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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in the Southeast Region

500 Bachelor's Degrees
$38,529 Avg Salary
$20,703 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Forestry School for You

Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in the Southeast RegionForestry is the #158 most popular major in the country with 1,156 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 500 went to students in the Southeast region of the United States. 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.

This year's Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in the Southeast Region ranking looked at 7 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.

How Much Do Forestry Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, forestry majors from schools in the Southeast Region earn an average salary of $38,529 per year. This is comparable to the national average salary for a typical college graduate from any field.

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 the Southeast Region .

Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools in the Southeast Region  38,529
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Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools Nationwide  36,974
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77,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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77,000

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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Grads in the Southeast Region

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

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Forestry Graduates in the Southeast Region

North Carolina State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. NC State is a very large public school located in the large city of Raleigh. Forestry majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $65,300.

While working on their bachelor's, forestry majors at NC State accumulate an average of around $22,312 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $241.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

Mississippi State University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Mississippi State, Mississippi 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 $37,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, forestry graduates from Mississippi State carry an average student debtload of $20,547. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $195.

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that forestry majors at UGA take out while working on their bachelor's is $18,447. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $199, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in forestry from the school is $36,100.

On average, forestry graduates from Virginia Tech take out $21,672 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $223, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Louisiana Tech University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Louisiana Tech is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Ruston.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Located in the distant town of Tifton, ABAC Tifton is a public school with a small student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, forestry majors make an average salary of $34,900.

On average, forestry graduates from ABAC Tifton take out $23,349 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $193.

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Clemson University

Clemson, SC

Our rankings recognize Clemson University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Clemson is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Clemson.

The average amount in student loans that forestry majors at Clemson take out while working on their bachelor's is $25,767. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Morgantown, WVU is a public school with a fairly large student population. Forestry majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $34,400.

After completing their bachelor's degree, forestry graduates from WVU carry an average student debtload of $21,450. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $252.

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University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Kentucky. Located in the city of Lexington, UK is a public college with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, forestry majors make an average salary of $33,800.

On average, forestry graduates from UK take out $25,368 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Auburn University

Auburn, AL

Auburn University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Auburn, Auburn is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, forestry graduates from Auburn take out $19,323 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $202.

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Best Forestry Colleges by State

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 220 51
Florida 214 61
Tennessee 209 19
North Carolina 207 93
Virginia 206 87
South Carolina 188 23
Alabama 183 35
Kentucky 177 13
Arkansas 164 11
Louisiana 163 30
Mississippi 158 40
West Virginia 142 37

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 2,931
Wildlife Management 512
Natural Resource Management 341
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 3

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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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