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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 39200 $38550 $18.53 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5710 $30480 $14.65 14.8
3 Production Occupations 4150 $39170 $18.83 5.85
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3940 $21180 $10.18 8.3
5 Sales and Related Occupations 3760 $28010 $13.47 10.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3210 $67880 $32.64 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3000 $31360 $15.08 6.45
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2670 $45940 $22.09 6.15
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2130 $42400 $20.38 3.8
10 Healthcare Support Occupations 1740 $24670 $11.86 3.05
11 Cashiers 1570 $19780 $9.51 2.25
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1480 $45130 $21.7 4.4
13 Management Occupations 1410 $84030 $40.4 6.05
14 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1380 $25160 $12.1 4.1
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1370 $23170 $11.14 3.7
16 Registered Nurses 1170 $58430 $28.09 1.9
17 Office Clerks, General 1090 $25610 $12.31 2
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1090 $19520 $9.38 2.15
19 Retail Salespersons 960 $25480 $12.25 3.1
20 Nursing Assistants 830 $23740 $11.41 1.05
21 Waiters and Waitresses 810 $21030 $10.11 1.6
22 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 800 $52580 $25.28 5.05
23 Protective Service Occupations 740 $34080 $16.39 2.25
24 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 650 $23130 $11.12 1.6
25 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 600 $29230 $14.05 1.6
26 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 590 $70990 $34.13 1.65
27 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 560 $40190 $19.32 1.2
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 530 $26480 $12.73 1.2
29 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 510 $38200 $18.37 0.9
30 Community and Social Service Occupations 480 $39720 $19.1 1.65
31 General and Operations Managers 440 $82230 $39.53 1.4
32 Home Health Aides 420 $18690 $8.98 0.7
33 Cooks, Restaurant 400 $22220 $10.68 0.75
34 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 390 $21170 $10.18 1
35 Construction Laborers 360 $32220 $15.49 0.8
36 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 360 $26820 $12.89 1.6
37 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 350 $37540 $18.05 0.5
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 340 $35470 $17.05 1
39 Customer Service Representatives 330 $26080 $12.54 1.75
40 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 330 $46940 $22.57 0.2
41 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 310 $33200 $15.96 1.1
42 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 310 $66120 $31.79 0.4
43 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 300 $42400 $20.38 1
44 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 270 $53760 $25.85 1
45 Food Preparation Workers 270 $20760 $9.98 0.6
46 Tellers 260 $22820 $10.97 0.3
47 Security Guards 260 $24270 $11.67 0.7
48 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 260 $27740 $13.34 0.6
49 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 260 $29970 $14.41 0.4
50 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 260 $29870 $14.36 0.5
51 Helpers--Production Workers 250 $30680 $14.75 0.3
52 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 250 $23640 $11.36 0.3
53 Receptionists and Information Clerks 240 $23480 $11.29 0.7
54 Medical Secretaries 230 $28290 $13.6 0.4
55 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 230 $45280 $21.77 1.7
56 Bartenders 230 $19850 $9.54 0.4
57 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 210 $42840 $20.59 0.2
58 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 200 $28910 $13.9 0.6
59 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 200 $47190 $22.69 0.3
60 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 190 $45360 $21.81 0.45
61 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 190 $21620 $10.4 0.8
62 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 190 $71190 $34.22 2.8
63 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $26160 $12.58 0.25
64 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 180 $19180 $9.22 0.3
65 Medical Assistants 180 $26140 $12.57 0.45
66 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $58130 $27.95 0.3
67 Carpenters 180 $48380 $23.26 0.6
68 Electricians 160 $55250 $26.56 0.4
69 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 160 $54690 $26.29 0.35
70 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $34770 $16.72 0.1
71 Accountants and Auditors 150 $68780 $33.07 0.9
72 Recreation Workers 140 $23440 $11.27 0.3
73 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $27770 $13.35 0.4
74 Postal Service Mail Carriers 140 $49360 $23.73 0.15
75 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 140 $58220 $27.99 0.3
76 Personal Care Aides 140 $19790 $9.52 1.3
77 Dishwashers 140 $19520 $9.39 0.3
78 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 130 $232680 $111.87 0.2
79 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 130 $36240 $17.42 0.1
80 Pharmacists 130 $113200 $54.42 0.2
81 Production Workers, All Other 130 $36730 $17.66 0.2
82 Billing and Posting Clerks 130 $32860 $15.8 0.35
83 Legal Occupations 120 $61020 $29.34 0.8
84 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 120 $47460 $22.82 0.5
85 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $38260 $18.39 0
86 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $75110 $36.11 0.2
87 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $37420 $17.99 0.1
88 Labor Relations Specialists 120 $20670 $9.94 0.05
89 Electrical Engineers 120 $93430 $44.92 0.1
90 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $28920 $13.91 0.2
91 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 110 $35420 $17.03 0.3
92 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $55740 $26.8 0.2
93 Physical Therapists 100 $76270 $36.67 0.15
94 Highway Maintenance Workers 100 $29870 $14.36 0.1
95 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $39450 $18.97 0.2
96 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 90 $49460 $23.78 0.7
97 Financial Managers 90 $90260 $43.4 0.4
98 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 90 $59470 $28.59 0.9
99 Substitute Teachers 90 $34580 $16.63 0
100 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 90 $31150 $14.97 0.1
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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
All Occupations 38,550 39,200
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,480 5,710
Production Occupations 39,170 4,150
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,180 3,940
Sales and Related Occupations 28,010 3,760
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 67,880 3,210
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,360 3,000
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,940 2,670
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,400 2,130
Healthcare Support Occupations 24,670 1,740
Cashiers 19,780 1,570
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,130 1,480
Management Occupations 84,030 1,410
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,160 1,380
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,170 1,370
Registered Nurses 58,430 1,170
Office Clerks, General 25,610 1,090
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,520 1,090
Retail Salespersons 25,480 960
Nursing Assistants 23,740 830
Waiters and Waitresses 21,030 810
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 52,580 800
Protective Service Occupations 34,080 740
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,130 650
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,230 600
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,990 590
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,190 560
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,480 530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,200 510
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,720 480
General and Operations Managers 82,230 440
Home Health Aides 18,690 420
Cooks, Restaurant 22,220 400
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,170 390
Construction Laborers 32,220 360
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,820 360
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,540 350
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 35,470 340
Customer Service Representatives 26,080 330
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 46,940 330
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,200 310
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 66,120 310
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 42,400 300
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 53,760 270
Food Preparation Workers 20,760 270
Tellers 22,820 260
Security Guards 24,270 260
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,740 260
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 29,970 260
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 29,870 260

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 Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,550 39,200
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,480 5,710
Production Occupations 39,170 4,150
Sales and Related Occupations 28,010 3,760
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 67,880 3,210
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,360 3,000
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,940 2,670
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,400 2,130
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,130 1,480
Management Occupations 84,030 1,410
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,160 1,380
Registered Nurses 58,430 1,170
Office Clerks, General 25,610 1,090
Retail Salespersons 25,480 960
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 52,580 800
Protective Service Occupations 34,080 740
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,230 600
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,990 590
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,190 560
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,480 530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,200 510
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,720 480
General and Operations Managers 82,230 440
Construction Laborers 32,220 360
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,820 360
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,540 350
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 35,470 340
Customer Service Representatives 26,080 330
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 46,940 330
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,200 310
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 66,120 310
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 42,400 300
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 53,760 270
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,740 260
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 29,970 260
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 29,870 260
Helpers--Production Workers 30,680 250
Medical Secretaries 28,290 230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,280 230
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 42,840 210
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 28,910 200
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 47,190 200
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 45,360 190
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 71,190 190
Pharmacy Technicians 26,160 180
Medical Assistants 26,140 180
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 58,130 180
Carpenters 48,380 180
Electricians 55,250 160
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 54,690 160

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