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Schools Offering Engineering Programs in Maine

Approximately 1.1% of graduates in of Maine receive engineering degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 310 engineers graduate from Maine's 5 engineering schools.

Top Schools

University of Maine, which is located in Orono, is the top-ranked school in Maine that has a engineering program. It received a ranking of 34th in the country in 2010. 174 students graduated with a degree in engineering from University of Maine in 2010. Tuition at University of Maine was $10,142 per year.

Maine Maritime Academy, which was ranked 37th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Maine that has a engineering program. It is located in Castine. In 2010, Maine Maritime Academy graduated 94 students from its engineering program. Maine Maritime Academy charged in-state students $10,525 in tuition fees per year.

University of Southern Maine, which is located in Portland, is the third-ranked school in Maine that has a engineering program. It received a ranking of 45th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 9 students graduated from University of Southern Maine engineering program. The tuition rate at University of Southern Maine was $8,538 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Maine's engineering schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $9,585 per year, though tuition can range from $18,720 per year to $8,538 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Maine engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Landing School of Boat Building and Design - located in Kennebunkport, students are charged $18,720 per year
  2. Maine Maritime Academy - located in Castine, students are charged $10,525 per year
  3. University of Maine - located in Orono, students are charged $10,142 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Maine engineering schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. University of Southern Maine - located in Portland, students are charged $8,538 per year
  2. University of Maine - located in Orono, students are charged $10,142 per year
  3. Maine Maritime Academy - located in Castine, students are charged $10,525 per year

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

Transportation engineer, industrial safety engineer, marine engineer, materials engineer, and automotive engineer are the professions of choice for a majority of engineering graduates in Maine. Maine had 4,990 engineers in 2010. 590 of these engineers were engineering managers, 780 were transportation engineers, and 130 were industrial safety engineers. In Maine, the largest numbers of engineer work in the following counties:

  1. Cumberland County - 2,800 engineers
  2. Penobscot County - 290 engineers
  3. Androscoggin County - 110 engineers

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of engineers in Maine will grow by 2%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 5,020 engineers working in Maine. The greatest growth for engineer is predicted to be amongst Transportation Engineers, who are expected to increase by 11% by 2018.


engineers in Maine earn $68,622 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Maine engineer earned as little as less than $27,430 per year or as much as more than $155,790 per year. On average engineer earn the most in the following Maine counties:

  1. Androscoggin County - $82,935 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $74,937 per year
  3. Penobscot County - $64,854 per year

The following counties in Maine have the lowest average salaries for engineer:

  1. Cumberland County - $61,891 per year
  2. Penobscot County - $64,854 per year
  3. Aroostook County - $74,937 per year

The engineers with highest average salaries in Maine were:

  1. Engineering Manager - $100,560 per year
  2. Engineer - $85,590 per year
  3. Marine Engineer - $83,200 per year

On average, the lowest paid engineers in Maine were:

  1. Civil Engineering Technician - $47,160 per year
  2. Environmental Engineering Technician - $43,440 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Maine statistics regarding a career in engineering and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as mechanical engineering or civil engineering.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Engineering in Maine
  • Doctoral Degree in Engineering in Maine
  • Certificate in Engineering in Maine

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Mechanical Engineers 820 $77,800 34.4%
Civil Engineers 780 $70,860 2.6%
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 670 $74,590 6.3%
Architectural and Engineering Managers 590 $100,560 -29.8%
Civil Engineering Technicians 420 $47,160 -19.2%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 360 $51,390 -18.2%
Engineers, All Other 350 $85,590 -23.9%
Industrial Engineering Technicians 290 $49,760 7.4%
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 170 $83,050
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 150 $55,850 200.0%
Environmental Engineering Technicians 140 $43,440 55.6%
Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 130 $55,130 18.2%
Marine Engineers and Naval Architects 80 $83,200 100.0%
Materials Engineers 40 $82,330 0.0%

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