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HR Salary in Maine

According to the Maine Department of Labor, human resources managers recently found themselves named on the state’s short list of “High-Growth, High-Wage Occupations” through 2022. In addition, the United States Department of Labor reported that in 2014 the metropolitan division of Portsmouth held the highest concentration of HR specialist jobs in the country.

Human Resources Salaries in Maine by Experience Level

The best paid human resources professionals in Maine often have the most experience. Those just entering the field are typically recent college graduates that use internships to land entry-level positions. Due to their limited experience, entry-level employees are likely to earn on the lower end of the salary scale until they gain increased knowledge through on-the-job training and job experience.

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HR personnel working to eventually become human resources managers are encouraged to accumulate focused experience in compensation and benefits plans, employment law, and the Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

To highlight the correlation between experience and HR salaries, the United States Department of Labor published the following pay ranges for human resources occupations in Maine as of 2014:

Human Resources Managers

  • Entry Level: $60,600/yr. or $19.12/hr.
  • Mid-Career: $85,100/yr. or $40.90/hr.
  • Experienced: $127,400/yr. or $61.26/hr.

Human Resources Specialists

  • Entry Level: $34,200/yr. or $16.42/hr.
  • Mid-Career: $52,200/yr. or $25.10/hr.
  • Experienced: $77,600/yr. or $37.29/hr.

Human Resources Assistants

  • Entry Level: $25,000/yr. or $12.00/hr.
  • Mid-Career: $35,300/yr. or $16.95/hr.
  • Experienced: $48,000/yr. or $23.08/hr.

Human Resources Manager Salaries in Maine

Research studies conducted by the United States Department of Labor conclude that human resources managers working Maine earned an average salary of $90,350 and an average hourly wage of $43.44 in 2014. However, human resources managers that were employed in the nonmetropolitan area of Northeast Maine took home a much higher average annual salary of over $100,000:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bangor ME
70
91950
Lewiston-Auburn ME
30
86490
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford ME
200
94530
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
50
102020
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
150
81580

Human Resources Specialist Salaries in Maine

Wage reports released by the United States Department of Labor confirm that human resources specialists employed in Maine received an average annual salary of $55,080 and an average hourly wage of $26.48 in 2014. Yet, human resources specialists working in the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford area were paid an average annual salary closer to $56,800:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bangor, ME
110
50890
Lewiston-Auburn ME
80
48360
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford ME
570
56800
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
120
52590
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
280
54270

Human Resources Assistant Salaries in Maine

Salary statistics posted by the United States Department of Labor show that human resources assistants in Maine earned an average annual salary of $35,690 and an average hourly wage of $17.16 in 2014. In that year, human resources assistants with jobs in Bangor were awarded a higher average annual salary of $37,880:

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bangor ME
50
37880
Lewiston-Auburn ME
40
35130
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford ME
160
35470
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area
70
33380
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area
150
36020

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