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2021 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in the Far Western US Region

324 Bachelor's Degrees
$39,980 Avg Salary
$20,104 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in the Far Western US RegionFood Science Technology is the #149 most popular major in the country with 1,363 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 324 went to students in the Far Western US region of 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 Science Tech list to help you make the college decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in the Far Western US Region ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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.

How Much Do Food Science Technology Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduating, food science technology majors that go to school in the Far Western US Region go on to jobs making an average of $39,980 per year. That's right on par with the typical salary of a bachelor's degree holder with a degree from any field.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $41,155 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in food science tech.

Average Salary for Food Science Tech Graduates from Schools in the Far Western US Region  39,980
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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 Far Western US

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Food Science Tech Graduates in the Far Western US Region

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 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 $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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University of California - Davis earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public school with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in food science tech from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $36,300.

The average amount in student loans that food science tech majors at UC Davis take out while working on their bachelor's is $14,767. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $156, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Washington State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their bachelor's degree, food science tech graduates from Wazzu carry an average student debtload of $20,059.

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Our rankings recognize California State Polytechnic University - Pomona as the #4 school in this year's rankings. CSU Pomona is a very large public school located in the 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.

The average amount in student loans that food science tech majors at CSU Pomona take out while working on their bachelor's is $18,430. 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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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food science technology school. Located in the small city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in food science tech from the school is $39,000.

On average, food science tech graduates from Oregon State take out $26,074 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Food Science Technology Colleges by State

Explore the best food science technology colleges for a specific state in this the Far Western US region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 254 266
Washington 229 9
Oregon 178 49

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

Majors Similar to Food Science Tech

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 889
Agricultural Economics & Business 500
Plant Sciences 302
General Agriculture 297
Agricultural Production 192

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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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