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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in California

94 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,650 Avg Salary
$24,538 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in CaliforniaWith 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.

Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools in California  36,650
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73,400
Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools Nationwide  36,974
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73,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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73,400

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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Grads in California

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Best Forestry Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Forestry Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Washington 229 7
Oregon 178 14
Nevada 117 8

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 2,768
Wildlife Management 178
Natural Resource Management 113
Fisheries Sciences 19

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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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