Employers & Workforce Statistics

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Regional Labor Force Statistics
Category
Harford County, MD Baltimore, MD Philadelphia, PA Washington DC
Civilian Labor Force 138,075 3,076,501 635,400 384,700
Employment 131,099 2,913,050 595,900 355,100
Unemployment 6,976 163,451 39,500 29,600
Unemployment Rate 5.05% 5.31% 6.22% 7.69%
Source: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulations

Major Employers
Government Sector
Employer
Employees
Aberdeen Proving Ground 16,797
Harford County Public Schools 5,369
Harford County Government 1,938

Private Sector
Employer
Employees
Upper Chesapeake Health 3,129
Rite Aid Mid-Atlantic Customer Support Center 1,300
Kohl's 1,255
Harford Community College 1,029
Klein's ShopRite of Maryland 1,000
Walmart 900
Jacobs Technology 865
Home Depot 500
Target 500
Wegmans 499
BSC America 475
American Infrastructure 445
Macy's 431
Booz Allen Hamilton 430
McDonald's 420
CSC 410
Frito-Lay 379
Sephora USA 378
Leidos 370
Independent Can 350
Saks Fifth Avenue 320
CACI 313
Source: Harford County Office of Economic Development

Employers on the Move to Harford County
  • Altus Engineering, Churchville
  • Birrotecca Restaurant, Bel Air
  • Bravura Information Technology Systems, Belcamp
  • CrossFit Harford, Joppa
  • Gordon Food Service, Aberdeen
  • Maurice Electrical Supply, Joppa
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 67,730 $851
Construction 5,858 $963
Education and Health Services 10,948 $784
Financial Activities 3,019 $959
Information 254 $1,175
Leisure and Hospitality 9,945 $284
Manufacturing 4,264 $1,100
Natural Resources and Mining 284 $792
Professional Business Services 10,861 $1,283
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities 19,472 $603
Other 2,825 $574
Government Sector 19,671 $1,139
Total Employment 87,401 $918

Employment and Labor Force Graph
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 $30.50 $22.25 $39.50
Bookkeeping/accounting clerks $17.75 $12 $22
Computer support specialists $24.50 $18 $28.25
Computer system analysts $51.75 $34 $58.75
Customer service representatives $15.50 $10.50 $20
Electrical engineers $43.75 $34.25 $50.75
Freight, stock and materials movers, hand $12.75 $9.50 $15.50
Industrial truck operators $17.50 $11.75 $21.50
Machinists $23.25 $15.25 $27.25
Maintenance workers, machinery $18.75 $13.75 $25.50
Network support specialists $28.25 $20.50 $32.75
Packaging and filling machine operators $15.75 $13.50 $19.25
Packers and packagers, hand $12.75 $9.75 $14.75
Secretaries $18 $11.75 $20.75
Shipping/receiving clerks $14 $11.25 $17
Team assemblers $16.75 $10.50 $20.50
Source: Maryland Department of Economic Development Brief Economic Facts