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
Total Private Sector
Natural Resources and Mining
Trade, Transportation and Utilities
Professional and Business Services
Education and Health Services
Leisure and Hospitality
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 2012
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
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.
Additional workforce data for states, Maryland counties and major metro areas can be found in the Comparisons Tool.