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2021 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in Tennessee

45 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,100 Avg Salary
$22,625 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Food Science Technology School for You

Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in TennesseeIn 2018-2019, 45 bachelor's degrees were awarded to food science technology students who went to a Tennessee college or university. This makes it the #94 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 1,363 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.3% were from a college or university in the state. 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.

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?

After graduating, food science technology majors that go to school in Tennessee go on to jobs making an average of $37,100 per year. That's not so great, since it is 7% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

On a nationwide level, food science tech majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $41,155. That's 10% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in Tennessee.

Average Salary for Food Science Tech Graduates from Schools in Tennessee  37,100
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 Tennessee

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 Tennessee

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. UT Knoxville is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Knoxville. Students who receive their bachelor's in food science tech from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $37,100.

The average amount in student loans that food science tech majors at UT Knoxville take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,145. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $235.

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Best Food Science Technology Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 220 12
Florida 214 33
North Carolina 207 51
Virginia 206 42
South Carolina 188 61
Alabama 183 8
Kentucky 177 3
Arkansas 164 22
Louisiana 163 2
Mississippi 158 25

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
General Agriculture 286
Animal Science 170
Agricultural Economics & Business 76
Plant Sciences 51
Soil Sciences 40

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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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