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 7.5% 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.

How Much Do Forestry Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, forestry majors from schools in Virginia earn an average salary 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.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a forestry degree is $36,974. So, there's not much difference on that front.

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

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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 city of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is a public school with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in forestry from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $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

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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.

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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