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West Virginia Government Pay Charts West Virginia General Schedule Payscales

3,299 federal employees †
$80,963 average yearly pay
+4% salary raise this year

Federal employees in West Virginia are paid an adjusted base salary based on which of the three General Schedule localities that cover West Virginia in which they work. Localities that cover parts of West Virginia include Pittsburgh, Washington DC and Rest of U.S..

This table lists all of the major cities and military installations within West Virginia where Federal employees work. Each city lists the GS Locality in which it is located, and the current Locality Adjustment applicable to that locality. Click on any city or locality to see the adjusted pay tables for that region.

City / Base Locality Type Federal Employee Count † GS Locality Name Locality Adjustment
Parkersburg   Civilian 1,860 Rest of U.S. 16.5%
Coast Guard Operations System Center   Coast Guard 65 Washington DC 32.49%

Employee count includes only Non-DoD Employees in the GS Pay Scale. However, these rates apply to all General Schedule (GS) employees, including those in the Department of Defense (DoD).

West Virginia Federal Employment Statistics

This section provides statistics on Federal government employees in West Virginia, including most common occupations, agencies with the most local employees, and the average paygrade and salary rates of general schedule employees in the area. All data in this section is derived from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)'s most recent available listings of federal employees in West Virginia.

Common Occupations in West Virginia

Occupation Number Employed Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Information Technology Management 1,065 $110,543.00 $385.00
Accounting 459 $89,062.00 $563.00
Human Resources Management 346 $77,808.00 $589.00
Financial Administration And Program 330 $82,886.00 $670.00
Medical Support Assistance 242 $45,201.00 $143.00
Veterans Claims Examining 150 $76,641.00 $55.00
Nursing Assistant 146 $43,706.00 $130.00
Management And Program Analysis 126 $100,610.00 $612.00
Medical Records Technician 120 $50,330.00 $0.00
Practical Nurse 106 $66,422.00 $196.00
General Legal And Kindred Administration 105 $78,171.00 $510.00
General Engineering 104 $126,785.00 $611.00

This table lists the top twelve occupations held by the approximately 3,299 federal employees working in West Virginia, West Virginia, as well as average yearly compensation for West Virginia based federal employees of that occupation.

Federal Agencies in West Virginia

Agency West Virginia Employees Avg. Salary Avg. Bonus
Bureau Of The Fiscal Service 1,810 $86,829.00 $601.00
Veterans Health Administration 614 $50,172.00 $122.00
Internal Revenue Service 518 $124,590.00 $209.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 150 $76,641.00 $55.00
Department Of Energy 104 $126,785.00 $611.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary For Information And Technology 103 $114,604.00 $284.00

There are six Federal agencies with a significant workforce in West Virginia. General Schedule employees at all of the agencies listed below will be paid according to the locality-adjusted GS payscale listed on this page.

Distribution of GS Employees in West Virginia

There are approximately 3,299 federal employees on the General Schedule payscale located within West Virginia. The average federal employee in West Virginia earns $80,963 per year, and the average yearly bonus is $358.

Based on data provided by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the most common job title for federal employees based in West Virginia is Information Technology Management. The Federal agency with the largest number of employees in West Virginia is the Bureau Of The Fiscal Service, which has total of 1,810 employees in the area.

The bar graph to the left shows the distribution of employees in West Virginia by paygrade, from GS-1 to GS-15. To learn more about how paygrades are determined and how they affect a federal employee's salary, see how to calculate GS Pay.

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