dcsimg

Hagerstown Employment

Employment and Industries in the Hagerstown, Maryland Area

In the past, Hagerstown was primarily an industrial city. Manufacturing is still an integral part of the economy along with transportation in railroads and highways, however the economy has become more diversified and the service sector is a major economic factor. Hagerstown is also regarded as a regional commerce center.

Tourism also adds to the local economy. In addition, sectors such as engineering, aero-defense and advanced technology are becoming more significant to the county's economy. Also, the area surrounding Hagerstown has a significant agricultural presence.

Hagerstown's significant employment sectors are healthcare, trade, transportation and utilities; construction, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, government; professional, scientific and technical services; and education.

There are numerous notable companies in the Hagerstown area including:

  • Bowman Development
  • Horizon Goodwill Industries
  • Pavestone
  • Intelsat
  • Progress Media
  • Cinetic Landis
  • Jamison Door
  • Radio Shack
  • Citigroup
  • JLG Industries
  • Review & Herald Publishing
  • DOT Foods
  • Lehigh Phoenix
  • Sealy
  • FedEx
  • Lenox
  • First Data
  • Fugro Earth Data
  • High Rock Interactive
  • Macro Retail
  • Maryland Paper
  • NetConn Solutions

Some of the most common jobs where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, computer specialists, financial managers, medical and health services managers, pharmacists, social and human service assistants; and advertising sales agents.

Noteworthy information about Hagerstown, Maryland: Approximately 12% of the adult population has earned a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2008 the cost of living index in the city was 111.5 which is above the nation's average of 100. In 2007 Hagerstown had a median household income of $38,000.

Local businesses have opportunities to work in partnership with useful organizations including:

The Herald-Mail provides information about local business and industry activities.

Jobs in Hagerstown

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 101470 $44830 $21.55 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 17810 $34590 $16.63 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 12030 $31600 $15.19 10.15
4 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10970 $36610 $17.6 6.45
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8680 $22250 $10.7 8.3
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 7230 $79320 $38.13 5.75
7 Production Occupations 4820 $37260 $17.92 5.85
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4160 $43930 $21.12 3.8
9 Retail Salespersons 4000 $25970 $12.48 3.1
10 Cashiers 3940 $21060 $10.13 2.25
11 Management Occupations 3720 $96710 $46.5 6.05
12 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3420 $30230 $14.53 1.6
13 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3330 $65120 $31.31 5.05
14 Protective Service Occupations 3310 $42220 $20.3 2.25
15 Customer Service Representatives 3280 $30490 $14.66 1.75
16 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3200 $41730 $20.06 4.4
17 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3010 $27460 $13.2 4.1
18 Healthcare Support Occupations 2980 $30180 $14.51 3.05
19 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2590 $82500 $39.66 2.8
20 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2580 $44750 $21.52 1.2
21 Registered Nurses 2570 $68890 $33.12 1.9
22 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2480 $27120 $13.04 3.7
23 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2470 $19850 $9.54 2.15
24 Community and Social Service Occupations 2380 $45350 $21.8 1.65
25 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2050 $27630 $13.28 1.2
26 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1790 $35260 $16.95 1.6
27 Office Clerks, General 1790 $29890 $14.37 2
28 Waiters and Waitresses 1460 $21550 $10.36 1.6
29 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1420 $52620 $25.3 1
30 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1370 $41190 $19.8 1
31 Nursing Assistants 1350 $28960 $13.92 1.05
32 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1310 $38580 $18.55 0.6
33 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1260 $26960 $12.96 1.6
34 General and Operations Managers 1240 $96390 $46.34 1.4
35 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1230 $43920 $21.12 0.3
36 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 980 $71450 $34.35 1.65
37 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 890 $37940 $18.24 0.9
38 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 800 $43200 $20.77 1.7
39 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 760 $31150 $14.98 0.6
40 Security Guards 710 $28510 $13.71 0.7
41 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 700 $35950 $17.29 1.1
42 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 690 $36890 $17.73 0.5
43 Legal Occupations 680 $68840 $33.1 0.8
44 Receptionists and Information Clerks 670 $25990 $12.5 0.7
45 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 670 $51110 $24.57 0.6
46 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 660 $46000 $22.11 0.5
47 Cooks, Restaurant 630 $22990 $11.06 0.75
48 Childcare Workers 570 $22110 $10.63 0.8
49 Construction Laborers 560 $30360 $14.6 0.8
50 Personal Care Aides 550 $24920 $11.98 1.3
51 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 540 $54810 $26.35 1
52 Driver/Sales Workers 540 $25740 $12.37 0.3
53 Medical Secretaries 530 $33620 $16.16 0.4
54 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 520 $21360 $10.27 1
55 Computer Occupations, All Other 500 $100600 $48.37 0.2
56 Cooks, Fast Food 490 $19640 $9.44 0.3
57 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 480 $40180 $19.32 0.4
58 Bartenders 480 $20170 $9.7 0.4
59 Food Preparation Workers 460 $20780 $9.99 0.6
60 Home Health Aides 450 $23040 $11.08 0.7
61 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 440 $27930 $13.43 0.4
62 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 420 $29550 $14.21 0.3
63 Accountants and Auditors 410 $65940 $31.7 0.9
64 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 390 $53930 $25.93 0.1
65 Medical Assistants 390 $30540 $14.69 0.45
66 Tellers 390 $27230 $13.09 0.3
67 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 380 $28530 $13.72 0.3
68 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 380 $34480 $16.58 0.2
69 Electricians 380 $48880 $23.5 0.4
70 Computer Systems Analysts 380 $82090 $39.47 0.4
71 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 370 $56430 $27.13 0.4
72 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 360 $27340 $13.14 0.8
73 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 360 $210470 $101.19 0.2
74 Recreation Workers 350 $21660 $10.41 0.3
75 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 350 $59140 $28.43 0.3
76 Carpenters 350 $37940 $18.24 0.6
77 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 350 $50970 $24.5 0.45
78 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 340 $44400 $21.34 0.2
79 Printing Press Operators 340 $38380 $18.45 0.1
80 Packers and Packagers, Hand 340 $35630 $17.13 0.45
81 Cooks, Short Order 340 $22320 $10.73 0.1
82 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 330 $43000 $20.68 0.2
83 Computer User Support Specialists 330 $58990 $28.36 0.4
84 Management Analysts 330 $79340 $38.15 0.5
85 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 330 $42470 $20.42 0.2
86 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 320 $52450 $25.22 0.2
87 Team Assemblers 320 $28730 $13.81 0.75
88 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 320 $41390 $19.9 0.1
89 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 320 $76140 $36.61 0.7
90 Billing and Posting Clerks 320 $35020 $16.83 0.35
91 Helpers--Production Workers 310 $28290 $13.6 0.3
92 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 300 $19560 $9.4 0.25
93 Pharmacy Technicians 290 $30180 $14.51 0.25
94 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 290 $46490 $22.35 0.3
95 Insurance Sales Agents 290 $60650 $29.16 0.3
96 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 280 $62360 $29.98 0.9
97 Medical and Health Services Managers 280 $116820 $56.16 0.2
98 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 270 $61230 $29.44 0.4
99 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers 270 $59810 $28.75 0
100 Human Resources Specialists 270 $56890 $27.35 0.3
You are visiting:

Additional Details

Hagerstown Colleges
Hagerstown colleges and trade schools.
Hagerstown Graduate Schools
Hagerstown Graduate and Business Schools

Jobs More Common Near Hagerstown Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,830 101,470
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,590 17,810
Sales and Related Occupations 31,600 12,030
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,610 10,970
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,250 8,680
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 79,320 7,230
Production Occupations 37,260 4,820
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,930 4,160
Retail Salespersons 25,970 4,000
Cashiers 21,060 3,940
Management Occupations 96,710 3,720
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,230 3,420
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,120 3,330
Protective Service Occupations 42,220 3,310
Customer Service Representatives 30,490 3,280
Construction and Extraction Occupations 41,730 3,200
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,460 3,010
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,180 2,980
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 82,500 2,590
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,750 2,580
Registered Nurses 68,890 2,570
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,120 2,480
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,850 2,470
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,350 2,380
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,630 2,050
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,260 1,790
Office Clerks, General 29,890 1,790
Waiters and Waitresses 21,550 1,460
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,620 1,420
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,190 1,370
Nursing Assistants 28,960 1,350
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 38,580 1,310
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,960 1,260
General and Operations Managers 96,390 1,240
Correctional Officers and Jailers 43,920 1,230
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 71,450 980
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,940 890
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43,200 800
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,150 760
Security Guards 28,510 710
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,950 700
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,890 690
Legal Occupations 68,840 680
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,990 670
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 51,110 670
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 46,000 660
Cooks, Restaurant 22,990 630
Childcare Workers 22,110 570
Construction Laborers 30,360 560
Personal Care Aides 24,920 550

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,830 101,470
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,590 17,810
Sales and Related Occupations 31,600 12,030
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,610 10,970
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 79,320 7,230
Production Occupations 37,260 4,820
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,930 4,160
Retail Salespersons 25,970 4,000
Management Occupations 96,710 3,720
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,230 3,420
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,120 3,330
Protective Service Occupations 42,220 3,310
Customer Service Representatives 30,490 3,280
Construction and Extraction Occupations 41,730 3,200
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,460 3,010
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,180 2,980
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 82,500 2,590
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,750 2,580
Registered Nurses 68,890 2,570
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,120 2,480
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,350 2,380
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,630 2,050
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,260 1,790
Office Clerks, General 29,890 1,790
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,620 1,420
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,190 1,370
Nursing Assistants 28,960 1,350
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 38,580 1,310
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,960 1,260
General and Operations Managers 96,390 1,240
Correctional Officers and Jailers 43,920 1,230
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 71,450 980
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,940 890
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43,200 800
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,150 760
Security Guards 28,510 710
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,950 700
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,890 690
Legal Occupations 68,840 680
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,990 670
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 51,110 670
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 46,000 660
Construction Laborers 30,360 560
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 54,810 540
Driver/Sales Workers 25,740 540
Medical Secretaries 33,620 530
Computer Occupations, All Other 100,600 500
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 40,180 480
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 27,930 440
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 29,550 420

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
Back to Top