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Chief Executives in West Virginia

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-7% Jobs Projection
$136,800 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

While jobs for Chief Executives in West Virginia are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Chief Executives in West Virginia is expected to decrease.

  • Chief Executives in West Virginia earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Chief Executives Work in West Virginia?

In 2018, there were 1,000 Chief Executives working in the state.

There were 990 Chief Executives employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 2,150 Chief Executives working in it, which means West Virginia has fewer Chief Executives than average.


Job Projections for West Virginia

Jobs for Chief Executives in this state are declining at a rate of 6.5% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of -3.9%.


West Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 90 annual job openings, and a total of 1,300 jobs for West Virginia Chief Executives in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 20,000 annual jobs and 296,800 total jobs in 2026.

What do Chief Executives Make in West Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Chief Executives ranged from $20,430 to $208,000 with $136,800 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.82 to $100. The median hourly rate was $65.77.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $61.63 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $4.14.

The median salary in West Virginia is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top West Virginia Metros for Chief Executives

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Chief Executives.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 5,520 $208,000
Charleston, WV 230 $116,800
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 200 $150,540
Morgantown, WV 100 $201,580
Parkersburg-Vienna, WV 50 $105,940
Beckley, WV 40 $140,660
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 40 $168,980
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 40 $166,200
Wheeling, WV-OH 40 $205,300

Top States for Chief Executives Employment

View the list below to see where most Chief Executives work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 30,290 $208,000
Florida 20,860 $171,000
New York 10,430 $208,000
Illinois 9,650 $208,000
Massachusetts 7,990 $208,000
Tennessee 6,680 $129,720
Arizona 6,630 $179,410
Pennsylvania 6,540 $208,000
Georgia 6,260 $208,000
Minnesota 5,970 $176,550
Virginia 5,760 $208,000
Texas 5,260 $208,000
Wisconsin 5,240 $127,330
Utah 4,850 $151,750
Ohio 4,420 $196,500
Missouri 4,410 $144,070
Indiana 4,220 $124,090
North Carolina 3,820 $205,220
Kansas 3,790 $149,880
Washington 3,690 $206,560

Below are the states where Chief Executives get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $208,000
Oregon $208,000
New Jersey $208,000
Texas $208,000
California $208,000
Nevada $208,000
Illinois $208,000
District of Columbia $208,000
Nebraska $208,000
Georgia $208,000

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