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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resource Management Graduates

1,307 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,905 Avg Salary
$22,739 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Natural Resource Management GraduatesOut of the 338 majors we analyze each year, natural resource management was ranked #152. In fact, 1,307 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. The resource management 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 Resource Management Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Natural Resource Management Graduates ranking looked at 19 colleges that offer a bachelor's in resource management.

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 Natural Resource Management Majors After Graduation

The average natural resource management major who graduates from a school in the United States earns about $31,905 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 20% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Average Salary for Resource Management Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,905
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resource Management Grads in the United States

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Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Resource Management Graduates

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Bakersfield. Located in the large city of Bakersfield, California State University - Bakersfield is a public school with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in resource management from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $50,600.

On average, resource management graduates from California State University - Bakersfield take out $16,912 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 $132.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public school with a fairly large student population.

The average amount in student loans that resource management majors at Rutgers New Brunswick take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,671. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $240.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Metropolitan State University of Denver. MSU Denver is a fairly large public school located in the city of Denver. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, resource management majors make an average salary of $39,600.

On average, resource management graduates from MSU Denver take out $31,339 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $305.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Texas A&M University - College Station. Located in the city of College Station, Texas A&M is a public school with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in resource management from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $37,400.

On average, resource management graduates from Texas A&M take out $22,091 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $222, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Delaware earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. U of Delaware is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Newark.

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University of Redlands

Redlands, CA

University of Redlands landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid natural resource management school. U of Redlands is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Redlands.

While working on their bachelor's, resource management majors at U of Redlands accumulate an average of around $24,611 in student debt.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Colorado State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Fort Collins. Resource Management majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $36,100.

Resource Management majors at Colorado State take out an average of $20,465 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 $228.

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Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Marist College earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Marist is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Poughkeepsie.

The average amount in student loans that resource management majors at Marist take out while working on their bachelor's is $21,956.

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SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid natural resource management school. Located in the city of Syracuse, SUNY - ESF is a public college with a small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in resource management from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $35,500.

The average amount in student loans that resource management majors at SUNY - ESF take out while working on their bachelor's is $18,455. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $184, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Unity College

Unity, ME

Unity College landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid natural resource management school. Located in the remote area of Unity, Unity is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in resource management from the school is $34,100.

Resource Management majors at Unity take out an average of $25,697 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $280.

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Natural Resource Management by Region

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New England
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Middle Atlantic
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Great Lakes

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 16,348
Wildlife Management 1,761
Forestry 1,156
Fisheries Sciences 405
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 100

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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 Brian M. Powell.

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