2021 Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

86 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,433 Avg Salary
$23,097 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in the Rocky Mountains RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, forestry was ranked #158 in the country. In fact 1,156 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 86 went to students in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. The forestry school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Forestry Graduates.

For this year's Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking, we looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in forestry.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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 the Rocky Mountains Region earns about $33,433 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 16% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

On a nationwide level, forestry majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $36,974. That's 10% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in the Rocky Mountains Region .

Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region  33,433
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66,800
Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools Nationwide  36,974
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66,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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66,800

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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Grads in the Rocky Mountains Region

The following colleges produce the highest paid forestry graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Forestry Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

The University of Montana comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. UM is a large public school located in the city of Missoula. Students who receive their bachelor's in forestry from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $35,700.

While working on their bachelor's, forestry majors at UM accumulate an average of around $21,827 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $197.

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#2

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Idaho. U of I is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Moscow. Forestry majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $32,400.

Forestry majors at U of I take out an average of $26,003 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $275, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Utah State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Logan, USU is a public college with a very large student population.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, forestry majors make an average salary of $32,200.

The average amount in student loans that forestry majors at Colorado State take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,172. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $247.

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Best Forestry Colleges by State

Explore the best forestry schools for a specific state in the Rocky Mountains region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Utah 189 4
Colorado 186 27
Idaho 167 34
Montana 131 21

One of 5 majors within the Natural Resources & Conservation area of study, Forestry has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Forestry

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 789
Wildlife Management 181
Natural Resource Management 62
Fisheries Sciences 12

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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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