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Wheeling Employment

Employment and Industries in the Wheeling, West Virginia Area

The iron, steel and coal sectors still have important roles in the Wheeling region economy. Severstal-Wheeling is one of the largest steel companies in the world and provides a large number of jobs. There are also primary metal facilities, custom mills, machine shops and mold shops situated in the area. Other industries providing jobs include cleaning supplies, paper, dairy products, optical goods, tools, pipe fittings, welding equipment and bath fixtures. In addition, close to Wheeling are facilities for Miles, Inc., Ormet Aluminum and PPG.

Wheeling is also involved with technology. Wheeling's Touchstone Research Laboratory has developed numerous technologies for their clients, which are located all over the world.

The major employment sectors in Wheeling, West Virginia are healthcare, educational services, accommodation and food services, metal and metal products; professional, scientific and technical services; and finance and insurance. Management, professional and related occupations (31% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (25% of the jobs).

Noteworthy details regarding Wheeling, West Virginia: Adult population which has achieved a bachelor's degree or higher: 23%. Cost of living in 2008: 80.9 (national average: 100). Average salary in 2009: $26,000.

The major job providers in Wheeling, West Virginia:

  • Ohio Valley Health Services and Education
  • Oglebay Resort Conference Center
  • Wheeling Hospital Inc
  • Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc
  • Ohio Valley Medical Center Incorporated
  • Aladdin Food Management Services, Inc
  • Northwood Health Systems, Inc
  • Spi Healthcare
  • Severstal Wheeling, Inc
  • Kalkreuth Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc
  • HVHC Inc
  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc
  • Ogden News Publishing of West Virginia
  • Sledd Company, Chas M
  • Wheeling Health Right, Inc
  • Tri-State Machine, Inc
  • Jim Robinson Inc

Companies in Wheeling can collaborate with helpful associations such as:

The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register is a good resource regarding local business and industry news.

Jobs in Wheeling

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 62610 $39210 $18.85 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10440 $30870 $14.84 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 6710 $29550 $14.21 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6590 $21180 $10.18 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5080 $65870 $31.67 5.75
6 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4500 $50720 $24.39 4.4
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4390 $33740 $16.22 6.45
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3340 $42410 $20.39 6.15
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3060 $39970 $19.22 3.8
10 Retail Salespersons 2660 $24220 $11.64 3.1
11 Healthcare Support Occupations 2430 $25530 $12.27 3.05
12 Production Occupations 2290 $43050 $20.7 5.85
13 Management Occupations 2280 $83200 $40 6.05
14 Office Clerks, General 2160 $27060 $13.01 2
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2140 $23760 $11.42 3.7
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2090 $22920 $11.02 4.1
17 Registered Nurses 1950 $56320 $27.08 1.9
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1930 $19340 $9.3 2.15
19 Protective Service Occupations 1920 $36580 $17.59 2.25
20 Cashiers 1820 $20580 $9.9 2.25
21 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1810 $55570 $26.72 5.05
22 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1250 $27230 $13.09 1.6
23 Waiters and Waitresses 1180 $21760 $10.46 1.6
24 Community and Social Service Occupations 1090 $36050 $17.33 1.65
25 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1050 $33280 $16 0.9
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1050 $23860 $11.47 1.6
27 Customer Service Representatives 910 $28610 $13.75 1.75
28 Home Health Aides 800 $20560 $9.89 0.7
29 General and Operations Managers 790 $79380 $38.17 1.4
30 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 790 $43610 $20.96 1
31 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 750 $36720 $17.65 1.2
32 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 750 $27100 $13.03 1.2
33 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 750 $32240 $15.5 1.1
34 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 730 $62420 $30.01 2.8
35 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 720 $29510 $14.19 1.6
36 Nursing Assistants 710 $24940 $11.99 1.05
37 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 710 $37070 $17.82 1
38 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 680 $21110 $10.15 1
39 Personal Care Aides 660 $19530 $9.39 1.3
40 Construction Laborers 570 $36750 $17.67 0.8
41 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 550 $45160 $21.71 0.45
42 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 550 $35280 $16.96 0.5
43 Correctional Officers and Jailers 540 $37400 $17.98 0.3
44 Legal Occupations 540 $80450 $38.68 0.8
45 Receptionists and Information Clerks 490 $25850 $12.43 0.7
46 Cooks, Restaurant 490 $21510 $10.34 0.75
47 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 490 $48820 $23.47 1.7
48 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 480 $32060 $15.41 0.6
49 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 470 $75950 $36.52 1.65
50 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 450 $23470 $11.28 0.3
51 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 430 $29110 $14 0.6
52 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 430 $79460 $38.2 0.4
53 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 430 $48920 $23.52 0.2
54 Cooks, Fast Food 400 $19890 $9.56 0.3
55 Electricians 380 $51000 $24.52 0.4
56 Bartenders 380 $19140 $9.2 0.4
57 Security Guards 370 $24740 $11.9 0.7
58 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 370 $33610 $16.16 0.5
59 Substitute Teachers 370 $29280 $14.08 0
60 Medical Assistants 370 $27590 $13.26 0.45
61 Billing and Posting Clerks 350 $32460 $15.61 0.35
62 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 330 $19500 $9.38 0.25
63 Dishwashers 310 $19570 $9.41 0.3
64 Tellers 310 $23020 $11.07 0.3
65 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 310 $27270 $13.11 0.3
66 Accountants and Auditors 310 $67390 $32.4 0.9
67 Lawyers 310 $102260 $49.16 0.5
68 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 310 $25520 $12.27 0.4
69 Firefighters 300 $28110 $13.51 0.2
70 Medical Secretaries 300 $28490 $13.7 0.4
71 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 300 $59020 $28.38 1
72 Driver/Sales Workers 250 $25280 $12.16 0.3
73 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $32210 $15.48 0.4
74 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 240 $47020 $22.61 0.6
75 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 240 $62120 $29.86 0.3
76 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 230 $57650 $27.71 0.9
77 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $25660 $12.34 0.25
78 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 220 $24110 $11.59 0.8
79 Carpenters 210 $43020 $20.68 0.6
80 Childcare Workers 200 $20360 $9.79 0.8
81 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $31290 $15.04 0.3
82 Insurance Sales Agents 200 $52960 $25.46 0.3
83 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 190 $60610 $29.14 0.4
84 Legal Secretaries 190 $34180 $16.43 0.1
85 Postal Service Mail Carriers 180 $48540 $23.34 0.15
86 Roof Bolters, Mining 170 $59890 $28.8 0
87 Highway Maintenance Workers 170 $33010 $15.87 0.1
88 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $46920 $22.56 0.2
89 Dental Hygienists 160 $52880 $25.42 0.1
90 Parts Salespersons 160 $29160 $14.02 0.2
91 Financial Managers 160 $99370 $47.78 0.4
92 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 160 $49780 $23.93 0.3
93 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 160 $64840 $31.17 0.7
94 Radiologic Technologists 150 $47660 $22.91 0.1
95 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 150 $22550 $10.84 0.1
96 Recreation Workers 150 $23160 $11.13 0.3
97 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 150 $186390 $89.61 0.2
98 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $43790 $21.05 0.2
99 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 150 $51320 $24.67 0.1
100 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 150 $44710 $21.49 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Wheeling Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,210 62,610
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,870 10,440
Sales and Related Occupations 29,550 6,710
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,180 6,590
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 65,870 5,080
Construction and Extraction Occupations 50,720 4,500
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,740 4,390
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 42,410 3,340
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,970 3,060
Retail Salespersons 24,220 2,660
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,530 2,430
Production Occupations 43,050 2,290
Management Occupations 83,200 2,280
Office Clerks, General 27,060 2,160
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,760 2,140
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,920 2,090
Registered Nurses 56,320 1,950
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,340 1,930
Protective Service Occupations 36,580 1,920
Cashiers 20,580 1,820
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 55,570 1,810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,230 1,250
Waiters and Waitresses 21,760 1,180
Community and Social Service Occupations 36,050 1,090
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,280 1,050
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,860 1,050
Customer Service Representatives 28,610 910
Home Health Aides 20,560 800
General and Operations Managers 79,380 790
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 43,610 790
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 36,720 750
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,100 750
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,240 750
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 62,420 730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,510 720
Nursing Assistants 24,940 710
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,070 710
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,110 680
Personal Care Aides 19,530 660
Construction Laborers 36,750 570
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 45,160 550
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,280 550
Correctional Officers and Jailers 37,400 540
Legal Occupations 80,450 540
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,850 490
Cooks, Restaurant 21,510 490
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,820 490
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,060 480
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 75,950 470
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 23,470 450

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,210 62,610
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,870 10,440
Sales and Related Occupations 29,550 6,710
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 65,870 5,080
Construction and Extraction Occupations 50,720 4,500
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,740 4,390
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 42,410 3,340
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,970 3,060
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,530 2,430
Production Occupations 43,050 2,290
Management Occupations 83,200 2,280
Office Clerks, General 27,060 2,160
Registered Nurses 56,320 1,950
Protective Service Occupations 36,580 1,920
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 55,570 1,810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,230 1,250
Community and Social Service Occupations 36,050 1,090
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,280 1,050
Customer Service Representatives 28,610 910
General and Operations Managers 79,380 790
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 43,610 790
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 36,720 750
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,100 750
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,240 750
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 62,420 730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,510 720
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,070 710
Construction Laborers 36,750 570
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 45,160 550
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,280 550
Correctional Officers and Jailers 37,400 540
Legal Occupations 80,450 540
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,850 490
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,820 490
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,060 480
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 75,950 470
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,110 430
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 79,460 430
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 48,920 430
Electricians 51,000 380
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 33,610 370
Substitute Teachers 29,280 370
Medical Assistants 27,590 370
Billing and Posting Clerks 32,460 350
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 27,270 310
Accountants and Auditors 67,390 310
Lawyers 102,260 310
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 25,520 310
Firefighters 28,110 300
Medical Secretaries 28,490 300

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