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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in Montana

21 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,700 Avg Salary
$19,000 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Forestry School for You

Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in MontanaForestry is the #63 most popular major in Montana with 21 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.8% of all the forestry bachelor's degrees in the country. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Forestry list to help you make the college 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.

How Much Do Forestry Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduating, forestry majors that go to school in Montana go on to jobs making an average of $35,700 per year. Unfortunately, that is 10% 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 Montana  35,700
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 Montana

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid forestry graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Forestry Graduates in Montana

Our rankings recognize The University of Montana as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Missoula, University of Montana is a public college with a fairly large student population. Forestry majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $35,700.

Forestry majors at University of Montana take out an average of $21,827 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $197, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Forestry Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

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

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 89
Wildlife Management 81
Natural Resource Management 32

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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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