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2021 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in California

266 Bachelor's Degrees
$40,225 Avg Salary
$18,880 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in CaliforniaWith 266 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, food science technology is the #100 most popular major in California. This means that of the 1,363 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.0% were from a college or university in the state. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Food Science Tech Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in California ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in food science tech.

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.

How Much Do Food Science Technology Majors Make After Graduation?

The average food science technology major who graduates from a school in California earns about $40,225 per year during the early years of their career. 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 California  40,225
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80,400
Average Salary for Food Science Tech Graduates from Schools Nationwide  41,155
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80,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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80,400

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2021 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Grads in California

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid food science tech graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Food Science Tech Graduates in California

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food science technology school. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in food science tech from the school is $43,800.

The average amount in student loans that food science tech majors at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,608. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $256.

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University of California - Davis landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food science technology school. UC Davis is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Davis. Food Science Tech majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $36,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, food science tech graduates from UC Davis carry an average student debtload of $14,767. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $156, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Pomona, CSU Pomona is a public college with a fairly large student population. Food Science Tech majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $45,900.

After completing their bachelor's degree, food science tech graduates from CSU Pomona carry an average student debtload of $18,430. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $198.

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Best Food Science Technology Colleges in the Far Western US Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Washington 229 9
Oregon 178 49

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

Majors Similar to Food Science Tech

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 726
Agricultural Economics & Business 450
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 Muhammad Irshad Ansari.

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