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2021 Highest Paid Soil Sciences Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

87 Bachelor's Degrees
$40,867 Avg Salary
$21,712 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Soil Sciences Graduates in the Great Lakes RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, soil sciences was ranked #242 in the country. In fact 258 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 87 went to students in the Great Lakes 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 Soil Sciences list to help you make the college decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Soil Sciences Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in soil 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.

How Much Do Soil Sciences Majors Make After Graduation?

The average soil sciences major who graduates from a school in the Great Lakes Region earns about $40,867 per year during the early years of their career. That's right on par with the typical salary of a bachelor's degree holder with a degree from any field.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a soil sciences degree is $39,200. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Soil Sciences Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  40,867
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81,800
Average Salary for Soil Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  39,200
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81,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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81,800

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2021 Highest Paid Soil Sciences Grads in the Great Lakes Region

The highest paid soil sciences majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Soil Sciences Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Stevens Point, UW - Stevens Point is a public college with a medium-sized student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in soil sciences from the school is $46,000.

The average amount in student loans that soil sciences majors at UW - Stevens Point take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,613. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $250.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Carbondale, SIUC is a public college with a fairly large student population. Soil Sciences majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $40,900.

After completing their bachelor's degree, soil sciences graduates from SIUC carry an average student debtload of $17,071.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid soil sciences school. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public college with a fairly large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in soil sciences from the school is $35,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, soil sciences graduates from Michigan State carry an average student debtload of $19,937. 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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Best Soil Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best soil sciences colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 31
Illinois 231 20
Indiana 227 3
Wisconsin 209 33

One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Soil Sciences has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Animal Science 912
Agricultural Economics & Business 771
General Agriculture 370
Food Science Technology 213
Plant Sciences 206

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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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