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2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in California

206 Bachelor's Degrees
$42,000 Avg Salary
$19,071 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Plant Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in CaliforniaWith 206 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, plant sciences is the #115 most popular major in California. This means that of the 2,008 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 10.3% were from a college or university in the state. The plant sciences 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 Plant Sciences Graduates.

For this year's Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in California ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in plant sciences.

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 Plant Sciences Majors

After graduation, plant sciences majors from schools in California earn an average salary of $42,000 per year. This is 6% higher than the average college graduate, who only makes around $39,802 a year.

Looking at plant sciences schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $35,003. This means that graduates from schools in California make 20% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools in California  42,000
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Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  35,003
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Grads in California

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid plant sciences majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in California

California State University - Fresno landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid plant sciences school. Fresno State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Fresno. Plant Sciences majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $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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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in plant sciences from the school is $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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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid plant sciences school. Cal Poly Pomona is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Pomona. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $34,300.

Plant Sciences majors at Cal Poly Pomona take out an average of $22,112 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 $239.

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Best Plant Sciences Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Plant Sciences Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Washington 229 24
Oregon 178 68
Nevada 117 2
Hawaii 115 2

One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Plant Sciences has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 726
Agricultural Economics & Business 450
Food Science Technology 266
General Agriculture 146
Agricultural Production 131

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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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