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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in West Virginia

37 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,400 Avg Salary
$24,250 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Forestry School for You

Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in West VirginiaForestry is the #70 most popular major in West Virginia with 37 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 1,156 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 3.2% were from a college or university in the state. The forestry school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Forestry Graduates.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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 West Virginia earns about $34,400 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 14% 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 7% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in West Virginia.

Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools in West Virginia  34,400
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 West Virginia

The following colleges produce the highest paid forestry graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Forestry Graduates in West Virginia


West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. WVU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Morgantown. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in forestry from the school is $34,400.

While working on their bachelor's, forestry majors at WVU accumulate an average of around $21,450 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $252, based 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
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

One of 5 majors within the Natural Resources & Conservation area of study, Forestry has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Forestry

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 313
Wildlife Management 75
Natural Resource Management 58

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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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