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2021 Highest Paid Biological & Physical Science Graduates

2,177 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,030 Avg Salary
$24,290 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Biological & Physical Science School for You

Highest Paid Biological & Physical Science GraduatesOut of the 338 majors we analyze each year, biological and physical science was ranked #127. In fact, 2,177 bachelor's degrees were handed out 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 Biological Science Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

For this year's Highest Paid Biological & Physical Science Graduates ranking, we looked at 25 colleges that offer a bachelor's in biological science.

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 Biological & Physical Science Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduating, biological and physical science majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $30,030 per year. That's not so great, since it is 25% 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 Biological Science Graduates from Schools Nationwide  30,030
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Biological & Physical Science Grads in United States

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

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Biological Science Graduates

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Thomas Edison State University. TESU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Trenton. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, biological science majors make an average salary of $54,600.

While working on their bachelor's, biological science majors at TESU accumulate an average of around $11,158 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $86.

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Our rankings recognize Grand Valley State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. GVSU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Allendale. Biological Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $35,900.

The average amount in student loans that biological science majors at GVSU take out while working on their bachelor's is $28,143. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $306.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Washington State University. Wazzu is a very large public school located in the distant town of Pullman. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in biological science from the school is $32,400.

The average amount in student loans that biological science majors at Wazzu take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,303. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $195, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize University of Houston - Downtown as the #4 school in this year's rankings. University of Houston - Downtown is a large public school located in the large city of Houston. Biological Science majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $32,000.

While working on their bachelor's, biological science majors at University of Houston - Downtown accumulate an average of around $23,384 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $222, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and physical science school. Located in the small city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public college with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in biological science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $30,600.

Biological Science majors at Penn State University Park take out an average of $24,563 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $276, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - Abington earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Abington, Penn State Abington is a public college with a fairly small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in biological science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $30,600.

After completing their bachelor's degree, biological science graduates from Penn State Abington carry an average student debtload of $24,563. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $276, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - Berks comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Reading, Penn State Berks is a public school with a small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in biological science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $30,600.

While working on their bachelor's, biological science majors at Penn State Berks accumulate an average of around $24,563 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $276, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Penn State Erie is a fairly small public school located in the suburb of Erie. Students who receive their bachelor's in biological science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $30,600.

After completing their bachelor's degree, biological science graduates from Penn State Erie carry an average student debtload of $24,563. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $276, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid biological and physical science school. Penn State Harrisburg is a small public school located in the large suburb of Middletown. Students who receive their bachelor's in biological science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $30,600.

The average amount in student loans that biological science majors at Penn State Harrisburg take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,563. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $276, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Penn State Scranton is a small public school located in the suburb of Dunmore. Students who receive their bachelor's in biological science from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $30,600.

While working on their bachelor's, biological science majors at Penn State Scranton accumulate an average of around $24,563 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $276, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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One of 28 majors within the Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies area of study, Biological & Physical Science has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Biological Science

Related Major Annual Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 26,669
International Studies 6,494
Interdisciplinary Studies 5,508
Nutrition Science 3,334
Behavioral Science 2,433

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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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