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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 information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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ROI Rank for Public (In-State) Universities

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Mid-Career Salary Rank for State School

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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
9 salaries
Project Engineer
6 salaries
Electrical Engineer
5 salaries
Software Engineer
4 salaries
Manufacturing Engineer
3 salaries
Operations Manager
3 salaries
Construction Superintendent
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 240

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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 head into a range of vocations when it comes to work; the manufacturing industry, the retail industry, and the construction industry are just a few professional areas popular among alumni. The health care industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average salary for a grad from the UMaine is around $56K.


Former UMaine students with an interest in making money consider becoming Software Developers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to approximately $88K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Financial Controllers ($69K) and Mechanical Engineers ($65K). Electrical Engineers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $51K.


A large number of students head to Portland, Maine after college. It is also not uncommon to find former UMaine students living and working in Boston, Mass. — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of about $79K. On the other hand, UMaine alumni who end up in Augusta, Maine receive the lowest median salary of $45K. Nearby Bangor, Maine is also a top pick for UMaine grads, as is Waterville, Maine.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of approximately $124K per year, former Black Bears who have a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (ME) are the best paid among the alumni population. Those holding a Master of Education (MEd) are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $35K on average per year.


For former Black Bears, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 24 percent more than other alumni salaries. Project Management is a popular skill among UMaine alumni, with slightly less than one-fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Engineering Design rank among leading skills 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). It is no small feat that most respondents are given health coverage, and a majority of alumni accept dental insurance. Most survey participants participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Additional perks enjoyed by University of Maine grads include a company-subsidized cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for University of Vermont grads is $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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$34,144 - $67,129
$40,526 - $88,992
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 76 votes.
Howell Laboratories
Eastern Maine Development Corporation
$38,536 - $75,038
$33,959 - $68,986
$36,359 - $103,669
$36,303 - $52,796
$64,199 - $121,000

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