Fire Science in Maine

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Schools Offering Fire Science Programs in Maine

Around 0.1% of Maine's graduates, graduate from Fire Science certificate programs every year.

Southern Maine Community College, which was ranked 81st nationwide in 2010, is the only accredited Fire Science school in Maine. It is located in South Portland. Approximately 34 students graduated from Fire Science programs at Southern Maine Community College, in 2010.


The tuition rate for students taking Fire Science courses at Southern Maine Community College was $3,395 per year.

A Fire Science certificate from a Maine school... what next?

Many Maine Fire Science graduates become Fire Investigator, Municipal Fire Fighting, Fire-Prevention Engineer, and Fire Alarm Systems Installer. If you decide to work as a fire science professional in Maine, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 600 Maine fire science professional as of 2010. This number includes 70 fire investigators, 210 municipal fire fightings and 130 fire-prevention engineers. The Maine counties with the largest populations of fire science professional are:

  1. Cumberland County - 400 fire science professionals
  2. Penobscot County - 40 fire science professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of fire science professionals in the state of Maine will grow to 1,010. This would require a 8% growth in the field.


Maine fire science professionals earn on average $47,805 per year. But, in 2010, some Maine fire science professional earned as little as less than $18,920 per year or as much as more than $89,450 per year. The following counties in Maine have the highest average salaries for fire science professional:

  1. Penobscot County - $53,580 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $49,427 per year

On average fire science professionals earn the least in the following Maine counties:

  1. Cumberland County - $49,427 per year
  2. Penobscot County - $53,580 per year

On average the highest paid fire science professionals in Maine were:

  1. Fire Prevention Engineer - $55,130 per year
  2. Municipal Fire Fighting - $51,820 per year
  3. Fire Investigator - $45,920 per year

On average the lowest paid fire science professionals in Maine were:

  1. Fire Investigator - $45,920 per year
  2. Fire Alarm Systems Installer - $38,350 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional fire science statistics regarding a career in Fire Science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as criminal justice or public administration.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Fire Science in Maine

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,245 miles from location Southern Maine Community College South Portland ME 18.7675 60% 6,261

Curious what studying Fire Science gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Maine

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers + 210 $51,820 -4.5%
Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers + 190 $38,350 58.3%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors + 130 $55,130 18.2%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators + 70 $45,920 16.7%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are fire science related jobs in Maine