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Government—Federal, State and Local

Each day over 55,000 government workers report to work in Baltimore County. With easy access to the I-95 corridor, close proximity to Washington, D.C., and an abundant, skilled and educated workforce, Baltimore County is home to significant federal and local government headquarters.

Impact Overview


JobsAssociated Worker IncomeEmployers


219,275$14 billionOver 1,500


486,101$33.2 billionOver 3,500

County Government Industry

Baltimore County employs 11 percent of the state’s total workers (federal, state and local).

11 percent of Maryland's government jobs.
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    More than 55,406 workers

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    More than 330 employers

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    Generates $3.6 billion worker income

Employment Highlights

The following are major employers in the County's government industry.

  • Baltimore County Government—Headquartered in Towson, Baltimore County Government employed over 29,000 people in 2016. The County is the only incorporated local-level government in Baltimore County.
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)—Located in Woodlawn, SSA’s headquarters employs over 11,000 people.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)—CMS employs over 4,000 people at Federal Center in Woodlawn.

Learn More

For a detailed analysis of employment in the government industry, view the Job Connector Toolkit.

Revised January 25, 2019               


Department of Economic and Workforce Development