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2021 Highest Paid Fisheries Sciences Graduates

405 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,120 Avg Salary
$22,499 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fisheries Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Fisheries Sciences GraduatesOut of the 338 majors we analyze each year, fisheries sciences was ranked #217. In fact, 405 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. The fisheries 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 Fisheries Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Fisheries Sciences Graduates ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in fisheries.

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 Fisheries Sciences Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, fisheries sciences majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $26,120 per year. Unfortunately, that is 34% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Average Salary for Fisheries Graduates from Schools Nationwide  26,120
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Fisheries Sciences Grads in United States

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Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Fisheries Graduates

Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point as the #1 school in this year's rankings. UW - Stevens Point is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Stevens Point. Fisheries majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $29,500.

On average, fisheries graduates from UW - Stevens Point take out $22,070 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $248, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Lake Superior State University

Sault Ste Marie, MI

Lake Superior State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Sault Ste Marie, Lake Superior State University is a public school with a small student population. Fisheries majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $26,700.

On average, fisheries graduates from Lake Superior State University take out $22,618 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $227, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize University of Rhode Island as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Kingston, URI is a public school with a large student population.

Fisheries majors at URI take out an average of $17,090 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Our rankings recognize Texas A&M University - College Station as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Texas A&M is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of College Station. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in fisheries from the school is $25,000.

Fisheries majors at Texas A&M take out an average of $22,174 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $240, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public college with a fairly large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in fisheries from the school is $24,800.

After completing their bachelor's degree, fisheries graduates from Oregon State carry an average student debtload of $25,236. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $261.

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Humboldt State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid fisheries sciences school. Humboldt State University is a moderately-sized public school located in the remote town of Arcata.

After completing their bachelor's degree, fisheries graduates from Humboldt State University carry an average student debtload of $27,330.

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University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

Our rankings recognize University of Idaho as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Moscow, Idaho is a public college with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that fisheries majors at Idaho take out while working on their bachelor's is $25,253.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. UMN Twin Cities is a fairly large public school located in the city of Minneapolis. Students who receive their bachelor's in fisheries from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $24,600.

While working on their bachelor's, fisheries majors at UMN Twin Cities accumulate an average of around $19,327 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Utah State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Logan, USU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the small suburb of Fairbanks, UAF is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

On average, fisheries graduates from UAF take out $20,887 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Fisheries Sciences by Region

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

One of 5 majors within the Natural Resources & Conservation area of study, Fisheries Sciences has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 16,348
Wildlife Management 1,761
Natural Resource Management 1,307
Forestry 1,156
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 100

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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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