§6-7-3a. How and by whom compensation of other officers, assistants and employees fixed.
The compensation of officers, assistants, and employees in state departments, agencies or institutions whose salary is not otherwise fixed by law, shall be determined in accordance with personnel classifications and uniform salary schedules established as provided by law. Subject to such classifications and schedules the amount of the compensation shall be fixed as follows:

1. The salary of an officer in the state government who is appointed by the governor shall be fixed by the governor.

2. The compensation to be received by a subordinate officer, assistant, or employee in the state government shall be fixed by the person who appoints or employs the subordinate officer, assistant or employee.

3. The compensation to be received by persons employed in state institutions under the control of the board of governors of West Virginia University shall be fixed by such board of governors.

4. The compensation to be received by persons employed in state institutions under the control of the state board of education shall be fixed by the state board of education.

5. The compensation to be received by persons employed in state institutions under the control of the state commissioner of public institutions shall be fixed by the state commissioner of public institutions.