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Weirton Employment

Employment and Industries in the Weirton, West Virginia Area

The top industries in Weirton, West Virginia are manufacturing, educational services and healthcare. Coal mining, metal stamping and plating, metal cans, chemicals and pet food are significant economic elements for the region. The Weirton Steel Corporation is now part of the international company, Arcelor Mittal. The facility is currently involved with tin-plating.

The major job providing sectors in Weirton, West Virginia are metal and metal products, healthcare, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, educational services, and finance and insurance. Sales and office occupations (26% of the labor force). Management, professional and related occupations (25% of the labor force).

Noteworthy information regarding Weirton, West Virginia: Average earnings: $28,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 81.7 (national average: 100). Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 14%.

Weirton's major employers are shown below:

  • Weirton Steel Corporation
  • Weirton Medical Corporation
  • Weirton Medical Center, Inc
  • Weirton Geriatric Center, Inc
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • Ball Aerosol & Speciality Containers Inc
  • Eat'n Park Hospitality Group, Inc
  • The Kroger Co
  • Del Monte Corporation
  • Crown Cork & Seal Company Inc
  • Nestle Purina Petcare Company
  • Bobette Enterprises Inc
  • Roll Coater, Inc
  • Meldisco K-M Weirton W VA Inc
  • Kmart Corporation
  • The Williams Country Club
  • Weirton Wholesale Distributing Company, Inc
  • Sal Chemical Co, Inc
  • The James White Construction Company
  • N-Powell Company, Inc

Some of the most common jobs in Weirton, West Virginia that are mostly filled by those with college degrees are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; human resources, training and labor relations specialists; pharmacists, medical and health services managers; child, family and school social workers; and computer systems analysts.

Weirton businesses have access to associations such as:

Local business and economic news is provided by WeirtonDailyTimes.com.

Most Popular Jobs in Weirton, West Virginia Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 1,360 $52,930 $41,970 - 69,850 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 510 $44,670 $29,920 - 60,450 14% 95%
3 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 360 $42,020 $31,150 - 52,320 11% 95%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 350 $48,420 $35,480 - 65,490 6% 96%
5 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 340 $53,290 $23,520 - 81,730 8% 51%
6 Accountants and auditors 180 $50,980 $28,890 - 75,930 18% 79%
7 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 180 $34,260 $15,480 - 51,020 17% 56%
8 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 130 $40,780 $28,090 - 52,090 20% 87%
9 Pharmacists 110 $105,660 $85,450 - 131,360 22% 97%
10 Medical and health services managers 100 $87,940 $53,440 - 136,480 16% 57%
11 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 100 $47,180 $35,020 - 64,190 -5% 96%
12 Chief executives 90 $82,460 $31,600 - 157,180 2% 65%
13 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 90 $64,260 $52,660 - 80,650 8% 78%
14 Special education teachers, middle school 90 $40,770 $29,100 - 52,090 16% 87%
15 Child, family, and school social workers 90 $29,400 $21,310 - 36,540 19% 77%
16 Computer systems analysts 80 $75,540 $49,590 - 100,810 29% 68%
17 Speech-language pathologists 80 $53,230 $38,800 - 78,540 11% 98%
18 Medical and public health social workers 70 $40,650 $26,710 - 57,540 24% 77%
19 Financial managers 60 $76,360 $38,450 - 109,010 13% 60%
20 Sales managers 60 $75,630 $38,370 - 160,600 10% 69%
21 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 60 $70,140 $37,600 - 120,840 12% 51%
22 Occupational therapists 60 $69,050 $41,990 - 91,720 23% 90%
23 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 60 $50,570 $39,910 - 66,120 13% 73%
24 Special education teachers, secondary school 60 $46,080 $32,430 - 63,870 9% 87%
25 Librarians 60 $44,370 $24,200 - 65,700 4% 85%
26 Social and human service assistants 60 $18,500 $14,200 - 28,360 34% 58%
27 Lawyers 50 $114,790 $37,600 - 11% 99%
28 Computer software engineers, applications 50 $67,280 $30,380 - 110,420 45% 85%
29 Managers, all other 50 $66,950 $32,410 - 129,010 7% 55%
30 Legislators 50 $33,620 $14,650 - 77,880 1% 65%
31 Public relations specialists 50 $33,330 $22,090 - 49,360 18% 81%
32 Sales and related workers, all other 50 $0 $ - 14% 62%
33 Industrial engineers 40 $74,100 $42,550 - 104,300 20% 74%
34 Computer programmers 40 $63,060 $42,870 - 83,050 -4% 73%
35 Engineering managers 30 $116,460 $59,930 - 7% 84%
36 Postmasters and mail superintendents 30 $61,150 $44,410 - 79,730 -1% 55%
37 Floral designers 30 $20,530 $14,930 - 33,290 -9% 55%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Cashiers 1,560 $16,220 $14,460 - 19,470 -3% 10%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,510 $15,460 $14,310 - 16,540 18% 5%
3 Retail salespersons 1,320 $21,380 $14,760 - 32,410 12% 25%
4 Office clerks, general 1,060 $22,650 $14,900 - 34,810 13% 19%
5 Waiters and waitresses 900 $16,120 $14,340 - 18,660 11% 14%
6 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 880 $20,340 $15,030 - 27,410 18% 7%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 830 $21,940 $15,070 - 31,410 15% 4%
8 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 780 $24,120 $15,390 - 36,320 2% 5%
9 Maintenance and repair workers, general 570 $30,240 $18,520 - 46,070 10% 6%
10 Stock clerks and order fillers 570 $25,140 $15,130 - 41,740 -8% 8%
11 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 530 $23,940 $16,580 - 32,270 1% 18%
12 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 480 $32,420 $20,660 - 48,780 10% 4%
13 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 470 $35,070 $27,020 - 43,470 14% 7%
14 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 470 $24,850 $15,370 - 38,940 13% 16%
15 Home health aides 420 $18,870 $14,600 - 25,080 49% 7%
16 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 400 $17,630 $14,490 - 23,370 13% 5%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 390 $30,440 $18,070 - 48,910 4% 25%
18 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 380 $18,540 $14,960 - 23,600 11% 5%
19 Bartenders 380 $15,690 $14,100 - 18,190 11% 17%
20 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 370 $26,150 $15,390 - 54,140 8% 4%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 360 $54,450 $34,450 - 76,890 -5% 15%
22 Tellers 360 $19,820 $15,020 - 25,270 14% 16%
23 Industrial machinery mechanics 350 $46,850 $29,360 - 62,860 9% 5%
24 Construction laborers 350 $32,490 $19,730 - 50,230 11% 5%
25 Carpenters 340 $36,690 $21,700 - 51,270 10% 6%
26 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 340 $26,510 $20,810 - 32,190 -15% 0%
27 Cooks, restaurant 340 $17,870 $14,850 - 23,010 12% 5%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 330 $37,830 $21,820 - 61,000 6% 29%
29 Telemarketers 320 $20,240 $16,140 - 25,620 -10% 14%
30 Security guards 310 $20,760 $15,670 - 30,510 17% 13%
31 Receptionists and information clerks 310 $19,440 $14,800 - 26,820 17% 13%
32 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 290 $36,730 $15,320 - 62,960 11% 33%
33 Teacher assistants 290 $19,260 $14,970 - 24,850 10% 18%
34 General and operations managers 270 $68,340 $30,660 - 120,190 2% 48%
35 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 270 $26,590 $16,790 - 42,310 14% 4%
36 Food preparation workers 260 $17,590 $14,670 - 23,360 15% 7%
37 Medical secretaries 250 $28,770 $19,930 - 41,680 17% 18%
38 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 250 $25,080 $16,230 - 37,610 11% 14%
39 Helpers--production workers 240 $23,600 $20,300 - 25,810 -1% 4%
40 Customer service representatives 240 $22,910 $15,930 - 37,030 25% 22%
41 Electricians 220 $42,880 $28,430 - 62,830 7% 7%
42 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 220 $34,100 $22,410 - 48,080 15% 18%
43 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 210 $56,180 $32,250 - 79,520 7% 13%
44 Industrial truck and tractor operators 200 $31,140 $16,010 - 49,630 -2% 2%
45 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 200 $30,020 $18,470 - 43,210 4% 6%
46 Machine feeders and offbearers 190 $31,820 $20,230 - 40,290 -15% 0%
47 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 180 $23,880 $18,030 - 30,840 -13% 0%
48 Pharmacy technicians 180 $22,100 $15,550 - 31,300 32% 16%
49 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 180 $19,480 $14,700 - 29,060 18% 6%
50 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 170 $25,970 $15,390 - 43,460 19% 14%
51 Team assemblers 170 $23,340 $17,030 - 31,000 0% 5%
52 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 160 $37,310 $21,720 - 58,540 8% 3%
53 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 160 $22,470 $14,600 - 33,190 12% 6%
54 Postal service mail carriers 160 $0 $ - 1% 11%
55 Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 150 $58,390 $50,800 - 65,430 -5% 0%
56 Business operations specialists, all other 150 $39,840 $19,580 - 58,440 21% 49%
57 Machinists 150 $34,950 $19,610 - 55,430 -3% 3%
58 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 150 $34,830 $23,180 - 48,960 14% 8%
59 Dishwashers 140 $16,310 $14,740 - 18,990 10% 3%
60 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 130 $33,520 $22,490 - 45,330 -7% 14%
61 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 130 $0 $ - 14% 3%
62 Radiologic technologists and technicians 120 $46,630 $33,110 - 62,230 15% 25%
63 Printing machine operators 120 $38,500 $22,010 - 58,140 -6% 6%
64 Driver/sales workers 120 $24,620 $14,750 - 46,260 -5% 4%
65 Counter and rental clerks 120 $20,270 $14,960 - 31,730 23% 16%
66 Nonfarm animal caretakers 120 $19,670 $14,240 - 30,300 18% 16%
67 Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 120 $16,060 $14,320 - 18,960 19% 31%
68 Computer support specialists 110 $43,730 $24,440 - 66,340 13% 43%
69 Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 110 $35,940 $26,170 - 50,490 -7% 0%
70 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 110 $32,180 $18,880 - 50,010 4% 30%
71 Recreation workers 110 $19,590 $15,160 - 25,600 13% 47%
72 Child care workers 110 $18,870 $14,720 - 27,940 18% 15%
73 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 110 $16,470 $14,250 - 20,620 12% 6%
74 Service station attendants 110 $15,790 $14,700 - 18,030 13% 6%
75 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 110 $0 $ - 5% 2%
76 Highway maintenance workers 100 $31,450 $15,860 - 47,860 9% 5%
77 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 100 $26,440 $16,830 - 38,460 4% 15%
78 Bus drivers, school 100 $25,290 $18,580 - 32,300 9% 4%
79 Parts salespersons 100 $24,440 $15,700 - 37,560 -2% 6%
80 Cooks, fast food 100 $16,190 $14,770 - 18,830 8% 5%
81 Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 90 $43,460 $30,460 - 50,660 -12% 0%
82 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 90 $41,590 $28,760 - 60,720 13% 17%
83 Preschool teachers, except special education 90 $32,830 $17,880 - 52,180 26% 43%
84 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 90 $25,630 $18,270 - 33,660 10% 24%
85 Dental assistants 90 $22,440 $16,050 - 30,900 29% 9%
86 Family and general practitioners 80 $190,930 $115,220 - 0% 0%
87 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 80 $43,130 $25,310 - 59,160 10% 17%
88 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 80 $39,500 $27,900 - 51,860 16% 43%
89 Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 80 $30,560 $25,860 - 38,700 -8% 0%
90 Medical assistants 80 $22,780 $17,280 - 30,700 35% 10%
91 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 80 $16,250 $14,800 - 18,350 10% 8%
92 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 70 $57,170 $34,580 - 83,990 9% 10%
93 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 70 $38,580 $17,570 - 76,230 12% 3%
94 Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 70 $31,180 $18,170 - 48,510 14% 11%
95 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 70 $18,040 $14,780 - 23,790 10% 17%
96 Insurance sales agents 60 $61,290 $22,240 - 121,670 13% 45%
97 Respiratory therapists 60 $48,350 $37,110 - 61,940 23% 28%
98 Dental hygienists 60 $47,990 $34,400 - 65,570 30% 33%
99 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 60 $41,000 $25,710 - 66,080 11% 4%
100 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 60 $38,700 $22,530 - 56,200 0% 42%
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Jobs More Common Near Weirton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 58,390 150 44.9
Machine feeders and offbearers 31,820 190 7.2
Service station attendants 15,790 110 6.3
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 34,830 150 6.2
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 26,510 340 5.9
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 35,940 110 5.9
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 23,880 180 5.8
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 47,180 100 5.4
Industrial machinery mechanics 46,850 350 5.2
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 16,060 120 4.4
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 18,540 380 4.4
Highway maintenance workers 31,450 100 4.2
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 25,970 170 3.7
Telemarketers 20,240 320 3.7
Nonfarm animal caretakers 19,670 120 3.5
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 34,260 180 3
Bartenders 15,690 380 2.8
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 35,070 470 2.6
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 20,340 880 2.4
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 40,780 130 2.4
Tellers 19,820 360 2.3
Printing machine operators 38,500 120 2.3
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 42,020 360 2.2
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 54,450 360 2.2
Radiologic technologists and technicians 46,630 120 2.2
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,460 1,510 2.1
Pharmacy technicians 22,100 180 2.1
Helpers--production workers 23,600 240 2
Medical secretaries 28,770 250 2
Registered nurses 52,930 1,360 1.9
Home health aides 18,870 420 1.8
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 36,730 290 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 56,180 210 1.8
Parts salespersons 24,440 100 1.7
Postal service mail carriers 0 160 1.7
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 37,310 160 1.7
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,630 400 1.7
Cashiers 16,220 1,560 1.7
Maintenance and repair workers, general 30,240 570 1.7
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 22,470 160 1.6
Pharmacists 105,660 110 1.6
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 26,590 270 1.5
Recreation workers 19,590 110 1.5
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 26,150 370 1.5
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 0 130 1.5
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 32,180 110 1.5
Machinists 34,950 150 1.5
Carpenters 36,690 340 1.4
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 21,940 830 1.4
Medical and health services managers 87,940 100 1.4

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Weirton, West Virginia Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Machine feeders and offbearers 31,820 1.23 190
Printing machine operators 38,500 1.18 120
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 35,940 1.15 110
Stock clerks and order fillers 25,140 1.1 570
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 30,020 1.05 200
Industrial machinery mechanics 46,850 1.05 350
Construction laborers 32,490 1.05 350
Computer support specialists 43,730 1.04 110
Industrial truck and tractor operators 31,140 1.04 200
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 54,450 1.03 360
Pharmacists 105,660 1.01 110
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 33,520 1 130
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 24,120 1 780
Helpers--production workers 23,600 1 240
Medical secretaries 28,770 0.99 250
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 56,180 0.99 210
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 58,390 0.99 150
Child care workers 18,870 0.98 110
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 21,940 0.96 830
Nonfarm animal caretakers 19,670 0.95 120
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 48,420 0.95 350
Dishwashers 16,310 0.95 140
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 16,470 0.95 110
Machinists 34,950 0.95 150
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 53,290 0.94 340
Driver/sales workers 24,620 0.94 120
Carpenters 36,690 0.94 340
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,630 0.92 400
Food preparation workers 17,590 0.92 260
Electricians 42,880 0.91 220
Radiologic technologists and technicians 46,630 0.91 120
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 26,510 0.91 340
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 26,150 0.9 370
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,460 0.9 1,510
Elementary school teachers, except special education 44,670 0.9 510
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 22,470 0.89 160
Office clerks, general 22,650 0.89 1,060
Home health aides 18,870 0.89 420
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 35,070 0.89 470
Maintenance and repair workers, general 30,240 0.88 570
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 34,100 0.88 220
Retail salespersons 21,380 0.88 1,320
Cashiers 16,220 0.88 1,560
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 37,310 0.87 160
Counter and rental clerks 20,270 0.87 120
Teacher assistants 19,260 0.87 290
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 32,420 0.86 480
Waiters and waitresses 16,120 0.86 900
Registered nurses 52,930 0.86 1,360
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 34,830 0.85 150

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