2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in Virginia

46 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,800 Avg Salary
$24,394 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Plant Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in VirginiaWith 46 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, plant sciences is the #119 most popular major in Virginia. This means that of the 2,008 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.3% were from a college or university in the state. 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.

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 Virginia go on to jobs making an average of $34,800 per year. Unfortunately, that is 13% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

The national average salary for plant sciences bachelor's degree holders is $35,003. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in Virginia.

Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools in Virginia  34,800
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 Virginia

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in Virginia


Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid plant sciences school. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that 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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Best Plant Sciences Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

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

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 154
Food Science Technology 42
Agricultural Economics & Business 40
General Agriculture 39
Agricultural Production 7

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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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