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Wages in Maryland vary by location, industry and occupation. The following table contains average weekly wages by industry for Maryland.

Maryland Wages by Industry – 2012 Annual Average


Average Weekly Wage



Government Sector


   Federal Government


   State  Government


   Local Government


Total Private Sector




Natural Resources and Mining








Trade, Transportation and Utilities




Financial Activities


Professional and Business Services


Education and Health Services


Leisure and Hospitality


Other Services


Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Office of Workforce Information and Performance.

The following table contains median hourly wages by occupation in Maryland for major occupational groups, according the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) coding system.

                              Maryland Wages by Occupation – May 2013

Major Occupational Group

Median Hourly Wage



Business and financial operations


Computer and mathematical


Architecture and engineering


Life, physical, and social science


Community and social services




Education, training and library


Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media 


Healthcare practitioners and technical


Healthcare support


Protective service


Food preparation


Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance 


Personal care and service


Sales and related


Office and administrative support


Farming, fishing, and forestry


Construction and extraction


Installation, maintenance, and repair




Transportation and material moving


Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics.

The minimum wage in Maryland is $7.25 per hour for most workers.


Additional workforce data is available through the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation.


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