2021 Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in the The Plains States Region
Finding the Best Forestry School for You
Forestry is the #158 most popular major in the country with 1,156 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 86 went to students in the The Plains States region of the United States. 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.
This year's Highest Paid Forestry Graduates in the The Plains States Region ranking analyzed 2 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.
Comparing Average Salaries of Forestry Majors
After graduating, forestry majors that go to school in the The Plains States Region go on to jobs making an average of $37,650 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 5% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.
Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a forestry degree is $36,974. So, there's not much difference on that front.
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2021 Highest Paid Forestry Grads in The Plains States
Best Schools for Highly Paid Forestry Graduates in the The Plains States Region
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid forestry school. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college 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 $41,900.
While working on their bachelor's, forestry majors at UMN Twin Cities accumulate an average of around $19,186 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $164.Request Information
Iowa State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid forestry school. Iowa State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Ames. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in forestry from the school is $33,400.
While working on their bachelor's, forestry majors at Iowa State accumulate an average of around $22,104 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $232, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.Request Information
The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Missouri - Columbia. Mizzou is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Columbia.
On average, forestry graduates from Mizzou take out $22,125 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.Request Information
Best Forestry Colleges by State
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Forestry Related Rankings by Major
Forestry is one of 5 different types of Natural Resources & Conservation programs to choose from.
Most Popular Related Majors
|Related Major||Annual Graduates|
|Natural Resources Conservation||954|
|Natural Resource Management||41|
|Natural Resources Conservation (Other)||19|
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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