We combed through the data to identify the profession in West Virginia that will get you rich.
Ever wonder who gets paid the most? Or how much your dentist makes for all the pain they put you through?
We had that same burning desire to know more about the highest paid professions in West Virginia. And if you can’t tell by that sentence, we’re a bit of what you’d call data nerds.
We decided to go directly to the source: The Bureau of Labor Statistics.
After scrounging through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we discovered that Physicians And Surgeons, All Other are the highest paid people in West Virginia.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten highest paying jobs in West Virginia:
Everyone’s favorite dentists place number 5 on the list of highest paid professions in the Mountain State. So the next time you sit there while they drill you can dwell on the fact that they are getting extremely well paid for it.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the West Virginia job scene here:
We looked at the BLS’s data set for all 604 job classifications in West Virginia in order to identify those that get paid the most.
Pretty straightforward and easy to do when the government does your job for you 🙂
We used the most recently released data on March 30, 2018.
For more reading, check out:
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Physicians And Surgeons, All Other||$239,630|
|2||Family And General Practitioners||$204,280|
|7||Architectural And Engineering Managers||$133,020|
|11||Computer And Information Systems Managers||$118,060|
|12||Industrial Production Managers||$109,580|
|14||Medical And Health Services Managers||$106,940|
|15||Compensation And Benefits Managers||$105,510|
|16||Training And Development Managers||$102,130|
|20||Engineers, All Other||$97,300|
|21||Computer Hardware Engineers||$97,090|
|22||Natural Sciences Managers||$95,600|
|25||Law Teachers, Postsecondary||$94,470|
|26||Human Resources Managers||$93,600|
|28||Software Developers, Systems Software||$92,710|
|31||Economics Teachers, Postsecondary||$91,460|
|33||Funeral Service Managers||$91,190|
|34||Electronics Engineers, Except Computer||$90,930|
|35||Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers||$90,810|
|38||Education Administrators, All Other||$88,800|
|39||Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents||$88,470|
|40||Physical Scientists, All Other||$88,410|
|42||Personal Financial Advisors||$88,120|
|43||General And Operations Managers||$88,080|
|47||Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers||$87,170|
|48||Computer Occupations, All Other||$86,630|
|49||Software Developers, Applications||$86,390|
|50||Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers||$85,630|
|51||Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors||$85,360|
|52||Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary||$85,320|
|54||Psychologists, All Other||$84,770|
|55||Biochemists And Biophysicists||$84,410|
|57||Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products||$83,630|
|59||Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary||$82,600|
|60||Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other||$82,250|
|61||Architects, Except Landscape And Naval||$81,840|
|62||Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$80,990|
|64||Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers||$80,380|
|65||Power Distributors And Dispatchers||$80,270|
|67||Air Traffic Controllers||$79,610|
|68||Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates||$79,470|
|71||Information Security Analysts||$78,680|
|72||Advertising And Promotions Managers||$78,540|
|74||Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers||$78,440|
|76||Physics Teachers, Postsecondary||$77,820|
|77||Administrative Services Managers||$76,370|
|78||Detectives And Criminal Investigators||$76,200|
|79||Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists||$75,500|
|80||Public Relations And Fundraising Managers||$74,280|
|81||Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$74,050|
|82||Postmasters And Mail Superintendents||$73,930|
|84||Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay||$73,470|
|86||Commercial And Industrial Designers||$72,930|
|87||Occupational Health And Safety Specialists||$72,760|
|88||Computer Systems Analysts||$72,420|
|90||Business Teachers, Postsecondary||$71,580|
|91||Emergency Management Directors||$71,440|
|92||Social Workers, All Other||$71,380|
|94||Gas Plant Operators||$70,990|
|95||Biological Scientists, All Other||$70,980|
|96||Power Plant Operators||$70,630|
|97||First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers||$70,420|
|98||Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School||$69,930|
|99||Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other||$69,830|
|100||Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary||$69,000|
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