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Fire Science Schools In West Virginia

Fire Science classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited fire science schools in West Virginia. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the fire science academic community in West Virginia, and the future trends in fire science training at the following levels:


  1. Mountain State University

    410 Neville Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801-9003

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  2. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College

    400 West Stephen Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401

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  3. American Public University System

    111 W Congress St, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

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Professional Trends

West Virginia Vs. National Fire Science Employment

West Virginia 630
National 154,160

Approximately 0% of the country's fire science professionals work in West Virginia state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In West Virginia

530 500 530 520 630
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fire science professionals is growing in West Virginia. There were 100 more fire science professionals working in West Virginia in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of fire science has grown by 19% in West Virginia. This growth is faster than the change in the number of fire science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of fire science professionals has grown by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in West Virginia

$38,955 $42,433 $41,252 $43,055 $42,255
$38,568 $40,154 $41,268 $42,203 $43,413
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to fire science professionals are growing in West Virginia. The mean salary for fire science professionals in 2006 was $38,955 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $42,255 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in West Virginia

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Thus, there was a 8% growth in fire science professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of West Virginia, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of fire science. The pay differential between the highest paid fire science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 136%

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in West Virginia

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

Fire science professionals in West Virginia earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in West Virginia


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited fire science schools in West Virginia is increasing. In 2006 there were 9 fire science graduates from fire science courses in West Virginia and in 2010 there were 34 graduates.

This represents a 278% increase in the number of fire science degree or certificate school graduates in West Virginia state. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a associate's degree in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in West Virginia

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