Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of around $55K annually. A relatively widespread skill at West Virginia University (WVU) is Microsoft Word; about a seventh of employees use it for work. Some other standard skills here are Office Administration, Marketing Communications, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

23 percent — the minority — enjoy both paid vacation and paid sick time. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a 403(b) plan. Most workers receive health insurance, and the larger part of respondents get dental coverage. West Virginia University (WVU) also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, flexible hours, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for West Virginia University (WVU)


67 %
33 %
$30,501 - $60,173
$30,000 - $81,922

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Popular Locations for West Virginia University (WVU)

  1. Charleston, West Virginia
  2. Morgantown, West Virginia

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