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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

6,880

Salary Range

$39,280 - $64,420

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $39,280 to $64,420 a year in Maine. There are around six thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland, Biddeford1,660$53,010
Bangor680$48,760
Lewiston, Auburn460$45,760

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

Total Employed

410

Salary Range

$34,370 - $98,180

English teachers have a salary range between $34,370 to $98,180 a year in Maine, with over 410 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland, Biddeford140$52,750
Bangor70-

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

5,200

Salary Range

$39,420 - $65,200

As a high school teacher in Maine you can expect to make between $39,420 - $65,200. 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
Portland, South Portland, Biddeford1,440$52,020
Lewiston, Auburn430$45,700
Bangor420$48,850

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

Total Employed

140

Salary Range

$49,890 - $110,920

In Maine, a history teacher's salary may range from $49,890 to $110,920. There are around 140 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

Total Employed

1,030

Salary Range

$36,860 - $61,550

Kindergarten teachers in Maine, can earn between $36,860 to $61,550 a year. There are around a thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland, Biddeford280$51,400
Bangor90$44,670
Lewiston, Auburn60$43,520

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

Total Employed

16,250

Salary Range

$32,080 - $95,980

As a math teacher in Maine you can expect to make between $32,080 - $95,980. Maine is home to about sixteen thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland, Biddeford80$48,210

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

Total Employed

1,790

Salary Range

$17,030 - $29,800

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $17,030 to $29,800 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 Portland, Biddeford480$21,760
Bangor170$24,550
Lewiston, Auburn120$17,150

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

Total Employed

1,240

Salary Range

$22,740 - $39,170

In Maine, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $22,740 to $39,170, with over 1,240 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland, Biddeford500$27,780
Bangor70$29,370
Lewiston, Auburn60$30,500

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

Total Employed

1,560

Salary Range

$32,970 - $95,490

As a school administrator in Maine you can expect to make between $32,970 - $95,490. 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 Portland, Biddeford90$42,250

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 Portland, Biddeford320$83,880
Bangor100$74,690
Lewiston, Auburn100$75,440

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

1,260

Salary Range

$38,500 - $67,830

School counselors in Maine, can earn between $38,500 to $67,830 a year, with over 1,260 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland, Biddeford330$49,820
Bangor170$45,140
Lewiston, Auburn100$45,530

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

780

Salary Range

$39,040 - $69,920

School librarians have a salary range between $39,040 to $69,920 a year in Maine. Maine is home to about 780 school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland, Biddeford250$49,980
Bangor80$48,760
Lewiston, Auburn50$57,830

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

Total Employed

2,770

Salary Range

$27,990 - $65,260

In Maine, a special education teacher's salary may range from $27,990 to $65,260. Maine is home to about two thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland, Biddeford50$37,450

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland, Biddeford290$55,030
Lewiston, Auburn160$45,300
Bangor130$49,190

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 Portland, Biddeford140$51,130
Bangor60$57,980
Lewiston, Auburn60$46,990

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 Portland, Biddeford230$52,220
Bangor60$49,690
Lewiston, Auburn50$46,390

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

Total Employed

1,680

Salary Range

$19,410 - $31,000

In Maine, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $19,410 to $31,000. Maine is home to about a thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland, Biddeford530$25,600
Bangor200$23,250
Lewiston, Auburn80$18,950

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

Total Employed

7,640

Salary Range

$25,830 - $38,860

In Maine, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $25,830 to $38,860. There are around seven thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland, Biddeford1,950$33,340
Lewiston, Auburn870$28,950
Bangor680$29,550

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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