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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Maine

What professions have the highest employment in Maine? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Maine. We note that the total employment in Maine is 586,390. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 19,920 people (3.40 percent of the total employment in Maine). The second most common job is the cashier profession which employs 16,760 people (2.86 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Maine is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Maine

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
586,390
100.00% $33,890
2 Retail Salespersons
19,920
3.40% $21,740
3 Cashiers
16,760
2.86% $19,030
4 Registered Nurses
14,460
2.47% $61,960
5 Office Clerks, General
11,340
1.93% $28,750
6 General and Operations Managers
11,120
1.90% $75,890
7 Personal Care Aides
10,930
1.86% $21,380
8 Waiters and Waitresses
10,930
1.86% $18,600
9 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
10,570
1.80% $32,370
10 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
10,290
1.75% $25,400
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
9,780
1.67% $18,300
12 Nursing Assistants
9,260
1.58% $24,010
13 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
9,170
1.56% $35,700
14 Customer Service Representatives
9,030
1.54% $30,890
15 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
8,730
1.49% $22,250
16 Teacher Assistants
7,740
1.32% $30,470
17 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
7,150
1.22% $35,150
18 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
7,120
1.21% $49,210
19 Food Preparation Workers
6,600
1.13% $21,670
20 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
6,430
1.10% $36,840
21 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
6,050
1.03% $26,470
22 Restaurant Cooks
5,470
0.93% $24,380
23 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
5,450
0.93% $49,430
24 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
5,150
0.88% $45,350
25 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
4,840
0.83% $20,300
26 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
4,700
0.80% $36,840
27 Accountants and Auditors
4,340
0.74% $56,380
28 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
4,290
0.73% $18,100
29 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
4,200
0.72% $27,800
30 Carpenters
3,810
0.65% $37,540
31 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
3,770
0.64% $27,220
32 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
3,770
0.64% $51,430
33 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
3,770
0.64% $29,600
34 Social and Human Service Assistants
3,630
0.62% $30,750
35 Medical Secretaries
3,590
0.61% $31,600
36 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
3,580
0.61% $35,750
37 Receptionists and Information Clerks
3,510
0.60% $27,460
38 Home Health Aides
3,190
0.54% $22,740
39 Medical Assistants
3,180
0.54% $30,550
40 Construction Laborers
2,940
0.50% $28,770
41 Tellers
2,910
0.50% $24,340
42 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
2,750
0.47% $55,730
43 Billing and Posting Clerks
2,740
0.47% $33,410
44 Team Assemblers
2,720
0.46% $30,220
45 Bartenders
2,720
0.46% $18,520
46 Other Business Operations Specialists
2,710
0.46% $57,500
47 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
2,570
0.44% $50,970
48 Childcare Workers
2,560
0.44% $20,660
49 Financial Managers
2,550
0.43% $83,860
50 Dishwashers
2,530
0.43% $18,810
51 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
2,380
0.41% $53,120
52 Electricians
2,200
0.38% $47,330
53 Firefighters
2,200
0.38% $31,990
54 Other Physicians and Surgeons
2,200
0.38% n/a
55 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
2,190
0.37% $22,710
56 Telemarketers
2,160
0.37% $21,080
57 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
2,090
0.36% $42,790
58 Helpers--Production Workers
2,080
0.35% $25,280
59 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
2,080
0.35% $32,030
60 Pharmacy Technicians
2,040
0.35% $28,910
61 Other Sales Representatives
2,030
0.35% $46,340
62 Packers and Packagers
1,990
0.34% $21,570
63 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
1,980
0.34% $58,990
64 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
1,970
0.34% $44,210
65 Security Guards
1,960
0.33% $24,070
66 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
1,920
0.33% $31,400
67 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
1,920
0.33% $32,470
68 Lawyers
1,920
0.33% $79,310
69 Highway Maintenance Workers
1,890
0.32% $33,750
70 Computer User Support Specialists
1,890
0.32% $43,660
71 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
1,850
0.32% $44,500
72 Counter and Rental Clerks
1,840
0.31% $22,500
73 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
1,810
0.31% $49,130
74 Coaches and Scouts
1,810
0.31% $18,260
75 Medical and Health Services Managers
1,800
0.31% $81,280
76 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
1,760
0.30% $38,890
77 Short Order Cooks
1,760
0.30% $20,370
78 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
1,730
0.30% $48,360
79 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
1,730
0.30% $31,620
80 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
1,720
0.29% $26,530
81 Driver/Sales Workers
1,700
0.29% $28,180
82 Parts Salespersons
1,700
0.29% $30,610
83 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
1,690
0.29% $28,760
84 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
1,690
0.29% $60,740
85 Order Clerks
1,640
0.28% $27,410
86 Insurance Sales Agents
1,600
0.27% $48,780
87 Substitute Teachers
1,600
0.27% $22,700
88 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
1,580
0.27% $43,110
89 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
1,500
0.26% $35,770
90 Correctional Officers and Jailers
1,500
0.26% $34,800
91 Postal Service Mail Carriers
1,480
0.25% $53,740
92 Computer Systems Analysts
1,480
0.25% $71,280
93 Administrative Services Managers
1,460
0.25% $69,430
94 Applications Software Developers
1,420
0.24% $82,150
95 Other Production Workers
1,400
0.24% $35,250
96 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
1,400
0.24% $49,530
97 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
1,370
0.23% $38,540
98 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
1,350
0.23% $62,230
99 Recreation Workers
1,330
0.23% $22,610
100 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
1,320
0.23% $42,260
101 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
1,300
0.22% $27,750
102 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
1,300
0.22% $51,590
103 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
1,300
0.22% $77,670
104 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
1,270
0.22% $45,900
105 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
1,260
0.21% $42,820
106 Pharmacists
1,250
0.21% $132,710
107 Machinists
1,240
0.21% $42,910
108 Logging Equipment Operators
1,240
0.21% $34,890
109 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
1,230
0.21% $18,470
110 Physical Therapists
1,230
0.21% $74,070
111 Bill and Account Collectors
1,210
0.21% $31,410
112 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
1,190
0.20% $32,070
113 Human Resources Specialists
1,190
0.20% $52,210
114 Construction Managers
1,190
0.20% $74,080
115 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
1,180
0.20% $42,240
116 Nurse Practitioners
1,160
0.20% $92,450
117 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
1,150
0.20% $50,910
118 Fast Food Cooks
1,150
0.20% $18,730
119 Loan Officers
1,150
0.20% $55,200
120 Dental Assistants
1,140
0.19% $37,160
121 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
1,140
0.19% $33,480
122 Legal Secretaries
1,120
0.19% $36,410
123 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
1,120
0.19% $22,200
124 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
1,110
0.19% $53,310
125 Dental Hygienists
1,110
0.19% $63,810
126 Public Relations Specialists
1,100
0.19% $47,290
127 Computer and Information Systems Managers
1,080
0.18% $93,990
128 Social and Community Service Managers
1,070
0.18% $54,860
129 Food Service Managers
1,060
0.18% $47,400
130 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
1,050
0.18% $55,900
131 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
1,050
0.18% $32,970
132 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
1,040
0.18% $41,030
133 Civil Engineers
1,030
0.18% $72,830
134 Management Analysts
1,030
0.18% $60,560
135 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
1,020
0.17% $35,450
136 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
1,020
0.17% $47,060
137 Compliance Officers
1,020
0.17% $68,600
138 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
1,010
0.17% $43,100
139 All Other Managers
1,010
0.17% $89,610
140 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
1,000
0.17% $32,170
141 Radiologic Technologists
990
0.17% $55,950
142 Chief Executives
990
0.17% $129,900
143 Psychiatric Aides
960
0.16% $22,560
144 Library Technicians
960
0.16% $31,970
145 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
940
0.16% $47,190
146 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
940
0.16% $27,460
147 Physician Assistants
930
0.16% $99,750
148 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
920
0.16% $18,290
149 Sales Managers
920
0.16% $95,420
150 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
910
0.16% $48,900
151 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
910
0.16% $37,740
152 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
900
0.15% $31,530
153 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
890
0.15% $26,660
154 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
890
0.15% $20,700
155 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
880
0.15% $21,790
156 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
880
0.15% $48,940
157 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
880
0.15% $36,870
158 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
870
0.15% $29,360
159 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
870
0.15% $54,410
160 Bakers
860
0.15% $23,780
161 Occupational Therapists
860
0.15% $64,580
162 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
830
0.14% $22,970
163 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
830
0.14% $55,600
164 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
810
0.14% $18,580
165 Machine Feeders and Offbearers
800
0.14% $29,060
166 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
800
0.14% $61,560
167 Computer Programmers
800
0.14% $69,100
168 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
790
0.13% $19,280
169 Training and Development Specialists
790
0.13% $51,060
170 Sheet Metal Workers
780
0.13% $44,560
171 Librarians
780
0.13% $48,130
172 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
770
0.13% $20,440
173 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
770
0.13% $78,990
174 Mechanical Engineers
770
0.13% $79,250
175 Crossing Guards
760
0.13% $19,170
176 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
760
0.13% $46,830
177 Computer Network Support Specialists
760
0.13% $49,340
178 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
760
0.13% $64,710
179 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
750
0.13% $36,750
180 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
740
0.13% $20,850
181 Sewing Machine Operators
740
0.13% $26,350
182 Healthcare Social Workers
730
0.12% $47,340
183 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
720
0.12% $33,640
184 Speech-Language Pathologists
720
0.12% $60,230
185 Butchers and Meat Cutters
710
0.12% $30,150
186 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
710
0.12% $37,230
187 Graphic Designers
700
0.12% $34,820
188 Other Engineering Technicians
700
0.12% $73,950
189 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
690
0.12% $52,160
190 Unknown
690
0.12% $49,840
191 Postsecondary Education Administrators
690
0.12% $73,480
192 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
680
0.12% $46,140
193 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
680
0.12% $34,540
194 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
680
0.12% $64,280
195 Cost Estimators
680
0.12% $55,650
196 Data Entry Keyers
660
0.11% $28,130
197 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
660
0.11% $35,940
198 Chefs and Head Cooks
660
0.11% $40,660
199 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
660
0.11% $24,250
200 Industrial Engineers
660
0.11% $81,690

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