Largest Employers in Maryland

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The largest employers in Maryland may be a good place to search for a job. The following list includes a mix of private companies, universities, federal agencies and military installations that offer technical positions, engineering jobs, financial service jobs, jobs in health care and more. Please note that all numbers are estimates and subject to change.

Fort Meade
Industry: Military installation
Location: Fort Meade, Maryland
Approx.

Employees: 41,000
Website: www.ftmeade.army.mil

Fort Meade is a U.S. Army base, located between Baltimore and Washington, that includes the offices of the Defense Information School, the Defense Media Activity, the United States Army Field Band, United States Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, the Defense Courier Service, and the Defense Information Systems Agency.

University System of Maryland
Industry: Education
Location: Multiple locations
Approx. Employees: 35,800
Website: www.usmd.edu

The University System of Maryland includes 11 degree-granting institutions and one research facility: Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Frostburg State University, Salisbury University, Towson University,  University of Baltimore, University of Maryland - Baltimore,  University of Maryland - Baltimore County,  University of Maryland - College Park,  University of Maryland Eastern Shore,  University of Maryland University College and University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

MedStar Health
Industry: Hospitals/Health Services
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Approx. Employees: 30,000
Website: www.medstarhealth.org

MedStar Health is a not-for-profit health system that operates 10 hospitals, ambulatory care and urgent care centers, and the MedStar Health Research Institute that are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care.

As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University, MedStar trains more than 1,100 medical residents annually.

Johns Hopkins University
Industry: Education
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Approx. Employees: 27,000
Website: www.jhu.edu

Hopkins is a private research university and world leader in medicine, public health, the arts, sciences, and engineering.

Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System
Industry: Hospitals/Health Services
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Approx. Employees: 20,000
Website: www.hopkinsmedicine.org

The teaching hospital and biomedical research facility of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is one of the top health care facilities in the nation. Johns Hopkins Medicine operates six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and 39 primary and specialty care outpatient sites. 

National Institutes of Health
Industry: Hospitals/Health Services
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Approx. Employees: 17,850
Website: www.nih.gov

NIH is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the nation's medical research agency. The organization is made up of 27 different Institutes and Centers that focus on particular diseases or body systems.

NIH has more than 75 buildings in a campus-like environment.

Wal-Mart
Industry: Consumer goods
Location: Multiple locations
Approx. Employees: 17,700
Website: www.walmart.com

The retail giant operates multiple stores throughout the Washington DC area.

University of Maryland Medical System
Industry: Hospital/Health Services
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Approx. Employees: 15,000
Website: www.umms.org

The private, not-for-profit corporation owns and operates eleven hospitals in Maryland.

Aberdeen Proving Ground
Industry: Military Installation
Location: Aberdeen, Maryland
Approx. Employees: 14,000
Website: www.apg.army.mil

The U.S. Army installation focuses on research, development, testing, and training facility for military weapons and equipment.

Giant Food
Industry: Groceries
Location: Multiple locations
Approx.

Employees: 13,400
Website: giantfood.com

The grocery store chain operates stores in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

U.S. Social Security Administration
Industry: Federal Agency
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Approx. Employees: 13,000
Website: www.ssa.gov

The government agency oversees the social insurance program consisting of retirement, disability, and survivors' benefits.

Patuxent River Naval Air Station
Industry: Military Installation
Location: Lexington Park, Maryland
Approx. Employees: 10,965
Website: cnic.navy.mil

The U.S. naval air station is located in St. Mary's County, Maryland, and s home to the headquarters for the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, the Atlantic Test Range, and serves as a center for test and evaluation and systems acquisition relating to naval aviation.

Northrop Grumman
Industry: Electronic Systems
Location: Multiple locations
Approx. Employees: 10,800
Website: www.northrupgrumman.com

The global security company provides innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Lockheed Martin
Industry: Aerospace and Electronics
Location: Multiple locations
Approx. Employees: 9,250
Website: www.lockheedmartin.com

Based in Bethesda, Maryland, the global security and aerospace company employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Marriott International
Industry: Food and Lodging Services
Location: Multiple locations
Approx. Employees: 9,170
Website: www.marriott.com

Based in Bethesda, Maryland, the Fortune 500 company owns and operates more than 3,800 hotels and resorts in 74 countries and territories.

Adventist Health Care
Industry: Hospital/Health Services
Location: Multiple locations
Approx. Employees: 8,570
Website: www.adventisthealthcare.com

The non-profit health services organization, based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, cares for more than 400,000 men, women and children in the community each year among its entities and services.

Joint Base Andrews
Industry: Military Installation
Location: Andrews AFB, Maryland
Approx. Employees: 8,050
Website: www.jba.af.mil

The U.S. Air Force facility is home of the 79th Medical Wing, 89 Airlift Wing, 316th Wing and Air Force One.

Safeway
Industry: Groceries
Location: Multiple locations
Approx. Employees: 7,500
Website: www.safeway.com

The grocery chain is one of the largest retailers in the U.S. with many locations in the capital region.

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