2021 Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in California
Finding the Best Forestry School for You
With 94 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, forestry is the #140 most popular major in California. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 8.1% of all the forestry bachelor's degrees in the country. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Forestry Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.
This year's Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in California ranking looked at 2 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.
Comparing Average Salaries of Forestry Majors
The average forestry major who graduates from a school in California earns about $36,650 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 8% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.
This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $36,974 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in forestry.
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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Grads in California
Best Schools for Highly Paid Forestry Graduates in California
Our rankings recognize California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public school located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, forestry majors make an average salary of $39,900.
While working on their bachelor's, forestry majors at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo accumulate an average of around $23,014 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $243, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.Request Information
University of California - Berkeley landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid forestry school. UC Berkeley is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Berkeley.Request Information
Our rankings recognize Humboldt State University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the remote town of Arcata, Humboldt State University is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in forestry from the school is $33,400.
Forestry majors at Humboldt State University take out an average of $23,444 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 $266.Request Information
University of California - Davis earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. UC Davis is a fairly large public school located in the small suburb of Davis.Request Information
Best Forestry Colleges in the Far Western US Region
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Forestry Related Rankings by Major
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Most Popular Related Majors
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Natural Resources Conservation||2,768|
|Natural Resource Management||113|
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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