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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

Industry

Average Weekly Wage

TOTAL

 $1,039

Government Sector

 $1,207

   Federal Government

 $1,766

   State  Government

 $964

   Local Government

 $970

Total Private Sector

 $998

   Goods-Producing

 $1,170

Natural Resources and Mining

 $726

Construction

 $1,075

Manufacturing

 $1,324

   Service-Providing

 $973

Trade, Transportation and Utilities

 $799

Information

 $1,509

Financial Activities

 $1,549

Professional and Business Services

 $1,370

Education and Health Services

 $933

Leisure and Hospitality

 $385

Other Services

 $684

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

Management

$52.50

Business and financial operations

$34.41

Computer and mathematical

$42.79

Architecture and engineering

$40.80

Life, physical, and social science

$36.10

Community and social services

$21.48

Legal

$31.49

Education, training and library

$25.35

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media 

$23.56

Healthcare practitioners and technical

$33.34

Healthcare support

$13.73

Protective service

$20.13

Food preparation

$9.12

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance 

$11.73

Personal care and service

$11.06

Sales and related

$12.05

Office and administrative support

$16.98

Farming, fishing, and forestry

$14.12

Construction and extraction

$19.63

Installation, maintenance, and repair

$21.52

Production

$16.28

Transportation and material moving

$15.12

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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