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Engineers in West Virginia

Is West Virginia a good place for you to work as an Engineer?

6.9% Jobs Projection
$97,770 Median Salary
20 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Engineers in West Virginia are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Engineers in West Virginia is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Engineers Work in West Virginia?

In West Virginia, there were 350 people working as Engineers in the year 2018.

There were 310 Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 1,540 Engineers working in it, which means West Virginia has fewer Engineers than average.


Job Projections for West Virginia

Jobs for Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.4%.


West Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 20 annual job openings, and a total of 310 jobs for West Virginia Engineers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 9,500 annual jobs and 141,000 total jobs in 2026.

What do Engineers Make in West Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Engineers ranged from $33,400 to $134,060 with $97,770 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $16.06 to $64.45. The median hourly rate was $47.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $48.71 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $1.71.

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


Top West Virginia Metros for Engineers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,850 $140,840
Morgantown, WV 140 $113,430
Charleston, WV 80 $64,830
Wheeling, WV-OH 40 $104,700
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 40 $33,390

Top States for Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 20,600 $107,300
Texas 10,710 $109,110
Florida 8,570 $77,020
Ohio 7,100 $89,390
Louisiana 5,400 $81,990
New York 4,910 $92,560
Pennsylvania 4,850 $93,400
Maryland 4,530 $128,230
Georgia 4,380 $92,030
Tennessee 4,250 $74,890
Virginia 4,190 $122,940
Illinois 4,000 $84,550
Alabama 3,730 $116,490
New Jersey 3,470 $116,570
Washington 3,160 $107,230
Massachusetts 3,090 $106,680
Oregon 2,760 $87,070
District of Columbia 2,640 $141,320
Colorado 2,500 $111,020
Minnesota 2,450 $101,270

Below are the states where Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $141,320
Maryland $128,230
Virginia $122,940
Alaska $117,520
New Jersey $116,570
Alabama $116,490
New Mexico $114,000
Idaho $111,050
Colorado $111,020
Texas $109,110


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