2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates

2,008 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,003 Avg Salary
$20,359 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Plant Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Plant Sciences GraduatesOut of the 338 majors we analyze each year, plant sciences was ranked #129. In fact, 2,008 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. 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 Plant Sciences list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates ranking looked at 33 colleges that offer a bachelor's in plant sciences.

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 Plant Sciences Majors After Graduation

The average plant sciences major who graduates from a school in the United States earns about $35,003 per year during the early years of their career. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 12% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  35,003
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70,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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70,000

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2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Grads in the United States

The highest paid plant sciences majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Plant Sciences Graduates

South Dakota State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. South Dakota State is a large public school located in the remote town of Brookings. Plant Sciences majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $53,800.

The average amount in student loans that plant sciences majors at South Dakota State take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,147. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Fresno as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Fresno, Fresno State is a public school with a fairly large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in plant sciences from the school is $49,900.

Plant Sciences majors at Fresno State take out an average of $18,305 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Minnesota - Crookston. Located in the town of Crookston, UMN Crookston is a public school with a small student population. Plant Sciences majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $44,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, plant sciences graduates from UMN Crookston carry an average student debtload of $18,202. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $193, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Iowa State University. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ames. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, plant sciences majors make an average salary of $43,700.

The average amount in student loans that plant sciences majors at Iowa State take out while working on their bachelor's is $18,923. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $195.

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Northwest Missouri State University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Northwest is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Maryville. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in plant sciences from the school is $42,600.

After completing their bachelor's degree, plant sciences graduates from Northwest carry an average student debtload of $20,726.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Located in the city of Lincoln, UNL is a public school with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, plant sciences majors make an average salary of $41,200.

While working on their bachelor's, plant sciences majors at UNL accumulate an average of around $19,144 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $208.

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public school located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, plant sciences majors make an average salary of $41,100.

After completing their bachelor's degree, plant sciences graduates from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo carry an average student debtload of $19,243. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $190.

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Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid plant sciences school. K -State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Manhattan. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $41,000.

On average, plant sciences graduates from K -State take out $21,041 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $205.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Platteville as the #9 school in this year's rankings. UW - Platteville is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Platteville. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, plant sciences majors make an average salary of $40,700.

The average amount in student loans that plant sciences majors at UW - Platteville take out while working on their bachelor's is $18,241. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $209.

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The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Ohio State University - Main Campus. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the city of Columbus. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in plant sciences from the school is $40,200.

While working on their bachelor's, plant sciences majors at Ohio State accumulate an average of around $21,508 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Plant Sciences by Region

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Plant Sciences is one of 13 different types of Agriculture & Agriculture Operations programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 6,605
Agricultural Economics & Business 5,324
General Agriculture 2,377
Food Science Technology 1,363
Agricultural Production 947

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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).
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