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2021 Highest Paid Agricultural Engineering Graduates

1,205 Bachelor's Degrees
$56,233 Avg Salary
$22,946 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Agricultural Engineering School for You

Highest Paid Agricultural Engineering GraduatesAgricultural Engineering is the #156 most popular major in the country with 1,205 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid AE Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Agricultural Engineering Graduates ranking looked at 15 colleges that offer a bachelor's in AE.

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.

How Much Do Agricultural Engineering Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduating, agricultural engineering majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $56,233 per year. This is great news for these degree holders since it is 41% more than the national average of $39,802 for typical college graduates!

Average Salary for AE Graduates from Schools Nationwide  56,233
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Agricultural Engineering Grads in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid agricultural engineering majors.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid AE Graduates

#1

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of West Lafayette, Purdue is a public school with a very large student population. AE majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $63,700.

On average, AE graduates from Purdue take out $20,416 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 $229.

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University of Maryland - College Park landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid agricultural engineering school. UMCP is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of College Park. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in AE from the school is $62,300.

On average, AE graduates from UMCP take out $18,433 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 $220.

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

AE majors at Rutgers New Brunswick take out an average of $21,549 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $268.

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a public college with a very large student population.

On average, AE graduates from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo take out $14,259 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Madison as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public school with a very large student population. AE majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $61,000.

On average, AE graduates from Wisconsin take out $19,990 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $197, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize University of Minnesota - Twin Cities as the #4 school in this year's rankings. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the city of Minneapolis. Students who receive their bachelor's in AE from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $60,600.

AE majors at UMN Twin Cities take out an average of $22,486 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $259.

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. UGA is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Athens. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in AE from the school is $59,600.

AE majors at UGA take out an average of $21,382 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $232, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Iowa State University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Ames, Iowa State is a public college with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in AE from the school is $58,900.

AE majors at Iowa State take out an average of $20,534 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $226, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the city of University Park. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, AE majors make an average salary of $58,400.

AE majors at Penn State University Park take out an average of $26,298 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Our rankings recognize Michigan State University as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the small city of East Lansing. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, AE majors make an average salary of $56,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, AE graduates from Michigan State carry an average student debtload of $22,443. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Agricultural Engineering by Region

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

One of 38 majors within the Engineering area of study, Agricultural Engineering has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to AE

Related Major Annual Graduates
Mechanical Engineering 37,343
Electrical Engineering 17,946
Civil Engineering 14,832
Chemical Engineering 11,423
Computer Engineering 10,704

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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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