When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($67K annually) can be spotted in Cumberland, Md.; Annapolis, Md. ($58K), Salisbury, Md. (around $58K), and the company's headquarter city of Baltimore, Md. (about $52K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (approximately $47K) in Hagerstown, Md., one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Virginia, where they average to $70K per year.
Programmer Analysts are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $64K annually; Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Social Workers, and Licensed Social Workers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in about $62K, $55K, and approximately $51K, respectively.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at State of Maryland (MD) for between five and 10 years earn $58K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $50K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (37 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $58K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Clinical Social Workers, who make $70K annually. Comptia A+ Service Technicians also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of $68K per year. Employees who have a Bachelor's Degree make the most here, hauling in about $52K annually.
Employees who count Network Management / Administration among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is around $69K per year. Data Analysis also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; less than ten percent of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Legal Compliance, Microsoft Word, and Psychiatric.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at State of Maryland (MD); the company rewards only 42 percent with paid vacation time and only a third of survey participants with sick leave. State of Maryland (MD) sponsors a 401(k) program, and the larger part of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Almost all survey participants have health insurance, and benefits for a solid majority of survey participants also include dental insurance. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, defined contribution (dc) retirement plan, and tuition reimbursement.