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Creative Writing Schools In Maine

Maine has 3 accredited creative writing schools where creative writing faculty who teach creative writing classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in creative writing in the state of Maine, which encompasses creative writing training at the following levels:


  1. Colby College

    4000 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, Maine 04901-8840

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  2. University of Maine at Farmington

    224 Main St, Farmington, Maine 04938-9978

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  3. University of Southern Maine

    96 Falmouth St, Portland, Maine 04103

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Professional Trends

Maine Vs. National Creative Writing Employment

Maine 150
National 40,980

Of all of the creative writing professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Maine.

Employment Growth for Creative writing professionals In Maine

260 220 240 120 150
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Maine, the field of creative writing is shrinking. In 2010 there were 110 less creative writing professionals working in Maine than there were in 2006. This represents a 42% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of creative writing professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of creative writing professionals has shrunk by 5% from 2006 to 2010.

Creative Writing VS. All Professions salaries in Maine

$42,810 $53,410 $51,260 $51,610 $49,280
$40,902 $42,204 $44,287 $45,290 $46,296
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Creative Writing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Maine, as the number of creative writing professionals is declining, the salaries earned by creative writing professionals are increasing. In 2006 creative writing professionals made a mean salary of $42,810 per year, and in 2010 they made $49,280 per year.

Salary percentiles for Creative writing professionals in Maine

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Thus, creative writing professionals' salaries grew by 13% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of creative writing, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid creative writing professionals earning 234% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Maine state.

Average Salaries for Creative writing professionals and related professions in Maine

Creative Writing

In Maine, creative writing professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Creative Writing programs available for each degree type for all schools in Maine


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited creative writing schools in Maine is increasing. In 2006, 62 students graduated from creative writing courses in Maine. And in 2010, 66 students graduated.

Thus there was a 6% percent increase in the number of creative writing school degree or certificate graduates in Maine. A majority of these graduates, or 67%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in creative writing.

Creative Writing Faculty Salaries in Maine

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