Workforce

Montgomery County has a highly educated, skilled and readily-available workforce.

LABOR AVAILABILITY (BY PLACE OF RESIDENCE)

Civilian Labor Force (2010 avg.)

County

Labor Mkt.

Area*

Total civilian labor force

511,813

1,082,395

Employment

483,508

1,013,214

Unemployment

28,305

69,181

Unemployment rate

5.5%

6.4%

     

Residents commuting outside the county to work (2007-2009)

Number

201,827

Percent

40.1%

     

Employment in selected occupations (2007-2009)

 

 

Management, professional and related

282,342

55.1%

Service

77,458

15.1%

Sales and office

100,437

19.6%

Production, transp. and material moving

19,874

3.9%

* Montgomery, Prince George’s and Frederick counties

 

Hourly Wage Rates (2010)

Selected Occupations

Median

Entry

Experienced

Accountants

$37.00

$25.25 

$49.25

Biochemists and biophysicists

31.25

21.00

53.25

Biological technicians

23.25

16.25

29.00

Bookkeeping/accounting clerks

21.25

14.25

24.75

Computer support specialists

25.25

17.75

31.00

Computer systems analysts

46.00

31.50

53.25

Customer service representatives

17.50

12.00

21.75

Electrical engineers

46.00

32.75

54.00

Electronic engineering technicians

28.25

20.50

33.25

Freight, stock and material movers, hand

12.00

8.75

15.25

Industrial truck operators

14.25

10.75

17.75

Network administrators

37.50

25.00

47.00

Packers and packagers, hand

10.25

7.25

12.00

Secretaries

20.25

13.50

23.00

Shipping/receiving clerks

13.50

10.00

17.00

Team assemblers

13.50

10.25

17.25

Wages are an estimate of what workers might expect to receive in Montgomery County and may vary by industry, employer and locality.