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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 49720 $42790 $20.57 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8630 $32900 $15.82 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 4820 $33890 $16.29 10.15
4 Production Occupations 3950 $33150 $15.94 5.85
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3950 $34710 $16.69 6.45
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3900 $87050 $41.85 5.75
7 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3740 $22140 $10.64 8.3
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3280 $48190 $23.17 6.15
9 Management Occupations 2580 $89340 $42.95 6.05
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2200 $42390 $20.38 3.8
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2090 $40960 $19.69 4.4
12 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1940 $24130 $11.6 4.1
13 Healthcare Support Occupations 1860 $29450 $14.16 3.05
14 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1700 $58780 $28.26 5.05
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1480 $26400 $12.69 3.7
16 Retail Salespersons 1450 $29590 $14.23 3.1
17 Registered Nurses 1380 $58700 $28.22 1.9
18 Personal Care Aides 1280 $22750 $10.94 1.3
19 Customer Service Representatives 1160 $29770 $14.31 1.75
20 Cashiers 1150 $20550 $9.88 2.25
21 Office Clerks, General 1070 $29990 $14.42 2
22 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1030 $18930 $9.1 2.15
23 Nursing Assistants 1000 $26680 $12.83 1.05
24 Community and Social Service Occupations 980 $41560 $19.98 1.65
25 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 950 $46850 $22.52 1.2
26 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 910 $25330 $12.18 1.2
27 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 900 $27140 $13.05 1.6
28 General and Operations Managers 870 $83900 $40.33 1.4
29 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 840 $63680 $30.62 2.8
30 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 720 $34340 $16.51 1.1
31 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 690 $32030 $15.4 1.6
32 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 680 $27750 $13.34 1.6
33 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 630 $30660 $14.74 0.6
34 Protective Service Occupations 560 $38210 $18.37 2.25
35 Telemarketers 510 $27360 $13.15 0.15
36 Waiters and Waitresses 500 $24020 $11.55 1.6
37 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 480 $44160 $21.23 1
38 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 460 $51260 $24.64 1
39 Accountants and Auditors 450 $63830 $30.69 0.9
40 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 440 $38530 $18.53 1.7
41 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 420 $19090 $9.18 0.3
42 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 390 $49600 $23.85 1
43 Medical Secretaries 370 $32280 $15.52 0.4
44 Billing and Posting Clerks 370 $35000 $16.83 0.35
45 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 360 $38020 $18.28 0.9
46 Food Preparation Workers 360 $22070 $10.61 0.6
47 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 350 $264820 $127.32 0.2
48 Tellers 330 $29310 $14.09 0.3
49 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 330 $37750 $18.15 0.2
50 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 330 $61980 $29.8 1.65
51 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 320 $32070 $15.42 0.5
52 Production Workers, All Other 320 $37110 $17.84 0.2
53 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 310 $35900 $17.26 0.35
54 Social and Human Service Assistants 310 $30930 $14.87 0.3
55 Medical Assistants 300 $32060 $15.41 0.45
56 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 290 $20600 $9.91 1
57 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 270 $30920 $14.87 0.4
58 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 260 $32010 $15.39 0.6
59 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 250 $51390 $24.71 0.4
60 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 240 $30500 $14.67 0.3
61 Legal Occupations 240 $70100 $33.7 0.8
62 Bakers 230 $25190 $12.11 0.1
63 Cooks, Restaurant 230 $25140 $12.09 0.75
64 Helpers--Production Workers 230 $29720 $14.29 0.3
65 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 230 $36360 $17.48 0.25
66 Construction Laborers 230 $29880 $14.37 0.8
67 Receptionists and Information Clerks 220 $27400 $13.17 0.7
68 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 $51230 $24.63 0.4
69 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 210 $26200 $12.6 0.8
70 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 210 $52050 $25.03 0.2
71 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 200 $42430 $20.4 0.2
72 Bartenders 190 $20330 $9.77 0.4
73 Electricians 190 $50400 $24.23 0.4
74 Childcare Workers 190 $21380 $10.28 0.8
75 Driver/Sales Workers 180 $39740 $19.11 0.3
76 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 $53280 $25.62 0.3
77 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $55210 $26.54 0.6
78 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 180 $44000 $21.15 0.5
79 Loan Officers 180 $60670 $29.17 0.2
80 Computer User Support Specialists 170 $50120 $24.09 0.4
81 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 170 $46740 $22.47 0.2
82 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $41160 $19.79 0.2
83 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $60150 $28.92 0.3
84 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 160 $62630 $30.11 0.9
85 Medical and Health Services Managers 160 $92210 $44.33 0.2
86 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 160 $39290 $18.89 0.3
87 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $42870 $20.61 0.2
88 Parts Salespersons 150 $38700 $18.61 0.2
89 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $40310 $19.38 0.1
90 Carpenters 150 $39430 $18.96 0.6
91 Computer Programmers 150 $55120 $26.5 0.2
92 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 140 $35130 $16.89 0.1
93 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 130 $40600 $19.52 0.3
94 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 130 $25850 $12.43 0.3
95 Order Clerks 130 $31450 $15.12 0.1
96 Dishwashers 130 $19130 $9.2 0.3
97 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 $47850 $23.01 0.15
98 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $64440 $30.98 0.3
99 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 120 $45750 $22 0.45
100 Substitute Teachers 120 $21420 $10.3 0
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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
All Occupations 42,790 49,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,900 8,630
Sales and Related Occupations 33,890 4,820
Production Occupations 33,150 3,950
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,710 3,950
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 87,050 3,900
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,140 3,740
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,190 3,280
Management Occupations 89,340 2,580
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,390 2,200
Construction and Extraction Occupations 40,960 2,090
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,130 1,940
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,450 1,860
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,780 1,700
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,400 1,480
Retail Salespersons 29,590 1,450
Registered Nurses 58,700 1,380
Personal Care Aides 22,750 1,280
Customer Service Representatives 29,770 1,160
Cashiers 20,550 1,150
Office Clerks, General 29,990 1,070
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,930 1,030
Nursing Assistants 26,680 1,000
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,560 980
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,850 950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,330 910
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,140 900
General and Operations Managers 83,900 870
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,680 840
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,340 720
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,030 690
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,750 680
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,660 630
Protective Service Occupations 38,210 560
Telemarketers 27,360 510
Waiters and Waitresses 24,020 500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,160 480
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,260 460
Accountants and Auditors 63,830 450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,530 440
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 19,090 420
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 49,600 390
Medical Secretaries 32,280 370
Billing and Posting Clerks 35,000 370
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,020 360
Food Preparation Workers 22,070 360
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 264,820 350
Tellers 29,310 330
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 37,750 330
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 61,980 330

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,790 49,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,900 8,630
Sales and Related Occupations 33,890 4,820
Production Occupations 33,150 3,950
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,710 3,950
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 87,050 3,900
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,190 3,280
Management Occupations 89,340 2,580
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,390 2,200
Construction and Extraction Occupations 40,960 2,090
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,450 1,860
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,780 1,700
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,400 1,480
Retail Salespersons 29,590 1,450
Registered Nurses 58,700 1,380
Customer Service Representatives 29,770 1,160
Office Clerks, General 29,990 1,070
Nursing Assistants 26,680 1,000
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,560 980
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,850 950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,330 910
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,140 900
General and Operations Managers 83,900 870
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,680 840
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,340 720
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,030 690
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,750 680
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,660 630
Protective Service Occupations 38,210 560
Telemarketers 27,360 510
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,160 480
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,260 460
Accountants and Auditors 63,830 450
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,530 440
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 49,600 390
Medical Secretaries 32,280 370
Billing and Posting Clerks 35,000 370
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,020 360
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 264,820 350
Tellers 29,310 330
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 37,750 330
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 61,980 330
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 32,070 320
Production Workers, All Other 37,110 320
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 35,900 310
Social and Human Service Assistants 30,930 310
Medical Assistants 32,060 300
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 30,920 270
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,010 260
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 51,390 250

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