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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations61310$40,090$19.28100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations10180$31,370$15.0814.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6430$21,820$10.498.55
4Sales and Related Occupations6380$29,160$14.029.9
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations5040$67,530$32.475.8
6Construction and Extraction Occupations4590$52,580$25.284.45
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4440$35,150$16.96.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations2990$43,840$21.086.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2950$42,520$20.443.8
10Production Occupations2370$42,980$20.675.7
11Retail Salespersons2370$24,720$11.892.85
12Healthcare Support Occupations2300$26,450$12.723
13Management Occupations2270$84,040$40.46.15
14Personal Care and Service Occupations2180$22,780$10.954.3
15Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2120$20,420$9.822.3
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2020$24,870$11.963.65
17Registered Nurses2020$56,730$27.271.95
18Office Clerks, General1990$26,760$12.861.9
19Cashiers1970$20,700$9.952.2
20Protective Service Occupations1720$37,360$17.962.2
21Business and Financial Operations Occupations1660$57,910$27.845.25
22Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1370$28,020$13.471.7
23Community and Social Service Occupations1360$36,830$17.711.65
24Waiters and Waitresses1190$22,030$10.591.7
25Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners960$24,040$11.561.55
26Nursing Assistants920$25,790$12.41
27Maintenance and Repair Workers, General920$33,370$16.050.9
28Customer Service Representatives820$31,480$15.141.75
29General and Operations Managers790$82,540$39.681.5
30Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive790$32,190$15.481.5
31Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks780$31,970$15.371.05
32First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers750$44,210$21.250.95
33First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers720$37,140$17.851
34Personal Care Aides700$20,020$9.621.5
35Stock Clerks and Order Fillers700$26,950$12.961.3
36Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners660$21,950$10.550.9
37Computer and Mathematical Occupations650$60,060$28.882.9
38Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers650$40,380$19.421.2
39Construction Laborers630$39,930$19.20.8
40Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers610$30,540$14.680.6
41Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses550$35,500$17.070.5
42Home Health Aides540$21,490$10.330.7
43Architecture and Engineering Occupations540$71,520$34.391.7
44Legal Occupations520$83,060$39.930.8
45Cooks, Restaurant520$23,440$11.270.8
46Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers500$43,330$20.830.4
47Receptionists and Information Clerks500$25,900$12.450.7
48Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria460$23,320$11.210.3
49Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations450$48,060$23.11.8
50Correctional Officers and Jailers440$39,220$18.850.25
51First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers440$82,390$39.610.4
52Substitute Teachers440$29,940$14.390
53First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers430$29,520$14.190.6
54Electricians410$57,810$27.790.4
55Tellers380$23,900$11.490.3
56Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics360$35,610$17.120.5
57Billing and Posting Clerks350$32,720$15.730.3
58Security Guards350$29,480$14.170.7
59Bartenders340$19,340$9.30.4
60Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators320$49,440$23.770.2
61Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists320$23,920$11.50.4
62Accountants and Auditors320$69,800$33.560.9
63Medical Assistants310$27,420$13.180.45
64Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop300$19,480$9.360.3
65Dishwashers290$20,250$9.740.3
66Firefighters290$27,350$13.150.2
67Lawyers280$110,730$53.240.5
68Medical Secretaries280$29,890$14.370.4
69Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations250$53,560$25.750.8
70Pharmacy Technicians250$26,200$12.590.3
71Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products240$59,850$28.770.9
72Carpenters240$46,620$22.410.7
73First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers240$69,490$33.410.3
74Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers230$26,380$12.680.8
75Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks230$30,350$14.590.4
76Childcare Workers230$20,560$9.880.8
77Highway Maintenance Workers220$30,730$14.770.1
78Cooks, Fast Food220$19,410$9.330.3
79First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers220$66,360$31.90.4
80Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors220$31,610$15.20
81Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining200$54,060$25.990
82Sales Representatives, Services, All Other190$47,760$22.960.6
83First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors190$59,840$28.770
84Postal Service Mail Carriers180$48,630$23.380.2
85Recreation Workers180$22,840$10.980.25
86Social and Human Service Assistants180$31,460$15.120.25
87Insurance Sales Agents180$49,890$23.990.3
88Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists170$48,640$23.380.2
89Machinists170$48,560$23.350.25
90Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators170$38,720$18.610.35
91Paralegals and Legal Assistants170$47,080$22.640.2
92Legal Secretaries160$29,510$14.190.1
93Bakers160$27,360$13.150.1
94Bus Drivers, School or Special Client160$28,240$13.580.3
95Industrial Machinery Mechanics160$50,030$24.050.2
96Financial Managers160$97,180$46.720.4
97Physicians and Surgeons, All Other150$194,880$93.690.25
98Radiologic Technologists150$48,480$23.310.1
99Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers150$47,740$22.950.2
100Business Operations Specialists, All Other150$65,500$31.490.7
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Jobs More Common Near Wheeling Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$40,09061,310
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,37010,180
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,8206,430
Sales and Related Occupations$29,1606,380
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$67,5305,040
Construction and Extraction Occupations$52,5804,590
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,1504,440
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$43,8402,990
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,5202,950
Production Occupations$42,9802,370
Retail Salespersons$24,7202,370
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,4502,300
Management Occupations$84,0402,270
Personal Care and Service Occupations$22,7802,180
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,4202,120
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,8702,020
Registered Nurses$56,7302,020
Office Clerks, General$26,7601,990
Cashiers$20,7001,970
Protective Service Occupations$37,3601,720
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$57,9101,660
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,0201,370
Community and Social Service Occupations$36,8301,360
Waiters and Waitresses$22,0301,190
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,040960
Nursing Assistants$25,790920
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,370920
Customer Service Representatives$31,480820
General and Operations Managers$82,540790
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,190790
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$31,970780
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$44,210750
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,140720
Personal Care Aides$20,020700
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,950700
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,950660
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$60,060650
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$40,380650
Construction Laborers$39,930630
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,540610
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$35,500550
Home Health Aides$21,490540
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,520540
Legal Occupations$83,060520
Cooks, Restaurant$23,440520
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$43,330500
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,900500
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$23,320460
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$48,060450
Correctional Officers and Jailers$39,220440

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$40,09061,310
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,37010,180
Sales and Related Occupations$29,1606,380
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$67,5305,040
Construction and Extraction Occupations$52,5804,590
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,1504,440
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$43,8402,990
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,5202,950
Production Occupations$42,9802,370
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,4502,300
Management Occupations$84,0402,270
Registered Nurses$56,7302,020
Office Clerks, General$26,7601,990
Protective Service Occupations$37,3601,720
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$57,9101,660
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,0201,370
Community and Social Service Occupations$36,8301,360
Nursing Assistants$25,790920
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,370920
Customer Service Representatives$31,480820
General and Operations Managers$82,540790
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,190790
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$31,970780
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$44,210750
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,140720
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,950700
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$60,060650
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$40,380650
Construction Laborers$39,930630
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,540610
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$35,500550
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,520540
Legal Occupations$83,060520
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$43,330500
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,900500
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$48,060450
Correctional Officers and Jailers$39,220440
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$82,390440
Substitute Teachers$29,940440
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,520430
Electricians$57,810410
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$35,610360
Billing and Posting Clerks$32,720350
Security Guards$29,480350
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$49,440320
Accountants and Auditors$69,800320
Medical Assistants$27,420310
Firefighters$27,350290
Lawyers$110,730280
Medical Secretaries$29,890280

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