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2021 Highest Paid Agricultural Economics & Business Graduates in South Dakota

64 Bachelor's Degrees
$45,200 Avg Salary
$22,250 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Agricultural Economics & Business School for You

Highest Paid Agricultural Economics & Business Graduates in South DakotaWith 64 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, agricultural economics and business is the #25 most popular major in South Dakota. This means that 1.2% 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 Agricultural Business list to help you make the college decision.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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 Agricultural Economics & Business Majors

After graduating, agricultural economics and business majors that go to school in South Dakota go on to jobs making an average of $45,200 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 14% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

Looking at agricultural business schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $40,788. This means that graduates from schools in South Dakota make 11% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Agricultural Business Graduates from Schools in South Dakota  45,200
Average Salary for Agricultural Business Graduates from Schools Nationwide  40,788
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Agricultural Economics & Business Grads in South Dakota

The highest paid agricultural business majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Agricultural Business Graduates in South Dakota

Our rankings recognize South Dakota State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in agricultural business from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $45,200.

Agricultural Business majors at South Dakota State take out an average of $21,216 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $231.

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Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Agricultural Economics & Business Colleges in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 217 245
Minnesota 210 89
Iowa 193 301
Kansas 175 171
Nebraska 174 119
North Dakota 141 79

Agricultural Economics & Business is one of 13 different types of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Agricultural Business

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 115
General Agriculture 52
Plant Sciences 49
Agricultural Public Services 31
Agricultural Mechanization 29

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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).
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