What kind of jobs are there in Baltimore, MD?

Baltimore has a high number of universities and medical facilities, so it's not surprising that many residents find employment with institutions like the University of Maryland, the Veterans Health Administration, Mercy Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University. Maryland's burgeoning bioscience industry promises to offer a continuing source of career opportunities, and Baltimore is home to two major bioscience parks – one in East Baltimore at Johns Hopkins and the other across town at the University of Maryland. 

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.1 /10

How we calculate this.

Baltimore has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2018

of people are without a job

0.3 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Baltimore

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
Nursing Aide
Salary: $23.33k - $32.22k

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Total Employment
Salary: $54.25k - $91.77k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.69k - $27.67k