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2021 Highest Paid Biotechnology Graduates

944 Bachelor's Degrees
$39,150 Avg Salary
$21,108 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Biotechnology School for You

Highest Paid Biotechnology GraduatesOut of the 338 majors we analyze each year, biotechnology was ranked #168. In fact, 944 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. The biotech 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 Biotech Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Biotechnology Graduates ranking looked at 6 colleges that offer a bachelor's in biotech.

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 Biotechnology Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, biotechnology majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $39,150 per year. This is comparable to the national average salary for a typical college graduate from any field.

Average Salary for Biotech Graduates from Schools Nationwide  39,150
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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78,400

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2021 Highest Paid Biotechnology Grads in the United States

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

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Biotech Graduates

#1

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Worcester State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Worcester, Worcester State is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in biotech from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $45,600.

While working on their bachelor's, biotech majors at Worcester State accumulate an average of around $25,365 in student debt.

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University of California - Davis landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biotechnology school. UC Davis is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Davis. Students who receive their bachelor's in biotech from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $43,700.

While working on their bachelor's, biotech majors at UC Davis accumulate an average of around $12,489 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $121.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public school with a very large student population.

While working on their bachelor's, biotech majors at Rutgers New Brunswick accumulate an average of around $21,803 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Utah Valley University. Located in the city of Orem, UVU is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in biotech from the school is $40,100.

After completing their bachelor's degree, biotech graduates from UVU carry an average student debtload of $21,504.

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#3

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to James Madison University. JMU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Harrisonburg.

The average amount in student loans that biotech majors at JMU take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,154. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $214, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State Polytechnic University - Pomona. Located in the suburb of Pomona, CSU Pomona is a public college with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in biotech from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $38,400.

After completing their bachelor's degree, biotech graduates from CSU Pomona carry an average student debtload of $20,816. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $220, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Indiana University - Bloomington. Located in the city of Bloomington, IU Bloomington is a public school with a very large student population.

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Rochester Institute of Technology comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. RIT is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Rochester. Biotech majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $34,800.

While working on their bachelor's, biotech majors at RIT accumulate an average of around $24,719 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#6

University of Houston

Houston, TX

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Houston. U of H is a very large public school located in the large city of Houston. Students who receive their bachelor's in biotech from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $32,300.

The average amount in student loans that biotech majors at U of H take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,177. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $239.

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Our rankings recognize East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania as the #6 school in this year's rankings. East Stroudsburg University is a medium-sized public school located in the city of East Stroudsburg.

Biotech majors at East Stroudsburg University take out an average of $23,778 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Biotechnology by Region

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One of 14 majors within the Biological & Biomedical Sciences area of study, Biotechnology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 82,869
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 11,911
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 8,341
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 5,549
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 4,135

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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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Henk Caspers/Naturalis Biodiversity Center.

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