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2021 Highest Paid Fisheries Sciences Graduates in the Far Western US Region

130 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,800 Avg Salary
$25,111 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fisheries Sciences School for You

Highest Paid Fisheries Sciences Graduates in the Far Western US RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, fisheries sciences was ranked #217 in the country. In fact 405 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 130 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States. 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.

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 Fisheries Sciences Majors

After graduating, fisheries sciences majors that go to school in the Far Western US Region go on to jobs making an average of $24,800 per year. Unfortunately, that is 38% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Nationwide, students who earn a bachelor's degree in fisheries make more than those who graduate from schools in the Far Western US Region . The national average salary is $26,120.

Average Salary for Fisheries Graduates from Schools in the Far Western US Region  24,800
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49,600
Average Salary for Fisheries Graduates from Schools Nationwide  26,120
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49,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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49,600

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2021 Highest Paid Fisheries Sciences Grads in the Far Western US Region

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Fisheries Graduates in the Far Western US Region

#1

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Our rankings recognize Oregon State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Corvallis, Oregon State is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in fisheries from the school is $24,800.

On average, fisheries graduates from Oregon State take out $25,236 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $261, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Humboldt State University. Humboldt State University is a medium-sized public school located in the remote town of Arcata.

On average, fisheries graduates from Humboldt State University take out $27,330 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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University of Alaska Fairbanks earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small suburb of Fairbanks, UAF is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

While working on their bachelor's, fisheries majors at UAF accumulate an average of around $20,887 in student debt.

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Best Fisheries Sciences Colleges by State

Explore the best fisheries sciences schools for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 254 19
Washington 229 0
Oregon 178 103
Alaska 79 8

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 3,983
Natural Resource Management 271
Wildlife Management 222
Forestry 123

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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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