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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 64230 $41620 $20.01 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9810 $33460 $16.09 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 6790 $31030 $14.92 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6160 $21880 $10.52 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5050 $76660 $36.86 5.75
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4700 $48170 $23.16 6.15
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3720 $33870 $16.28 6.45
8 Management Occupations 3300 $87240 $41.94 6.05
9 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2930 $24270 $11.67 4.1
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2770 $43400 $20.86 3.8
11 Healthcare Support Occupations 2670 $28410 $13.66 3.05
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2580 $38690 $18.6 4.4
13 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2580 $25980 $12.49 3.7
14 Production Occupations 2320 $33870 $16.28 5.85
15 Retail Salespersons 2310 $25160 $12.1 3.1
16 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2210 $57840 $27.81 5.05
17 Cashiers 1870 $19780 $9.51 2.25
18 Community and Social Service Occupations 1760 $45770 $22.01 1.65
19 Registered Nurses 1730 $64510 $31.01 1.9
20 Personal Care Aides 1570 $23140 $11.12 1.3
21 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1540 $25280 $12.16 1.6
22 Protective Service Occupations 1430 $34650 $16.66 2.25
23 Office Clerks, General 1370 $29510 $14.19 2
24 Nursing Assistants 1340 $24930 $11.98 1.05
25 General and Operations Managers 1280 $87070 $41.86 1.4
26 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1270 $32870 $15.8 1.6
27 Waiters and Waitresses 1250 $21500 $10.34 1.6
28 Customer Service Representatives 1140 $34590 $16.63 1.75
29 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1110 $18660 $8.97 2.15
30 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1090 $73380 $35.28 2.8
31 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1090 $41080 $19.75 1.2
32 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 840 $38880 $18.69 1.7
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 830 $24790 $11.92 1.2
34 Food Preparation Workers 780 $23260 $11.18 0.6
35 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 710 $36400 $17.5 1.1
36 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 710 $40760 $19.59 1
37 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 670 $30120 $14.48 0.6
38 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 600 $56800 $27.31 1.65
39 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 590 $46760 $22.48 1
40 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 540 $18220 $8.76 0.3
41 Medical Secretaries 530 $34400 $16.54 0.4
42 Medical Assistants 520 $32500 $15.63 0.45
43 Social and Human Service Assistants 500 $34080 $16.39 0.3
44 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 490 $65220 $31.36 1
45 Security Guards 490 $23100 $11.1 0.7
46 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 480 $34960 $16.81 0.5
47 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 460 $29960 $14.41 0.6
48 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 450 $28540 $13.72 0.8
49 Accountants and Auditors 430 $63540 $30.55 0.9
50 Cooks, Short Order 420 $20850 $10.03 0.1
51 Cooks, Restaurant 410 $25010 $12.03 0.75
52 Legal Occupations 390 $64980 $31.24 0.8
53 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 390 $59770 $28.74 0.9
54 Construction Laborers 380 $30010 $14.43 0.8
55 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 380 $19710 $9.48 1
56 Receptionists and Information Clerks 360 $27940 $13.43 0.7
57 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 350 $35290 $16.96 0.9
58 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 340 $30830 $14.82 0.3
59 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 330 $25190 $12.11 1.6
60 Billing and Posting Clerks 320 $32090 $15.43 0.35
61 Tellers 310 $26150 $12.57 0.3
62 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 290 $55790 $26.82 0.7
63 Driver/Sales Workers 290 $27900 $13.41 0.3
64 Childcare Workers 290 $23960 $11.52 0.8
65 Carpenters 280 $37090 $17.83 0.6
66 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 280 $51180 $24.61 0.6
67 Highway Maintenance Workers 280 $32820 $15.78 0.1
68 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $22440 $10.79 0.3
69 Home Health Aides 270 $25290 $12.16 0.7
70 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 270 $50590 $24.32 0.4
71 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 260 $63520 $30.54 0.1
72 Dishwashers 260 $18990 $9.13 0.3
73 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 250 $34240 $16.46 0.1
74 Computer User Support Specialists 250 $45620 $21.93 0.4
75 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 240 $43520 $20.92 0.2
76 Telemarketers 230 $18750 $9.02 0.15
77 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 230 $40420 $19.43 0.2
78 Electricians 230 $46120 $22.17 0.4
79 Medical and Health Services Managers 230 $86210 $41.45 0.2
80 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 220 $27790 $13.36 0.3
81 Financial Managers 220 $87970 $42.29 0.4
82 Bartenders 220 $20950 $10.07 0.4
83 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $63730 $30.64 0.3
84 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 220 $42540 $20.45 0.45
85 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $28950 $13.92 0.25
86 Parts Salespersons 200 $35880 $17.25 0.2
87 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 200 $53150 $25.55 0.4
88 Firefighters 190 $40340 $19.39 0.2
89 Nurse Practitioners 190 $97930 $47.08 0.1
90 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 190 $39100 $18.8 0.2
91 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 180 $23010 $11.06 0.2
92 Recreation Workers 180 $25230 $12.13 0.3
93 Administrative Services Managers 170 $74830 $35.97 0.2
94 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 170 $33050 $15.89 0.2
95 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 170 $279910 $134.57 0.2
96 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 $20740 $9.97 0.3
97 Healthcare Social Workers 160 $51990 $25 0.1
98 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 160 $47280 $22.73 0.2
99 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $23520 $11.31 0.4
100 Social and Community Service Managers 160 $52330 $25.16 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Bangor Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,620 64,230
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,460 9,810
Sales and Related Occupations 31,030 6,790
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,880 6,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 76,660 5,050
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,170 4,700
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,870 3,720
Management Occupations 87,240 3,300
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,270 2,930
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,400 2,770
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,410 2,670
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,690 2,580
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,980 2,580
Production Occupations 33,870 2,320
Retail Salespersons 25,160 2,310
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,840 2,210
Cashiers 19,780 1,870
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,770 1,760
Registered Nurses 64,510 1,730
Personal Care Aides 23,140 1,570
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,280 1,540
Protective Service Occupations 34,650 1,430
Office Clerks, General 29,510 1,370
Nursing Assistants 24,930 1,340
General and Operations Managers 87,070 1,280
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,870 1,270
Waiters and Waitresses 21,500 1,250
Customer Service Representatives 34,590 1,140
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,660 1,110
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 73,380 1,090
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,080 1,090
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,880 840
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,790 830
Food Preparation Workers 23,260 780
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,400 710
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,760 710
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,120 670
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 56,800 600
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,760 590
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 18,220 540
Medical Secretaries 34,400 530
Medical Assistants 32,500 520
Social and Human Service Assistants 34,080 500
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,220 490
Security Guards 23,100 490
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,960 480
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,960 460
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 28,540 450
Accountants and Auditors 63,540 430
Cooks, Short Order 20,850 420

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,620 64,230
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,460 9,810
Sales and Related Occupations 31,030 6,790
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 76,660 5,050
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,170 4,700
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,870 3,720
Management Occupations 87,240 3,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,400 2,770
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,410 2,670
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,690 2,580
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,980 2,580
Production Occupations 33,870 2,320
Retail Salespersons 25,160 2,310
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,840 2,210
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,770 1,760
Registered Nurses 64,510 1,730
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,280 1,540
Protective Service Occupations 34,650 1,430
Office Clerks, General 29,510 1,370
General and Operations Managers 87,070 1,280
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,870 1,270
Customer Service Representatives 34,590 1,140
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 73,380 1,090
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,080 1,090
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,880 840
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,400 710
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,760 710
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,120 670
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 56,800 600
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,760 590
Medical Secretaries 34,400 530
Medical Assistants 32,500 520
Social and Human Service Assistants 34,080 500
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,220 490
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,960 480
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,960 460
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 28,540 450
Accountants and Auditors 63,540 430
Cooks, Restaurant 25,010 410
Legal Occupations 64,980 390
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 59,770 390
Construction Laborers 30,010 380
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,940 360
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,290 350
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 30,830 340
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,190 330
Billing and Posting Clerks 32,090 320
Tellers 26,150 310
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 55,790 290
Driver/Sales Workers 27,900 290

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