These Are The 100 Highest Paying Jobs In West Virginia For 2018

We combed through the data to identify the profession in West Virginia that will get you rich.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 3 months ago

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:

  1. Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
  2. Family and General Practitioners
  3. Nurse Anesthetists
  4. Psychiatrists
  5. Dentists, General
  6. Chief Executives
  7. Architectural and Engineering Managers
  8. Purchasing Managers
  9. Nurse Midwives
  10. Pharmacists

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:

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How we determined the highest paid jobs in West Virginia For 2018

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.

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Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In West Virginia

Rank Job Title Average Salary Entry Level Salary # Of People
1 Physicians And Surgeons, All Other $239,630 $100,220 2,820
2 Family And General Practitioners $204,280 $136,160 110
3 Nurse Anesthetists $186,870 $136,370 490
4 Psychiatrists $161,650 $45,870 120
5 Dentists, General $160,350 $54,090 490
6 Chief Executives $145,420 $19,300 990
7 Architectural And Engineering Managers $133,020 $92,790 400
8 Purchasing Managers $131,930 $65,720 90
9 Nurse Midwives $126,260 $72,080 30
10 Pharmacists $118,150 $43,070 2,270
11 Computer And Information Systems Managers $118,060 $67,260 760
12 Industrial Production Managers $109,580 $62,650 760
13 Sales Managers $108,510 $52,940 740
14 Medical And Health Services Managers $106,940 $59,650 1,460
15 Compensation And Benefits Managers $105,510 $47,210 40
16 Training And Development Managers $102,130 $55,850 70
17 Financial Managers $100,340 $50,300 1,600
18 Marketing Managers $99,600 $54,500 320
19 Physician Assistants $99,350 $64,360 660
20 Engineers, All Other $97,300 $36,620 310
21 Computer Hardware Engineers $97,090 $65,850 220
22 Natural Sciences Managers $95,600 $54,810 230
23 Lawyers $95,220 $53,040 2,440
24 Nurse Practitioners $95,000 $72,230 1,040
25 Law Teachers, Postsecondary $94,470 $28,180 60
26 Human Resources Managers $93,600 $56,830 350
27 Veterinarians $92,820 $56,910 330
28 Software Developers, Systems Software $92,710 $46,430 490
29 Construction Managers $92,700 $46,740 710
30 Optometrists $92,490 $33,500 170
31 Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $91,460 $46,910 60
32 Electrical Engineers $91,430 $60,580 390
33 Funeral Service Managers $91,190 $35,820 200
34 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer $90,930 $67,690 200
35 Airline Pilots, Copilots, And Flight Engineers $90,810 $63,890 80
36 Chemical Engineers $89,570 $56,060 310
37 Chiropractors $88,960 $32,590 70
38 Education Administrators, All Other $88,800 $55,170 150
39 Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents $88,470 $32,470 550
40 Physical Scientists, All Other $88,410 $44,710 90
41 Aerospace Engineers $88,260 $55,340 80
42 Personal Financial Advisors $88,120 $31,230 450
43 General And Operations Managers $88,080 $33,270 10,560
44 Materials Engineers $87,970 $51,570 170
45 Industrial Engineers $87,960 $61,100 500
46 Physical Therapists $87,370 $59,910 1,240
47 Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers $87,170 $44,790 330
48 Computer Occupations, All Other $86,630 $47,010 1,900
49 Software Developers, Applications $86,390 $40,140 1,200
50 Mining And Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers $85,630 $47,710 280
51 Health And Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers And Inspectors $85,360 $53,490 170
52 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary $85,320 $47,660 200
53 Occupational Therapists $85,090 $52,740 610
54 Psychologists, All Other $84,770 $26,190 130
55 Biochemists And Biophysicists $84,410 $60,240 100
56 Civil Engineers $83,640 $52,160 1,090
57 Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products $83,630 $34,600 640
58 Mechanical Engineers $83,390 $52,320 470
59 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary $82,600 $41,030 130
60 Health Diagnosing And Treating Practitioners, All Other $82,250 $52,580 110
61 Architects, Except Landscape And Naval $81,840 $45,980 140
62 Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary $80,990 $34,690 90
63 Computer Programmers $80,420 $38,030 670
64 Administrative Law Judges, Adjudicators, And Hearing Officers $80,380 $34,240 110
65 Power Distributors And Dispatchers $80,270 $56,920 210
66 Biomedical Engineers $79,670 $49,380 50
67 Air Traffic Controllers $79,610 $60,230 90
68 Judges, Magistrate Judges, And Magistrates $79,470 $52,760 300
69 Statisticians $78,980 $36,880 90
70 Economists $78,940 $42,190 40
71 Information Security Analysts $78,680 $50,540 250
72 Advertising And Promotions Managers $78,540 $47,850 50
73 Art Directors $78,500 $48,040 40
74 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers $78,440 $39,430 150
75 Financial Examiners $78,010 $34,850 60
76 Physics Teachers, Postsecondary $77,820 $33,510 70
77 Administrative Services Managers $76,370 $43,760 1,630
78 Detectives And Criminal Investigators $76,200 $28,960 190
79 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $75,500 $28,340 130
80 Public Relations And Fundraising Managers $74,280 $44,870 140
81 Forestry And Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary $74,050 $49,210 40
82 Postmasters And Mail Superintendents $73,930 $62,130 170
83 Financial Analysts $73,850 $43,180 400
84 Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, And Relay $73,470 $60,960 240
85 Management Analysts $73,360 $32,480 1,950
86 Commercial And Industrial Designers $72,930 $37,360 80
87 Occupational Health And Safety Specialists $72,760 $40,190 690
88 Computer Systems Analysts $72,420 $42,520 1,150
89 Environmental Engineers $72,100 $24,050 320
90 Business Teachers, Postsecondary $71,580 $22,040 660
91 Emergency Management Directors $71,440 $29,230 60
92 Social Workers, All Other $71,380 $49,760 250
93 Commercial Pilots $71,160 $58,160 210
94 Gas Plant Operators $70,990 $59,250 220
95 Biological Scientists, All Other $70,980 $42,050 210
96 Power Plant Operators $70,630 $49,150 570
97 First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers $70,420 $37,600 4,470
98 Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School $69,930 $48,740 1,650
99 Social Scientists And Related Workers, All Other $69,830 $53,090 210
100 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary $69,000 $39,760 240

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