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Lewiston Employment

Employment and Industries in the Lewiston, Maine Area

Lewiston, Maine has a diverse economy. The region includes a significant high-precision manufacturing industry. Textile and shoe manufacturers are also important to the economy. The food and beverage industry is a growing sector in the area and includes numerous prominent companies. Tourism is also a substantial factor for the region's economy. Healthcare is one of the area's largest employment sectors and is an important part of the economy. The area also includes numerous distribution centers.

The Maine Quality Center, in collaboration with the Maine Technical College System, offers training for workers at qualified Maine companies. The center provides employer-specific training programs, trainee recruitment and pre-employment screening.

The top job providers in the Lewiston region are shown below:

  • Sisters of Charity Health System Inc
  • Central Maine Medical Center Inc
  • St Mary's Regional Medical Center
  • Outsource Works
  • President & Trustees of Bates College (Inc)
  • Combined Management, Inc
  • Support Solutions, Inc
  • Franklin Co, Inc
  • City of Lewiston
  • St Marguerite D'youville Pavilion
  • Androscoggin Home Health Services, Inc
  • Central Maine Healthcare Corporation
  • Central Maine Health Ventures Inc
  • Elmet Technologies Inc
  • Daily Lewiston Sun
  • Richardson Hollow Associates Inc
  • Northeast Bancorp
  • Androscoggin Savings Bank, Inc
  • Androscoggin Bancorp MHC
  • Franklin Co, Inc
  • Formed Fiber Technologies
  • Tambrands
  • Banknorth Group
  • Lewiston School Department
  • Panolam Industries
  • Diamond Phoenix Corporation
  • L.L. Bean
  • Giger

The largest employment providing sectors in Lewiston, Maine are:

  • Educational and health services
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Professional and business services
  • Leisure and hospitality

Noteworthy information about Lewiston Maine: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 90.5. The national average is 100. Approximately 12% of the residents over the age of 25 have earned a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $38,000.

Some of the helpful organizations for local companies are:

The Sun Journal is a good resource for keeping current with Lewiston business and industry news.

Most Popular Jobs in Lewiston, Maine Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 1,370 $58,720 $45,570 - 73,430 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 560 $41,990 $29,030 - 57,880 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 500 $49,300 $26,210 - 86,740 8% 51%
4 Social and human service assistants 460 $25,360 $17,510 - 35,930 34% 58%
5 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 420 $43,690 $29,900 - 60,950 6% 96%
6 Accountants and auditors 400 $60,920 $34,940 - 92,270 18% 79%
7 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 290 $42,280 $28,710 - 60,890 11% 95%
8 Financial managers 270 $82,480 $52,340 - 129,260 13% 60%
9 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 190 $36,040 $26,650 - 48,970 30% 77%
10 Network and computer systems administrators 150 $56,000 $37,120 - 76,250 27% 50%
11 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 140 $43,550 $27,200 - 61,280 20% 87%
12 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 140 $41,820 $29,730 - 61,160 13% 73%
13 Child, family, and school social workers 140 $37,510 $22,920 - 53,630 19% 77%
14 Teachers and instructors, all other 140 $20,610 $15,990 - 28,110 9% 54%
15 Lawyers 130 $87,410 $45,280 - 134,640 11% 99%
16 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 130 $71,560 $47,580 - 93,780 8% 78%
17 Coaches and scouts 130 $21,800 $14,940 - 46,200 15% 60%
18 Pharmacists 110 $111,050 $91,770 - 134,400 22% 97%
19 Medical and health services managers 110 $74,800 $46,640 - 111,240 16% 57%
20 Physician assistants 90 $84,880 $68,770 - 103,020 27% 67%
21 Training and development specialists 90 $48,140 $29,970 - 71,460 18% 56%
22 Sales managers 80 $79,410 $46,700 - 126,860 10% 69%
23 Computer systems analysts 80 $56,750 $36,440 - 79,940 29% 68%
24 Social and community service managers 80 $54,520 $41,080 - 74,800 25% 72%
25 Medical and public health social workers 80 $43,500 $35,710 - 52,750 24% 77%
26 Physical therapists 70 $52,890 $28,290 - 68,810 27% 89%
27 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 70 $48,310 $37,320 - 61,810 12% 51%
28 Industrial engineers 60 $77,480 $56,220 - 101,420 20% 74%
29 Civil engineers 60 $70,810 $43,680 - 97,610 18% 87%
30 Public relations specialists 60 $59,470 $35,670 - 82,250 18% 81%
31 Special education teachers, secondary school 60 $41,780 $28,870 - 57,370 9% 87%
32 Self-enrichment education teachers 60 $25,350 $15,100 - 48,790 23% 54%
33 Chief executives 50 $130,850 $50,240 - 2% 65%
34 Computer and information systems managers 50 $86,720 $47,330 - 132,210 16% 73%
35 Network systems and data communications analysts 50 $61,880 $45,040 - 82,880 53% 57%
36 Librarians 50 $49,300 $26,430 - 69,030 4% 85%
37 Graphic designers 50 $31,660 $22,640 - 43,730 10% 55%
38 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 40 $69,040 $40,400 - 122,690 12% 51%
39 Mechanical engineers 40 $61,360 $42,060 - 80,990 4% 78%
40 Occupational therapists 40 $56,680 $43,930 - 68,810 23% 90%
41 Speech-language pathologists 40 $54,540 $37,420 - 75,210 11% 98%
42 Special education teachers, middle school 40 $46,110 $30,760 - 61,580 16% 87%
43 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 40 $45,570 $29,040 - 64,230 18% 56%
44 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 40 $45,150 $27,520 - 66,240 18% 56%
45 Advertising sales agents 40 $44,200 $33,390 - 64,670 20% 56%
46 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 40 $43,350 $33,380 - 53,590 17% 56%
47 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 40 $41,080 $15,720 - 70,470 34% 73%
48 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 40 $34,970 $22,120 - 48,680 15% 51%
49 Marketing managers 30 $69,190 $38,250 - 100,310 14% 69%
50 Computer software engineers, applications 30 $63,240 $41,320 - 85,260 45% 85%
51 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 30 $46,420 $28,830 - 65,830 5% 58%
52 Sales and related workers, all other 30 $33,000 $21,510 - 57,630 14% 62%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Office clerks, general 1,580 $24,850 $16,310 - 34,200 13% 19%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,440 $17,250 $15,020 - 20,200 18% 5%
3 Retail salespersons 1,350 $25,830 $15,800 - 40,850 12% 25%
4 Cashiers 1,240 $18,070 $15,210 - 22,460 -3% 10%
5 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 1,010 $35,520 $23,840 - 55,460 10% 4%
6 Customer service representatives 970 $27,360 $20,730 - 36,710 25% 22%
7 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 910 $23,590 $15,910 - 35,240 2% 5%
8 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 900 $25,060 $17,740 - 33,150 15% 4%
9 Teacher assistants 760 $26,850 $19,130 - 35,640 10% 18%
10 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 750 $43,700 $27,880 - 63,830 6% 29%
11 General and operations managers 720 $96,370 $44,850 - 2% 48%
12 Home health aides 670 $22,660 $17,960 - 28,850 49% 7%
13 Waiters and waitresses 670 $18,780 $14,990 - 29,290 11% 14%
14 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 640 $28,730 $22,130 - 37,010 1% 18%
15 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 640 $23,070 $18,800 - 28,980 18% 7%
16 Medical secretaries 580 $25,940 $20,840 - 32,220 17% 18%
17 Order clerks 570 $24,190 $20,360 - 30,770 -24% 16%
18 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 560 $30,060 $20,430 - 40,130 13% 16%
19 Stock clerks and order fillers 560 $23,490 $16,280 - 35,750 -8% 8%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 530 $40,480 $23,850 - 61,660 4% 25%
21 Food preparation workers 490 $20,570 $16,140 - 25,820 15% 7%
22 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 450 $28,530 $18,420 - 41,580 11% 14%
23 Packers and packagers, hand 420 $0 $ - -12% 3%
24 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 400 $32,860 $18,960 - 60,350 8% 4%
25 Personal and home care aides 400 $21,800 $17,340 - 25,790 51% 10%
26 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 370 $32,570 $25,970 - 39,760 -1% 22%
27 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 360 $28,450 $20,910 - 37,090 4% 15%
28 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 360 $21,630 $16,140 - 25,270 13% 5%
29 Construction laborers 350 $28,150 $21,600 - 36,800 11% 5%
30 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 340 $29,610 $20,170 - 39,900 14% 4%
31 Cooks, restaurant 340 $22,570 $17,260 - 30,090 12% 5%
32 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 300 $44,810 $26,610 - 65,510 -5% 15%
33 Maintenance and repair workers, general 290 $32,460 $22,380 - 44,890 10% 6%
34 Team assemblers 290 $27,640 $21,100 - 36,310 0% 5%
35 Industrial machinery mechanics 280 $39,730 $30,160 - 51,120 9% 5%
36 Carpenters 280 $34,110 $23,770 - 48,280 10% 6%
37 Receptionists and information clerks 260 $24,840 $17,490 - 33,720 17% 13%
38 Industrial truck and tractor operators 250 $27,700 $21,020 - 37,660 -2% 2%
39 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 240 $28,170 $19,800 - 38,370 4% 6%
40 Medical assistants 240 $27,730 $22,340 - 33,440 35% 10%
41 Machinists 230 $33,970 $21,710 - 48,200 -3% 3%
42 Electricians 220 $55,770 $36,740 - 97,880 7% 7%
43 Dishwashers 210 $18,540 $15,250 - 23,680 10% 3%
44 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 200 $53,670 $36,260 - 75,890 9% 10%
45 Helpers--production workers 200 $23,190 $20,720 - 25,770 -1% 4%
46 Tellers 200 $23,140 $18,330 - 29,220 14% 16%
47 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 190 $38,320 $33,210 - 46,230 14% 7%
48 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 190 $37,070 $25,840 - 50,360 15% 18%
49 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 190 $23,410 $15,910 - 32,840 18% 6%
50 Preschool teachers, except special education 170 $26,950 $20,010 - 35,320 26% 43%
51 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 160 $49,680 $35,170 - 67,990 7% 13%
52 Printing machine operators 160 $33,990 $22,420 - 49,450 -6% 6%
53 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 160 $24,630 $18,090 - 31,140 11% 5%
54 Driver/sales workers 160 $24,380 $17,660 - 31,010 -5% 4%
55 Bartenders 160 $17,240 $14,980 - 20,710 11% 17%
56 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 150 $41,320 $29,400 - 57,930 11% 33%
57 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 150 $33,740 $24,840 - 42,140 8% 3%
58 Bill and account collectors 150 $28,800 $22,200 - 35,550 23% 13%
59 Business operations specialists, all other 140 $50,010 $30,660 - 76,470 21% 49%
60 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 140 $42,270 $33,940 - 53,420 9% 3%
61 Computer support specialists 140 $38,070 $25,690 - 52,820 13% 43%
62 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 140 $36,150 $26,140 - 49,420 11% 4%
63 Postal service mail carriers 140 $0 $ - 1% 11%
64 Insurance sales agents 130 $52,360 $31,900 - 86,440 13% 45%
65 Sewing machine operators 130 $25,600 $18,080 - 36,540 -27% 5%
66 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 130 $21,270 $16,220 - 24,740 -9% 5%
67 Highway maintenance workers 120 $31,050 $24,970 - 39,900 9% 5%
68 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 120 $27,500 $17,130 - 34,040 12% 6%
69 Loan interviewers and clerks 120 $27,010 $21,330 - 33,360 -1% 24%
70 Pharmacy technicians 120 $26,510 $18,050 - 36,330 32% 16%
71 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 120 $25,580 $17,220 - 31,890 -5% 5%
72 Child care workers 120 $19,900 $15,370 - 26,520 18% 15%
73 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 110 $41,410 $31,220 - 50,620 13% 17%
74 Sheet metal workers 110 $33,140 $22,440 - 48,070 7% 4%
75 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 110 $30,640 $21,590 - 43,010 -7% 14%
76 Parts salespersons 110 $30,540 $18,990 - 44,360 -2% 6%
77 Administrative services managers 100 $74,220 $39,820 - 118,700 12% 40%
78 Food service managers 100 $48,660 $26,720 - 74,550 5% 24%
79 Bus drivers, school 100 $27,600 $19,160 - 32,520 9% 4%
80 Counter and rental clerks 100 $22,720 $15,520 - 36,640 23% 16%
81 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 100 $22,170 $15,990 - 30,630 14% 3%
82 Loan officers 90 $52,840 $27,950 - 83,800 12% 49%
83 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 90 $49,640 $28,340 - 89,480 4% 38%
84 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 90 $41,800 $27,920 - 63,150 13% 11%
85 Dental assistants 90 $36,980 $28,470 - 52,880 29% 9%
86 Court, municipal, and license clerks 90 $31,430 $21,650 - 40,510 9% 24%
87 Switchboard operators, including answering service 90 $24,870 $19,830 - 32,970 -8% 10%
88 Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 90 $20,880 $15,820 - 25,970 6% 0%
89 Industrial production managers 80 $89,920 $40,140 - 138,320 -6% 43%
90 Dental hygienists 80 $73,760 $56,180 - 109,980 30% 33%
91 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 80 $39,860 $27,260 - 56,650 16% 43%
92 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 80 $36,590 $24,210 - 53,040 4% 30%
93 Legal secretaries 80 $35,030 $28,280 - 41,610 12% 18%
94 Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 80 $33,480 $26,670 - 40,030 14% 11%
95 Eligibility interviewers, government programs 80 $33,420 $26,150 - 40,630 3% 38%
96 Office and administrative support workers, all other 80 $31,880 $24,180 - 39,070 -9% 32%
97 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 70 $45,480 $32,770 - 62,950 0% 42%
98 Paralegals and legal assistants 70 $42,400 $35,370 - 51,340 22% 45%
99 Drywall and ceiling tile installers 70 $41,580 $27,810 - 52,940 7% 2%
100 Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 70 $35,070 $27,750 - 42,090 12% 3%
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Jobs More Common Near Lewiston Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Order clerks 24,190 570 7.3
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 36,040 190 5
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 32,570 370 4.8
Social and human service assistants 25,360 460 4.6
Highway maintenance workers 31,050 120 4.2
Medical secretaries 25,940 580 3.9
Industrial machinery mechanics 39,730 280 3.5
Sewing machine operators 25,600 130 3.1
Personal and home care aides 21,800 400 2.8
Printing machine operators 33,990 160 2.6
Coaches and scouts 21,800 130 2.5
Home health aides 22,660 670 2.4
Sheet metal workers 33,140 110 2.2
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 28,450 360 2.1
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 43,550 140 2.1
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 35,520 1,010 2
Teacher assistants 26,850 760 2
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 71,560 130 2
Machinists 33,970 230 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 41,410 110 1.9
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 41,820 140 1.8
Food preparation workers 20,570 490 1.8
Packers and packagers, hand 0 420 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,530 450 1.7
Loan interviewers and clerks 27,010 120 1.7
Office clerks, general 24,850 1,580 1.7
Child, family, and school social workers 37,510 140 1.7
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 42,270 140 1.7
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,250 1,440 1.6
Registered nurses 58,720 1,370 1.6
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 29,610 340 1.6
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 21,270 130 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 43,700 750 1.6
Parts salespersons 30,540 110 1.6
Financial managers 82,480 270 1.6
Food service managers 48,660 100 1.6
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 24,630 160 1.5
Medical assistants 27,730 240 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 44,810 300 1.5
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 42,280 290 1.5
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 23,070 640 1.5
Helpers--production workers 23,190 200 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 40,480 530 1.4
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 43,690 420 1.4
Driver/sales workers 24,380 160 1.4
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 32,860 400 1.4
General and operations managers 96,370 720 1.3
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,950 170 1.3
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 33,740 150 1.3
Industrial truck and tractor operators 27,700 250 1.3

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Lewiston, Maine Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Teacher assistants 26,850 1.21 760
Electricians 55,770 1.19 220
Sewing machine operators 25,600 1.14 130
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 32,860 1.13 400
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 21,630 1.13 360
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 27,500 1.09 120
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 25,060 1.09 900
Personal and home care aides 21,800 1.09 400
Dishwashers 18,540 1.08 210
Food preparation workers 20,570 1.07 490
Home health aides 22,660 1.07 670
Pharmacists 111,050 1.06 110
Retail salespersons 25,830 1.06 1,350
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,950 1.06 170
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 40,480 1.05 530
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 24,630 1.04 160
Cooks, restaurant 22,570 1.04 340
Receptionists and information clerks 24,840 1.04 260
Printing machine operators 33,990 1.04 160
Child care workers 19,900 1.03 120
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 42,270 1.03 140
Stock clerks and order fillers 23,490 1.03 560
Accountants and auditors 60,920 1.02 400
Team assemblers 27,640 1.01 290
Waiters and waitresses 18,780 1 670
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,250 1 1,440
Parts salespersons 30,540 1 110
General and operations managers 96,370 1 720
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 28,170 0.99 240
Medical assistants 27,730 0.99 240
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 28,730 0.99 640
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 32,570 0.98 370
Helpers--production workers 23,190 0.98 200
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 25,580 0.98 120
Office clerks, general 24,850 0.98 1,580
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,590 0.98 910
Tellers 23,140 0.98 200
Cashiers 18,070 0.97 1,240
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 43,700 0.97 750
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 38,320 0.97 190
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 23,410 0.97 190
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 41,410 0.96 110
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 23,070 0.96 640
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 37,070 0.96 190
Registered nurses 58,720 0.95 1,370
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 35,520 0.95 1,010
Maintenance and repair workers, general 32,460 0.95 290
Pharmacy technicians 26,510 0.94 120
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,530 0.94 450
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 30,060 0.94 560

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