Working in Maine

Maine’s Work-Life Balance – Resources for professionals

Maine values work-life balance, providing residents the ability to do industry-leading work, but also maintain a low cost of living, higher salaries, and access to Maine’s natural resources and cultural vibrancy. Maine is one of the greatest natural playgrounds in the world. It offers 5,000 miles of spectacular coastline, majestic mountain ranges, and crystal-clear lakes and rivers. Maine is also home to more than 20 colleges and universities offering degrees in life sciences and over 400 companies and organizations within the industry.

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The Portland International Jetport has direct flights to 20 major cities including Boston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and more.

Portland, ME named 4th best place to live in the U.S.

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Study finds Maine to be 1 of 4 states with the least desire to move away

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Maine ranks first in the nation for public safety

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IDEXX Laboratories named Maine’s second best employer

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Portland, ME ranked 2018 Restaurant City of the Year

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Portland, ME named World’s Best City for Craft Beer

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Maine ranks No. 1 for the highest % of grade A hospitals

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Affordable median home value of $237,800

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The cost of living in Maine is 27% lower than the national average

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6,439 life science degrees awarded in Maine from 2009-2017

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100% increase in average earnings of Maine’s life science jobs from 2001-2018

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Average Annual Salary Maine Life Sciences Industry: $95,044. All other Maine Industries: $52,455

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