Salaries for teachers in Maine are about mid-range compared with those across the nation. This comes from a 2005 survey by the AFT, which placed the state at 33rd in the nation in regard to teacher salaries. Of course, this average includes teachers of all levels. Those just starting out in the field can expect to make considerably less than the national average, with new teacher salaries in Maine ranking at 44th. Maine is a state with a large number of rural areas, many of which are in need of qualified teachers in a wide range of fields. This factor can make finding a job in certain districts easier for those in search of a teaching position within the state. In order to encourage outstanding performance by its teachers, the state offers a variety of awards and recognition to teachers who stand out.

Average Teacher Salaries in Maine

Salaries are from the 2006-2007 Yarmouth School District in Maine and are based on entry level pay.

  • Average Teacher Salary (Bachelor’s Degree): $31,152
  • Average Teacher Salary (Master’s Degree): $34,267
  • Average Teacher Salary (PhD): $40,055

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