Average Salary for University of Maine at Orono Alumni

The University of Maine is a university based in Orono, Maine that is home to around 9,000 undergraduates. The data in this summary come from UMaine alumni who took the PayScale salary survey.

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University of Maine at Orono Alumni

Median Salary by Job

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XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location.
Project Engineer
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Mechanical Engineer
5 salaries
Software Engineer
4 salaries
Manufacturing Engineer
3 salaries
Product Engineer
2 salaries
Financial Controller
2 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 191
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About This School

168 College Avenue
Orono, ME 04469

University Of Maine, University of Maine Orono, University Of Maine, Orono


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The UMaine alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the manufacturing industry, the retail industry, and the construction industry. The most popular field is the health care industry. Former UMaine graduates bring in approximately $56K on average.


In the UMaine alumni professional community, Financial Controllers make the highest median pay ($70K), though Software Engineers ($63K), and Mechanical Engineers (about $59K) are close competitors. Civil Engineers pick up around $40K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Many UMaine students are Portland, Maine-bound following college. New York, N.Y. is also a common destination for UMaine grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $79K. Belfast, Maine is a popular spot for former UMaine students at the opposite end of the pay scale; in fact, average salaries there are the lowest at $36K. Neighboring Bangor, Maine is another common pick among UMaine grads, along with Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

A graduate with an Associate's Degree, Business & Marketing from UMaine can rake in a whopping average approximately $130K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a B.A. in Communication — their annual income amounts to around $40K on average.


Many former UMaine students are familiar with Project Management, and one in six grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Former Black Bears with Budget Management experience garner salaries that are 35 percent more than other grads' salaries. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one-fourth of alumni get sick time. Health benefits extend to a large number of alums, and the larger part of survey participants also receive dental coverage. Most former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Graduates of University of Maine are also recipients of life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, University of Vermont grads (who make an average of $59K) earn salaries most similar to UMaine alumni. Other schools similar to UMaine include the University of New Hampshire-Main Campus, the University of Rhode Island, and SUNY at Binghamton.

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SAT Scores 1430 1780
ACT Scores 21 26

Key Stats for University of Maine at Orono


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