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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in West Virginia

928 Bachelor's Degrees
$61,079 Avg Salary
$25,154 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in West VirginiaOut of the 32 majors we analyze each year, engineering was ranked 5th in West Virginia. In fact, 928 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that 0.7% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Engineering Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Engineering Graduates in West Virginia ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in engineering.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Engineering Majors

The average engineering major who graduates from a school in West Virginia earns about $61,079 per year during the early years of their career. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 53% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a engineering degree is $62,200. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools in West Virginia  61,079
Average Salary for Engineering Graduates from Schools Nationwide  62,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Engineering Grads in West Virginia

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Engineering Graduates in West Virginia


West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Morgantown, WVU is a public college with a very large student population.

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West Virginia University Institute of Technology earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Beckley, West Virginia University Tech is a public school with a small student population.

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Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Engineering Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 958
Florida 34 5,865
Virginia 34 3,378
Georgia 33 3,528
Alabama 32 2,794
Tennessee 32 1,750
North Carolina 32 2,926
South Carolina 32 1,641
Louisiana 31 1,842
Kentucky 31 1,081
Arkansas 30 816

Engineering Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 254
Industrial Engineering 116
Civil Engineering 109
Petroleum Engineering 103
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 79

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Computer & Information Sciences 829
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 629
Natural Resources & Conservation 483
Physical Sciences 224
Engineering Technologies 165

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Petty Officer 3rd Class Declan Barnes.

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