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2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

123 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,660 Avg Salary
$19,041 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Rocky Mountains RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, plant sciences was ranked #129 in the country. In fact 2,008 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 123 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. 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.

This year's Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking looked at 5 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.

Salaries of Plant Sciences Majors After Graduation

After graduating, plant sciences majors that go to school in the Rocky Mountains Region go on to jobs making an average of $31,660 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 20% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

On a nationwide level, plant sciences majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $35,003. That's 10% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in the Rocky Mountains Region .

Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region  31,660
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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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63,400

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2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Grads in the Rocky Mountains Region

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 the Rocky Mountains Region

#1

University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. UW is a fairly large public school located in the town of Laramie. Plant Sciences majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $36,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, plant sciences graduates from UW carry an average student debtload of $16,367. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $97.

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Utah State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Logan, USU is a public school with a very large student population. Plant Sciences majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $35,900.

While working on their bachelor's, plant sciences majors at USU accumulate an average of around $21,986 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $208, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

University of Idaho earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. U of I is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Moscow. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $31,300.

The average amount in student loans that plant sciences majors at U of I take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,441. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $205.

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Our rankings recognize Montana State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. MSU Bozeman is a large public school located in the town of Bozeman. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $27,900.

After completing their bachelor's degree, plant sciences graduates from MSU Bozeman carry an average student debtload of $22,219. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $226, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public college with a very large student population. Plant Sciences majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $26,700.

On average, plant sciences graduates from Colorado State take out $24,120 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 $253.

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Best Plant Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best plant sciences schools for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Utah 189 12
Colorado 186 44
Idaho 167 19
Montana 131 34
Wyoming 69 14

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 339
Agricultural Economics & Business 247
Animal Services 95
Horticulture 73
Soil Sciences 69

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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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