Registered Nurses in the state of Maine earn an average annual salary of $71,040 per year (or $34.16 per hour) as of May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 80% of Maine RNs earn between $54,450 and $93,920.
On average, RNs in Maine earn about 9% less than the national average salary for nurses, at $80,010 (or $38.47 per hour).
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The cost of living in a region can impact what nurses tend to earn working in those areas. With a Cost of Living Index of 116.1 in 2020, nurses in Maine can expect higher prices for food, housing, and transportation compared to other states.
|State||Avg. RN Salary||Avg. RN Salary (adjusted for COL)|
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Average RN Salary In Maine Cities
Maine RN salaries vary quite a bit across the state, but the highest-paying regions for RNs are in Bangor. Bangor has average RN salaries at around $76,650. The Portland area is second at $72,360. RNs located in the Lewiston area can expect to earn about $67,760.
|Metro Area||RNs Employed||Avg. RN Salary|
|Portland-South Portland, ME||4,480||$72,360|
Average RN salary vs similar healthcare professions in Maine
At a $71,040 average annual salary, RNs in Maine tend to earn slightly less than some other types of healthcare workers in the state. Across all these professions, “Nurse Practitioners” and “Physical Therapists” workers in Maine earn an average salary ranging between $80,380-$111,580 according to the BLS.
Here’s how a sample of these other types of healthcare professions compare to RN salaries in Maine:
|Profession||# Employed||Avg. Salary|
|LPNs / LVNs||1,070||$48,390|
Job outlook for Registered Nurses in Maine
About 14,860 RNs reside in the state of Maine. These jobs are still projected to increase by about 6.5% from 2018 to 2028 – an increase of almost 970 new RNs in the state in the coming years.