These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In Maryland For 2018

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of Maryland things like great hikes and trails, all time best things to do, and good food and home cooking.

But there’s also a strong economy and job market that has been improving in recent years.

Here at Zippia, we like to take a closer look at local economies to understand what jobs and industries are doing better than others. We think this helps job seekers and people thinking of moving to the area for a job know what to expect.

So we set our sights on uncovering the best industries within Maryland.

Read on to see how we determined which industries rise above the competition to become the best of the best.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Maryland job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Old Line State for jobs

We believe that the data never lies or that it at least lies a lot less than any one person’s opinion. So we went on a mission to collect as much data as we could about the Maryland job market.

At the end of the day, we were able to find the following, relevant criteria for determining the best industries:

  • Average Salary
  • Job Availability
  • Average Stress Level Of Jobs In The Industry

The sources of data include the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor.

Stress level is an index created by self reported statistics from people in the industry. We ranked each industry on these from 1 to 22 where 1 was the best.

Finally, we averaged all the rankings together to create a ‘Best Industry’ index. We crowned the industry with the lowest score, Architecture And Engineering, as the best industry in Maryland.

For a detail table of the data, check out the bottom of the post. But now, carry on to learn more about why the various industries are so great for jobs.

Detailed List Of The Best Industries In Maryland

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $94,330 58,330
2 Computer And Mathematical $96,800 123,660
3 Management $125,940 151,790
4 Legal $88,330 25,160
5 Business And Financial Operations $80,050 163,090
6 Life, Physical, And Social Science $87,780 41,850
7 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $85,430 170,140
8 Education, Training, And Library $63,440 169,360
9 Community And Social Service $50,170 43,280
10 Office And Administrative Support $39,810 408,340
11 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $59,460 30,420
12 Construction And Extraction $48,520 115,570
13 Production And Manufactoring $38,980 79,860
14 Protective Service $48,800 71,760
15 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $50,230 100,590
16 Sales $40,950 265,250
17 Personal Care And Service $28,950 78,460
18 Transportation $38,560 163,600
19 Healthcare Support $32,710 74,520
20 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $28,520 85,440
21 Food Preparation And Serving Related $24,650 217,820
22 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $34,670 2,620

Summing up the best industries in Maryland

There you have it; Architecture And Engineering is the best industry to be in if you live around Maryland.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Industry ranks as the worst in Maryland mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.

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