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2020 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in the Southwest Region

22 Bachelor's Degrees
$41,700 Avg Salary
$17,510 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in the Southwest RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, food science technology was ranked #149 in the country. In fact 1,363 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 22 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States. 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.

For this year's Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in the Southwest Region ranking, we looked at 2 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 Southwest Region earns about $41,700 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 the Southwest Region  41,700
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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2020 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Grads in the Southwest Region

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 the Southwest Region


Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University earned the #1 spot in our 2020 rankings. Texas Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Lubbock.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Oklahoma State University - Main Campus. Oklahoma State is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Stillwater.

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Best Food Science Technology Colleges by State

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 229 9
Oklahoma 192 12
Arizona 187 0
New Mexico 141 1

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
Agricultural Economics & Business 1,110
Animal Science 1,008
General Agriculture 432
Agricultural Public Services 245
Plant Sciences 195

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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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