Maryland Employment Statistics

  • 172,835 employers
  • 2,676,866 employees
  • $1,176 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 6.8% above the national average
  • The cost of living is 31.3% above the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Maryland Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 8,661 more businesses
  • 215,757 more employees
  • 8.8% increase in total wages
  • $10,596 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 20.9% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Maryland Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Montgomery County Maryland, 32,679
County with the Most Employees: Montgomery County Maryland, 378,224
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Montgomery County Maryland, $1,336
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Worcester County Maryland, 11.1%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Maryland, see: Maryland Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Maryland see:Maryland Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 3,111,050 employed workers
  • 122,064 unemployed workers
  • 3.8% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Maryland, see: Maryland Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 174,337 employers, up 0.9% from 172,755
  • 2,713,066 employees, up 0.7% from 2,693,882
  • $1,178 average weekly wage, up 3.3% from $1,140
  • The average weekly wage is 7.6% above the national average
  • The cost of living is 29.7% above the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Maryland, see: Maryland Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.