Shortages exist for Master of Science Nurses as well as nurse educators in Maine. The top three cities in Maine, known as The Pine Tree State, have median salaries for registered nurses as follows: Portland $67,120, Lewiston $62,655, and Bangor $59,209.

Eleven of the top 25 employers in Maine are hospitals or medical health centers. Maine Medical Center in Portland is 4th with 6,000 employees, Maine General Hospital- Seton in Waterville is 5th with 4,000 employees, Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor is 6th with 3,000 employees, Maine General Health in Augusta is 8th with 2,738 employees, Eastern Maine Healthcare Services in Brewer is 9th with 2,700 employees, Sisters of Charity Health Systems in Lewiston 11th with 2,000 employees, University of New England in Biddeford is 14th with 1,724 employees, Maine General Medical Center in Waterville is 16th with 1,500 employees, Arroostook Medical Center in Presque Isle, Maine General Hospital in Augusta and Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford are each 21st with 1,200 employees.

Maine Facts & Figures

  • 2012 Unemployment Rate: 7.2%
  • Unemployment Rank: 34 of 50
  • 2011 Per Capita Income: $37973
  • Per Capita Income Rank:  31 of 50
  • 2011 Cost of Living Index:  112.3
  • Cost of Living Rank:  39 of 50

Three Largest Cities in Maine

Ten Largest Hospitals in Maine

  • Maine Medical Center
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center
  • Maine General Medical Center
  • Central Maine Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Henrietta D Goodall Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital Of Portland
  • St Mary’s Regional Medical Center
  • Aroostook Medical Center
  • Penobscot Bay Medical Center

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