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2021 Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in South Dakota

49 Bachelor's Degrees
$53,800 Avg Salary
$24,996 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Plant Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in South DakotaPlant Sciences is the #34 most popular major in South Dakota with 49 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 2.4% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. 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.

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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Plant Sciences Majors

After graduation, plant sciences majors from schools in South Dakota earn an average salary of $53,800 per year. This means that graduates with bachelor's degrees in this field make 35% more than the average college graduate salary of $39,802.

Looking at plant sciences schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $35,003. This means that graduates from schools in South Dakota make 54% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Plant Sciences Graduates from Schools in South Dakota  53,800
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 South Dakota

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Plant Sciences Graduates in South Dakota

Our rankings recognize South Dakota State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public college with a large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in plant sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $53,800.

After completing their bachelor's degree, plant sciences graduates from South Dakota State carry an average student debtload of $22,147. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Plant Sciences Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Plant Sciences Colleges in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 217 139
Minnesota 210 59
Iowa 193 139
Kansas 175 77
Nebraska 174 84
North Dakota 141 12

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 115
Agricultural Economics & Business 64
General Agriculture 52
Agricultural Public Services 31
Agricultural Mechanization 29

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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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