MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

ECONOMY

EMPLOYMENT

WAGES

In 2016, Maryland workers averaged the sixth highest salary in the nation. The average Maryland worker made $1,118 a week (gross income), well above the national average of approximately $953.

As of July 1, 2017, the minimum wage in Maryland for most workers is $9.25 an hour, while the federally-mandated minimum wage remains at $7.25 an hour. For tipped employees, the Maryland minimum cash-wage is $3.63 an hour. On July 1, 2018, Maryland's minimum wage will increase to $10.10 an hour.


WAGES - MARYLAND
(weekly averages)

2016
Maryland $1,118


2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Maryland $1,023 $1,039 $1,040 $1,066 $1,100


2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Maryland $887 $928 $953 $973 $995


2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Maryland $735 $757 $782 $818 $853


1997 1998 1999 2000
Maryland $611 $640 $663 $701


WAGES - PRIVATE & PUBLIC SECTOR

2016
Private Sector
goods producing
$1,276
natural resources & mining $784
construction $1,203
manufacturing $1,419
Private Sector
service providing
$1,043
trade, transportation & utilities $861
information $1,675
financial activities $1,706
professional & business $1,439
education & health $1,004
leisure & hospitality $431
other $775
Public Sector $1,317
local government $1,046
state government $1,099
federal government $1,912


2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Private Sector
goods producing
$1,151 $1,170 $1,174 $1,203 $1,247
natural resources & mining $724 $726 $728 $747 $759
construction $1,056 $1,075 $1,079 $1,119 $1,157
manufacturing $1,295 $1,324 $1,331 $1,352 $1,410
Private Sector
service providing
$954 $973 $974 $997 $1,027
trade, transportation & utilities $784 $799 $799 $818 $850
information $1,448 $1,509 $1,560 $1,599 $1,615
financial activities $1,429 $1,549 $1,545 $1,601 $1,662
professional & business $1,332 $1,370 $1,364 $1,392 $1,424
education & health $917 $933 $938 $958 $995
leisure & hospitality $379 $385 $389 $398 $415
other $811 $684 $707 $745 $753
Public Sector $1,202 $1,207 $1,210 $1,253 $1,298
local government $965 $970 $980 $1,001 $1,042
state government $932 $964 $1,010 $1,055 $1,100
federal government $1,790 $1,766 $1,733 $1,818 $1,864


2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Private Sector
goods producing
$986 $1,042 $1,077 $1,101 $1,130
natural resources & mining $661 $667 $684 $679 $694
construction $926 $973 $1,011 $1,011 $1,039
manufacturing $1,085 $1,159 $1,190 $1,215 $1,268
Private Sector
service providing
$831 $865 $886 $901 $924
trade, transportation & utilities $716 $739 $748 $752 $769
information $1,218 $1,245 $1,288 $1,322 $1,396
financial activities $1,283 $1,341 $1,337 $1,320 $1,386
professional & business $1,100 $1,164 $1,208 $1,260 $1,297
education & health $807 $838 $873 $891 $896
leisure & hospitality $342 $357 $361 $363 $372
other $585 $605 $619 $634 658
Public Sector
$1,029 $1,087 $1,121 $1,155 $1,172
local government $848 $903 $939 $963 $968
state government $879 $911 $941 $949 $918
federal government $1,483 $1,574 $1,611 $1,668 $1,709


2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
Private Sector
goods producing
$837 $855 $879 $920 $949
natural resources & mining $580 $562 $575 $607 $640
construction $776 $792 $813 $847 $883
manufacturing $906 $933 $968 $1,025 $1,051
Private Sector
service providing
$686 $703 $728 $763 $798
trade, transportation & utilities $618 $630 $649 $675 $696
information $1,073 $1,084 $1,113 $1,173 $1,192
financial activities $980 $1,023 $1,090 $1,149 $1,235
professional & business $862 $892 $920 $973 $1,030
education & health $670 $692 $719 $752 $778
leisure & hospitality $320 $318 $328 $337 $352
other $497 $510 $526 $549 $563
Public Sector $837 $882 $913 $952 $993
local government $697 $726 $746 $781 $811
state government $743 $810 $803 $815 $839
federal government $1,151 $1,210 $1,288 $1,356 $1,437


1997 1998 1999 2000
Private Sector
goods producing
$763 $802 $830 $883
Private Sector
nonmanufacturing
services $595 $622 $651 $694
trade (wholesale) $794 $844 $891 $959
trade (retail) $328 $345 $355 $368
contract construction $629 $669 $702 $738
finance, insurance, real estate $824 $874 $916 $969
transportation, communications, public utilities $734 $773 $796 $847
other $445 $506 $555 $592
Public Sector
local government $612 $629 $644 $666
state government $620 $640 $675 $710
federal government $861 $1,006 $974 $1,029

Source: Division of Labor & Industry, Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

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