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2021 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in South Carolina

61 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,400 Avg Salary
$26,255 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Food Science Technology School for You

Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in South CarolinaFood Science Technology is the #78 most popular major in South Carolina with 61 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 1,363 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 4.5% were from a college or university in the state. 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.

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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Food Science Technology Majors

The average food science technology major who graduates from a school in South Carolina earns about $28,400 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 29% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

The national average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in food science tech is $41,155. That's about 31% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in South Carolina.

Average Salary for Food Science Tech Graduates from Schools in South Carolina  28,400
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 South Carolina

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Food Science Tech Graduates in South Carolina


Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Clemson University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Clemson, Clemson is a public school with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, food science tech majors make an average salary of $28,400.

On average, food science tech graduates from Clemson take out $21,855 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 $272.

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Best Food Science Technology Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Food Science Technology Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 220 12
Florida 214 33
Tennessee 209 45
North Carolina 207 51
Virginia 206 42
Alabama 183 8
Kentucky 177 3
Arkansas 164 22
Louisiana 163 2
Mississippi 158 25

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 108
Agricultural Economics & Business 107
Agricultural Production 46
Plant Sciences 12
Horticulture 10

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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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