Average Teacher Salary in West Virginia

Teacher salaries in West Virginia have continued to increase in the past three years. The average teacher salary in West Virginia in 2009 was $43,613, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a 3.64 percent increase from 2008, when the average teacher salary in West Virginia was $42,540. This steady percentage information shows that West Virginia teaching salaries have been rising steadily for the past three years.

West Virginia teacher salaries have increased in small increments, but have low national ranking in terms of teacher salaries. Teacher salaries West Virginia rankings have risen from 41st to 39th within two years. This is indicative of slow but consistent improvement in teacher salaries.

West Virginia teacher salaries have had at least a 2.5% percent increase each year, as indicated in the West Virginia Teacher Salary Schedule below:

Average Salary Percent Change
Rank 2009 Rank 2008 Rank 2007 2008 to 2009 2007 to 2008 2007 to 2009
West Virginia 39 $43,613.33 41 $42,540.00 40 $41,046.67 2.52% 3.64% 6.25%

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Financial Data for West Virginia

State Spending on Teachers

  • Salary expenditure on all teachers (including home schoolers, special education, non-certified teachers): $1,052,098,096
  • Benefits expenditures for teachers: $506,322,764
  • Instructional expenditures for teaching supplies: $92,283,425
  • Total current instructional expenditures per student (teacher salary and curriculum): $6,225
  • Total current expenditures per student: $10,771

Revenue Per Student From Various Sources

  • State revenue per student: $6,629
  • Federal revenue per student: $1,226

State Sources of Revenue for Schools

  • Revenue by state property tax: $821,066,174
  • Revenue by local government property tax: $503,309
  • Federal grants direct to local districts: $10,543,686
  • Federal grants through state: $324,298,076

West Virginia School Districts

School District Full Time Teachers Student to Teacher Ratio Contact Information
Barbour County Schools 181 14 to 1
105 Railrd St
Philippi, WV 26416
304-457-3030
Berkeley County Schools 1,217 14 to 1
401 South Queen St
Martinsburg, WV 25401
304-267-3500
Boone County Schools 369 13 to 1
69 Ave B
Madison, WV 25130
304-369-8233
Braxton County Schools 180 13 to 1
411 North Hill Rd
Sutton, WV 26601
304-765-7911
Brooke County Schools 255 13 to 1
1201 Placeeasant Ave
Wellsburg, WV 26070
304-737-3481
Cabell County Schools 876 14 to 1
2850 5th Ave
Huntington, WV 25702
304-528-5030
Calhoun County Schools 90 13 to 1
Hc 89 Box 119
Mount Zion, WV 26151
304-354-7011
Clay County Schools 148 14 to 1
242 Church St
Clay, WV 25043
304-587-4266
Doddridge County Schools 94 13 to 1
103 Sistersville Pike
West Union, WV 26456
304-873-2300
Fayette County Schools 500 14 to 1
111 Fayette Ave
Fayetteville, WV 25840
304-574-1176
Gilmer County Schools 68 14 to 1
201 North Couroute St
Glenville, WV 26351
304-462-7386
Grant County Schools 148 13 to 1
304 Jefferson Ave
Petersburg, WV 26847
304-257-1011
Greenbrier County Schools 383 14 to 1
202 Chestnut St
Lewisburg, WV 24901
304-647-6470
Hampshire County Schools 255 15 to 1
111 School St
Romney, WV 26757
304-822-3528
Hancock County Schools 298 15 to 1
104 North Couroute St
New Cumberland, WV 26047
304-564-3411
Hardy County Schools 145 16 to 1
510 Ashby St
Moorefield, WV 26836
304-530-2348
Harrison County Schools 776 14 to 1
408 E.b. Saunders Way
Clarksburg, WV 26301
304-624-3300
Institutional Educational Programs 126 5 to 1
1900 Kanawha Blv East Blg 6 Rm
Charleston, WV 25305
304-558-1598
Jackson County Schools 370 14 to 1
1 School St
Ripley, WV 25271
304-372-7300
Jefferson County Schools 587 14 to 1
110 Mordington Ave
Charles Town, WV 25414
304-728-9225
Kanawha County Schools 1,889 15 to 1
200 Elizabeth St
Charleston, WV 25311
304-348-7770
Lewis County Schools 193 14 to 1
239 Couroute Ave
Weston, WV 26452
304-269-8300
Lincoln County Schools 260 14 to 1
10 Marland Ave
Hamlin, WV 25523
304-824-3033
Logan County Schools 433 15 to 1
506 Holly Ave
Logan, WV 25601
304-792-2060
Marion County Schools 578 14 to 1
200 Gaston Ave
Fairmont, WV 26554
304-367-2100
Marshall County Schools 350 14 to 1
2700 East 4th St
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-843-4405
Mason County Schools 318 14 to 1
1200 Main St
Point Pleasant, WV 25550
304-675-4540
Mcdowell County Schools 294 13 to 1
30 Central Ave
Welch, WV 24801
304-436-8441
Mercer County Schools 667 14 to 1
1403 Honaker Ave
Princeton, WV 24740
304-487-1551
Mineral County Schools 321 14 to 1
1 Baker Placeace
Keyser, WV 26726
304-788-4200
Mingo County Schools 342 14 to 1
Route 2 Box 310
Williamson, WV 25661
304-235-3333
Monongalia County Schools 718 14 to 1
13 South High St
Morgantown, WV 26501
304-291-9210
Monroe County Schools 148 13 to 1
Willow Bend Rd
Union, WV 24983
304-772-3094
Morgan County Schools 188 14 to 1
247 Harrison Ave
Berkeley Springs, WV 25410
304-258-2430
Nicholas County Schools 311 13 to 1
400 Old Main Dr
Summersville, WV 26651
304-872-3611
Ohio County Schools 381 14 to 1
2203 National Rd
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-243-0300
Pendleton County Schools 84 13 to 1
108 Walnut St
Franklin, WV 26807
304-358-2207
Pleasants County Schools 108 13 to 1
2272 North Placeeasants Hwy
Saint Marys, WV 26170
304-684-2215
Pocahontas County Schools 92 13 to 1
926 Fifth Ave
Marlinton, WV 24954
304-799-4505
Preston County Schools 347 13 to 1
300 Preston Dr
Kingwood, WV 26537
304-329-0580
Putnam County Schools 647 14 to 1
9 Courthouse Dr
Winfield, WV 25213
304-586-0500
Raleigh County Schools 862 14 to 1
105 Adair St
Beckley, WV 25801
304-256-4500
Randolph County Schools 321 14 to 1
40 11th St
Elkins, WV 26241
304-636-9150
Ritchie County Schools 119 13 to 1
134 South Penn Ave
Harrisville, WV 26362
304-643-2991
Roane County Schools 179 14 to 1
813 Capitol St
Spencer, WV 25276
304-927-6400
Summers County Schools 111 14 to 1
116 Main St
Hinton, WV 25951
304-466-6005
Taylor County Schools 163 15 to 1
82 Utt Dr
Pruntytown, WV 26354
304-265-2497
Tucker County Schools 83 14 to 1
501 Chestnut St
Parsons, WV 26287
304-478-2771
Tyler County Schools 115 13 to 1
1993 Silver Knight Dr
Sistersville, WV 26175
304-758-2145
Upshur County Schools 277 14 to 1
102 Smithfield St
Buckhannon, WV 26201
304-472-5480
Wayne County Schools 552 14 to 1
212 North Couroute St
Wayne, WV 25570
304-272-5116
Webster County Schools 111 14 to 1
315 South Main St
Webster Springs, WV 26288
304-847-5638
Wetzel County Schools 217 14 to 1
333 Foundry St
New Martinsville, WV 26155
304-455-2441
Wirt County Schools 77 12 to 1
739 Mulberry St
Elizabeth, WV 26143
304-275-4279
Wood County Schools 925 15 to 1
1210 13th St
Parkersburg, WV 26101
304-420-9663
Wv Schools For The Deaf And The Blind 48 3 to 1
301 East Main St
Romney, WV 26757
304-558-1598
Wyoming County Schools 318 13 to 1
12 Park St
Pineville, WV 24874
304-732-6262