These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In Maine For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 9 months ago
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When we normally think of Maine things like great hikes and trails, all time best things to do, and good food and home cooking.

But there’s also a strong economy and job market that has been improving in recent years.

Here at Zippia, we like to take a closer look at local economies to understand what jobs and industries are doing better than others. We think this helps job seekers and people thinking of moving to the area for a job know what to expect.

So we set our sights on uncovering the best industries within Maine.

Read on to see how we determined which industries rise above the competition to become the best of the best.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Maine job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the Pine Tree State for jobs

We believe that the data never lies or that it at least lies a lot less than any one person’s opinion. So we went on a mission to collect as much data as we could about the Maine job market.

At the end of the day, we were able to find the following, relevant criteria for determining the best industries:

  • Average Salary
  • Job Availability
  • Average Stress Level Of Jobs In The Industry

The sources of data include the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor.

Stress level is an index created by self reported statistics from people in the industry. We ranked each industry on these from 1 to 22 where 1 was the best.

Finally, we averaged all the rankings together to create a ‘Best Industry’ index. We crowned the industry with the lowest score, Healthcare Practitioners And Technical, as the best industry in Maine.

For a detail table of the data, check out the bottom of the post. But now, carry on to learn more about why the various industries are so great for jobs.

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Detailed List Of The Best Industries In Maine

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $80,170 40,640
2 Management $92,190 34,140
3 Education, Training, And Library $48,540 39,360
4 Community And Social Service $44,980 10,900
5 Architecture And Engineering $73,560 9,620
6 Office And Administrative Support $34,820 92,240
7 Personal Care And Service $24,580 24,730
8 Production And Manufactoring $37,790 36,650
9 Legal $78,910 3,480
10 Business And Financial Operations $62,750 23,860
11 Computer And Mathematical $72,920 11,620
12 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $44,460 25,870
13 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $39,350 8,000
14 Construction And Extraction $41,160 25,570
15 Healthcare Support $29,400 20,540
16 Life, Physical, And Social Science $61,230 3,940
17 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $35,320 1,850
18 Food Preparation And Serving Related $23,440 54,920
19 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $28,630 21,060
20 Sales $33,670 58,710
21 Transportation $33,600 36,680
22 Protective Service $39,390 12,010

Summing up the best industries in Maine

There you have it; Healthcare Practitioners And Technical is the best industry to be in if you live around Maine.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Protective Service Industry ranks as the worst in Maine mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.