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2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in California

726 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,460 Avg Salary
$17,996 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Animal Science School for You

Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in CaliforniaAnimal Science is the #64 most popular major in California with 726 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 6,605 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.0% were from a college or university in the state. The animal science school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Animal Science Graduates in California ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in animal science.

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.

How Much Do Animal Science Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, animal science majors from schools in California earn an average salary of $28,460 per year. That's not so great, since it is 28% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $28,954 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in animal science.

Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools in California  28,460
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Average Salary for Animal Science Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,954
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Animal Science Grads in California

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid animal science majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Animal Science Graduates in California

University of California - Davis comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in animal science from the school is $27,100.

The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at UC Davis take out while working on their bachelor's is $14,535. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $155.

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California State University - Chico comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Chico State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Chico. Students who receive their bachelor's in animal science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $26,400.

The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at Chico State take out while working on their bachelor's is $17,301. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $182.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. CSU Pomona is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Pomona. Students who receive their bachelor's in animal science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $30,000.

On average, animal science graduates from CSU Pomona take out $19,745 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $215.

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Our rankings recognize California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public college with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, animal science majors make an average salary of $29,100.

The average amount in student loans that animal science majors at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo take out while working on their bachelor's is $18,495. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $200, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Animal Science Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Animal Science Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Washington 229 69
Oregon 178 75
Hawaii 115 19

Animal Science is one of 13 different types of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Animal Science

Related Major Annual Graduates
Agricultural Economics & Business 450
Food Science Technology 266
Plant Sciences 206
General Agriculture 146
Agricultural Production 131

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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 Billy Hathorn.

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