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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resource Management Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

247 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,867 Avg Salary
$24,250 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Natural Resource Management Graduates in the Great Lakes RegionNatural Resource Management is the #152 most popular major in the country with 1,307 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 247 went to students in the Great Lakes region of the United States. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Resource Management list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Natural Resource Management Graduates in the Great Lakes Region ranking looked at 3 colleges that offer a bachelor's in resource management.

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.

Salaries of Natural Resource Management Majors After Graduation

The average natural resource management major who graduates from a school in the Great Lakes Region earns about $26,867 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 32% 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, resource management majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $31,905. That's 16% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in the Great Lakes Region .

Average Salary for Resource Management Graduates from Schools in the Great Lakes Region  26,867
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Average Salary for Resource Management Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,905
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53,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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53,800

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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resource Management Grads in the Great Lakes Region

The following colleges produce the highest paid resource management graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Resource Management Graduates in the Great Lakes Region

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. UW - Stevens Point is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Stevens Point. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, resource management majors make an average salary of $30,400.

Resource Management majors at UW - Stevens Point take out an average of $22,225 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 $241.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Michigan State University. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the city of East Lansing.

After completing their bachelor's degree, resource management graduates from Michigan State carry an average student debtload of $20,379.

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Our rankings recognize Ohio State University - Main Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public college with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, resource management majors make an average salary of $25,900.

While working on their bachelor's, resource management majors at Ohio State accumulate an average of around $24,549 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $254.

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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Central Michigan is a fairly large public school located in the town of Mount Pleasant.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Bowling Green State University - Main Campus. BGSU is a fairly large public school located in the fringe town of Bowling Green. Resource Management majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $24,300.

Resource Management majors at BGSU take out an average of $23,635 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 $259.

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Our rankings recognize Baldwin Wallace University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Baldwin Wallace College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Berea.

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Best Natural Resource Management Colleges by State

Explore the best natural resource management colleges for a specific state in the Great Lakes region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 28
Ohio 246 106
Illinois 231 20
Wisconsin 209 93

Natural Resource Management is one of 5 different types of Natural Resources & Conservation programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 2,072
Forestry 202
Wildlife Management 187
Fisheries Sciences 151
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 20

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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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