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Beginning teachers in Maine can expect to earn $31,835 for a full time teaching position in a state school. While this amount is lower than the annual per capita personal income average of $39,481, teachers exceed the state's average salary in a short period through regular raises. While there are currently 14,888 public school teachers employed throughout Maine, teacher shortages do still affect subjects like languages, sciences, and special education at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Teachers are encouraged to apply to districts with high student enrolment like those encompassing Bangor-Brewer and Bar Harbor.

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Maine Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

5,850

Salary Range

$40,760 - $71,880

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $40,760 to $71,880 a year in Maine. There are around five thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Bangor670$50,830
Lewiston, Auburn430$45,800
Portland, South Portland1$58,450

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

400

Salary Range

$56,610 - $121,810

English teachers have a salary range between $56,610 to $121,810 a year in Maine, with over 400 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland130-
Bangor-$58,570

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

5,860

Salary Range

$42,020 - $72,200

As a high school teacher in Maine you can expect to make between $42,020 - $72,200. There are around five thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lewiston, Auburn450$47,490
Bangor390$50,470
Portland, South Portland1$57,360

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

130

Salary Range

$59,170 - $124,920

In Maine, a history teacher's salary may range from $59,170 to $124,920. There are around 130 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland30$71,030

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

920

Salary Range

$39,410 - $69,870

Kindergarten teachers in Maine, can earn between $39,410 to $69,870 a year. There are around 920 employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland200$56,980
Bangor130$51,660
Lewiston, Auburn60$45,250

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

15,910

Salary Range

$39,410 - $106,900

As a math teacher in Maine you can expect to make between $39,410 - $106,900. Maine is home to about fifteen thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland100$76,350
Bangor70$57,590

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

1,860

Salary Range

$17,120 - $42,380

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $17,120 to $42,380 a year in Maine. Maine is home to about a thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland430$24,020
Bangor150$25,820
Lewiston, Auburn140-

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

1,220

Salary Range

$26,620 - $47,650

In Maine, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $26,620 to $47,650, with over 1,220 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland380$29,890
Bangor160$34,620
Lewiston, Auburn40$38,810

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

1,580

Salary Range

$34,220 - $103,790

As a school administrator in Maine you can expect to make between $34,220 - $103,790. Maine is home to about a thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland70$55,220

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland340$90,220
Bangor110$79,000
Lewiston, Auburn110$76,500

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

1,320

Salary Range

$38,430 - $72,160

School counselors in Maine, can earn between $38,430 to $72,160 a year, with over 1,320 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland360$52,890
Bangor160$47,280
Lewiston, Auburn110$44,800

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

750

Salary Range

$35,930 - $74,100

School librarians have a salary range between $35,930 to $74,100 a year in Maine. Maine is home to about 750 school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland220$55,360
Bangor70$46,570
Lewiston, Auburn50$54,140

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

2,520

Salary Range

$39,550 - $72,020

In Maine, a special education teacher's salary may range from $39,550 to $72,020. Maine is home to about two thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland260$55,140
Lewiston, Auburn120$49,300
Bangor110$47,520

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland170$52,750
Bangor40$54,550
Lewiston, Auburn30$49,650

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland270$55,300
Lewiston, Auburn90$45,920
Bangor50$50,600

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

2,010

Salary Range

$20,100 - $28,870

In Maine, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $20,100 to $28,870. Maine is home to about two thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland690$24,670
Bangor150$19,770
Lewiston, Auburn120$21,420

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

7,300

Salary Range

$27,840 - $45,760

In Maine, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $27,840 to $45,760. There are around seven thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lewiston, Auburn900$32,340
Bangor700$32,860
Portland, South Portland1$35,100

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in Maine

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Portland Public Schools17587
Lewiston School Department9423
Maine's Rsu 06/Msad8312
Auburn School Department8304
Bangor School Department10298
Rsu 14 School District6262
South Portland School Department8260
Sanford School Department9260
Rsu 60 - Msad 605256
Rsu 17 - Msad 1710255
Scarborough School Department6253
Rsu 10 School District9244
Rsu 75 - Msad 757233
Rsu 57 - Msad 577228
Rsu 18 School District8222
Westbrook School Department6220
Biddeford School Department6214
Rsu 13 School District10214
Rsu 54 - Msad 548212
Rsu 20 School District13209
Brunswick School Department4204
Rsu 098199
Rsu 02 School District10195
Gorham School Department5192
Rsu 49 - Msad 496191
Rsu 61 - Msad 616190
Rsu 21 School District6190
Falmouth School Department3184
Rsu 23 School District9179
Augusta Public Schools6179
Rsu 19 School District8179
Rsu 51 - Msad 514176
Rsu 52 - Msad 526172
Rsu 01 - Lkrsu School District8170
Rsu 40 - Msad 407167
Rsu 35 - Msad 355163
Rsu 11 - Msad 117161
Rsu 05 School District6159
Rsu 15 - Msad 155158
York Public Schools4154
Rsu 39 School District6146
Waterville Public Schools5146
Rsu 16 School District5143
Cape Elizabeth School Department3139
Rsu 34 School District5133
Rsu 737132
Rsu 79 - Msad 017127
Wells-Ogunquit Csd3123
Yarmouth Schools4123
Brewer School Department2117

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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