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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in Wisconsin

88 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,200 Avg Salary
$22,500 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Forestry School for You

Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in WisconsinForestry is the #84 most popular major in Wisconsin with 88 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 7.6% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Forestry Majors

After graduation, forestry majors from schools in Wisconsin earn an average salary of $35,200 per year. That's not so great, since it is 12% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a forestry degree is $36,974. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools in Wisconsin  35,200
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 Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Madison landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid forestry school. Wisconsin is a fairly large public school located in the city of Madison.

On average, forestry graduates from Wisconsin take out $20,984 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid forestry school. Located in the town of Stevens Point, UW - Stevens Point is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in forestry from the school is $35,200.

Forestry majors at UW - Stevens Point take out an average of $21,677 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 $234.

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Best Forestry Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 44
Illinois 231 54
Indiana 227 16

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 406
Natural Resource Management 93
Wildlife Management 88
Fisheries Sciences 63
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 20

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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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