Average Salary for University of Maine at Orono Alumni

The University of Maine, a public research school in Orono, Maine, has roughly 9,000 undergrads. The figures in this rundown were provided by UMaine alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Typical Early Career Salary

University of Maine at Orono Alumni

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
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
Financial Controller
4 salaries
Manufacturing Engineer
3 salaries
Software Developer
3 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 255
United States (change)

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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23 %

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The UMaine alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the manufacturing industry, clinical care, and the retail industry. The majority of UMaine alumni wind up in the health care industry. Typical pay for those who graduated from UMaine amounts to $55K.


In the UMaine alumni community, men make a median salary of around $62K compared to their female counterparts, who earn about $47K.


Former UMaine students with an interest in making money consider becoming Software Developers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to $82K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Financial Controllers ($67K) and Mechanical Engineers (approximately $65K). Salaries are anything but generous for Electrical Engineers, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $51K.


A large number of students head to Portland after college. It is no surprise that New York, which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $72K), is another of the most popular spots for former UMaine students. Though Augusta takes the cake for lowest pay among UMaine grads (the median salary is approximately $46K there), it remains a common destination for former students. UMaine alumni express interest in nearby Bangor and Boston as well.

Degree Major

Former Black Bears who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Doctorate (PhD) and earn $93K per year. Graduates holding a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) fare the worst in terms of compensation with yearly salaries of about $33K.


About a sixth of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Former Black Bears who have experience with Budget Management can expect to make 32 percent more than other alumni ($72K on average). Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-fourth of alumni get paid sick time. A solid majority of respondents enjoy benefits like health insurance, while a majority of the survey participants receive dental plans, too. A solid majority of grads take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Additional benefits handed to University of Maine alumni include life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of University of Vermont pick up average paychecks of around $59K, which is closest to the amount made by UMaine grads among similar schools. 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


39 %
61 %
$31,985 - $66,095
$39,498 - $89,198
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 118 votes.
Howell Laboratories
$38,335 - $77,287
$33,959 - $73,193
$34,240 - $104,806
$36,625 - $55,000
$44,219 - $68,846

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