2021 Highest Paid Soil Sciences Graduates

258 Bachelor's Degrees
$39,200 Avg Salary
$19,304 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Soil Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Soil Sciences GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 258 people earned their bachelor's in soil sciences, making the major the #242 most popular in the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Soil Sciences Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

For this year's Highest Paid Soil Sciences Graduates ranking, we looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in soil 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Soil Sciences Majors

After graduating, soil sciences majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $39,200 per year. That's about the same as the average college graduate from any field makes.

Average Salary for Soil Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  39,200
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Soil Sciences Grads in the United States

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid soil sciences graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Soil Sciences Graduates

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. UW - Stevens Point is a moderately-sized public school located in the distant town of Stevens Point. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, soil sciences majors make an average salary of $46,000.

While working on their bachelor's, soil sciences majors at UW - Stevens Point accumulate an average of around $21,613 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $250, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. SIUC is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Carbondale. Students who receive their bachelor's in soil sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $40,900.

Soil Sciences majors at SIUC take out an average of $17,071 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Soil Sciences majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $39,100.

After completing their bachelor's degree, soil sciences graduates from Colorado State carry an average student debtload of $18,266. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $157, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Michigan State University. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the city of East Lansing. Soil Sciences majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $35,700.

Soil Sciences majors at Michigan State take out an average of $19,937 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 $201.

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Our rankings recognize The University of Tennessee - Knoxville as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Knoxville, UT Knoxville is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in soil sciences from the school is $34,300.

On average, soil sciences graduates from UT Knoxville take out $20,283 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $249, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Soil Sciences by Region

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 6,605
Agricultural Economics & Business 5,324
General Agriculture 2,377
Plant Sciences 2,008
Food Science Technology 1,363

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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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