Top Areas for Hiring

Maryland is home a number of larger metropolitan areas, including Baltimore and Columbia. The following guide offers population, cost of living, living wage and salary data for Maryland’s largest cities.

  • Population
  • Cost of Living Index
  • Average Pay
  • Weekly Hiring Trends
  • Types of Hiring
1Baltimore
  • 621,849
  • 112.2%
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Teachers, College and University Professors
  • $61,906
  • [TBA]

Baltimore City Public Schools oversee the city’s public school system and employs over 5,000 local educators on a full-time basis. Openings with Baltimore City Public Schools can be found on the district’s recruitment site. For postsecondary educators, Baltimore is home to many higher education facilities. Key employers include the John Hopkins University, which posts jobs online, the University of Baltimore, which posts jobs on its employment page, and Coppin State University, which also posts current academic teaching positions on their recruitment page. At the college level, educators can look for work with Baltimore City Community College. Average teaching salaries in Baltimore are over $60,000 but still lag under the city’s living wage estimates for a family of four. Postsecondary educators generally make well above the city’s living wage estimates for a family.

2Columbia
  • 99,615
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Teachers, College Professors
  • $62,256
  • [TBA]

Howard County Public School System is the primary employer of public school teachers in Columbia. Educators seeking employment can visit the district’s careers page for teaching opportunities. There are no conventional four-year colleges or universities in Columbia; however, Howard Community College offers college level programs. The average teaching salary in Columbia does not meet the city’s estimated living wage for a family of four. Notably, Columbia is one of the wealthiest counties in the United States.

3German Town
  • 86,395
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, College Professors
  • $62,256
  • [TBA]

Public schools in Germantown are part of Montgomery County Public Schools. The district is the city’s largest. Educators looking for a teaching opportunities with the district can view current job postings on their recruitment page. Montgomery College is the largest facilitator of postsecondary education in the county and has a campus in Germantown. For openings, one can visit the college’s online recruitment site. A family of four living in Germantown on a sole educator’s income will generally fall short of the city’s living wage requirements for a family of four.

4Silver Spring
  • 71,452
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, College Professors
  • $71,820
  • [TBA]

Montgomery County Public Schools serves Silver Spring. Educators looking for work can apply directly to the governing body by registering at the institutes online recruitment page. For postsecondary opportunities, Montgomery College is the best bets. Teaching positions at Montgomery College can be found on their college’s careers page. In Silver Spring, educator salaries are significantly higher than they are in most other Maryland cities, which means that many Silver Spring educators meet or exceed the region’s living wage estimates for a family.

5Waldorf
  • 67,752
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, College and University Professors
  • $62,256
  • [TBA]

Charles County Public Schools is employs over 1,700 full-time educators. Teachers can find career opportunities on the district’s employment page. In Waldorf, the College of Southern Maryland is the best bet for postsecondary educators. Teaching salaries in Waldorf do not typically meet the city’s living wage estimates for a family of four.

6Glen Burnie
  • 67,639
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators
  • $62,256
  • [TBA]

Anne Arundel County Public Schools is the district serving Glen Burnie. The district employs over 5,000 teachers in 122 elementary to secondary level schools. For available jobs, one can visit the district’s recruitment site. Teaching salaries in Glen Burnie fall short of the city’s living wage.

7Frederick
  • 245,322
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, College and University Professors
  • $71,820
  • [TBA]

Frederick County Public Schools is Frederick’s primary employer of educators; opportunities can be found on the district’s job board. For postsecondary educators, Frederick Community College and Mount St. Mary’s University are the primary source of employment. Employment opportunities at the college can be found on their recruitment page. Employment opportunities at the university can also be found on the university’s employment portal. Teaching salaries in the city typically meet the living wage estimates for a family of four, making Frederick a recommended destination for educators to live, work and raise a family.

8Dundalk
  • 63,597
  • n/a
  • Elementary, Middle School and High School Educators, College Professors
  • $62,256
  • [TBA]

For primary and secondary education, Baltimore County Public Schools is the best bet for employment; educators seeking work can find current openings on the district’s employment page. Dundalk is not home to any large four-year postsecondary facilities, but the Community College of Baltimore County is a potential employer on the postsecondary side. College professors seeking a career opportunity can view openings on the college’s online careers site. Educators living and working in Dundalk generally do not meet the city’s living wage estimates for a family.

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