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2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Southeast Region

381 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,643 Avg Salary
$20,636 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Plant Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Southeast 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, 381 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States. 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 in the Southeast Region ranking analyzed 7 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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 Southeast Region earns about $31,643 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 20% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Nationwide, students who earn a bachelor's degree in plant sciences make more than those who graduate from schools in the Southeast Region . The national average salary is $35,003.

Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools in the Southeast Region  31,643
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Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  35,003
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63,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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63,200

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2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Grads in the Southeast Region

The following colleges produce the highest paid plant sciences graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in the Southeast Region

#1

Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Auburn, Auburn 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 $38,500.

On average, plant sciences graduates from Auburn take out $18,833 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 $201.

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Arkansas State University - Main Campus landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid plant sciences school. Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Jonesboro. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $37,200.

Plant Sciences majors at Arkansas State University - Main Campus take out an average of $21,362 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 $207.

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#3

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Our rankings recognize Mississippi State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Mississippi State, Mississippi State 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 $35,600.

The average amount in student loans that plant sciences majors at Mississippi State take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,376. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $206, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid plant sciences school. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech 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 $34,800.

Plant Sciences majors at Virginia Tech take out an average of $22,398 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 $253.

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Clemson University

Clemson, SC

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Clemson University. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Clemson. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $32,000.

While working on their bachelor's, plant sciences majors at Clemson accumulate an average of around $19,821 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $208, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Florida. U of F is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Gainesville. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $23,200.

Plant Sciences majors at U of F take out an average of $15,690 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 $164.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. UT Knoxville is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Knoxville. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $20,200.

On average, plant sciences graduates from UT Knoxville take out $22,634 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 $229.

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Best Plant Sciences Colleges by State

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 220 24
Florida 214 56
Tennessee 209 51
North Carolina 207 32
Virginia 206 46
South Carolina 188 12
Alabama 183 40
Kentucky 177 7
Arkansas 164 38
Louisiana 163 10
Mississippi 158 43
West Virginia 142 22

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

Majors Similar to Plant Sciences

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 1,504
Agricultural Economics & Business 1,146
General Agriculture 727
Food Science Technology 304
Other Agriculture 234

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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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