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2021 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in the Plains States Region

219 Bachelor's Degrees
$45,767 Avg Salary
$23,984 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in the Plains States 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, 219 went to students in the Plains States 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.

For this year's Highest Paid Food Science Technology Graduates in the Plains States Region ranking, we looked at 3 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?

After graduation, food science technology majors from schools in the Plains States Region earn an average salary of $45,767 per year. This is 15% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

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 Plains States Region make 11% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Food Science Tech Graduates from Schools in the Plains States Region  45,767
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Average Salary for Food Science Tech Graduates from Schools Nationwide  41,155
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91,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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91,600

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2021 Highest Paid Food Science Technology Grads in the Plains States 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 Plains States Region

#1

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. K - State is a very large public school located in the city of Manhattan. Food Science Tech majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $55,300.

On average, food science tech graduates from K - State take out $23,996 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $272.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in food science tech from the school is $42,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, food science tech graduates from UMN Twin Cities carry an average student debtload of $19,511. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $228.

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University of Missouri - Columbia comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Mizzou is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia.

On average, food science tech graduates from Mizzou take out $20,939 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $231.

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Iowa State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid food science technology school. Iowa State is a very large public school located in the city of Ames. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, food science tech majors make an average salary of $39,500.

On average, food science tech graduates from Iowa State take out $23,640 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 $265.

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Our rankings recognize University of Nebraska - Lincoln as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Lincoln, UNL is a public college with a very large student population.

While working on their bachelor's, food science tech majors at UNL accumulate an average of around $13,639 in student debt.

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Our rankings recognize North Dakota State University - Main Campus as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public school with a large student population.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Minnesota State University - Mankato. Located in the small city of Mankato, Minnesota State University - Mankato is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Best Food Science Technology Colleges by State

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 217 9
Minnesota 210 33
Iowa 193 40
Kansas 175 51
Nebraska 174 67
South Dakota 142 7
North Dakota 141 12

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 1,068
Animal Science 1,012
Plant Sciences 559
General Agriculture 264
Agricultural Mechanization 210

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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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