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2021 Highest Paid Genetics Graduates

666 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,167 Avg Salary
$22,619 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Genetics School for You

Highest Paid Genetics GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 666 people earned their bachelor's in genetics, making the major the #183 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 Genetics Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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

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 Genetics Majors After Graduation

The average genetics major who graduates from a school in the United States earns about $31,167 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 22% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Average Salary for Genetics Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,167
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Genetics Grads in the United States

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Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Genetics Graduates

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Madison. Located in the large city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, genetics majors make an average salary of $37,100.

After completing their bachelor's degree, genetics graduates from Wisconsin carry an average student debtload of $20,455. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $213.

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Our rankings recognize Rutgers University - New Brunswick as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Rutgers New Brunswick is a very large public school located in the city of New Brunswick.

On average, genetics graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick take out $20,224 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 $213.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Davis. Located in the small suburb of Davis, UC Davis is a public school with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, genetics majors make an average salary of $33,400.

After completing their bachelor's degree, genetics graduates from UC Davis carry an average student debtload of $15,783. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $156, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, genetics majors make an average salary of $31,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, genetics graduates from Ohio State carry an average student debtload of $24,317. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $279, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of California - Irvine comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Irvine, UC Irvine is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that genetics majors at UC Irvine take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,774.

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Our rankings recognize Iowa State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in genetics from the school is $30,800.

While working on their bachelor's, genetics majors at Iowa State accumulate an average of around $23,632 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 $252.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Washington State University. Located in the town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their bachelor's, genetics majors at Wazzu accumulate an average of around $21,315 in student debt.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the city of East Lansing. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, genetics majors make an average salary of $28,700.

The average amount in student loans that genetics majors at Michigan State take out while working on their bachelor's is $26,469. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $280, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. UGA is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Athens. Students who receive their bachelor's in genetics from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $25,300.

On average, genetics graduates from UGA take out $15,622 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $167, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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New Mexico State University - Main Campus comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. New Mexico State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized suburb of Las Cruces.

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One of 14 majors within the Biological & Biomedical Sciences area of study, Genetics 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).
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