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2021 Highest Paid Neurobiology & Neurosciences Graduates

8,341 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,393 Avg Salary
$22,237 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Neurobiology & Neurosciences School for You

Highest Paid Neurobiology & Neurosciences GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 8,341 people earned their bachelor's in neurobiology and neurosciences, making the major the #59 most popular in 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 Neurobiology list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Neurobiology & Neurosciences Graduates ranking analyzed 46 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in neurobiology.

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 Neurobiology & Neurosciences Majors

After graduating, neurobiology and neurosciences majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $31,393 per year. That's not so great, since it is 21% 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 Neurobiology Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,393
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Neurobiology & Neurosciences Grads in the United States

The following colleges produce the highest paid neurobiology graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Neurobiology Graduates

#1

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Harvard University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Cambridge, Harvard is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. Neurobiology majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $45,100.

Neurobiology majors at Harvard take out an average of $9,996 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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#2

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Dartmouth College comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Hanover, Dartmouth is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, neurobiology majors make an average salary of $42,200.

Neurobiology majors at Dartmouth take out an average of $15,166 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $134.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Columbia University in the City of New York. Columbia is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in neurobiology from the school is $40,300.

While working on their bachelor's, neurobiology majors at Columbia accumulate an average of around $27,190 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#4

Duke University

Durham, NC

Duke University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in neurobiology from the school is $39,900.

While working on their bachelor's, neurobiology majors at Duke accumulate an average of around $12,639 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $97, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northeastern University. Northeastern is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston. Students who receive their bachelor's in neurobiology from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $37,600.

After completing their bachelor's degree, neurobiology graduates from Northeastern carry an average student debtload of $23,790. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $264, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Brown University

Providence, RI

Brown University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Brown is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Providence. Students who receive their bachelor's in neurobiology from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $36,900.

While working on their bachelor's, neurobiology majors at Brown accumulate an average of around $14,658 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $149, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of California - Santa Cruz earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. UC Santa Cruz is a large public school located in the city of Santa Cruz. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, neurobiology majors make an average salary of $36,700.

On average, neurobiology graduates from UC Santa Cruz take out $21,732 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $233.

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#8

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in neurobiology from the school is $35,700.

On average, neurobiology graduates from Boston U take out $22,916 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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Brigham Young University - Provo earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Provo, BYU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Neurobiology majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $35,300.

On average, neurobiology graduates from BYU take out $11,876 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $95, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#10

University of San Diego

San Diego, CA

Our rankings recognize University of San Diego as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of San Diego, U of San Diego is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in neurobiology from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $34,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, neurobiology graduates from U of San Diego carry an average student debtload of $25,220. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $269, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Neurobiology & Neurosciences by Region

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Neurobiology & Neurosciences is one of 14 different types of Biological & Biomedical Sciences programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Neurobiology

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 82,869
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 11,911
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 5,549
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 4,135
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 3,824

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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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