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Montgomery County Occupational Data


County, State, and Regional Overview

Regional_Trends_Graph

    Region 2015 Jobs 2025 Jobs Change % Change
Montgomery County
482,551 490,473 7,922 1.6%
Maryland 2,770,363 2,949,365 179,002 6.5%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,199,779 3,532,761 332,982 10.4%

Organizing regional employment information by occupation provides a workforce-oriented view of the regional economy. EMSI's occupation data are based on EMSI's industry data and regional staffing patterns taken from the Occupational Employment Statistics program (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Wage information is partially derived from the American Community Survey. This report also uses state data from the following agencies: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Office of Labor Market Analysis and Information.

 

Definitions:

Change - the number of new jobs expected to be created in an occupation over a given timeframe.  The number of new jobs is a measure of occupational growth.

Openings - the total number of new and replacement jobs expected in an occupation over a given timeframe.

Annual Openings - the sum of new and replacement jobs in the occupation over the entire selected timeframe, divided by the number of years in the timeframe


Occupational Growth by Occupational Category

Montgomery County Occupational Growth and Projections 

SOC Description 2015 Jobs 2025 Jobs 2015 - 2025 Change 2015 - 2025 % Change Openings Annual Openings Median Hourly Earnings
11-0000 Management Occupations 33,426 33,431 5 0% 7,336 734 $60.82
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 37,629 37,964 335 1% 8,547 855 $38.92
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 28,255 28,639 384 1% 5,497 550 $45.94
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 10,484 9,827 (657)  (6%) 2,376 238 $47.73
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 13,019 13,074 55 0% 4,050 405 $46.48
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations 8,205 8,929 724 9% 2,769 277 $28.22
23-0000 Legal Occupations 4,685 4,801 116 2% 929 93 $49.91
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 28,093 29,510 1,417 5% 7,780 778 $26.53
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 8,154 8,240 86 1% 2,430 243 $29.26
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 32,988 34,886 1,898 6% 9,371 937 $46.15
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 13,496 14,844 1,348 10% 4,121 412 $15.97
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 9,809 9,257  (552)  (6%) 2,697 270 $23.33
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 35,219 37,897 2,678 8% 16,743 1,674 $10.69
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 21,391 22,693 1,302 6% 5,830 583 $12.96
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 18,275 19,458 1,183 6% 5,759 576 $12.32
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 41,397 40,056  (1,341)  (3%) 12,919 1,292 $18.40
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 72,535 70,755  (1,780)  (2%) 15,925 1,593 $19.93
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 325 286  (39)  (12%) 100 10 $17.05
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 16,533 17,487 954 6% 4,333 433 $21.41
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 15,599 16,080 481 3% 4,309 431 $24.62
51-0000 Production Occupations 8,282 7,843  (439)  (5%) 2,047 205 $19.39
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 16,652 16,313  (339)  (2%) 4,117 412 $15.85
55-0000 Military occupations 8,102 8,203 101 1% 2,009 201 $15.04
  TOTALS 482,551 490,473 7,922 2% 131,995 13,200 $28.43


Download the Full Occupational Data Report (.xlsx format)

 The full report contains detailed occupations within each category, along with growth, openings, salary, and education/training requirements.


Highest Ranked Occupation Report (PDF format)

See which are the Top 50 Highest Ranked Occupations based on employment, growth, wages, and concentration in the immediate area.

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