Portland Jobs

  • NEW PAY INCREASE for CDL Grad/Student Truck Drivers!

    US Xpress - Portland, ME

    US Xpress is proud to announce a new pay increase for CDL Graduates/Students! We have eliminated our sliding pay scale and increased our base rate by an average of 13%. You’ll...

    from US Xpress - 2 days ago
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    ShopperLocal - Portland, ME

    RTN is a fast-growing leader in grocery and dollar store advertisement sales. We offer hyper local, cost effective advertising solutions to businesses across the U.S. We are...

    from ShopperLocal - 11 days ago
  • Business and Management Positions

    College Pro - Portland, ME

    College Pro is currently recruiting to fill three local Business and Management positions. The position is often perfect for students and recent graduates because it provides...

    from College Pro - 6 days ago
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Portland, Maine

Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maine, with a 2004 population of 63,882. Portland is Maine's cultural, social and economic capital. Tourists are drawn to Portland's historic Old Port district along Portland Harbor, which is at the mouth of the Fore River and part of Casco Bay. Portland Head Light in nearby Cape Elizabeth is also a popular tourist draw. The city seal depicts a phoenix rising out of ashes, which goes with its motto, Resurgam, Latin for "I will rise again", in reference to Portland's recoveries from four devastating fires. The city of Portland, Oregon, was named for Portland, Maine. The Portland Public School District is the largest school system in Maine. The city is also the county seat of Cumberland County.

Portland Economy

Due to being Maine's largest city, its proximity to Boston and having the state's largest port, Portland has become Maine's economic capital. The local economy has shifted over the years from relying primarily on fishing, manufacturing and agriculture towards a much more service-based economy. Most national financial services organizations with significant operations in the state have their Maine base here, such as Bank of America, Key Bank, Fidelity Investments, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, and Aetna. Several notable companies headquartered or partially headquartered here include: Unum, TD Banknorth, Maine Bank & Trust, ImmuCell Corp, and Pioneer Telephone. Several other notable companies that have an impact on the Greater Portland economy are located in the suburbs of South Portland, Westbrook and Scarborough. Portland has a low unemployment level when compared to national averages and the state average. Portland and surrounding communities also have higher median incomes...more

Portland Careers

Among the most common occupations in Portland are Management, professional, and related occupations, 38%; Sales and office occupations, 27%; and Service occupations, 15%. Approximately 78 percent of workers in Portland, Maine work for companies, 10 percent work for the government and 7 percent are self-employed.

Portland Industries

The leading industries in Portland, Maine are Educational, health and social services, 21%; Retail trade, 13%; and Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services, 11%. Simply Hired's Portland job listings indicate that the following industries in Portland are hiring the most workers:

Portland Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Portland, Maine is $29,500, and the median income of households in Portland was $35,650.

Average Salaries in Portland, ME

Portland, ME


According to our Portland Trends data, the number of Portland, Maine jobs has decreased by 17% since October 2013.
Portland job trends

Portland Employment Statistics

Population of Portland
Total population 64,249
Male 47.87%
Female 52.13%
Median age 35.7
Portland Housing
Owner-occupied homes 42.5%
Median cost of a home $121,200
Median mortgage payment $693
Renter-occupied homes 57.5%
Vacant housing 6.7%
Median monthly rent $598
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $31,828
Median for all female full-time $27,173
Household Income
Less than $10,000 12%
$10,000 to $14,999 7%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 15%
$35,000 to $49,999 17%
$50,000 to $74,999 18%
$75,000 to $99,999 9%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 4%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7%
High school graduate 26%
Some college, no degree 19%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 23%
Graduate degree 13%
Marital Status
Never married 39%
Currently married 40%
Separated 2%
Widowed 7%
Divorced 12%
White 93%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 3%
Other 1%
Portland Commute
Carpool 10.8%
Public transportation 4.4%
Average travel time 19 minutes