Food Science Technology

2021 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

213 Bachelor's Degrees
$45,575 Avg Salary
$22,499 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in the Great Lakes 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, 213 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The food science tech 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 Food Science Tech Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking looked at 4 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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 the Great Lakes Region earns about $45,575 per year during the early years of their career. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 15% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

Looking at food science tech schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $41,155. This means that graduates from schools in the Great Lakes Region make 11% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Food Science Tech Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  45,575
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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 the Great Lakes Region

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Food Science Tech Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

University of Wisconsin - Madison comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. UW - Madison is a fairly large public school located in the city of Madison. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, food science tech majors make an average salary of $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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Ohio State University - Main Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the city of Columbus. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, food science tech majors make an average salary of $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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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Purdue is a fairly large public school located in the city of West Lafayette.

Food Science Tech majors at Purdue take out an average of $20,212 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 $213.

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Our rankings recognize University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the #3 school in this year's rankings. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Champaign. Students who receive their bachelor's in food science tech from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $41,000.

On average, food science tech graduates from UIUC take out $20,381 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 $213.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Michigan State University. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State 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 $39,600.

On average, food science tech graduates from Michigan State take out $24,569 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 $239.

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University of Wisconsin - River Falls earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. UW - River Falls is a medium-sized public school located in the town of River Falls.

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Best Food Science Technology Colleges by State

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 35
Ohio 246 26
Illinois 231 92
Indiana 227 22
Wisconsin 209 38

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 912
Agricultural Economics & Business 771
General Agriculture 370
Plant Sciences 206
Agricultural Public Services 90

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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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