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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
Bangor 670 $50,830
Lewiston, Auburn 430 $45,800
Portland, South Portland 1 $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 Portland 130 -
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, Auburn 450 $47,490
Bangor 390 $50,470
Portland, South Portland 1 $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 Portland 30 $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 Portland 200 $56,980
Bangor 130 $51,660
Lewiston, Auburn 60 $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 Portland 100 $76,350
Bangor 70 $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 Portland 430 $24,020
Bangor 150 $25,820
Lewiston, Auburn 140 -

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 Portland 380 $29,890
Bangor 160 $34,620
Lewiston, Auburn 40 $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 Portland 70 $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 Portland 340 $90,220
Bangor 110 $79,000
Lewiston, Auburn 110 $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 Portland 360 $52,890
Bangor 160 $47,280
Lewiston, Auburn 110 $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 Portland 220 $55,360
Bangor 70 $46,570
Lewiston, Auburn 50 $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 Portland 260 $55,140
Lewiston, Auburn 120 $49,300
Bangor 110 $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 Portland 170 $52,750
Bangor 40 $54,550
Lewiston, Auburn 30 $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 Portland 270 $55,300
Lewiston, Auburn 90 $45,920
Bangor 50 $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 Portland 690 $24,670
Bangor 150 $19,770
Lewiston, Auburn 120 $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, Auburn 900 $32,340
Bangor 700 $32,860
Portland, South Portland 1 $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 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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