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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

5,780

Salary Range

$41,530 - $75,560

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $41,530 to $75,560 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
Bangor 910 $51,000
Lewiston, Auburn 340 $46,030
Portland, South Portland 1,370 $60,690

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

Total Employed

390

Salary Range

$51,810 - $100,440

English teachers have a salary range between $51,810 to $100,440 a year in Maine, with over 390 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Bangor 90 $58,940
Portland, South Portland 100 $70,050

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

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Total Employed

5,400

Salary Range

$44,230 - $75,880

As a high school teacher in Maine you can expect to make between $44,230 - $75,880. 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, Auburn 420 $52,130
Bangor 160 $52,990
Portland, South Portland 1,360 $61,390

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

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Total Employed

160

Salary Range

$57,690 - $113,340

In Maine, a history teacher's salary may range from $57,690 to $113,340. There are around 160 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland 40 $73,980

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

Total Employed

1,100

Salary Range

$42,300 - $73,280

Kindergarten teachers in Maine, can earn between $42,300 to $73,280 a year. There are around a thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lewiston, Auburn 80 $47,110
Portland, South Portland 300 $58,250
Bangor 140 $48,710

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

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Total Employed

15,750

Salary Range

$41,530 - $95,330

As a math teacher in Maine you can expect to make between $41,530 - $95,330. 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
Bangor 50 $61,500
Portland, South Portland 50 $60,940

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

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Total Employed

1,590

Salary Range

$22,890 - $61,870

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $22,890 to $61,870 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
Bangor 90 $45,540
Portland, South Portland 450 $31,720
Lewiston, Auburn 190 $30,880

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

Total Employed

1,850

Salary Range

$31,340 - $50,350

In Maine, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $31,340 to $50,350, with over 1,850 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Portland, South Portland 770 $38,920
Lewiston, Auburn 70 $39,890
Bangor 200 $38,430

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

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Total Employed

1,640

Salary Range

$42,300 - $108,710

As a school administrator in Maine you can expect to make between $42,300 - $108,710. 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
Bangor 30 $44,020
Portland, South Portland 100 $51,040

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 310 $95,690
Bangor 140 $82,780
Lewiston, Auburn 100 $84,470

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

1,220

Salary Range

$42,320 - $76,190

School counselors in Maine, can earn between $42,320 to $76,190 a year, with over 1,220 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lewiston, Auburn 80 $50,640
Portland, South Portland 380 $58,260
Bangor 120 $50,370

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

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Total Employed

1,020

Salary Range

$42,740 - $73,660

In Maine, a special education teacher's salary may range from $42,740 to $73,660. Maine is home to about a thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Lewiston, Auburn 90 $50,460
Portland, South Portland 250 $57,150
Bangor 140 $52,370

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

Largest School Districts in Maine

School District Schools Teachers
Portland Public Schools 17 587
Lewiston School Department 9 423
Maine's Rsu 06/Msad 8 312
Auburn School Department 8 304
Bangor School Department 10 298
Rsu 14 School District 6 262
South Portland School Department 8 260
Sanford School Department 9 260
Rsu 60 - Msad 60 5 256
Rsu 17 - Msad 17 10 255
Scarborough School Department 6 253
Rsu 10 School District 9 244
Rsu 75 - Msad 75 7 233
Rsu 57 - Msad 57 7 228
Rsu 18 School District 8 222
Westbrook School Department 6 220
Biddeford School Department 6 214
Rsu 13 School District 10 214
Rsu 54 - Msad 54 8 212
Rsu 20 School District 13 209
Brunswick School Department 4 204
Rsu 09 8 199
Rsu 02 School District 10 195
Gorham School Department 5 192
Rsu 49 - Msad 49 6 191
Rsu 61 - Msad 61 6 190
Rsu 21 School District 6 190
Falmouth School Department 3 184
Rsu 23 School District 9 179
Augusta Public Schools 6 179
Rsu 19 School District 8 179
Rsu 51 - Msad 51 4 176
Rsu 52 - Msad 52 6 172
Rsu 01 - Lkrsu School District 8 170
Rsu 40 - Msad 40 7 167
Rsu 35 - Msad 35 5 163
Rsu 11 - Msad 11 7 161
Rsu 05 School District 6 159
Rsu 15 - Msad 15 5 158
York Public Schools 4 154
Rsu 39 School District 6 146
Waterville Public Schools 5 146
Rsu 16 School District 5 143
Cape Elizabeth School Department 3 139
Rsu 34 School District 5 133
Rsu 73 7 132
Rsu 79 - Msad 01 7 127
Wells-Ogunquit Csd 3 123
Yarmouth Schools 4 123
Brewer School Department 2 117

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

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