Plumbing in Maine

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Schools Offering Plumbing Programs in Maine


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Maine receive plumbing certificates every year. That means an estimated 29 plumbers graduate from Maine's 3 plumbing schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Maine with a plumbing program is Washington County Community College, which is located in Calais. In 2010, it was ranked 74th nationwide. 12 students graduated with a certificate in plumbing from Washington County Community College in 2010. The tuition rate at Washington County Community College was $3,514 per year.

Northern Maine Community College, which was ranked 75th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Maine that has a plumbing program. It is located in Presque Isle. 9 students graduated with certificate in plumbing from Northern Maine Community College in 2010. Northern Maine Community College charged in-state students $3,223 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Maine that has a plumbing program is Southern Maine Community College. Southern Maine Community College, which was ranked 81st in the country in 2010, is located in South Portland. 1 students graduated with certificate in plumbing from Southern Maine Community College in 2010. The tuition rate at Southern Maine Community College was $3,395 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Maine's plumbing schools ranges from $3,514 per year to $3,223 per year. But, the average tuition is $3,377 per year. In 2010, the plumbing schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Maine were:

  1. Washington County Community College - located in Calais, students are charged $3,514 per year
  2. Southern Maine Community College - located in South Portland, students are charged $3,395 per year
  3. Northern Maine Community College - located in Presque Isle, students are charged $3,223 per year

The following Maine plumbing schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Northern Maine Community College - located in Presque Isle, students are charged $3,223 per year
  2. Southern Maine Community College - located in South Portland, students are charged $3,395 per year
  3. Washington County Community College - located in Calais, students are charged $3,514 per year

A plumbing certificate from a Maine school... what next?

A large number of Maine plumbing graduates become plumbers. Maine had 1,860 plumbers in 2010. The Maine counties with the largest populations of plumbers are:

  1. Cumberland County - 1,230 plumbers
  2. Androscoggin County - 160 plumbers
  3. Penobscot County - 150 plumbers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 2,660 plumbers will be working in Maine state. This would require the number of plumbers to shrink by -3%.

Salary

A plumber in Maine makes an average of $42,640 per year. But, salaries for plumbers can vary. In 2010, plumbers made as little as less than $23,470 per year or as much as more than $60,540 per year in Maine. The following counties in Maine have the highest average salaries for plumbers:

  1. Penobscot County - $44,580 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $44,210 per year
  3. Cumberland County - $41,820 per year

The Maine counties with the lowest average salary for plumbers are:

  1. Androscoggin County - $40,070 per year
  2. Cumberland County - $41,820 per year
  3. Aroostook County - $44,210 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Associate's Degree in Plumbing in Maine
  • Certificate in Plumbing 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
5,197 miles from location Northern Maine Community College Presque Isle ME 24.9341 90% 1,129
5,129 miles from location Washington County Community College Calais ME 26.491 n/a 374
 

Curious what studying Plumbing gets you?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters + 1,860 $42,640 -10.6%
 

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