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2021 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates

1,363 Bachelor's Degrees
$41,155 Avg Salary
$21,898 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Food Science Technology School for You

Highest Paid Food Science Technology GraduatesFood Science Technology is the #149 most popular major in the country with 1,363 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. 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 Science Tech list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates ranking analyzed 19 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in food science tech.

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.

Salaries of Food Science Technology Majors After Graduation

After graduating, food science technology majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $41,155 per year. This is comparable to the national average salary for a typical college graduate from any field.

Average Salary for Food Science Tech Graduates from Schools Nationwide  41,155
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Grads in the United States

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

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Food Science Tech Graduates

#1

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Cornell University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Ithaca, Cornell is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their bachelor's degree, food science tech graduates from Cornell carry an average student debtload of $13,700. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $148, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food science technology school. Located in the small city of Manhattan, K -State is a public college with a fairly large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in food science tech from the school is $55,300.

While working on their bachelor's, food science tech majors at K -State accumulate an average of around $23,996 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $272.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food science technology school. Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public school with a fairly large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in food science tech from the school is $52,600.

While working on their bachelor's, food science tech majors at UW - Madison accumulate an average of around $20,973 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $253, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food science technology school. Rutgers New Brunswick is a fairly large public school located in the city of New Brunswick.

While working on their bachelor's, food science tech majors at Rutgers New Brunswick accumulate an average of around $20,092 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $251.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the city of University Park. Food Science Tech majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $52,100.

Food Science Tech majors at Penn State University Park take out an average of $23,763 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $277, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Ohio State University - Main Campus as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a fairly large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in food science tech from the school is $49,100.

While working on their bachelor's, food science tech majors at Ohio State accumulate an average of around $19,927 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $250, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food science technology school. Cal Poly Pomona is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Pomona. Students who receive their bachelor's in food science tech from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $45,900.

Food Science Tech majors at Cal Poly Pomona take out an average of $18,430 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 $198.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Delaware. Located in the suburb of Newark, UD is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Food Science Tech majors at UD take out an average of $29,126 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Massachusetts Amherst. Located in the suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public school with a fairly large student population. Food Science Tech majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $45,300.

On average, food science tech graduates from UMass Amherst take out $23,174 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $270.

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Our rankings recognize California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo as the #7 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. Food Science Tech majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $43,800.

On average, food science tech graduates from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo take out $21,608 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 $256.

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One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Food Science Technology 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
Agricultural Production 947

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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 Muhammad Irshad Ansari.

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