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Maine State has a promising future for job growth, with an expected increase of 20.24% over the next decade. This is slightly lower than the US average of 30.54%. The unemployment rate in Maine is also lower than the national average, at 3.0 percent compared to 4.1 percent. With these positive prospects for job growth and stability, Maine is becoming an increasingly attractive place to live and work. In addition to job opportunities, the state offers a high quality of life with scenic coastlines, natural outdoor recreational activities and a vibrant cultural scene. All of this makes Maine an ideal place for those looking for career advancement and employment opportunities.

The unemployment rate in Maine is 5.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%)

You Should Know

- That Job Growth in Maine has been Positive.
- Jobs have Increased by 0.6% over the past year.
- The average salary in Maine is $63,182.
- The median home cost in Maine is $334,000

Job Helpful Resources

- Best paying jobs in Maine? Architecture, Engineering ($78,404)
- Worst paying jobs? Food Prep, Serving ($15,592)
- Highest paying industry jobs? Utilities ($72,813)
- Lowest paying industry jobs? Accommodation and Food Services ($17,856)
- Average Income of Residents in Maine ($36,171) compared to USA ($37,638)
- The Unemployment Rate in Maine (5.4) is lower than USA (6)

Process of Job Search

View jobs in occupation categories below. It is important to join a job site search that offers legally protected status, inclusive workplace, and diverse and inclusive workplace if you're looking for work in Maine. A team that respects gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and other legally protected status are important to look for.

Diverse and inclusive employers are looking for job seekers with a wide range of skills and experience. You can find jobs in Maine, Maine that match your qualifications.

     JobsMaine, MaineUnited States
  Average Salary by OccupationMaine, MaineUnited States
  Business, Financial$60,895$68,299
  Computer, Math$68,957$87,306
  Architecture, Engineering$78,404$86,023
  Social Service$41,094$44,925
  Arts, Entertainment$39,328$43,591
  Health Practitioners$71,741$75,327
  Health Technicians$40,026$41,524
  Healthcare Support$27,336$25,441
  Fire Fighters$43,006$35,516
  Law Enforcement$65,004$64,941
  Food Prep, Serving$15,592$16,379
  Cleaning, Maintenance$23,025$23,378
  Personal Care$15,667$15,351
  Sales, Related$31,264$33,178
  Office Admin, Support$35,123$35,058
  Farming, Fishing, Forestry$32,022$25,716
  Construction, Extraction$40,567$41,315
  Maintence, Repair$47,311$48,436
  Material Moving$25,110$25,906
  Average Salary by IndustryMaine, MaineUnited States
  Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting$33,290$31,273
  Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction$52,850$74,432
  Wholesale Trade$51,721$51,301
  Retail Trade$26,659$26,757
  Transportation and Warehousing$45,347$43,256
  Finance and Insurance$56,934$65,016
  Real Estate and Rental and Leasing$42,064$46,406
  Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services$60,851$73,907
  Management of Companies and Enterprises$62,891$75,118
  Administrative and Support and Waste Services$29,245$30,687
  Educational Services$39,555$44,708
  Health Care and Social Assistance$39,778$40,852
  Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation$21,608$25,861
  Accommodation and Food Services$17,856$18,154
  Other Services$29,595$29,481
  Public Administration$54,818$61,644
Unemployment by Year (Years 1990 to 2021)
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Reviews for Maine
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Over 4 years ago

I've been in Maine of and on my whole life. Maine folks for the most part are not very complicated. The drug epidemic has gotten better I think. If you enjoy shopping I  More

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Over 9 years ago

We are on this site to exit Maine in the winter. It is a beautiful and expensive (taxes) state. We plan to stay here most of the year, as 3 of the seasons are beautiful.  More

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Over 10 years ago

Unless you want to live around Portland Maine or maybe BIW, not much work in Maine, except min wage...Weather from Sept thru May, you freeze your butt off, put kids in  More

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