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Morgantown Employment

Employment and Industries in the Morgantown, West Virginia Area

Morgantown, West Virginia is a prominent regional commercial center. Morgantown is home to West Virginia University. The school has a significant impact on the local economy. The large healthcare industry and the region's high tech corridor are integral parts of the economy. Significant manufacturing industries in Morgantown are pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and glass and glassware.

In Morgantown the top employment sectors are educational services, accommodation and food services, healthcare; professional, scientific and technical services; and construction. Management, professional and related occupations (38% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (23% of the jobs).

Accolades for Morgantown, West Virginia: Named the #1 small city in the country by bizjournals.com. Forbes named Morgantown as one of the best small metro areas for business and careers. The city was named as one of the top smart places to live by Kiplinger's.

Facts about Morgantown, West Virginia: Average earnings in 2009: $29,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 92.2 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population which has achieved a bachelor's degree or higher: 48%.

The largest employers in Morgantown and the surrounding area:

  • West Virginia University
  • West Virginia University Hospitals
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc
  • Monongalia County Board of Education
  • University Health Associates
  • Monongalia General Hospital
  • Teletech Customer Care Management (WV), Inc
  • Walmart
  • Gabriel Brothers Inc
  • Mulberry Street Management Services Inc
  • The Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service
  • West Virginia Rehabilitation Hospital Inc
  • Synovate, Inc
  • March-Westin Company, Inc
  • Lowe's Home Centers, Inc
  • The Kroger Co

Businesses in Morgantown can collaborate with useful organizations such as:

The Dominion Post is a good resource regarding local business and industry news.

Jobs in Morgantown

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 64010 $43550 $20.94 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8700 $32200 $15.48 14.8
3 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 6970 $64710 $31.11 5.75
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6730 $23180 $11.14 8.3
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5450 $57330 $27.56 6.15
6 Sales and Related Occupations 5340 $27660 $13.3 10.15
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3610 $30090 $14.47 6.45
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3410 $36180 $17.39 3.8
9 Production Occupations 3250 $36820 $17.7 5.85
10 Management Occupations 3100 $100160 $48.15 6.05
11 Registered Nurses 3030 $62770 $30.18 1.9
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2630 $47410 $22.79 4.4
13 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2100 $23790 $11.44 3.7
14 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2060 $57330 $27.56 5.05
15 Retail Salespersons 1900 $23870 $11.48 3.1
16 Cashiers 1760 $19830 $9.53 2.25
17 Office Clerks, General 1740 $29940 $14.4 2
18 Waiters and Waitresses 1680 $24390 $11.72 1.6
19 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1630 $19420 $9.34 2.15
20 Protective Service Occupations 1510 $39040 $18.77 2.25
21 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1510 $23820 $11.45 4.1
22 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1380 $29470 $14.17 0.9
23 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1340 $70600 $33.94 2.8
24 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1250 $22420 $10.78 1.6
25 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 980 $73200 $35.19 1.65
26 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 960 $31800 $15.29 1.6
27 Customer Service Representatives 930 $27740 $13.34 1.75
28 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 910 $48120 $23.14 1
29 Cooks, Restaurant 870 $22410 $10.77 0.75
30 Community and Social Service Occupations 870 $40930 $19.68 1.65
31 General and Operations Managers 870 $97700 $46.97 1.4
32 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 $20870 $10.03 1
33 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 820 $43830 $21.07 1.2
34 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 820 $58550 $28.15 0.9
35 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 800 $23550 $11.32 1.2
36 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 670 $23920 $11.5 1.6
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 630 $32550 $15.65 1.1
38 Personal Care Aides 620 $19720 $9.48 1.3
39 Construction Laborers 620 $34070 $16.38 0.8
40 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 610 $31170 $14.99 1
41 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 600 $110080 $52.92 0.1
42 Instructional Coordinators 600 $57030 $27.42 0.1
43 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 590 $51310 $24.67 1.7
44 Correctional Officers and Jailers 520 $48570 $23.35 0.3
45 Legal Occupations 520 $71040 $34.15 0.8
46 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 490 $35080 $16.87 0.6
47 Medical Assistants 470 $27370 $13.16 0.45
48 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 460 $35960 $17.29 0.5
49 Receptionists and Information Clerks 440 $25240 $12.13 0.7
50 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 440 $25140 $12.08 0.3
51 Carpenters 420 $46770 $22.49 0.6
52 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 420 $51170 $24.6 0.2
53 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 370 $23740 $11.42 0.8
54 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 370 $68140 $32.76 0.4
55 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 370 $29150 $14.01 0.5
56 Bartenders 350 $20450 $9.83 0.4
57 Pharmacists 330 $104100 $50.05 0.2
58 Accountants and Auditors 330 $63040 $30.31 0.9
59 Pharmacy Technicians 320 $28420 $13.66 0.25
60 Driver/Sales Workers 310 $21970 $10.56 0.3
61 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 310 $20710 $9.96 0.3
62 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 300 $42760 $20.56 0.45
63 Security Guards 290 $24740 $11.89 0.7
64 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 270 $26720 $12.84 0.6
65 Childcare Workers 260 $19970 $9.6 0.8
66 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 250 $49100 $23.61 0.4
67 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $54920 $26.4 0.3
68 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 240 $47650 $22.91 1
69 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 240 $64080 $30.81 0.7
70 Computer Occupations, All Other 230 $87300 $41.97 0.2
71 Electricians 230 $50330 $24.2 0.4
72 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 230 $41030 $19.73 0.2
73 Home Health Aides 230 $21240 $10.21 0.7
74 Management Analysts 220 $68620 $32.99 0.5
75 Social Science Research Assistants 210 $50370 $24.22 0
76 Computer User Support Specialists 210 $39700 $19.09 0.4
77 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 210 $43710 $21.02 0.6
78 Tellers 210 $25460 $12.24 0.3
79 Food Preparation Workers 210 $22640 $10.88 0.6
80 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 200 $25810 $12.41 0.3
81 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 200 $30560 $14.69 0.2
82 Computer Systems Analysts 200 $69830 $33.57 0.4
83 Medical and Health Services Managers 190 $130560 $62.77 0.2
84 Physical Therapists 190 $90500 $43.51 0.15
85 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 190 $41450 $19.93 0.1
86 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 180 $239920 $115.35 0.2
87 Lawyers 180 $111570 $53.64 0.5
88 Medical Secretaries 180 $29070 $13.97 0.4
89 Civil Engineers 170 $71430 $34.34 0.2
90 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 170 $29810 $14.33 0.3
91 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $19750 $9.5 0.25
92 Radiologic Technologists 170 $47230 $22.71 0.1
93 Software Developers, Applications 160 $80860 $38.87 0.5
94 Dishwashers 160 $19610 $9.43 0.3
95 Respiratory Therapists 160 $50860 $24.45 0.1
96 Food Service Managers 160 $54650 $26.28 0.2
97 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $20430 $9.82 0.2
98 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 150 $37820 $18.18 0.2
99 Cooks, Short Order 150 $21290 $10.24 0.1
100 Billing and Posting Clerks 150 $33400 $16.06 0.35
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Jobs More Common Near Morgantown Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,550 64,010
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,200 8,700
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 64,710 6,970
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 23,180 6,730
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 57,330 5,450
Sales and Related Occupations 27,660 5,340
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,090 3,610
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 36,180 3,410
Production Occupations 36,820 3,250
Management Occupations 100,160 3,100
Registered Nurses 62,770 3,030
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,410 2,630
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,790 2,100
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,330 2,060
Retail Salespersons 23,870 1,900
Cashiers 19,830 1,760
Office Clerks, General 29,940 1,740
Waiters and Waitresses 24,390 1,680
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,420 1,630
Protective Service Occupations 39,040 1,510
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,820 1,510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 29,470 1,380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,600 1,340
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 22,420 1,250
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 73,200 980
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,800 960
Customer Service Representatives 27,740 930
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,120 910
Cooks, Restaurant 22,410 870
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,930 870
General and Operations Managers 97,700 870
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,870 840
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,830 820
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 58,550 820
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,550 800
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,920 670
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,550 630
Personal Care Aides 19,720 620
Construction Laborers 34,070 620
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 31,170 610
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110,080 600
Instructional Coordinators 57,030 600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 51,310 590
Correctional Officers and Jailers 48,570 520
Legal Occupations 71,040 520
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,080 490
Medical Assistants 27,370 470
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,960 460
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,240 440
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 25,140 440

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,550 64,010
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,200 8,700
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 64,710 6,970
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 57,330 5,450
Sales and Related Occupations 27,660 5,340
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,090 3,610
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 36,180 3,410
Production Occupations 36,820 3,250
Management Occupations 100,160 3,100
Registered Nurses 62,770 3,030
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,410 2,630
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,330 2,060
Office Clerks, General 29,940 1,740
Protective Service Occupations 39,040 1,510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 29,470 1,380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,600 1,340
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 73,200 980
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,800 960
Customer Service Representatives 27,740 930
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,120 910
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,930 870
General and Operations Managers 97,700 870
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,830 820
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 58,550 820
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,550 630
Construction Laborers 34,070 620
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 31,170 610
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 110,080 600
Instructional Coordinators 57,030 600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 51,310 590
Correctional Officers and Jailers 48,570 520
Legal Occupations 71,040 520
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,080 490
Medical Assistants 27,370 470
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,960 460
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,240 440
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 25,140 440
Carpenters 46,770 420
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 51,170 420
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 68,140 370
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 29,150 370
Pharmacists 104,100 330
Accountants and Auditors 63,040 330
Pharmacy Technicians 28,420 320
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 42,760 300
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 26,720 270
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 49,100 250
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 54,920 250
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 47,650 240
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 64,080 240

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