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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Graduates

1,156 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,974 Avg Salary
$22,032 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Forestry School for You

Highest Paid Forestry GraduatesOut of the 338 majors we analyze each year, forestry was ranked #158. In fact, 1,156 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. 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 Forestry list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Forestry Graduates ranking looked at 19 colleges that offer a bachelor's in forestry.

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.

Salaries of Forestry Majors After Graduation

After graduating, forestry majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $36,974 per year. Unfortunately, that is 7% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools Nationwide  36,974
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Grads in the United States

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Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Forestry Graduates

Our rankings recognize North Carolina State University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. NC State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Raleigh. Forestry majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $65,300.

Forestry majors at NC State take out an average of $22,312 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $241.

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Our rankings recognize University of California - Berkeley as the #1 school in this year's rankings. UC Berkeley is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Berkeley.

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Oregon State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Oregon State is a very large public school located in the city of Corvallis. Forestry majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $44,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, forestry graduates from Oregon State carry an average student debtload of $27,578. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $303.

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University of California - Davis comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. UC Davis is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Davis.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in forestry from the school is $41,900.

Forestry majors at UMN Twin Cities take out an average of $19,186 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $164.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public school located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo. Forestry majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $39,900.

The average amount in student loans that forestry majors at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo take out while working on their bachelor's is $23,014. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $243.

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Michigan Technological University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Houghton, Michigan Tech is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Forestry majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $38,600.

While working on their bachelor's, forestry majors at Michigan Tech accumulate an average of around $19,739 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Mississippi State, Mississippi State is a public school with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, forestry majors make an average salary of $37,500.

While working on their bachelor's, forestry majors at Mississippi State accumulate an average of around $20,547 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $195.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in forestry from the school is $36,100.

The average amount in student loans that forestry majors at Virginia Tech take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,672. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $223, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Forestry by Region

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

Forestry is one of 5 different types of Natural Resources & Conservation programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Forestry

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 16,348
Wildlife Management 1,761
Natural Resource Management 1,307
Fisheries Sciences 405
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).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Bureau of Land Management.

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