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2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in Illinois

45 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,300 Avg Salary
$15,752 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Plant Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in IllinoisPlant Sciences is the #137 most popular major in Illinois with 45 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 2.2% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Plant Sciences Majors

The average plant sciences major who graduates from a school in Illinois earns about $35,300 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 11% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $35,003 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in plant sciences.

Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools in Illinois  35,300
Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  35,003
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Grads in Illinois

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in Illinois

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. UIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Champaign. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $35,300.

Plant Sciences majors at UIUC take out an average of $16,913 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $163, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Plant Sciences Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Plant Sciences Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

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

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Agriculture 354
Agricultural Economics & Business 228
Animal Science 156
Food Science Technology 92
Soil Sciences 20

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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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