The state of West Virginia places a strong emphasis on having rigorous homeland security measures. Salary data on specific occupations in West Virginia is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 2012 is the most recent year for which this information is provided, and the salaries for professionals who earned in the top 10th percentile are listed below, followed by the average salary for the year.
The supervisors of protective service workers earned much more in certain cities than the average wage for the state. The average salaries for these supervisors in selected cities is listed below:
- Washington/Arlington/Alexandria metropolitan area – $53,410
- Hagerstown/Martinsburg – $51,000
- Huntington/Ashland – $47,130
This was also the case with information security analysts with an average wage of $102,650 for these professionals who were located in the Washington/Arlington/Alexandria metropolitan area.
The salaries of transportation security screeners were higher for the state on average than in the main cities. For instance, such professionals in Charleston earned an average salary of $36,820 a year.
The information shown in these tables was furnished by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and represents salary data for many of the different homeland security jobs one could find in West Virginia’s major cities.