2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

206 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,783 Avg Salary
$20,092 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Plant Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Great Lakes RegionPlant Sciences is the #129 most popular major in the country with 2,008 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 206 went to students in the Great Lakes 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 Plant Sciences Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking analyzed 6 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

How Much Do Plant Sciences Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, plant sciences majors from schools in the Great Lakes Region earn an average salary of $36,783 per year. Unfortunately, that is 8% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

If you compare this average salary to that of other schools, it's quite good. In fact, it is 5% higher than the national average of $35,003 per year for plant sciences graduates.

Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  36,783
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73,600
Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  35,003
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73,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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73,600

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2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Grads in the Great Lakes Region

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

University of Wisconsin - Platteville earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Platteville, UW - Platteville is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that 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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Our rankings recognize Ohio State University - Main Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, plant sciences majors make an average salary of $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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University of Wisconsin - River Falls landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid plant sciences school. Located in the distant town of River Falls, UW - River Falls is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $39,000.

While working on their bachelor's, plant sciences majors at UW - River Falls accumulate an average of around $18,466 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 $199.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Champaign, UIUC is a public college with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, plant sciences majors make an average salary of $35,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, plant sciences graduates from UIUC carry an average student debtload of $16,913. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $163.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid plant sciences school. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the city of East Lansing. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $32,900.

Plant Sciences majors at Michigan State take out an average of $27,897 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $249, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Wisconsin - Madison earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public school with a fairly large student population. Plant Sciences majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $32,600.

Plant Sciences majors at UW - Madison take out an average of $21,188 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 $228.

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Best Plant Sciences Colleges by State

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 34
Ohio 246 42
Illinois 231 45
Indiana 227 9
Wisconsin 209 76

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

Majors Similar to Plant Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 912
Agricultural Economics & Business 771
General Agriculture 370
Food Science Technology 213
Agricultural Public Services 90

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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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