Employers & Workforce Statistics

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Regional Labor Force Statistics


Category
Harford County, MD (2016) State of Maryland State of Pennsylvania Washington, DC
Civilian Labor Force 137,089 3,170,000 647,520 403,200
Employment 131,499 3,034,000 614,980 378,400
Unemployment 5,590 136,000 32,540 24,800
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 4.3% 5.0% 6.2%
Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Major Employers


Government Sector 


Employer
Employees
Aberdeen Proving Ground 21,000
Harford County Public Schools 5,231
Harford County Government 1,541
Source: Harford County Office of Economic Development,
Bureau of Labor Statistics


Private Sector


Employer
Employees
Upper Chesapeake Health 3,300
Kohl's E-Fulfillment Center 1,140
Rite Aid Mid-Atlantic Customer Support Center 1,100
Harford Community College 1,010
Klein's ShopRite of Maryland 1,000
Jacobs Technology, Inc. 875
Jones Junction 670
Booz Allen Hamilton 600
Frito-Lay 550
Allan Myers 545
CACI 500
BSC America - Bel Air Auto Auction 430
Wegmans 429
DXC Technology 415
Walmart - Aberdeen 400
XPO Logistics 350
Source: Harford County Office of Economic Development

Approximate Commute Time & Distance to APG


Town/City County/State Time Distance
Aberdeen Harford, Maryland 5-10 1.33
Bel Air Harford, Maryland 20-30 12.35
Havre de Grace Harford, Maryland 10-15 5.84

Foreign Investment


  • 3 port facilities and 3 international airports within two hours reach
  • Proximity to Washington DC Market places Harford companies at the center of international relations, trade organizations and monetary exchanges
  • Maryland's Department of Business and Economic Development International Trade Office supports county efforts for all international activities and serves as a "one-stop-shop" for international businesses and Maryland businesses interested in expanding overseas

Overseas Businesses in Harford County


  • Boettcher America, Germany
  • Lafarge North America, France
  • Oldcastle Precast Group, Ireland
  • SafetNet
  • Sephora, France

Selected Harford County Companies Doing Business Overseas


  • Alban Tractor
  • Cytec Engineered Materials, Inc.
  • EFC Systems, Inc.
  • Harford Systems, Inc.
  • Huber Engineered Materials
  • Independent Can Company
  • Innovative Plastic Solutions
  • McCormick and Company, Inc.
  • Nutramax Laboratories
  • Onguard Industries LLC
  • Paramount Die Company, Inc.
  • SWS Security
  • TIC Gums, Inc.
  • Titronics, Inc.
Source: Harford County Office of Economic Development

Employment & Labor Force


Field
Annual Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
Private Sector 71,011 $840
Construction 5,673 $1,043
Education and Health Services 11,809 $872
Financial Activities 3,189 $1,124
Information 631 $1,416
Leisure and Hospitality 10,413 $307
Manufacturing 4,875 $1,225
Natural Resources and Mining 255 $986
Professional Business Services 10,916 $1,327
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 20,375 $652
Goods Producing 10,803 $1,123
Other Services 2,875 $615
Total Employment 91,431 $972

Hourly Wage Rates


These wages are an estimate or what workers might expect to receive. Wages may vary by industry, employer and locality.
Selected Occupations Median Entry Experienced
Accountants $30.32 $24.23 $39.04
Bookkeeping/accounting clerks $20.07 $13.71 $23.72
Computer network support specialists $30.95 $22.69 $36.90
Computer systems analysts $42.80 $27.81 $50.99
Customer service representatives $16.34 $10.54 $19.45
Electrical engineers $46.12 $33.50 $55.09
Freight, stock, and materials movers, hand $14.19 $11.57 $17.12
Industrial truck operators $17.97 $13.04 $21.97
Machinists $24.18 $13.12 $29.06
Maintenance workers, machinery $21.17 $15.64 $25.39
Network administrators $46.90 $34.42 $55.86
Packaging and filling machine operators $16.10 $11.40 $20.98
Packers and packagers, hand $11.10 $9.79 $13.35
Secretaries $17.80 $12.29 $21.19
Shipping/receiving clerks $18.08 $13.11 $21.18
Team assemblers $15.14 $10.06 $17.71
Source: Maryland Department of Commerce Brief Economic Facts (2016)