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2021 Highest Paid Food Processing Graduates

112 Bachelor's Degrees
$54,250 Avg Salary
$22,000 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Food Processing School for You

Highest Paid Food Processing GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 112 people earned their bachelor's in food processing, making the major the #275 most popular in the United States. 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 Food Processing list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Food Processing Graduates ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in food processing.

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 Food Processing Majors

The average food processing major who graduates from a school in the United States earns about $54,250 per year during the early years of their career. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 36% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!

Average Salary for Food Processing Graduates from Schools Nationwide  54,250
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Food Processing Grads in the United States

The highest paid food processing majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Food Processing Graduates


Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. K - State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Manhattan. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in food processing from the school is $64,400.

Food Processing majors at K - State take out an average of $21,755 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 $213.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food processing school. Ohio State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Columbus. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, food processing majors make an average salary of $44,100.

After completing their bachelor's degree, food processing graduates from Ohio State carry an average student debtload of $21,707. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $244, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Food Processing has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 6,605
Agricultural Economics & Business 5,324
General Agriculture 2,377
Plant Sciences 2,008
Food Science Technology 1,363

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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.
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