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Social Work Schools In Maine

In Maine, there are 4 accredited schools where social work classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Maine's social work academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in social work includes social work training at the following levels:


  1. University of Maine

    Orono, Maine 04469

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Maine at Presque Isle

    181 Main St, Presque Isle, Maine 04769-2888

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of New England

    11 Hills Beach Rd, Biddeford, Maine 04005-9599

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Southern Maine

    96 Falmouth St, Portland, Maine 04103

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Maine Vs. National Social Work Employment

Maine 4,100
National 609,060

Of all of the social workers that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Maine state.

Employment Growth for Social workers In Maine

4,940 4,650 4,330 4,260 4,100
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Maine, social work is a shrinking field. In Maine, 840 less social workers were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of social work has shrunk by 17% in Maine. This is faster than the trend for social workers around the US. Nationally, the number of social workers has grown by 10% between 2006 and 2010.

Social Work VS. All Professions salaries in Maine

$41,450 $41,778 $42,120 $42,308 $44,405
$40,902 $42,204 $44,287 $45,290 $46,296
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Social Work
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Maine, as the number of social workers is declining, the salaries earned by social workers are increasing. In 2006 social workers made a mean salary of $41,450 per year, and in 2010 they made $44,405 per year.

Salary percentiles for Social workers in Maine

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25th percentile
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90th percentile

Thus, social workers' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Maine, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of social work. The pay differential between the highest paid social workers and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 104%

Average Salaries for Social workers and related professions in Maine

Human Resources
Human Services
Public Administration
Public Health
Social Work

Social workers in Maine earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Social Work programs available for each degree type for all schools in Maine


As the number of social workers is decreasing in Maine state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited social work schools in Maine state is decreasing. In 2006, 217 students graduated from social work courses in Maine. And in 2010, 190 students graduated.

Thus there was a 12% percent decrease in the number of social work school degree or certificate graduates in Maine. 50% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social Work Faculty Salaries in Maine

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