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Cumberland Employment

Employment and Industries in the Cumberland, Maryland Area

Cumberland, Maryland is regarded as a regional business and commercial center. Western Maryland Health System is the largest employer in Cumberland. Coal mining, manufacturing and outdoor recreation are significant economic factors in the Cumberland area.

Cumberland's significant job providing segments include healthcare, government, social services, accommodation and food services, education, finance and insurance, and manufacturing. Sales and office occupations comprise approximately 27% of the labor force. Management, professional and related jobs comprise about 23% of the workforce. About 18% of the jobs are provided by the government.

Some of the most popular occupations filled by those with a college degree are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, probation officers and correctional treatment specialists; pharmacists; child, family and school social workers; education administrators, physical therapists, and education training and library workers.

The Cumberland region's significant employers include:

  • Western Maryland Health System
  • Allegany County Government
  • CSX
  • Allegany College of Maryland
  • City of Cumberland
  • CBIZ Accounting, Tax & Advisory of Maryland
  • Hunter Douglas
  • American Woodmark
  • Biederlack of America
  • Western Correctional Institution
  • The Kelly Springfield Tire Company
  • Board of Education of Allegany County
  • Schwab Company, Incorporated
  • Carl Belt Inc
  • Cbiz Insurance Services, Inc
  • Beverly Enterprises-Maryland Inc
  • Richlen Company LLC
  • Allegany County Human Resources Development Commission, Inc

Pertinent data about Cumberland, Maryland: In 2009 the average earnings in Cumberland was $25,000. The cost of living index in Cumberland in 2008 was 77.3 which is lower than the country's average of 100. For the population 25 years of age and older, about 13% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better.

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Cumberland Times News provides information regarding Cumberland business and industry activities.

Most Popular Jobs in Cumberland, 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 1,400 $54,850 $35,010 - 68,730 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 690 $57,240 $37,980 - 82,090 14% 95%
3 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 330 $53,800 $35,110 - 80,140 11% 95%
4 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 170 $55,040 $23,130 - 80,210 8% 51%
5 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 160 $47,380 $35,430 - 61,170 11% 58%
6 Accountants and auditors 140 $49,100 $32,600 - 76,420 18% 79%
7 Pharmacists 120 $99,520 $61,710 - 128,260 22% 97%
8 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 110 $62,190 $34,010 - 91,030 5% 58%
9 Child, family, and school social workers 110 $31,370 $17,530 - 49,750 19% 77%
10 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 100 $87,370 $58,880 - 123,530 8% 78%
11 Physical therapists 100 $72,680 $38,950 - 105,110 27% 89%
12 Education, training, and library workers, all other 90 $24,060 $15,410 - 32,070 11% 79%
13 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 80 $52,450 $28,090 - 85,720 13% 73%
14 Social and human service assistants 80 $25,460 $17,410 - 35,870 34% 58%
15 Speech-language pathologists 60 $78,100 $52,540 - 122,730 11% 98%
16 Occupational therapists 60 $72,110 $48,980 - 106,440 23% 90%
17 Medical and health services managers 60 $64,400 $34,460 - 103,890 16% 57%
18 Network and computer systems administrators 60 $56,100 $38,460 - 78,070 27% 50%
19 Financial managers 50 $66,350 $36,170 - 110,500 13% 60%
20 Librarians 50 $65,280 $40,340 - 86,480 4% 85%
21 Computer programmers 50 $63,180 $37,810 - 119,690 -4% 73%
22 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 50 $37,630 $21,130 - 60,180 30% 77%
23 Coaches and scouts 50 $33,340 $14,900 - 60,480 15% 60%
24 Education administrators, postsecondary 40 $95,830 $57,780 - 145,740 14% 78%
25 Lawyers 40 $77,000 $44,820 - 142,620 11% 99%
26 Medical and public health social workers 40 $38,850 $20,630 - 51,680 24% 77%
27 Graphic designers 40 $34,940 $21,650 - 51,210 10% 55%
28 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 30 $82,730 $31,240 - 164,170 25% 67%
29 Training and development specialists 30 $46,440 $26,090 - 77,760 18% 56%
30 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 30 $46,050 $35,780 - 53,500 12% 51%
31 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 30 $42,900 $14,990 - 66,000 17% 56%
32 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 30 $32,110 $24,290 - 40,590 15% 51%

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 Cashiers 1,540 $17,840 $13,840 - 23,150 -3% 10%
2 Retail salespersons 1,140 $20,370 $14,100 - 29,680 12% 25%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,050 $15,460 $13,790 - 17,740 18% 5%
4 Office clerks, general 980 $22,260 $14,400 - 33,670 13% 19%
5 Correctional officers and jailers 900 $43,290 $33,270 - 56,880 17% 11%
6 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 800 $24,720 $18,920 - 31,480 18% 7%
7 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 640 $28,030 $18,640 - 40,460 1% 18%
8 Waiters and waitresses 620 $15,380 $13,750 - 16,650 11% 14%
9 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 530 $23,050 $15,100 - 35,310 2% 5%
10 Customer service representatives 520 $22,850 $14,280 - 33,440 25% 22%
11 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 520 $20,940 $14,540 - 30,000 15% 4%
12 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 440 $32,570 $18,490 - 49,600 4% 25%
13 Maintenance and repair workers, general 440 $30,760 $17,890 - 47,740 10% 6%
14 Food preparation workers 430 $17,990 $13,840 - 23,770 15% 7%
15 Stock clerks and order fillers 420 $24,320 $16,290 - 43,090 -8% 8%
16 General and operations managers 400 $73,200 $35,570 - 109,610 2% 48%
17 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 390 $28,370 $14,450 - 53,810 8% 4%
18 Receptionists and information clerks 380 $23,510 $16,460 - 33,830 17% 13%
19 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 340 $29,840 $20,230 - 41,680 13% 16%
20 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 330 $32,960 $19,390 - 47,830 10% 4%
21 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 320 $19,110 $15,050 - 24,490 13% 5%
22 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 310 $40,300 $23,150 - 60,370 6% 29%
23 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 310 $38,130 $27,410 - 51,780 14% 7%
24 Construction laborers 310 $31,660 $18,700 - 45,270 11% 5%
25 Home health aides 300 $18,650 $14,750 - 24,030 49% 7%
26 Cooks, restaurant 300 $17,600 $14,010 - 23,980 12% 5%
27 Electricians 280 $42,970 $26,430 - 62,120 7% 7%
28 Carpenters 270 $32,940 $16,250 - 58,050 10% 6%
29 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 250 $29,410 $15,980 - 45,790 14% 4%
30 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 250 $27,640 $14,900 - 41,470 11% 14%
31 Team assemblers 240 $24,150 $17,130 - 31,590 0% 5%
32 Security guards 230 $22,580 $15,260 - 31,180 17% 13%
33 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 200 $41,510 $25,560 - 59,390 11% 33%
34 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 200 $22,920 $15,250 - 33,120 18% 6%
35 Bartenders 200 $16,710 $13,880 - 22,750 11% 17%
36 Bus drivers, school 190 $24,220 $15,370 - 32,900 9% 4%
37 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 180 $48,160 $30,850 - 67,490 -5% 15%
38 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 180 $37,450 $26,530 - 49,350 15% 18%
39 Data entry keyers 180 $19,440 $16,200 - 25,050 -5% 18%
40 Teacher assistants 170 $27,030 $16,040 - 45,150 10% 18%
41 Machinists 160 $42,800 $25,620 - 51,490 -3% 3%
42 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 160 $41,020 $25,720 - 53,470 -7% 14%
43 Counter and rental clerks 160 $18,500 $13,820 - 25,630 23% 16%
44 Medical secretaries 150 $28,250 $20,180 - 38,090 17% 18%
45 Driver/sales workers 150 $24,940 $14,420 - 46,160 -5% 4%
46 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 150 $20,420 $14,330 - 33,180 11% 5%
47 Residential advisors 140 $34,660 $27,430 - 40,370 19% 28%
48 Tellers 140 $21,980 $16,290 - 29,450 14% 16%
49 Child care workers 140 $17,990 $14,190 - 23,690 18% 15%
50 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 130 $46,930 $29,790 - 69,450 7% 13%
51 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 130 $37,680 $25,840 - 49,250 8% 3%
52 Pharmacy technicians 130 $26,110 $18,660 - 35,720 32% 16%
53 Postal service mail carriers 130 $0 $ - 1% 11%
54 Business operations specialists, all other 120 $46,300 $24,720 - 71,970 21% 49%
55 Bill and account collectors 120 $27,310 $21,300 - 33,750 23% 13%
56 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 120 $22,350 $14,120 - 38,340 12% 6%
57 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 120 $19,560 $14,890 - 24,740 10% 5%
58 Personal and home care aides 120 $15,370 $14,070 - 16,700 51% 10%
59 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 110 $25,590 $16,230 - 37,400 4% 15%
60 Dishwashers 110 $16,400 $14,060 - 21,410 10% 3%
61 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 100 $49,990 $32,310 - 64,980 9% 10%
62 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 100 $29,620 $17,450 - 52,820 4% 6%
63 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 100 $28,840 $15,580 - 40,910 14% 8%
64 Food servers, nonrestaurant 100 $21,840 $14,720 - 31,720 16% 9%
65 Cooks, fast food 100 $18,250 $14,060 - 24,310 8% 5%
66 Sewing machine operators 100 $18,050 $14,500 - 22,820 -27% 5%
67 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 90 $52,480 $39,790 - 75,090 16% 43%
68 Radiologic technologists and technicians 90 $45,170 $33,380 - 59,790 15% 25%
69 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 90 $33,600 $24,300 - 44,720 9% 3%
70 Medical assistants 90 $21,270 $17,130 - 28,350 35% 10%
71 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 90 $20,240 $14,370 - 28,910 27% 47%
72 Cooks, short order 90 $18,850 $14,600 - 23,910 5% 5%
73 Respiratory therapists 80 $43,370 $33,720 - 53,750 23% 28%
74 Preschool teachers, except special education 80 $29,730 $19,080 - 50,370 26% 43%
75 Helpers--electricians 80 $25,970 $17,140 - 45,000 7% 3%
76 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 80 $16,740 $13,940 - 22,510 10% 8%
77 Printing machine operators 80 $0 $ - -6% 6%
78 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 70 $30,450 $17,940 - 45,270 12% 3%
79 Recreation workers 70 $24,950 $16,070 - 45,420 13% 47%
80 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 70 $15,550 $13,750 - 18,790 12% 6%
81 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 70 $0 $ - -8% 12%
82 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 60 $56,830 $35,800 - 81,480 0% 42%
83 Dental hygienists 60 $55,850 $34,440 - 66,920 30% 33%
84 Stationary engineers and boiler operators 60 $47,610 $33,170 - 63,400 3% 10%
85 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 60 $41,810 $20,080 - 73,690 10% 17%
86 Computer support specialists 60 $37,820 $22,380 - 51,560 13% 43%
87 Legal secretaries 60 $33,150 $19,730 - 48,060 12% 18%
88 Library technicians 60 $29,630 $17,870 - 46,130 9% 27%
89 Dental assistants 60 $29,090 $19,670 - 40,680 29% 9%
90 Industrial truck and tractor operators 60 $27,590 $19,410 - 38,410 -2% 2%
91 Medical transcriptionists 60 $27,570 $19,960 - 33,750 14% 10%
92 Parts salespersons 60 $25,910 $16,630 - 37,610 -2% 6%
93 Packers and packagers, hand 60 $21,740 $14,860 - 31,950 -12% 3%
94 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 60 $19,490 $14,950 - 24,580 14% 3%
95 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 60 $18,090 $14,460 - 23,250 17% 14%
96 Loan officers 60 $0 $ - 12% 49%
97 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 50 $49,870 $34,930 - 65,270 4% 30%
98 Cost estimators 50 $39,560 $27,150 - 61,590 19% 32%
99 Surgical technologists 50 $38,010 $30,460 - 46,770 25% 16%
100 Occupational therapist assistants 50 $37,660 $28,180 - 50,490 25% 13%
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Jobs More Common Near Cumberland Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Correctional officers and jailers 43,290 900 20.4
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 47,380 160 15.7
Residential advisors 34,660 140 15.4
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 28,840 100 5
Sewing machine operators 18,050 100 3.4
Data entry keyers 19,440 180 2.8
Physical therapists 72,680 100 2.6
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 24,720 800 2.6
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 19,560 120 2.5
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 53,800 330 2.4
Food servers, nonrestaurant 21,840 100 2.4
Registered nurses 54,850 1,400 2.4
Elementary school teachers, except special education 57,240 690 2.3
Food preparation workers 17,990 430 2.2
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 87,370 100 2.2
Bus drivers, school 24,220 190 2.1
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 20,420 150 2.1
Pharmacists 99,520 120 2
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 38,130 310 2
Cashiers 17,840 1,540 2
Electricians 42,970 280 1.9
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 62,190 110 1.9
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 28,370 390 1.9
Child, family, and school social workers 31,370 110 1.9
Machinists 42,800 160 1.9
Driver/sales workers 24,940 150 1.8
Pharmacy technicians 26,110 130 1.8
Bartenders 16,710 200 1.8
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,460 1,050 1.7
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 29,410 250 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 32,570 440 1.7
Postal service mail carriers 0 130 1.7
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 37,680 130 1.6
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 41,020 160 1.6
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,110 320 1.6
Counter and rental clerks 18,500 160 1.6
Home health aides 18,650 300 1.6
Maintenance and repair workers, general 30,760 440 1.5
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 28,030 640 1.5
Office clerks, general 22,260 980 1.5
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 41,510 200 1.5
Receptionists and information clerks 23,510 380 1.5
Cooks, restaurant 17,600 300 1.5
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 22,350 120 1.4
Medical secretaries 28,250 150 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 27,640 250 1.4
Construction laborers 31,660 310 1.4
Carpenters 32,940 270 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 46,930 130 1.3
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 48,160 180 1.3

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Residential advisors 34,660 1.36 140
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 62,190 1.23 110
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 41,020 1.22 160
Teacher assistants 27,030 1.21 170
Machinists 42,800 1.16 160
Elementary school teachers, except special education 57,240 1.15 690
Correctional officers and jailers 43,290 1.15 900
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 47,380 1.09 160
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 53,800 1.07 330
Stock clerks and order fillers 24,320 1.07 420
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 24,720 1.03 800
Construction laborers 31,660 1.02 310
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,110 1 320
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 19,560 0.98 120
Receptionists and information clerks 23,510 0.98 380
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 28,370 0.98 390
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 55,040 0.97 170
Medical secretaries 28,250 0.97 150
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 37,450 0.97 180
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 38,130 0.96 310
Cashiers 17,840 0.96 1,540
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 28,030 0.96 640
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,050 0.95 530
Driver/sales workers 24,940 0.95 150
Dishwashers 16,400 0.95 110
Pharmacists 99,520 0.95 120
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 22,920 0.95 200
Food preparation workers 17,990 0.94 430
Child care workers 17,990 0.93 140
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 29,840 0.93 340
Pharmacy technicians 26,110 0.93 130
Tellers 21,980 0.93 140
Bus drivers, school 24,220 0.93 190
Electricians 42,970 0.92 280
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,940 0.91 520
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 27,640 0.91 250
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 48,160 0.91 180
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,460 0.9 1,050
Maintenance and repair workers, general 30,760 0.9 440
Security guards 22,580 0.89 230
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 40,300 0.89 310
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 22,350 0.89 120
Registered nurses 54,850 0.89 1,400
Bill and account collectors 27,310 0.89 120
Team assemblers 24,150 0.88 240
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 37,680 0.88 130
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 32,960 0.88 330
Home health aides 18,650 0.88 300
Office clerks, general 22,260 0.88 980
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 20,420 0.86 150

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