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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in Virginia

87 Bachelor's Degrees
$36,100 Avg Salary
$21,500 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in VirginiaWith 87 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, forestry is the #94 most popular major in Virginia. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 7.5% 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.

This year's Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in Virginia ranking looked at 1 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.

Salaries of Forestry Majors After Graduation

After graduating, forestry majors that go to school in Virginia go on to jobs making an average of $36,100 per year. Unfortunately, that is 9% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

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 Virginia.

Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools in Virginia  36,100
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72,200
Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools Nationwide  36,974
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72,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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72,200

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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Grads in Virginia

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Forestry Graduates in Virginia

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the small city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public college with a fairly large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in forestry from the school is $36,100.

Forestry majors at Virginia Tech take out an average of $21,672 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 $223.

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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
Georgia 220 51
Florida 214 61
Tennessee 209 19
North Carolina 207 93
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.

Majors Similar to Forestry

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 363
Wildlife Management 71
Natural Resource Management 18

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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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