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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.

Jobs in Weirton

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations37250$39,940$19.2100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations5130$31,060$14.9314.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations3840$21,400$10.298.55
4Production Occupations3680$38,700$18.615.7
5Sales and Related Occupations3420$28,120$13.529.9
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3280$68,150$32.775.8
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2910$32,100$15.436.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations2560$50,920$24.486.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1800$40,710$19.573.8
10Healthcare Support Occupations1770$25,210$12.123
11Construction and Extraction Occupations1520$52,440$25.214.45
12Cashiers1510$20,000$9.622.2
13Management Occupations1480$84,480$40.616.15
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1230$20,050$9.642.3
15Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1220$23,620$11.363.65
16Personal Care and Service Occupations1210$24,130$11.64.3
17Registered Nurses1170$59,880$28.791.95
18Office Clerks, General950$27,390$13.171.9
19Business and Financial Operations Occupations860$53,610$25.785.25
20Nursing Assistants820$24,000$11.541
21Retail Salespersons790$25,480$12.252.85
22Protective Service Occupations710$37,710$18.132.2
23Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners690$23,320$11.211.55
24Waiters and Waitresses620$21,300$10.241.7
25Architecture and Engineering Occupations540$77,260$37.151.7
26Stock Clerks and Order Fillers540$27,210$13.081.3
27Community and Social Service Occupations500$40,290$19.371.65
28Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers500$40,910$19.671.2
29Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive500$29,730$14.291.5
30Maintenance and Repair Workers, General490$35,690$17.160.9
31General and Operations Managers390$82,590$39.711.5
32Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand390$27,090$13.031.7
33Home Health Aides380$19,170$9.220.7
34Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses380$38,130$18.330.5
35Customer Service Representatives350$27,220$13.091.75
36Cooks, Restaurant340$23,540$11.320.8
37First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers330$41,860$20.120.95
38Computer and Mathematical Occupations320$62,180$29.892.9
39First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers320$33,510$16.111
40First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers310$66,890$32.160.4
41Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks290$32,490$15.621.05
42First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers290$25,570$12.290.6
43Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners290$21,010$10.10.9
44Electricians280$60,290$28.990.4
45Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria270$23,610$11.350.3
46Food Preparation Workers270$21,060$10.120.6
47Construction Laborers250$33,590$16.150.8
48Medical Assistants250$28,050$13.480.45
49Receptionists and Information Clerks250$24,080$11.580.7
50Security Guards240$28,420$13.660.7
51Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations230$40,270$19.361.8
52Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics230$28,940$13.910.5
53Bartenders230$19,580$9.410.4
54Industrial Machinery Mechanics230$47,830$22.990.2
55Medical Secretaries220$27,490$13.220.4
56Tellers220$23,380$11.240.3
57Helpers--Production Workers210$27,900$13.410.3
58Pharmacy Technicians210$25,620$12.320.3
59Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters210$69,020$33.180.3
60Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers200$47,110$22.650.4
61Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products200$66,340$31.90.9
62Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks200$29,970$14.410.4
63Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers190$26,040$12.520.6
64Personal Care Aides190$20,200$9.711.5
65Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers180$23,850$11.470.8
66Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers170$34,280$16.480
67Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists170$23,240$11.170.4
68Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators160$52,840$25.40.35
69Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators160$56,640$27.230.2
70Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators160$36,880$17.730.1
71Accountants and Auditors150$68,330$32.850.9
72Legal Occupations140$60,550$29.110.8
73Pharmacists140$111,130$53.430.2
74Postal Service Mail Carriers140$49,210$23.660.2
75Business Operations Specialists, All Other130$55,480$26.680.7
76Carpenters130$46,610$22.410.7
77Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders130$36,820$17.70.1
78First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers130$68,960$33.150.4
79Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers130$49,390$23.750.3
80Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations130$68,780$33.070.8
81First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers120$55,860$26.860.3
82Labor Relations Specialists120$21,350$10.270.05
83Medical and Health Services Managers120$86,070$41.380.25
84Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks120$53,930$25.930.2
85Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop110$19,710$9.480.3
86Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers110$19,220$9.240.3
87Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic110$39,670$19.070
88Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers110$34,260$16.470.3
89Bus Drivers, School or Special Client100$26,530$12.760.3
90Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic100$39,980$19.220.1
91Dishwashers100$19,820$9.530.3
92First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors100$50,590$24.320
93Highway Maintenance Workers100$31,470$15.130.1
94Physical Therapists100$81,020$38.950.2
95Radiologic Technologists100$50,500$24.280.1
96Recreation Workers100$22,650$10.890.25
97Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers100$53,510$25.730.15
98Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists90$40,250$19.350.2
99Childcare Workers90$21,760$10.460.8
100Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop90$19,750$9.50.3
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Jobs More Common Near Weirton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,94037,250
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,0605,130
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,4003,840
Production Occupations$38,7003,680
Sales and Related Occupations$28,1203,420
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$68,1503,280
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,1002,910
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,9202,560
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,7101,800
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,2101,770
Construction and Extraction Occupations$52,4401,520
Cashiers$20,0001,510
Management Occupations$84,4801,480
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,0501,230
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$23,6201,220
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,1301,210
Registered Nurses$59,8801,170
Office Clerks, General$27,390950
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$53,610860
Nursing Assistants$24,000820
Retail Salespersons$25,480790
Protective Service Occupations$37,710710
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,320690
Waiters and Waitresses$21,300620
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,260540
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,210540
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,290500
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$40,910500
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,730500
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,690490
General and Operations Managers$82,590390
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,090390
Home Health Aides$19,170380
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,130380
Customer Service Representatives$27,220350
Cooks, Restaurant$23,540340
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$41,860330
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,180320
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$33,510320
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$66,890310
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$32,490290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$25,570290
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,010290
Electricians$60,290280
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$23,610270
Food Preparation Workers$21,060270
Construction Laborers$33,590250
Medical Assistants$28,050250
Receptionists and Information Clerks$24,080250
Security Guards$28,420240

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,94037,250
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,0605,130
Production Occupations$38,7003,680
Sales and Related Occupations$28,1203,420
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$68,1503,280
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,1002,910
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,9202,560
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,7101,800
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,2101,770
Construction and Extraction Occupations$52,4401,520
Management Occupations$84,4801,480
Registered Nurses$59,8801,170
Office Clerks, General$27,390950
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$53,610860
Retail Salespersons$25,480790
Protective Service Occupations$37,710710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,260540
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,210540
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,290500
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$40,910500
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,730500
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,690490
General and Operations Managers$82,590390
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,090390
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,130380
Customer Service Representatives$27,220350
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$41,860330
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,180320
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$33,510320
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$66,890310
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$32,490290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$25,570290
Electricians$60,290280
Construction Laborers$33,590250
Medical Assistants$28,050250
Security Guards$28,420240
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,270230
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$28,940230
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$47,830230
Medical Secretaries$27,490220
Helpers--Production Workers$27,900210
Pharmacy Technicians$25,620210
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$69,020210
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$47,110200
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$66,340200
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$29,970200
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$26,040190
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$34,280170
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$52,840160
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$56,640160

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