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Baltimore Employment

Employment and Industries in the Baltimore, Maryland Area

The Baltimore-Towson metropolitan area has a strong economy and substantial opportunities for business and professional growth. The Baltimore area is home to several Fortune 1000 company headquarters. The largest company headquartered in Baltimore is Constellation Energy. The most famous are the financial services companies Legg Mason (now part of Citigroup Smith Barney) and T. Rowe Price.

The Baltimore area is a major center for medicine and biosciences, and home to two world-renowned teaching hospitals: Johns Hopkins Hospital and University Hospital at the University of Maryland. Baltimore receives the third largest amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of any U.S. city (behind Boston and New York). It is also a major center of research on the human genome project.

The Baltimore area has a well educated work force. According to the United States Census Bureau, almost 17% of the population has a college degree or higher. In 2005, Central Connecticut State University ranked Baltimore in the top 25 most literate cities in the United States. A 2005 Forbes survey ranked Baltimore 29th out of the 150 largest metropolitan areas in educational attainment.

Inc. Magazine has listed Baltimore in the top 100 on its list of "Best Cities for Doing Business" in the United States in the "medium cities" category for the last three years (2004-2006). The Baltimore area was also ranked 55 on Forbes magazine's 2005 list of "Best Places For Business and Careers" (out of the 150 largest metropolitan areas). In the same survey, Forbes also ranked Baltimore fifty-fifth for job growth. The Baltimore-Towson metropolitan area also achieved a "5-Star Business Opportunity Metro" ranking from Expansion Management’s 2005 Mayor’s Challenge ranking of the "Top Business Opportunity Metros." Ranking criteria used in the survey include business climate, transportation and logistics infrastructure, quality of life, public education, and other areas important for corporate site selection.

Major industries in the Baltimore area include health care and life sciences, hospitality and entertainment, international finance and banking, and maritime commerce. A major influence on the Baltimore area economy is the Port of Baltimore. It is ranked fourteenth in the United States in terms of tonnage, and seventh in terms of cargo value. The Port of Baltimore is well regarded as one of the United States' top container terminals. It is also one of the best protected deep water seaports in the world.

For business travelers, the Baltimore area is served by no fewer than three major airports, including:

  • Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Notable companies with headquarters or major operations in the Baltimore metropolitan area include:

  • BD Diagnostic Systems
  • CareFirst BlueCross & BlueShield
  • Constellation Energy
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc.
  • Legg Mason
  • McCormick & Company, Inc.
  • Mittal Steel
  • Vertis
  • St. Joseph Medical Center
  • T. Rowe Price

Major business organizations and associations in the Baltimore Metropolitan area include:

The Baltimore Business Journal, and the "Business Section" of the Baltimore Sun are both good sources of information on business and the economy in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Most Popular Jobs in Baltimore, Maryland Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 30,810 $75,230 $53,610 - 101,050 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 14,200 $53,030 $33,380 - 76,610 14% 95%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 12,280 $59,150 $39,190 - 82,280 6% 96%
4 Accountants and auditors 12,050 $71,160 $40,350 - 106,480 18% 79%
5 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 11,780 $64,540 $30,070 - 105,630 8% 51%
6 Management analysts 7,710 $80,840 $42,500 - 124,100 22% 78%
7 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 7,660 $52,870 $35,280 - 77,090 11% 95%
8 Computer software engineers, systems software 6,100 $100,130 $59,520 - 150,880 28% 85%
9 Computer specialists, all other 5,650 $88,130 $57,460 - 122,110 15% 68%
10 Lawyers 5,640 $128,960 $62,090 - 11% 99%
11 Computer systems analysts 4,880 $87,080 $50,240 - 130,500 29% 68%
12 Financial managers 4,870 $102,670 $54,180 - 164,990 13% 60%
13 Computer software engineers, applications 4,860 $94,870 $57,270 - 140,520 45% 85%
14 Network and computer systems administrators 4,770 $75,870 $45,970 - 108,680 27% 50%
15 Network systems and data communications analysts 4,020 $78,900 $43,760 - 124,550 53% 57%
16 Social and human service assistants 3,960 $36,190 $21,830 - 55,480 34% 58%
17 Medical and health services managers 3,860 $92,180 $49,240 - 134,810 16% 57%
18 Computer programmers 3,840 $76,590 $46,150 - 111,430 -4% 73%
19 Teachers and instructors, all other 3,750 $59,910 $25,560 - 118,070 9% 54%
20 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 3,460 $52,840 $30,480 - 86,050 5% 58%
21 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 3,370 $88,970 $38,860 - 157,740 12% 51%
22 Engineers, all other 3,200 $82,790 $42,590 - 133,910 6% 82%
23 Civil engineers 3,060 $77,780 $48,680 - 113,220 18% 87%
24 Sales managers 3,010 $110,310 $55,040 - 10% 69%
25 Managers, all other 2,990 $103,940 $55,000 - 155,750 7% 55%
26 Financial specialists, all other 2,850 $53,920 $32,080 - 93,830 12% 50%
27 Financial analysts 2,720 $90,190 $45,060 - 34% 87%
28 Computer and information systems managers 2,680 $117,830 $69,350 - 16% 73%
29 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 2,640 $90,430 $69,340 - 118,450 8% 78%
30 Training and development specialists 2,570 $57,960 $34,450 - 87,010 18% 56%
31 Pharmacists 2,560 $101,720 $73,630 - 130,310 22% 97%
32 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 2,560 $55,550 $27,210 - 84,500 13% 73%
33 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 2,470 $65,470 $32,870 - 103,550 17% 56%
34 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 2,460 $57,880 $40,590 - 79,730 20% 87%
35 Child, family, and school social workers 2,430 $48,160 $27,500 - 67,290 19% 77%
36 Graphic designers 2,370 $49,900 $30,670 - 73,840 10% 55%
37 Market research analysts 2,320 $68,200 $34,870 - 112,750 20% 82%
38 Physical therapists 2,300 $80,070 $48,140 - 108,290 27% 89%
39 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 2,260 $60,230 $41,650 - 78,970 12% 51%
40 Mechanical engineers 2,250 $86,780 $55,750 - 125,910 4% 78%
41 Instructional coordinators 2,200 $52,580 $26,660 - 80,070 23% 79%
42 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 2,120 $100,460 $40,470 - 25% 67%
43 Electrical engineers 2,110 $89,240 $57,410 - 126,330 6% 81%
44 Engineering managers 2,040 $117,770 $76,100 - 162,170 7% 84%
45 Electronics engineers, except computer 2,040 $87,890 $52,580 - 128,640 4% 81%
46 Medical and public health social workers 2,030 $55,220 $36,220 - 74,590 24% 77%
47 Librarians 1,970 $56,130 $32,950 - 81,370 4% 85%
48 Chief executives 1,950 $163,780 $83,570 - 2% 65%
49 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 1,950 $41,150 $26,560 - 59,760 15% 51%
50 Self-enrichment education teachers 1,870 $39,230 $15,530 - 81,680 23% 54%
51 Database administrators 1,850 $85,520 $49,730 - 136,740 29% 72%
52 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 1,770 $40,850 $27,600 - 54,050 34% 73%
53 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 1,730 $62,780 $37,560 - 103,540 25% 93%
54 Personal financial advisors 1,700 $89,210 $43,190 - 165,020 41% 81%
55 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 1,570 $54,350 $31,830 - 84,200 18% 56%
56 Public relations specialists 1,550 $55,230 $29,650 - 92,290 18% 81%
57 Education administrators, postsecondary 1,490 $97,100 $53,710 - 166,310 14% 78%
58 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 1,460 $50,870 $37,130 - 63,460 11% 58%
59 Chemists 1,410 $77,970 $40,330 - 124,350 9% 93%
60 Special education teachers, secondary school 1,410 $60,130 $41,360 - 81,050 9% 87%
61 Special education teachers, middle school 1,410 $56,020 $38,530 - 78,250 16% 87%
62 Speech-language pathologists 1,370 $70,910 $48,010 - 95,630 11% 98%
63 Marketing managers 1,350 $113,490 $54,560 - 14% 69%
64 Industrial engineers 1,330 $86,200 $56,750 - 117,560 20% 74%
65 Occupational therapists 1,320 $77,700 $52,910 - 105,270 23% 90%
66 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 1,200 $49,230 $31,210 - 63,590 30% 77%
67 Rehabilitation counselors 1,190 $34,530 $21,370 - 53,500 23% 73%
68 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 1,180 $55,390 $31,700 - 82,200 18% 56%
69 Operations research analysts 1,150 $81,850 $37,940 - 132,620 11% 71%
70 Editors 1,140 $46,360 $26,910 - 72,250 2% 81%
71 Community and social service specialists, all other 1,140 $38,110 $25,490 - 55,950 25% 58%
72 Sales and related workers, all other 1,130 $40,190 $16,760 - 68,050 14% 62%
73 Advertising sales agents 1,110 $56,290 $27,890 - 98,660 20% 56%
74 Education, training, and library workers, all other 1,100 $35,910 $14,260 - 73,000 11% 79%
75 Budget analysts 1,090 $64,620 $43,470 - 95,140 7% 78%
76 Architects, except landscape and naval 1,080 $75,750 $45,090 - 110,960 18% 88%
77 Coaches and scouts 1,070 $49,190 $21,990 - 96,910 15% 60%
78 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 1,030 $76,340 $45,390 - 140,740 16% 99%
79 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 1,010 $88,360 $48,090 - 149,370 20% 99%
80 Dentists, general 990 $151,300 $67,160 - 9% 100%
81 Aerospace engineers 990 $118,200 $73,360 - 160,520 10% 87%
82 Mental health counselors 970 $39,650 $23,770 - 56,040 30% 73%
83 Private detectives and investigators 950 $41,560 $29,180 - 55,230 18% 52%
84 Marriage and family therapists 940 $44,650 $34,410 - 58,390 30% 73%
85 Insurance underwriters 920 $61,450 $36,150 - 86,060 6% 53%
86 Biological technicians 910 $36,500 $28,100 - 51,420 16% 60%
87 Social and community service managers 880 $62,780 $38,540 - 87,720 25% 72%
88 Physician assistants 860 $85,840 $60,820 - 113,020 27% 67%
89 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 860 $60,430 $29,430 - 93,080 15% 72%
90 Life scientists, all other 790 $63,770 $38,790 - 95,890 15% 99%
91 Credit analysts 780 $67,770 $35,310 - 128,110 2% 60%
92 Technical writers 770 $65,430 $46,170 - 89,470 20% 74%
93 Detectives and criminal investigators 750 $70,490 $39,170 - 99,790 17% 54%
94 Sales engineers 640 $87,550 $49,220 - 132,410 9% 79%
95 Human resources managers, all other 630 $106,830 $62,850 - 162,790 11% 58%
96 Dietitians and nutritionists 630 $57,330 $40,430 - 77,990 9% 72%
97 Environmental engineers 620 $79,950 $52,700 - 118,100 25% 86%
98 Veterinarians 610 $87,670 $40,030 - 143,910 35% 100%
99 Occupational health and safety specialists 600 $68,960 $42,280 - 100,920 8% 72%
100 Interior designers 590 $57,650 $28,680 - 102,020 20% 55%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 41,370 $25,560 $14,880 - 40,910 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 36,020 $20,020 $14,150 - 29,670 -3% 10%
3 Office clerks, general 34,950 $29,260 $15,420 - 44,540 13% 19%
4 General and operations managers 26,290 $114,380 $54,990 - 2% 48%
5 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 21,590 $18,550 $14,100 - 25,650 18% 5%
6 Waiters and waitresses 21,350 $17,510 $13,660 - 26,020 11% 14%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,860 $23,240 $15,820 - 34,010 15% 4%
8 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 20,710 $26,800 $15,690 - 40,410 2% 5%
9 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 19,590 $34,520 $23,430 - 47,690 1% 18%
10 Customer service representatives 18,920 $33,520 $20,910 - 49,280 25% 22%
11 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 17,680 $29,160 $20,440 - 41,060 18% 7%
12 Stock clerks and order fillers 16,630 $24,150 $14,920 - 37,570 -8% 8%
13 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 15,080 $37,170 $22,130 - 53,220 13% 16%
14 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 13,710 $50,550 $32,490 - 74,660 6% 29%
15 Receptionists and information clerks 12,810 $26,720 $17,460 - 38,870 17% 13%
16 Security guards 12,720 $29,250 $18,360 - 42,250 17% 13%
17 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 12,700 $39,980 $25,820 - 56,040 10% 4%
18 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 12,060 $46,750 $33,610 - 64,190 15% 18%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 11,820 $42,730 $24,380 - 64,960 4% 25%
20 Teacher assistants 11,320 $23,910 $14,760 - 34,040 10% 18%
21 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 11,110 $54,640 $41,000 - 72,150 11% 33%
22 Construction laborers 11,080 $29,670 $20,750 - 40,120 11% 5%
23 Maintenance and repair workers, general 10,550 $37,350 $22,620 - 56,590 10% 6%
24 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 9,620 $18,320 $14,070 - 24,360 10% 8%
25 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 9,260 $32,110 $18,140 - 46,470 8% 4%
26 Business operations specialists, all other 8,450 $70,560 $37,520 - 107,590 21% 49%
27 Carpenters 8,260 $43,010 $27,450 - 61,990 10% 6%
28 Electricians 7,880 $47,610 $26,190 - 68,430 7% 7%
29 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 7,860 $26,880 $17,790 - 38,630 18% 6%
30 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 7,760 $34,410 $20,990 - 51,530 11% 14%
31 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 7,570 $40,200 $18,060 - 64,990 14% 4%
32 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 6,970 $61,130 $37,900 - 88,820 9% 10%
33 Food preparation workers 6,730 $20,370 $14,490 - 27,090 15% 7%
34 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 6,470 $20,710 $14,730 - 27,900 13% 5%
35 Cooks, restaurant 6,340 $24,980 $17,250 - 33,080 12% 5%
36 Computer support specialists 5,990 $50,470 $29,910 - 77,500 13% 43%
37 Team assemblers 5,860 $29,360 $18,070 - 44,290 0% 5%
38 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 5,770 $31,180 $20,610 - 45,360 4% 6%
39 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 5,720 $49,640 $36,260 - 64,230 14% 7%
40 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 5,630 $16,730 $13,660 - 22,540 12% 6%
41 Sales representatives, services, all other 5,410 $64,910 $31,460 - 106,630 28% 48%
42 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 5,280 $48,990 $29,240 - 69,130 11% 4%
43 Correctional officers and jailers 5,270 $42,940 $33,710 - 56,730 17% 11%
44 Medical secretaries 5,270 $33,510 $24,210 - 45,470 17% 18%
45 Bartenders 5,220 $20,010 $14,090 - 30,640 11% 17%
46 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 5,200 $60,690 $37,020 - 91,690 9% 47%
47 Bill and account collectors 5,060 $35,120 $23,790 - 48,250 23% 13%
48 Industrial truck and tractor operators 5,050 $33,380 $22,940 - 46,300 -2% 2%
49 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 4,960 $34,610 $24,310 - 47,640 4% 15%
50 Administrative services managers 4,830 $65,690 $40,820 - 103,240 12% 40%
51 Tellers 4,740 $26,720 $21,210 - 33,910 14% 16%
52 Home health aides 4,700 $24,470 $18,330 - 32,990 49% 7%
53 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 4,550 $60,730 $37,850 - 87,060 7% 13%
54 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 4,460 $31,050 $14,310 - 60,040 12% 6%
55 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 4,350 $56,250 $35,570 - 80,490 -5% 15%
56 Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 4,210 $131,750 $57,560 - 0% 0%
57 Cooks, fast food 4,120 $20,250 $14,210 - 29,330 8% 5%
58 Child care workers 4,090 $20,710 $14,100 - 30,160 18% 15%
59 Preschool teachers, except special education 4,080 $29,290 $17,580 - 48,280 26% 43%
60 Medical assistants 3,990 $30,590 $22,850 - 39,410 35% 10%
61 Paralegals and legal assistants 3,950 $49,230 $31,920 - 64,820 22% 45%
62 Packers and packagers, hand 3,950 $25,700 $15,770 - 41,400 -12% 3%
63 Dishwashers 3,900 $18,310 $14,400 - 23,620 10% 3%
64 Counter and rental clerks 3,850 $28,210 $15,530 - 43,750 23% 16%
65 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 3,700 $31,350 $16,480 - 54,100 27% 47%
66 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 3,520 $18,700 $14,350 - 24,770 10% 17%
67 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 3,510 $24,240 $17,040 - 33,160 13% 15%
68 Physicians and surgeons, all other 3,500 $116,800 $45,830 - 0% 0%
69 Insurance sales agents 3,500 $62,830 $25,580 - 128,730 13% 45%
70 Postal service mail carriers 3,440 $0 $ - 1% 11%
71 Loan officers 3,300 $71,000 $35,940 - 110,570 12% 49%
72 Driver/sales workers 3,280 $31,780 $14,420 - 58,690 -5% 4%
73 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 3,210 $42,040 $30,260 - 54,670 8% 3%
74 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 3,210 $31,770 $19,450 - 47,030 -5% 5%
75 Construction managers 3,170 $88,850 $54,190 - 133,900 16% 29%
76 Office and administrative support workers, all other 2,940 $37,580 $22,600 - 57,830 -9% 32%
77 Graduate teaching assistants 2,790 $36,200 $14,880 - 58,210 0% 0%
78 Pharmacy technicians 2,790 $29,680 $20,110 - 43,880 32% 16%
79 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 2,770 $63,490 $37,350 - 97,090 0% 42%
80 Helpers--production workers 2,750 $24,960 $17,070 - 32,920 -1% 4%
81 Machinists 2,710 $43,990 $24,420 - 61,870 -3% 3%
82 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 2,620 $26,210 $15,730 - 39,340 12% 0%
83 Telemarketers 2,520 $30,330 $16,310 - 48,770 -10% 14%
84 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 2,500 $40,030 $20,210 - 56,260 -7% 14%
85 Dental assistants 2,480 $35,470 $27,110 - 45,820 29% 9%
86 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 2,450 $49,370 $29,530 - 78,500 9% 3%
87 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 2,450 $21,510 $14,610 - 30,900 14% 3%
88 Painters, construction and maintenance 2,430 $37,720 $26,240 - 56,400 12% 6%
89 Cost estimators 2,370 $62,680 $37,320 - 95,980 19% 32%
90 Bus drivers, school 2,370 $27,030 $18,900 - 33,770 9% 4%
91 All other information and record clerks 2,360 $40,040 $24,520 - 54,180 -13% 21%
92 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 2,340 $51,250 $29,270 - 76,660 10% 17%
93 Data entry keyers 2,320 $28,710 $20,560 - 39,450 -5% 18%
94 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 2,270 $85,180 $45,100 - 133,700 4% 38%
95 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 2,160 $27,840 $20,570 - 38,440 11% 5%
96 Real estate sales agents 2,150 $65,880 $28,630 - 103,830 11% 45%
97 Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 2,140 $27,800 $17,590 - 38,690 -12% 9%
98 Radiologic technologists and technicians 2,120 $63,260 $43,700 - 85,460 15% 25%
99 Bus drivers, transit and intercity 2,090 $31,450 $23,440 - 42,200 13% 4%
100 Industrial machinery mechanics 2,080 $46,850 $30,730 - 64,050 9% 5%
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Jobs More Common Near Baltimore Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Dentists, all other specialists 142,900 130 15.8
Mathematicians 90,080 140 11.4
Bookbinders 39,650 190 11
Life scientists, all other 63,770 790 10.5
Graduate teaching assistants 36,200 2,790 7.8
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 131,750 4,210 6.1
Marriage and family therapists 44,650 940 6
Epidemiologists 61,200 130 5.7
Shampooers 16,810 660 5.6
Motorboat mechanics 42,480 470 5.3
Religious workers, all other 33,780 110 5.3
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 33,990 580 5.2
Broadcast news analysts 79,260 140 5.1
Elevator installers and repairers 63,820 820 4.9
Insurance appraisers, auto damage 49,790 330 4.9
Private detectives and investigators 41,560 950 4.7
Helpers--roofers 25,500 490 4.4
Dietetic technicians 33,160 760 4.3
Tree trimmers and pruners 36,410 400 4.2
Conservation scientists 57,470 240 4
Residential advisors 28,320 1,590 4
Choreographers 49,090 220 4
Anesthesiologists 216,450 700 3.8
Physical scientists, all other 96,620 520 3.7
Court reporters 43,210 400 3.7
Forest and conservation technicians 37,440 230 3.6
Sociology teachers, postsecondary 71,730 360 3.5
Material moving workers, all other 46,630 1,030 3.4
Psychiatric aides 29,010 1,180 3.4
Social work teachers, postsecondary 71,320 110 3.3
Archivists 44,200 100 3.3
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 50,870 1,460 3.3
Respiratory therapy technicians 58,150 320 3.2
Atmospheric and space scientists 116,840 110 2.9
Computer specialists, all other 88,130 5,650 2.8
Correctional officers and jailers 42,940 5,270 2.7
Athletes and sports competitors 62,910 170 2.7
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders 47,200 240 2.7
Economics teachers, postsecondary 91,210 200 2.7
Social science research assistants 50,850 280 2.7
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 40,850 1,770 2.6
Biomedical engineers 77,540 260 2.6
Directors, religious activities and education 44,260 300 2.6
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall 36,310 330 2.5
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 60,930 1,530 2.5
Manicurists and pedicurists 27,580 920 2.5
Media and communication workers, all other 51,250 440 2.5
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 67,180 300 2.5
Psychiatrists 129,580 400 2.4
Food scientists and technologists 0 110 2.4

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Baltimore, Maryland Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders 47,200 1.75 240
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 131,750 1.72 4,210
Teachers and instructors, all other 59,910 1.58 3,750
Tax preparers 51,050 1.45 310
Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 48,280 1.45 200
Communications teachers, postsecondary 88,530 1.43 210
Atmospheric and space scientists 116,840 1.42 110
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 33,990 1.42 580
Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 48,290 1.41 450
English language and literature teachers, postsecondary 85,930 1.41 400
Real estate sales agents 65,880 1.4 2,150
Coaches and scouts 49,190 1.38 1,070
Property, real estate, and community association managers 72,920 1.36 1,240
Material moving workers, all other 46,630 1.36 1,030
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary 79,940 1.35 340
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 38,180 1.33 290
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 38,910 1.33 560
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers 43,050 1.32 350
History teachers, postsecondary 87,500 1.32 190
Respiratory therapy technicians 58,150 1.32 320
Computer specialists, all other 88,130 1.31 5,650
Database administrators 85,520 1.3 1,850
Production workers, all other 37,690 1.3 890
Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders 47,780 1.3 150
Aerospace engineers 118,200 1.29 990
Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 57,410 1.28 490
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks 42,380 1.28 480
Social and human service assistants 36,190 1.28 3,960
Medical records and health information technicians 40,100 1.27 1,560
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 100,460 1.27 2,120
Financial analysts 90,190 1.27 2,720
Computer systems analysts 87,080 1.27 4,880
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 36,850 1.27 1,150
Social science research assistants 50,850 1.26 280
Packers and packagers, hand 25,700 1.26 3,950
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 39,490 1.26 1,810
Lawyers 128,960 1.26 5,640
Biological scientists, all other 82,920 1.26 340
Managers, all other 103,940 1.26 2,990
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 49,640 1.25 5,720
File clerks 29,610 1.25 1,710
Sales representatives, services, all other 64,910 1.25 5,410
Radio and television announcers 48,700 1.25 260
Graphic designers 49,900 1.24 2,370
Butchers and meat cutters 37,250 1.24 750
Radiologic technologists and technicians 63,260 1.24 2,120
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 31,050 1.24 4,460
Social scientists and related workers, all other 82,310 1.24 380
Network and computer systems administrators 75,870 1.24 4,770
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 36,700 1.24 300

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