Maine Travel Nursing Jobs by Specialty
Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Maine
Average Nurse Salary
Cost of Living
Best Hospitals in Maine
Nurse Licensure in Maine
What to Do, See, & Eat in Maine

Everything you need to know about Travel Nursing in Maine

Travel nurses and travel allied health professionals love assignments in magnificent Maine! The Pine Tree State offers oceans and quaint fishing ports, stunning forest landscapes, and lots of travel nursing assignments to help you fine-tune your clinical skills and expand your resume. You can build exactly the career you want here, with the great pay, benefits, freedom, and flexibility of travel nursing — not to mention everything to explore in this great state. There’s so much to learn about Maine and the many job opportunities available to you there.

The Pine Tree State is a lovely place to begin or continue your travel nurse or travel allied health career! When you work with Medical Solutions, you will gain access to fulfilling travel nurse jobs with great pay and important benefits. Plus, a travel nursing assignment in Maine also offers you access to explore this beautiful, northeastern area for 13 weeks. There’s plenty to do and see here on your days off, especially if you love beaches, seafood, forests, and mountains.

Average Nurse Salary in Maine

Salary Ranges: showcases salary ranges for various nurse specialties in Portland, Maine (a major city in the state). For instance, as of March 26, 2024:
Staff Nurse RN: $87,603 (with a range of $77,221 – $100,330)

Travel Nurses on Average are making travel nurses in Maine earn an average of $2,379 per week according to Vivian. This translates to roughly $123,268 annually.
National Comparison: This weekly average sits comfortably above the national average for travel nurses, which is around $2,116 per week according to Vivian Health.

Cost of Living in Maine

Annual Cost: According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis data for 2021, the average cost of living in Maine is $50,559 per year.

Monthly Cost: This translates to roughly $4,213 per month for an individual.

National Comparison: The cost of living in Maine is lower than the national average. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reports the U.S. average at $64,890 per year (as of 2021).

Maine has dependable demand for temporary healthcare staff, and that means lots of travel nursing jobs to choose from. The average annual nurse salary is $87,603. So, it’s a great place to earn a good living, especially since many travelers here can often earn more than permanent staff.

Best Hospitals in Maine (A Great Place for Travel Nurses)

U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best States list ranked Maine #27 overall, as well as #2 for crime and corrections, and #14 for natural environment. Especially with its pristine natural environment, Maine is a top location for travelers hoping to make a difference in healthcare, sharpen their skills, enjoy beaches and forests, and earn great compensation! 

Top-ranked Hospitals:

  • Maine Medical Center (Portland): #1 in Maine, High Performing in 13 areas (teaching hospital)
  • Eastern Maine Medical Center (Bangor): #2 in Maine, High Performing in 6 areas

Safety & Beauty:

  • Ranked #2 for crime and corrections by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked #14 for natural environment by U.S. News & World Report

Travel-Friendly Facilities:

  • Many hospitals and clinics welcome travel nurses

Nurse Licensure in Maine

Maine is currently a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC allows nurses to practice in other NLC states without getting additional state licenses. New states are frequently joining so keep an eye on the latest NLC map. In the meantime, our licensing team or your recruiter is happy to help you with any Maine state licensing questions.

What to Do, See, & Eat in Maine

Whether you want boating at sea, hiking in the woods, or skiing in the mountains, Maine is a gorgeous state with lots of variety to offer.

Approximately 90% of Maine is forested. That and its dramatic ocean cliffs give it a regal, woodsy, maritime vibe that’s totally unique. Here’s what to do:

  • Acadia National Park is one top spot to experience the state’s beauty, hike the Cadillac Mountain Summit Trail for panoramic views
  • Baxter State Park, where the iconic Appalachian Trail finishes its 14-state, 2,190-mile path
  • Kayak amongst the islands of Penobscot Bay, spotting whales, puffins, and seals along the way
  • Bike along scenic coastal routes, breathing in the fresh Maine air and soaking up the charming harbor towns

There’s also plenty of art, culture, activities, and more here, especially in larger cities like Portland, Bangor, and Lewiston:

  • Portland’s Old Port waterfront
  • Western Promenade
  • West End blend past and present, urban and old-school fishing town
  • Take a whale watching tour from Bar Harbor and witness the majesty of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat
  • Explore the rocky coastline of Ogunquit, feeling the spray of the ocean on your face and marveling at the dramatic cliffs
  • Portland Head Light, Maine’s oldest functioning lighthouse, and learn about its rich history

Speaking of fishing, seafood is a jewel of the cuisine here and some iconic Maine foods you can enjoy here include, whoopie pies, Maine corn chowder, fiddleheads, lobster, lobster rolls, brown bread, haddock, scallops, Maine baked beans, blueberry pie, and more. Must try food:

  • Savor a quintessential Maine lobster roll, overflowing with fresh, sweet lobster meat
  • Devour a plate of steaming hot Maine clam chowder, a hearty and flavorful meal in a bow
  • Treat yourself to a decadent slice of blueberry pie, made with Maine’s wild blueberries and bursting with juicy sweetness

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Quick Maine Facts

  • State Nickname: The Pine Tree State
  • Capital City: Augusta
  • Largest Cities: Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, South Portland, Auburn
  • Charming Towns: Bar Harbor, Kennebunkport, Rockland, Camden, Old Orchard
  • Cost of Living: 40th-lowest cost of living in U.S.
  • Random Trivia: At 3,478, Maine has more miles of coastline than California. And, if you add in the islands just off Maine’s coast that number grows to more 5,000 miles of coastline!

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We connect care by staffing top healthcare facilities in Maine with brilliant Travel Nurses.


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Personalized Pay Packages

Travel Nurses working in Maine enjoy a personalized payment package with great wage rates, licensure and certification reimbursement, a 401(k) with an immediately vested company contribution, loyalty and referral bonuses, and more.

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Great Benefits

We offer our travel nurses and travel allied health professionals day one medical, dental, and vision insurance, plus the option of several additional voluntary benefits, including life, long-term disability, critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity, and AD&D insurance.

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Employee Assistance Program

Current travelers also have automatic, free access to our employee assistance program (EAP) through Cigna, which includes eight free counseling sessions and many more free resources to support you and your family in every facet of life.

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Travel Nurse Housing

When it comes to making a home in your latest location, Medical Solutions travelers have the option of company-provided, private, fully furnished, secure, pet-friendly housing arranged by our expert housing team or a non-taxable housing stipend that helps you arrange and pay for your own housing costs, depending on your eligibility and location.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about Maine Travel Nursing Jobs with Medical Solutions and Travel Nursing in general.

Simply apply here. You can also call us at 1.866.633.3548 and speak with a recruiter, who can answer your questions and send you an information packet. All we need to begin is your application and resume. Once we receive your information, we can begin discussing potential assignments that fit your profile. When you find a job you want, your recruiter will submit you for the job and walk you through the process from there.
Most assignments are 13 weeks in length, but we’ve seen them as short as four weeks and as long as 24. You are obligated to finish your assignment as contracted, but there is no contract binding you to work more assignments afterward. You can take a new assignment right after your last or take a break. It’s all up to you!
Many states are in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC), which allows you reciprocal rights to practice in compact states. If you need to obtain a new state license, your Recruiter can tell you exactly how much time is necessary to apply for it and the cost. If a new license is required for your assignment, Medical Solutions will reimburse you for the cost!