Fire Science Schools In Maine

There is only one accredited fire science school in Maine for faculty who teach fire science classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fire science in the state of Maine, which encompasses fire science training at the following levels:

  • Fire Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fire Science


  1. Southern Maine Community College

    2 Fort Road, South Portland, Maine 04106-1698

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Maine Vs. National Fire Science Employment

Maine 600
National 154,160

Of all of the fire science professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Maine state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In Maine

420 710 910 440 600
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fire science professionals is growing in Maine. In Maine, 180 more fire science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of fire science has grown by 43% in Maine. This growth is faster than the change in the number of fire science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of fire science professionals has grown by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in Maine

$41,933 $32,425 $47,530 $47,918 $47,805
$40,902 $42,204 $44,287 $45,290 $46,296
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Maine, as the number of fire science professionals is growing, the salaries earned by fire science professionals are increasing. The mean salary for fire science professionals in 2006 was $41,933 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $47,805 per year.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in Maine

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Thus, there was a 12% growth in fire science professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Maine state, within the field of fire science, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid fire science professionals earn 131% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in Maine

Construction Management
Criminal Justice
Fire Science
Public Administration

In Maine, fire science professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Maine


The number of students graduating from the only accredited fire science school in Maine is increasing. In Maine, there were 30 graduates in 2006. And there were 34 graduates from fire science courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 13% percent increase in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in Maine. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with an undergraduate certificate in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in Maine

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