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2021 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in Illinois

92 Bachelor's Degrees
$41,000 Avg Salary
$20,500 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Food Science Technology School for You

Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in IllinoisIn 2018-2019, 92 bachelor's degrees were awarded to food science technology students who went to a Illinois college or university. This makes it the #108 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 6.7% of all the food science tech bachelor's degrees in the country. 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.

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.

Salaries of Food Science Technology Majors After Graduation

After graduating, food science technology majors that go to school in Illinois go on to jobs making an average of $41,000 per year. That's right on par with the typical salary of a bachelor's degree holder with a degree from any field.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a food science tech degree is $41,155. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Food Science Tech Graduates from Schools in Illinois  41,000
Average Salary for Food Science Tech Graduates from Schools Nationwide  41,155
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Grads in Illinois

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 Illinois

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food science technology school. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Champaign. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in food science tech from the school is $41,000.

After completing their bachelor's degree, food science tech graduates from UIUC carry an average student debtload of $20,381. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $213, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Food Science Technology Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Food Science Technology Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 35
Ohio 246 26
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
General Agriculture 354
Agricultural Economics & Business 228
Animal Science 156
Plant Sciences 45
Soil Sciences 20

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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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