Average Salary for State of Maryland (MD) Employees

Headquartered in Baltimore, Md., State of Maryland (MD) offers a range of employment opportunities in the government, from Social Worker to Real Estate Appraiser & Assessor. The average employee at State of Maryland (MD) takes home $48K annually. State of Maryland (MD) paychecks are largely negotiated based on where you live, though how long you've been working and what you do at the company are also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $67K per year) can be spotted in Cumberland, Md.; the company's headquarter city of Baltimore, Md. ($56K), Hagerstown, Md. ($55K), and Maryland, Md. (approximately $54K) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Westover, Md.; in fact, at around $34K it is one of the worst-paid cities.

Years of Experience

Average pay is $61K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $39K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $59K annually on average.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors, Administrative Officers, and Social Workers; while the first receives the highest median pay at approximately $48K per year, the other salaries come in at about $48K and $43K, respectively.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Registered Nurse certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $65K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Acquiring certification to be a Licensed Graduate Social Worker is rewarded with median pay of $53K per year. Regarding salaries and education, State of Maryland (MD) pays those with a Master of Social Work (MSW) the most — about $65K.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Windows Operating System General Use; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of $67K annually. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Microsoft Office; roughly one in seven deem it necessary for work. Other skills in demand are Case Management, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service.

Benefits and Perks

The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only two-fifths of survey participants. Employees can save for retirement by joining one of several savings plans such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Health insurance is part of the package for a large number of workers, and for a solid majority of employees, dental coverage is too. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, a casual working environment, and 401(a).

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Key Stats for State of Maryland (MD)


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29 %
$28,448 - $62,713
$39,750 - $81,057

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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