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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in Georgia

51 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,900 Avg Salary
$18,862 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in GeorgiaIn 2018-2019, 51 bachelor's degrees were awarded to forestry students who went to a Georgia college or university. This makes it the #108 most popular major in the state. This means that 4.4% 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

The average forestry major who graduates from a school in Georgia earns about $34,900 per year during the early years of their career. 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.

The national average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in forestry is $36,974. That's about 6% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in Georgia.

Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools in Georgia  34,900
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 Georgia

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 Georgia


University of Georgia

Athens, GA

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Georgia. Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their bachelor's, forestry majors at UGA accumulate an average of around $18,447 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $199.

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Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Tifton, ABAC Tifton is a public school with a small student population. Forestry majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $34,900.

After completing their bachelor's degree, forestry graduates from ABAC Tifton carry an average student debtload of $23,349. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $193, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Forestry Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
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 162
Wildlife Management 46
Natural Resource Management 11

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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).
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