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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in Maine

119 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,275 Avg Salary
$28,115 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in MaineIn 2018-2019, 119 bachelor's degrees were awarded to communication and media studies students who went to a Maine college or university. This makes it the #18 most popular major in the state. This means that 0.2% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Communications list to help you make the college decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in Maine ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communications.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Communication & Media Studies Majors

The average communication and media studies major who graduates from a school in Maine earns about $33,275 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 16% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Looking at communications schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $31,626. This means that graduates from schools in Maine make 5% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Communications Graduates from Schools in Maine  33,275
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66,600
Average Salary for Communications Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,626
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66,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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66,600

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Grads in Maine

The following colleges produce the highest paid communications graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Communications Graduates in Maine

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Southern Maine. Located in the city of Portland, University of Southern Maine is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in communications from the school is $30,100.

After completing their bachelor's degree, communications graduates from University of Southern Maine carry an average student debtload of $22,474. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $241, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Saint Joseph's College of Maine earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the rural area of Standish, Saint Joseph's Maine is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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University of Maine

Orono, ME

University of Maine earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Orono, UMaine is a public school with a large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in communications from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $24,600.

The average amount in student loans that communications majors at UMaine take out while working on their bachelor's is $23,994. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $263, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Communication & Media Studies Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Media Studies Schools in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 225 2,001
Connecticut 176 924
Rhode Island 156 394
New Hampshire 153 315
Vermont 148 66

One of 5 majors within the Communication & Journalism area of study, Communication & Media Studies has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 28
Journalism 13
Public Relations & Advertising 12

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to UNU-WIDER from Helsinki, Finland.

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