West Virginia ranked 50th in Bloomberg's STEM Index. The
state's number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs has increased 6.06 percent since 2001.
The ranking was based on STEM professionals as a percentage
Those nationwide (2012): 0.34%
The state's population (2011): 1.22%
The state's employed (2011): 3.22%
Separately, the average pay for STEM professionals in West
Virginia was $61,245 in 2011. Petroleum engineers were the highest-paid with an
average salary of $109,890.