Best Community Colleges in Maine by Salary Potential

Thinking of going back to college? Check out Maine’s top community colleges with the highest-paid graduates and start earning more money now.

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Rank 
School Name 
School Type
Degree Type 
School Sector
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
% High Meaning
 
% alumni who say their work makes the world a better place
% STEM Degrees
 
% degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering or math subjects
1AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$51,000$71,700N/A0%

1Maine College of Health Professions
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$51,000
Mid-Career Pay$71,700
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
2AssociatesPublic$40,700$60,50053%5%

2Northern Maine Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$40,700
Mid-Career Pay$60,500
% High Meaning53%
% STEM Degrees5%
3AssociatesPublic$40,300$60,40054%9%

3Southern Maine Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$40,300
Mid-Career Pay$60,400
% High Meaning54%
% STEM Degrees9%
3AssociatesPublic$39,300$60,40060%8%

3Eastern Maine Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$39,300
Mid-Career Pay$60,400
% High Meaning60%
% STEM Degrees8%
5AssociatesPublic$40,000$58,20074%7%

5University of Maine at Augusta
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$40,000
Mid-Career Pay$58,200
% High Meaning74%
% STEM Degrees7%
6AssociatesPublic$36,900$56,40055%7%

6Central Maine Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$36,900
Mid-Career Pay$56,400
% High Meaning55%
% STEM Degrees7%
7AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$37,800$56,20056%1%

7Husson University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$37,800
Mid-Career Pay$56,200
% High Meaning56%
% STEM Degrees1%
8AssociatesPublic$39,100$55,20075%1%

8Kennebec Valley Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$39,100
Mid-Career Pay$55,200
% High Meaning75%
% STEM Degrees1%
9AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$36,700$52,100N/A3%

9Thomas College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$36,700
Mid-Career Pay$52,100
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees3%
10AssociatesPublic$34,800$51,000N/A10%

10York County Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$34,800
Mid-Career Pay$51,000
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees10%
11AssociatesPublic$32,300$50,500N/A5%

11Washington County Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$32,300
Mid-Career Pay$50,500
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees5%
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Payscale’s College Salary report has data on the best junior colleges in Maine. Alumni salary data can give you an excellent idea of not only how graduates of these schools fare in the workplace, but what you can expect to earn as a result of earning your associate degree in The Pine Tree State.

Southern Maine Community College is among the best Maine community college by graduate salary in the PayScale College Salary Report, SMCC alums certainly earn a respectable salary, but one that pales in comparison with that of Eastern Maine Community College.

Both EMCC and SMCC are public schools. About 50 percent of the students at SMCC find high value in their work after they earn their degree. Some of the known jobs that students of SMCC go on to receive are largely varying in their fields.

For one thing, many students from SMCC and EMCC go on to earn Jobs as Registered Nurses, while others become Case Workers. Beyond that, they produce Network Engineers, Radiographers, and even Line Cooks.

The two most popular Maine towns for SMCC alum to live in, according to our data are Portland and Saco.


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