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Bangor Employment

Employment and Industries in the Bangor, Maine Area

Bangor is an important commercial center for the northeastern and central portions of Maine. The major economic sectors are wholesale/retail trade, services and government and they comprise over half of the workforce. Other significant job providing sectors are manufacturing, finance, insurance, construction and real estate. The two major medical hospitals in Bangor also provide numerous jobs.

Tourism is an integral part of the economy. Although the region's forest-related manufacturing industries have declined they still contribute to the region's economy. In addition, Bangor is home to the regional headquarters of several commercial banking companies.

The Tri-County Workforce Investment Board provides valuable assistance to employers and employees. The organization assists workers in gaining access to sustainable employment, education opportunities and training. The organization also helps employers find skilled workers.

Some of the most popular occupations filled by those who have a college degree are registered nurses, social and human service assistants, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; child, family and school social workers; coaches and scouts, financial managers; medical and health services managers; and lawyers.

Bangor's largest employers are shown below:

  • Bangor International Airport
  • Bangor Mental Health Institute
  • Bangor School System
  • City of Bangor
  • Community Health & Counseling Services
  • County of Penobscot
  • Dead River Company
  • Eastern Main Healthcare
  • General Electric Co
  • Fleet Bank of Maine
  • Orsan Sylvania Products, Inc
  • Maine Air National Guard
  • St Joseph Hospital
  • Shop 'N Save Supermarkets
  • University of Maine
  • Webber Energy Fuels
  • Acadia Hospital
  • Lemforders
  • Georgia Pacific
  • University of Maine System (Inc)
  • Ocean Investments Corporation
  • Care Development
  • Bangor Savings Bank
  • Affiliated Healthcare Systems
  • BHE Holdings Inc
  • D & L Management
  • Penobscot Community Health Center (Inc)

The top job providing sectors for Bangor's workforce are:

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

Notable data about Bangor, Maine: The estimated median household income in 2007 was $36,000. About 27% of the adult population has achieved a bachelor's degree or better. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 91.4. The national average is 100.

Some of the helpful organizations for local companies are:

Bangor's newspaper the Bangor Daily News is a good resource for local business and industry news.

Jobs in Bangor

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations64450$43,450$20.89100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations10090$33,920$16.3114.35
3Sales and Related Occupations6460$32,780$15.769.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations5900$23,370$11.248.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations5570$86,590$41.635.8
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations5070$48,140$23.156.05
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3950$34,900$16.786.55
8Personal Care and Service Occupations3380$25,130$12.084.3
9Management Occupations3250$88,120$42.376.15
10Construction and Extraction Occupations2780$40,100$19.284.45
11Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2630$28,080$13.53.65
12Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2610$42,830$20.593.8
13Healthcare Support Occupations2500$29,780$14.323
14Retail Salespersons2270$27,260$13.112.85
15Business and Financial Operations Occupations2090$61,390$29.525.25
16Personal Care Aides2050$24,000$11.541.5
17Production Occupations2050$35,490$17.065.7
18Registered Nurses2040$72,600$34.91.95
19Cashiers1780$20,970$10.082.2
20Community and Social Service Occupations1570$48,010$23.081.65
21Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1560$28,180$13.551.55
22Protective Service Occupations1490$36,560$17.582.2
23Office Clerks, General1310$32,040$15.41.9
24Waiters and Waitresses1260$24,050$11.561.7
25General and Operations Managers1220$89,330$42.951.5
26Customer Service Representatives1210$34,180$16.431.75
27Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1210$33,030$15.881.5
28Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1150$41,400$19.91.2
29Nursing Assistants1010$25,660$12.341
30Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food940$20,510$9.862.3
31Stock Clerks and Order Fillers890$25,810$12.411.3
32Computer and Mathematical Occupations810$60,670$29.172.9
33Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers810$31,200$150.6
34First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers780$42,000$20.191
35Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop770$20,420$9.820.3
36Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations720$41,530$19.971.8
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks710$36,350$17.481.05
38Food Preparation Workers650$24,220$11.640.6
39Architecture and Engineering Occupations640$61,680$29.651.7
40First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers640$47,730$22.950.95
41Receptionists and Information Clerks610$29,640$14.250.7
42Medical Assistants600$33,110$15.920.45
43Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics490$36,830$17.710.5
44Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products490$59,380$28.550.9
45Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers460$29,130$14.010.8
46Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand450$26,790$12.881.7
47Medical Secretaries450$32,860$15.80.4
48Carpenters430$36,920$17.750.7
49Cooks, Restaurant430$25,530$12.270.8
50Social and Human Service Assistants430$36,670$17.630.25
51Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners420$20,860$10.030.9
52Accountants and Auditors410$65,330$31.410.9
53Security Guards410$24,070$11.570.7
54Legal Occupations390$70,070$33.690.8
55Construction Laborers380$30,730$14.780.8
56First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers380$29,970$14.410.6
57Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations360$58,920$28.330.8
58Maintenance and Repair Workers, General350$35,990$17.310.9
59Bus Drivers, School or Special Client310$29,840$14.350.3
60Business Operations Specialists, All Other310$62,860$30.220.7
61First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers310$52,800$25.390.4
62Tellers300$26,930$12.950.3
63Childcare Workers280$24,090$11.580.8
64Cooks, Short Order280$22,270$10.710.1
65Billing and Posting Clerks270$33,770$16.240.3
66Electricians270$46,930$22.560.4
67Highway Maintenance Workers270$33,260$15.990.1
68Medical and Health Services Managers260$91,920$44.190.25
69Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers260$61,830$29.730.1
70Human Resources Specialists250$54,680$26.290.35
71Pharmacy Technicians250$30,330$14.580.3
72Sales Representatives, Services, All Other250$52,220$25.110.6
73Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers240$34,740$16.70
74Dishwashers240$21,080$10.130.3
75Financial Managers230$92,330$44.390.4
76Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists220$40,510$19.480.2
77Firefighters220$39,240$18.860.2
78Home Health Aides220$23,570$11.330.7
79Counter and Rental Clerks200$25,270$12.150.3
80First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers200$62,300$29.950.3
81Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks200$23,010$11.060.2
82Parts Salespersons200$34,310$16.50.2
83Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers200$44,260$21.280.4
84Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants190$43,270$20.80.35
85Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators190$45,680$21.960.2
86Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters190$46,990$22.590.3
87Computer User Support Specialists180$47,170$22.680.4
88Physical Therapists180$81,150$39.020.2
89First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers170$36,540$17.570.2
90First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers170$56,950$27.380.4
91Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop170$23,450$11.280.3
92Lawyers170$99,390$47.780.5
93Loan Officers170$66,950$32.190.2
94Nurse Practitioners170$103,310$49.670.1
95Paralegals and Legal Assistants170$42,740$20.550.2
96Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors170$53,770$25.850
97Substitute Teachers170$21,460$10.320
98Administrative Services Managers160$77,320$37.180.2
99Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria160$28,300$13.610.3
100Driver/Sales Workers160$35,150$16.90.3
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Jobs More Common Near Bangor Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,45064,450
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,92010,090
Sales and Related Occupations$32,7806,460
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,3705,900
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$86,5905,570
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$48,1405,070
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,9003,950
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,1303,380
Management Occupations$88,1203,250
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,1002,780
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,0802,630
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,8302,610
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,7802,500
Retail Salespersons$27,2602,270
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,3902,090
Personal Care Aides$24,0002,050
Production Occupations$35,4902,050
Registered Nurses$72,6002,040
Cashiers$20,9701,780
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,0101,570
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,1801,560
Protective Service Occupations$36,5601,490
Office Clerks, General$32,0401,310
Waiters and Waitresses$24,0501,260
General and Operations Managers$89,3301,220
Customer Service Representatives$34,1801,210
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,0301,210
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,4001,150
Nursing Assistants$25,6601,010
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,510940
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,810890
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$60,670810
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,200810
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,000780
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop$20,420770
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,530720
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,350710
Food Preparation Workers$24,220650
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$61,680640
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$47,730640
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,640610
Medical Assistants$33,110600
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$36,830490
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$59,380490
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$29,130460
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,790450
Medical Secretaries$32,860450
Carpenters$36,920430
Cooks, Restaurant$25,530430
Social and Human Service Assistants$36,670430

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,45064,450
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,92010,090
Sales and Related Occupations$32,7806,460
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$86,5905,570
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$48,1405,070
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,9003,950
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,1303,380
Management Occupations$88,1203,250
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,1002,780
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,0802,630
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,8302,610
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,7802,500
Retail Salespersons$27,2602,270
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,3902,090
Production Occupations$35,4902,050
Registered Nurses$72,6002,040
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,0101,570
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,1801,560
Protective Service Occupations$36,5601,490
Office Clerks, General$32,0401,310
General and Operations Managers$89,3301,220
Customer Service Representatives$34,1801,210
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,0301,210
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,4001,150
Nursing Assistants$25,6601,010
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,810890
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$60,670810
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,200810
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,000780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,530720
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,350710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$61,680640
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$47,730640
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,640610
Medical Assistants$33,110600
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$36,830490
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$59,380490
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$29,130460
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,790450
Medical Secretaries$32,860450
Carpenters$36,920430
Cooks, Restaurant$25,530430
Social and Human Service Assistants$36,670430
Accountants and Auditors$65,330410
Legal Occupations$70,070390
Construction Laborers$30,730380
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,970380
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$58,920360
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,990350
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$29,840310

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