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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in the Southwest Region

65 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,600 Avg Salary
$21,288 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Forestry School for You

Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in the Southwest RegionForestry is the #158 most popular major in the country with 1,156 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 65 went to students in the Southwest region of the United States. 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

After graduation, forestry majors from schools in the Southwest Region earn an average salary of $34,600 per year. That's not so great, since it is 13% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

On a nationwide level, forestry majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $36,974. That's 6% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in the Southwest Region .

Average Salary for Forestry Graduates from Schools in the Southwest Region  34,600
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 the Southwest Region

The following colleges produce the highest paid forestry graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Forestry Graduates in the Southwest Region

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northern Arizona University. NAU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Flagstaff. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, forestry majors make an average salary of $34,600.

Forestry majors at NAU take out an average of $19,695 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $188.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Stephen F Austin State University. Located in the town of Nacogdoches, SFASU is a public college with a large student population.

After completing their bachelor's degree, forestry graduates from SFASU carry an average student debtload of $23,652. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $254, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Forestry Colleges by State

Explore the best forestry colleges for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 229 32
Arizona 187 28
New Mexico 141 5

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 1,385
Wildlife Management 209
Natural Resource Management 64
Fisheries Sciences 22

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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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