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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resource Management Graduates in the Plains States Region

41 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,900 Avg Salary
$25,125 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Natural Resource Management School for You

Highest Paid Natural Resource Management Graduates in the Plains States RegionOut of all the majors we analyze each year, natural resource management was ranked #152 in the country. In fact 1,307 bachelor's degrees were handed out in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 41 went to students in the Plains States region of the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Resource Management Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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.

How Much Do Natural Resource Management Majors Make After Graduation?

The average natural resource management major who graduates from a school in the Plains States Region earns about $30,900 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 22% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a resource management degree is $31,905. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Resource Management Graduates from Schools in the Plains States Region  30,900
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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 Plains States Region

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid natural resource management majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Resource Management Graduates in the Plains States Region

Our rankings recognize North Dakota State University - Main Campus as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Fargo, North Dakota State University is a public college 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 $30,900.

The average amount in student loans that resource management majors at North Dakota State University take out while working on their bachelor's is $23,316. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $252.

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The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Located in the large city of Lincoln, UNL is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Best Natural Resource Management Colleges by State

Explore the best natural resource management colleges for a specific state in the Plains States region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 217 12
Iowa 193 2
Kansas 175 0
Nebraska 174 4
North Dakota 141 20

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

Majors Similar to Resource Management

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 954
Wildlife Management 142
Forestry 86
Fisheries Sciences 48
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 19

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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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