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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.

Jobs in Lewiston

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations50140$43,710$21.02100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations8760$33,880$16.2914.35
3Sales and Related Occupations4640$33,340$16.039.9
4Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4040$83,600$40.195.8
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3920$35,670$17.156.55
6Production Occupations3890$35,620$17.135.7
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations3510$46,800$22.56.05
8Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations3430$23,390$11.258.55
9Management Occupations2720$91,380$43.936.15
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2280$44,980$21.633.8
11Healthcare Support Occupations2100$30,140$14.493
12Construction and Extraction Occupations2060$40,550$19.494.45
13Personal Care and Service Occupations1800$25,690$12.354.3
14Business and Financial Operations Occupations1670$60,520$29.15.25
15Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1570$28,710$13.813.65
16Registered Nurses1450$60,460$29.071.95
17Cashiers1300$20,670$9.942.2
18Retail Salespersons1170$27,630$13.292.85
19Customer Service Representatives1100$30,500$14.661.75
20Personal Care Aides1100$23,280$11.191.5
21Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1090$44,730$21.51.2
22Office Clerks, General1080$33,270$15.991.9
23Nursing Assistants1070$27,850$13.391
24Community and Social Service Occupations1010$42,800$20.581.65
25Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners970$28,500$13.71.55
26General and Operations Managers900$85,520$41.121.5
27Stock Clerks and Order Fillers890$24,750$11.91.3
28Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food880$20,250$9.742.3
29Computer and Mathematical Occupations830$69,370$33.352.9
30Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive730$33,530$16.121.5
31Protective Service Occupations670$37,430$17.992.2
32Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand660$27,000$12.981.7
33Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks570$37,260$17.921.05
34Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations520$38,440$18.481.8
35Telemarketers510$27,490$13.220.1
36Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products500$56,880$27.350.9
37First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers490$52,800$25.390.95
38Food Preparation Workers480$22,710$10.920.6
39Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers470$33,070$15.90.6
40Medical Assistants460$31,550$15.170.45
41Accountants and Auditors440$65,060$31.280.9
42Waiters and Waitresses440$25,170$12.11.7
43First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers430$39,480$18.981
44Production Workers, All Other400$37,050$17.810.2
45Maintenance and Repair Workers, General370$38,210$18.370.9
46Medical Secretaries360$31,430$15.110.4
47Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics340$34,070$16.380.5
48Tellers340$30,090$14.470.3
49Helpers--Production Workers330$32,330$15.540.3
50Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators330$39,170$18.830.35
51Billing and Posting Clerks320$37,520$18.040.3
52Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics310$40,320$19.380.2
53Bus Drivers, School or Special Client300$32,450$15.60.3
54Physicians and Surgeons, All Other300$267,110$128.420.25
55Social and Human Service Assistants300$33,740$16.220.25
56Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders290$37,190$17.880.2
57Legal Occupations280$69,380$33.350.8
58Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks270$33,720$16.210.4
59Childcare Workers260$22,010$10.580.8
60First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers260$55,380$26.630.4
61Industrial Machinery Mechanics260$53,730$25.830.2
62Architecture and Engineering Occupations250$67,800$32.61.7
63Construction Laborers250$29,910$14.380.8
64Substitute Teachers240$23,570$11.330
65Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners230$22,530$10.830.9
66Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers220$26,850$12.910.8
67First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers210$33,440$16.080.6
68Cooks, Restaurant200$26,520$12.750.8
69Medical and Health Services Managers200$85,230$40.980.25
70Business Operations Specialists, All Other190$50,840$24.440.7
71First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers190$54,900$26.390.4
72Receptionists and Information Clerks190$28,740$13.820.7
73Carpenters180$37,110$17.840.7
74First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers180$69,000$33.170.3
75Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses180$45,050$21.660.5
76Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists170$42,500$20.430.2
77Child, Family, and School Social Workers170$42,810$20.580.2
78Loan Officers170$69,080$33.210.2
79Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters170$48,630$23.380.3
80Computer User Support Specialists160$49,830$23.960.4
81Correctional Officers and Jailers160$36,810$17.70.25
82Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders160$33,070$15.90
83Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers160$48,490$23.310.2
84Electricians150$52,520$25.250.4
85Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists150$31,320$15.060.4
86Sales Representatives, Services, All Other150$57,770$27.780.6
87Bakers140$26,510$12.740.1
88Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria140$28,630$13.760.3
89Driver/Sales Workers140$43,140$20.740.3
90First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers140$56,170$270.3
91Healthcare Social Workers140$47,920$23.040.1
92Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers140$39,880$19.170.3
93Lawyers140$92,810$44.620.5
94Physical Therapists140$73,010$35.10.2
95Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other130$39,630$19.050.1
96Nurse Practitioners130$105,480$50.710.1
97Pharmacy Technicians130$29,190$14.040.3
98Radiologic Technologists130$53,530$25.740.1
99Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers130$40,750$19.590.3
100Computer Programmers120$76,690$36.870.2
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Jobs More Common Near Lewiston Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,71050,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,8808,760
Sales and Related Occupations$33,3404,640
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$83,6004,040
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,6703,920
Production Occupations$35,6203,890
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,8003,510
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,3903,430
Management Occupations$91,3802,720
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,9802,280
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,1402,100
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,5502,060
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,6901,800
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,5201,670
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,7101,570
Registered Nurses$60,4601,450
Cashiers$20,6701,300
Retail Salespersons$27,6301,170
Customer Service Representatives$30,5001,100
Personal Care Aides$23,2801,100
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,7301,090
Office Clerks, General$33,2701,080
Nursing Assistants$27,8501,070
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,8001,010
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,500970
General and Operations Managers$85,520900
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,750890
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,250880
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$69,370830
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,530730
Protective Service Occupations$37,430670
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,000660
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,260570
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$38,440520
Telemarketers$27,490510
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$56,880500
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,800490
Food Preparation Workers$22,710480
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,070470
Medical Assistants$31,550460
Accountants and Auditors$65,060440
Waiters and Waitresses$25,170440
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,480430
Production Workers, All Other$37,050400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,210370
Medical Secretaries$31,430360
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$34,070340
Tellers$30,090340
Helpers--Production Workers$32,330330
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$39,170330

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,71050,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,8808,760
Sales and Related Occupations$33,3404,640
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$83,6004,040
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,6703,920
Production Occupations$35,6203,890
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,8003,510
Management Occupations$91,3802,720
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,9802,280
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,1402,100
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,5502,060
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,6901,800
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,5201,670
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,7101,570
Registered Nurses$60,4601,450
Retail Salespersons$27,6301,170
Customer Service Representatives$30,5001,100
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,7301,090
Office Clerks, General$33,2701,080
Nursing Assistants$27,8501,070
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,8001,010
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,500970
General and Operations Managers$85,520900
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$69,370830
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,530730
Protective Service Occupations$37,430670
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,000660
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,260570
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$38,440520
Telemarketers$27,490510
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$56,880500
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,800490
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,070470
Medical Assistants$31,550460
Accountants and Auditors$65,060440
Waiters and Waitresses$25,170440
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,480430
Production Workers, All Other$37,050400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,210370
Medical Secretaries$31,430360
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$34,070340
Tellers$30,090340
Helpers--Production Workers$32,330330
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$39,170330
Billing and Posting Clerks$37,520320
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics$40,320310
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$32,450300
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other$267,110300
Social and Human Service Assistants$33,740300
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$37,190290

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