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RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Maryland Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Maryland, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Biological scientists$77,0752,8909.6
2Mathematicians$96,1001609.3
3Historians$40,7901808.9
4Tree trimmers and pruners$33,6909508.2
5Pile-driver operators$42,3001907.1
6Floor layers, except carpet, wood, and hard tiles$38,8105806.1
7Microbiologists$86,7401,0206.0
8Shampooers$14,7851,2906.0
9Marriage and family therapists$42,7501,2005.9
10Social science research assistants$41,2906505.6
11Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers$41,4301505.4
12Psychologists$85,0253305.2
13Health specialties teachers, postsecondary$117,7003,5605.2
14Life, physical, and social science technicians$72,1853,5805.1
15Conservation scientists$67,8055004.8
16Physical scientists$95,1051,1604.8
17Physicists$100,9907104.7
18Anthropologists and archeologists$32,7801804.6
19Legal support workers$40,4063,8104.3
20Dietetic technicians$29,4201,1704.3
21Computer and information scientists, research$89,8601,3204.2
22Archivists$43,5851504.1
23Motorboat mechanics$38,4504503.9
24Media and communication workers$41,8251,2803.8
25Bailiffs$27,2503903.7
26Statisticians$85,6708603.5
27Atmospheric and space scientists$84,5601503.4
28Vocational education teachers, middle school$47,0703603.4
29Cartographers and photogrammetrists$62,0754203.3
30Biological technicians$40,5552,6003.3
31Set and exhibit designers$46,0452403.3
32Engineering technicians, except drafters$59,1332,7603.3
33Stonemasons$40,1003303.0
34Medical scientists, except epidemiologists$74,0152,7302.9
35Survey researchers$57,6306102.9
36Riggers$46,4002602.9
37Mechanical door repairers$23,5501002.9
38Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary$66,9851,0802.8
39Helpers, construction trades$25,7509102.8
40Occupational therapist aides$39,9001102.7
41Natural sciences managers$99,0101,5002.7
42Court, municipal, and license clerks$30,4502,6802.6
43Operations research analysts$74,4001,9202.6
44Audio and video equipment technicians$38,9701,4602.6
45Sociology teachers, postsecondary$53,3303402.5
46Loan counselors$44,4757302.5
47Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates$83,0705402.4
48Pediatricians, general$129,2456002.4
49Interpreters and translators$50,7208702.4
50Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall$40,8807302.4
51Plant and system operators$46,5602602.4
52Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors$75,6557902.4
53Chemical engineers$79,3558002.4
54Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary$51,5005502.4
55Private detectives and investigators$38,3655902.4
56Internists, general$141,0551,0802.3
57Umpires, referees, and other sports officials$22,8001602.3
58Chemists$76,3352,6902.3
59Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists$44,2501,8602.3
60Correctional officers and jailers$37,4308,0202.3
61Aerospace engineering and operations technicians$55,2701202.3
62Stationary engineers and boiler operators$42,4361,1302.2
63Computer software engineers, systems software$85,55510,5202.2
64Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary$54,5801202.2
65Health educators$63,7951,5302.2
66All other information and record clerks$38,3609,7802.1
67Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators$28,5151,3702.1
68Insulation workers, mechanical$30,9402502.1
69Life scientists$59,1102502.1
70Helpers--electricians$25,6002,4702.1
71Manicurists and pedicurists$24,4161,1502.0
72Engineers$76,4333,9602.0
73Biochemists and biophysicists$63,0503002.0
74Physician assistants$81,9701,6202.0
75Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians$21,1902902.0
76Budget analysts$69,8701,5602.0
77Designers$63,3452501.9
78Physical therapist aides$22,8771,0601.9
79Physicians and surgeons$141,1934,9501.9
80Residential advisors$26,3621,0901.9
81Directors, religious activities and education$29,7452501.9
82Biological science teachers, postsecondary$72,0857001.9
83Computer systems analysts$69,38215,3401.9
84Nonfarm animal caretakers$23,3432,6701.9
85Social scientists and related workers$79,0957701.8
86Economics teachers, postsecondary$56,7402001.8
87Elevator installers and repairers$56,1304401.8
88Physics teachers, postsecondary$62,4901901.8
89Computer hardware engineers$86,7601,7001.8
90Transportation inspectors$41,4403601.8
91Skin care specialists$28,9604501.8
92Biomedical engineers$80,2802001.8
93Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers$21,7805701.8
94Administrative services managers$57,0226,7901.8
95Environmental science and protection technicians, including health$46,2856601.7
96Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers$40,3526,1001.7
97Helpers--roofers$24,8903101.7
98Glaziers$37,1139101.7
99Taxi drivers and chauffeurs$21,6583,5901.7
100Brickmasons and blockmasons$39,9552,7101.7

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Maryland

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Maryland are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons69,320$21,1081.0
2Cashiers53,970$16,9161.0
3Office clerks, general51,640$24,0581.1
4Registered nurses41,910$59,3381.2
5General and operations managers40,820$89,5121.6
6Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners35,890$20,2581.1
7Waiters and waitresses32,770$14,9600.9
8Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive32,350$27,7661.2
9Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food31,490$15,1480.9
10Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand29,510$22,0440.8
11Customer service representatives28,860$28,7360.9
12Stock clerks and order fillers23,660$21,3400.9
13Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks23,430$30,5360.8
14Executive secretaries and administrative assistants22,470$37,2361.0
15First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers21,470$43,8821.0
16Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants21,190$24,4421.1
17Maintenance and repair workers, general19,380$30,8201.0
18Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer18,960$34,8560.8
19Accountants and auditors18,560$53,7801.1
20Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products18,400$51,5580.8
21Elementary school teachers, except special education18,200$49,8750.9
22Business operations specialists17,860$56,3161.2
23Construction laborers17,640$27,0981.2
24First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers17,550$36,2601.0
25Security guards16,780$24,0121.0
26Computer systems analysts15,340$69,3821.9
27Truck drivers, light or delivery services15,100$24,1001.0
28Carpenters14,480$35,2241.0
29Receptionists and information clerks13,700$21,1670.8
30Landscaping and groundskeeping workers13,630$21,2521.0
31Teacher assistants12,900$18,6170.7
32Maids and housekeeping cleaners12,110$18,5240.9
33Management analysts11,840$66,2601.6
34Automotive service technicians and mechanics11,470$34,9701.1
35Food preparation workers11,410$17,3320.8
36First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers11,400$27,6841.0
37First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers10,720$53,3481.2
38Computer software engineers, systems software10,520$85,5552.2
39Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop10,470$15,9841.4
40Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education10,360$47,2900.8
41Cooks, restaurant10,160$20,1520.8
42Computer software engineers, applications9,950$75,8901.3
43Electricians9,890$40,9501.0
44Computer support specialists9,880$37,8281.2
45All other information and record clerks9,780$38,3602.1
46Home health aides9,760$20,5681.0
47Lawyers9,060$94,8701.0
48Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers8,760$14,7301.4
49Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks8,750$28,0500.7
50Counter and rental clerks8,740$22,5981.2
51Financial managers8,720$79,8461.1
52Tellers8,570$22,2321.0
53Team assemblers8,320$25,6270.5
54Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists8,070$21,0581.5
55Correctional officers and jailers8,020$37,4302.3
56Industrial truck and tractor operators7,760$28,9520.8
57Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses7,750$38,9700.8
58Loan officers7,600$54,8181.5
59Computer programmers7,320$57,4061.1
60Dishwashers7,050$14,8880.9
61Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters6,990$42,8901.1
62Police and sheriff's patrol officers6,920$39,6870.9
63First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers6,910$49,6881.0
64Cooks, fast food6,840$15,5440.7
65Administrative services managers6,790$57,0221.8
66Bartenders6,740$15,9580.9
67Child care workers6,740$18,4040.8
68Bill and account collectors6,730$27,0001.0
69Network and computer systems administrators6,390$59,7761.4
70Medical assistants6,280$25,8481.0
71First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers6,190$48,7700.6
72Billing and posting clerks and machine operators6,130$28,4440.8
73Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers6,100$40,3521.7
74Managers5,900$80,7221.1
75Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators5,850$35,8001.1
76Sales managers5,840$85,0621.1
77Computer and information systems managers5,820$89,0581.3
78Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education5,690$48,1200.7
79Postal service mail carriers5,580$43,7421.1
80Packers and packagers, hand5,520$19,4560.4
81Medical secretaries5,290$25,9901.1
82Medical and health services managers5,200$72,6121.5
83Data entry keyers5,190$24,9021.1
84Driver/sales workers5,140$25,4180.9
85Preschool teachers, except special education5,120$25,9981.0
86Personal and home care aides5,040$20,7860.7
87Sales representatives, services4,980$50,8820.7
88Physicians and surgeons4,950$141,1931.9
89Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop4,950$16,1600.9
90Training and development specialists4,670$47,1961.4
91Teachers and instructors4,650$43,6100.7
92Painters, construction and maintenance4,640$32,1021.1
93Civil engineers4,540$65,8081.2
94Social and human service assistants4,540$28,7051.0
95Network systems and data communications analysts4,500$62,1301.5
96Insurance sales agents4,490$66,9901.0
97First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers4,480$30,8521.5
98Construction managers4,470$79,5271.4
99Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products4,470$49,8561.0
100Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers4,440$33,5370.6
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