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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in Michigan

44 Bachelor's Degrees
$38,600 Avg Salary
$19,500 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in MichiganIn 2018-2019, 44 bachelor's degrees were awarded to forestry students who went to a Michigan college or university. This makes it the #137 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 1,156 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.8% were from a college or university in the state. 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.

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

The average forestry major who graduates from a school in Michigan earns about $38,600 per year during the early years of their career. That's about the same as the average college graduate from any field makes.

The national average salary for forestry bachelor's degree holders is $36,974. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in Michigan.

Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools in Michigan  38,600
Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools Nationwide  36,974
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Grads in Michigan

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 Michigan


Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of East Lansing, Michigan State is a public school with a fairly large student population.

On average, forestry graduates from Michigan State take out $21,812 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Michigan Technological University. Located in the town of Houghton, Michigan Tech is a public school with a moderately-sized student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, forestry majors 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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Best Forestry Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Forestry Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Illinois 231 54
Indiana 227 16
Wisconsin 209 88

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 526
Wildlife Management 66
Fisheries Sciences 52
Natural Resource Management 28

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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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