Accounting in Maine

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Schools Offering Accounting Programs in Maine


Approximately 1.0% of graduates in of Maine receive accounting degrees every year. That means an estimated 273 accountants graduate from Maine's 13 accounting schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Maine, which is located in Orono, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a accounting program. It received a ranking of 34th in the country in 2010. 63 students graduated with a degree in accounting from University of Maine in 2010. University of Maine charged in-state students $10,142 in tuition fees per year.

Saint Joseph's College of Maine, which was ranked 42nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Maine that has a accounting program. It is located in Standish. 5 students graduated with degree in accounting from Saint Joseph's College of Maine in 2010. Saint Joseph's College of Maine charged in-state students $27,345 in tuition fees per year.

University of Southern Maine, which is located in Portland, is the third-ranked school in Maine that has a accounting program. It received a ranking of 45th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 44 students graduated from University of Southern Maine accounting program. Tuition at University of Southern Maine was $8,538 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Maine's accounting schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $9,282 per year, though tuition can range from $27,345 per year to $3,124 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Maine accounting schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Saint Joseph's College of Maine - located in Standish, students are charged $27,345 per year
  2. Thomas College - located in Waterville, students are charged $21,680 per year
  3. Husson University - located in Bangor, students are charged $13,450 per year

The following Maine accounting schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Kennebec Valley Community College - located in Fairfield, students are charged $3,124 per year
  2. York County Community College - located in Wells, students are charged $3,180 per year
  3. Northern Maine Community College - located in Presque Isle, students are charged $3,223 per year

An accounting degree from a Maine school... what next?

The highest percentage of accounting graduates in Maine pursue careers as an accountant. 3,290 accountants were working in Maine in 2010. The Maine counties with the largest populations of accountants are:

  1. Cumberland County - 2,310 accountants
  2. Penobscot County - 340 accountants
  3. Androscoggin County - 300 accountants

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 4,780 accountants will be working in Maine state. This would require the number of accountants to grow by 11%.

Salary

On average, accountants earn $60,350 per year. In 2010, however, some Maine accountants earned as little as less than $33,650 per year or as much as more than $98,060 per year. On average an accountant earns the most in the following Maine counties:

  1. Penobscot County - $78,400 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $58,495 per year
  3. Aroostook County - $57,090 per year

An accountant in the following counties in Maine make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Androscoggin County - $53,930 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $57,090 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $58,495 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Maine statistics regarding a career in accounting. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as forensic accounting or business administration.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Accounting in Maine
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Accounting in Maine
  • Certificate in Accounting in Maine

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 7,690 $32,660 -3.8%
2
Accountants and Auditors 3,290 $60,350 6.8%
3
Billing and Posting Clerks 2,250 $31,680 -3.8%
4
Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 740 $33,640 -16.9%
5
Tax Preparers 210 $29,870 -8.7%
6
Budget Analysts 150 $63,260 -16.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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