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Social Work in Maine

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Schools Offering Social Work Programs in Maine

Around 0.7% of Maine's graduates graduate from social work degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 190 social workers graduate from Maine's 4 social work schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Maine that has a social work program is University of Maine. University of Maine, which was ranked 34th in the country in 2010, is located in Orono. In 2010, University of Maine graduated 52 students from its social work program. Students at University of Maine paid $10,142 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Maine with a social work program is University of Southern Maine, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 45th nationwide. In 2010, University of Southern Maine graduated 62 students from its social work program. University of Southern Maine charged in-state students $8,538 in tuition fees per year.

University of New England, which is located in Biddeford, is the third-ranked school in Maine that has a social work program. It received a ranking of 75th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 66 students graduated from University of New England social work program. Tuition at University of New England was $29,330 per year.


Tuition at Maine's social work schools ranges from $29,330 per year to $7,090 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,775 per year. In 2010, the social work schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Maine were:

  1. University of New England - located in Biddeford, students are charged $29,330 per year
  2. University of Maine - located in Orono, students are charged $10,142 per year
  3. University of Southern Maine - located in Portland, students are charged $8,538 per year

The social work schools in Maine that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. University of Maine at Presque Isle - located in Presque Isle, students are charged $7,090 per year
  2. University of Southern Maine - located in Portland, students are charged $8,538 per year
  3. University of Maine - located in Orono, students are charged $10,142 per year

A social work degree from a Maine school... what next?

A large number of Maine social work graduates become social workers. If you decide to work as a social worker in Maine, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 640 Maine social workers as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Maine social workers:

  1. Cumberland County - 400 social workers
  2. Androscoggin County - 80 social workers
  3. Penobscot County - 80 social workers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of social workers in the state of Maine will grow to 780. This would require a 8% growth in the profession.


A social worker in Maine earns $45,040 per year on average. However, Maine social workers earned anywhere in the range from as less than $30,410 per year to more than $61,080 per year in 2010. The following counties in Maine have the highest average salaries for social workers:

  1. Androscoggin County - $47,520 per year
  2. Aroostook County - $46,410 per year
  3. Penobscot County - $46,250 per year

The Maine counties with the lowest average salary for social workers are:

  1. Cumberland County - $43,945 per year
  2. Penobscot County - $46,250 per year
  3. Aroostook County - $46,410 per year

More Information

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

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in Maine
  • Master's Degree in Social Work in Maine

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,570 $41,600 -32.6%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 1,490 $42,900 -8.0%
Healthcare Social Workers 640 $45,040 8.5%
Social Workers, All Other 400 $48,080 110.5%

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