Average Salary for University of Maine at Orono Alumni

Around 9,000 people attend the University of Maine, a institution based in Orono, Maine. The data for this synopsis comes from former UMaine students who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Typical Early Career Salary

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. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Mechanical Engineer
7 salaries
Project Engineer
6 salaries
Electrical Engineer
4 salaries
Software Engineer
4 salaries
Financial Controller
3 salaries
Manufacturing Engineer
3 salaries
Senior Accountant
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 219

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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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Graduates of the UMaine work in a variety of sectors including the manufacturing industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and clinical care. The health care industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from the UMaine make an average of $57K.


In the UMaine alumni professional community, Mechanical Engineers make the highest median pay ($65K), though Software Engineers (approximately $63K), and Financial Controllers (around $62K) are close competitors. Operations Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $42K.


Home to a large number of UMaine alums, Portland, Maine is by far the most attractive city for these former students. It is also not uncommon to find former UMaine students living and working in Houston, Texas — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of about $88K. Home to the lowest median salary for UMaine alumni is Belfast, Maine, a popular place for former students despite its $36K average paycheck. Graduates of UMaine also relocate to Bangor, Maine, which is not far away, and Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

An Associate's Degree, Business & Marketing earns UMaine students the most money after college (an average $130K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a B.A. in Communication are the lowest of the pack, earning $40K.


Knowledge of Operations Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 22 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (approximately $69K). Just under one in five UMaine grads wind up using Project Management at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (two-fifths of alumni and one-fourth of alumni, respectively). Most grads enjoy benefits like health insurance, while more than half of alumni receive dental plans, too. Most alumni participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Other benefits that University of Maine alumni receive are a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of Vermont grads is around $58K, making their salaries most similar to those of UMaine grads. Other schools similar to UMaine include the University of New Hampshire-Main Campus, the University of Rhode Island, and SUNY at Binghamton.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1430 1780
ACT Scores 21 26

Key Stats for University of Maine at Orono


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$34,290 - $67,618
$40,526 - $86,815
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
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Eastern Maine Development Corporation
$38,150 - $71,333
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