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Construction Trades Schools in West Virginia

In 2018-2019, 173 students earned their Construction Trades degrees in WV.

In terms of popularity, Construction Trades is the 5th most popular major in the state out of a total 7 majors commonly available.

Gender Distribution

In West Virginia, a construction trades major is more popular with men than with women.

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Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of construction trades majors in West Virginia is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.2%
  • Black or African American: 1.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.6%
  • White: 96.0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.0%
  • Other Races: 0.6%
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Jobs for Construction Trades Grads in West Virginia

There are 33,160 people in the state and 5,877,640 people in the nation working in construction trades jobs.

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Wages for Construction Trades Jobs in West Virginia

Construction Trades grads earn an average of $43,990 in the state and $47,630 nationwide.

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There are 14 colleges in West Virginia that offer construction trades degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

28 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,912 Total Students

98% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, Pierpont Community and Technical College grads earn an average salary of $25,300. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $9,912.

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,212 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $20,400 after earning their degree at this institution. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

19 Degrees in Major Awarded
103 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. 61% of students get financical aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,369.

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Carver Career Center

Charleston
16 Degrees in Major Awarded
177 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $18,400 after earning their degree at this institution. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 81% of students receive it. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

16 Degrees in Major Awarded
116 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $4,930. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
83 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 80% get financial aid. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,532 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 90% get financial aid. 26 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The full-time teacher rate is 43%.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
104 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $24,100 after graduation. 95% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $2,023.

10 Degrees in Major Awarded
38 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $2,776. 93% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
1,776 Total Students

This public school has an average net price of $8,181. The full-time teacher rate is 57%. Graduates earn an average $24,200 after graduation.

Construction Trades Careers in WV

Some of the careers construction trades majors go into include:

Job Title WV Job Growth WV Median Salary
Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 18% $34,540
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 17% $67,060
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 13% $57,970
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 13% $39,940
Tile and Marble Setters 11% $42,360
Construction and Building Inspectors 11% $53,220
Civil Engineering Technicians 10% $40,900
Mechanical Insulation Workers 10% $53,970
Carpet Installers 10% $30,880
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 10% $57,260
Housekeeping and Janitor Supervisors 9% $34,950
Carpenters 8% $40,140
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 8% $34,650
Construction Trades and Extraction Worker Supervisors 8% $65,870
Earth Drillers 7% $34,510
Electricians 7% $54,120
Mechanic, and Repairer Supervisors 7% $56,560
Roofers 6% $35,880
Construction and Maintenance Painters 6% $41,010
Maintenance and Repair Workers 6% $30,810
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 6% $30,960
Rotary Drill Operators 0% $54,300
Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 0% $0
Brickmasons and Blockmasons 0% $39,260
Insulation Workers -14% $40,840

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to construction trades.

Major Annual Graduates in WV
Personal & Culinary Services 375
Mechanic & Repair Technologies 209
Precision Production 142
Transportation & Materials Moving 71

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