University of Maine at Orono Alumni Average Salary

The University of Maine, a school in Orono, Maine, has roughly 9,000 undergrads. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Project Engineer
4 salaries
Manufacturing Engineer
3 salaries
General / Operations Manager
3 salaries
Software Engineer
3 salaries
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
3 salaries
Software Developer
2 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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 go into the manufacturing industry, the insurance and financial services industry, and the retail industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most popular field is the health care industry. Starting salaries of $57K are the median among UMaine grads.


Former UMaine students with an interest in making money consider becoming Mechanical Engineers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $77K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Financial Controllers (about $70K) and Operations Managers ($68K). Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning approximately $40K.


The most popular destination for former UMaine students is Portland, Maine. With a median salary of $79K, New York, N.Y. represents the highest-paid city popular among UMaine grads. 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 around $36K. Graduates of UMaine also relocate to Bangor, Maine, which is not far away, and Boston, Mass.

Degree Major

A graduate with an Associate's Degree, Business & Marketing from UMaine can rake in a whopping average $130K per year, more than any other degree from this school. On the other end of the spectrum, those with a B.A. in Communication tend to do the worst in terms of salary, making an average $40K per year.


Many former UMaine students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and nearly one in seven grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 33 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($76K). Also considered top-notch skills are Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about two-fifths of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in four survey participants get sick time. Most survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; most respondents are rewarded with health insurance and more than half of former students report dental coverage, too. University of Maine graduates also take advantage of a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

University of Vermont grads report the most similar salaries to UMaine alums, earning around $59K on average. The University of New Hampshire-Main Campus, the University of Rhode Island, and SUNY at Binghamton are also similar to UMaine.

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Test Scores

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

Key Stats for University of Maine at Orono


39 %
61 %
$34,425 - $68,691
$40,274 - $87,390
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
$37,590 - $74,619
$34,412 - $74,000
$57,288 - $114,500
$60,000 - $129,000

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