Bethesda employment information

IndexBethesdaMarylandNational
Income per capita$87,988$37,756$29,829
Median household income$146,664$76,067$55,322
Median income owner occupied$195,000$95,994$70,586
Median income renter occupied$87,424$47,333$35,192
Median earnings male$104,543$46,495$36,919
Median earnings female$58,511$35,612$26,250
Unemployment rate2.5%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level2.7%9.9%15.1%
The Bethesda, MD employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Bethesda is $87,988, which is 133% higher than than the Maryland average and 195% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $146,664, which is 93% higher than than the Maryland average and 165% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Bethesda is 3%, which is 46% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Bethesda is 3% which is 82% lower than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$97,766$146,664$293,328
City
$50,706$76,067$152,134
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Bethesda is 195% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Bethesda is 165% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Bethesda is 46% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Bethesda is 82% lower than the national average.

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Bethesda employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry2.6%1.2%
Manufacturing sector2.8%0.2%
Financial & insurance services7.8%3.8%
Wholesale & retail services5.6%4.2%
Public administration15.3%15.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.1%0.8%
Education, health & social services15.4%27.4%
Other43.6%41.6%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Chevy Chase town, MD2,948$250,001352%
Chevy Chase Village, MD2,030$250,001352%
Martin's Additions, MD912$250,001352%
Chevy Chase Section Five, MD641$250,001352%
Somerset, MD1,215$250,001352%
Bethesda, MD62,608$146,664165%

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Waltham, MA62,699$82,18849%
South Jordan, UT62,751$95,85873%
Broomfield, CO62,449$83,33451%
Greenville, SC62,776$45,36018%
Bowling Green, KY62,824$37,18333%
Bethesda, MD62,608$146,664165%
Source: The Bethesda, MD employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).