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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates in Wisconsin

406 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,720 Avg Salary
$24,594 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates in WisconsinNatural Resources Conservation is the #25 most popular major in Wisconsin with 406 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.5% of all the conservation bachelor's degrees in the country. 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 Conservation list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates in Wisconsin ranking looked at 5 colleges that offer a bachelor's in conservation.

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 Resources Conservation Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduating, natural resources conservation majors that go to school in Wisconsin go on to jobs making an average of $29,720 per year. Unfortunately, that is 25% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a conservation degree is $30,240. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Conservation Graduates from Schools in Wisconsin  29,720
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59,400
Average Salary for Conservation Graduates from Schools Nationwide  30,240
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59,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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59,400

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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Grads in Wisconsin

The following colleges produce the highest paid conservation graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Conservation Graduates in Wisconsin

Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Green Bay as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Green Bay, UW - Green Bay is a public college with a medium-sized student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, conservation majors make an average salary of $34,300.

After completing their bachelor's degree, conservation graduates from UW - Green Bay carry an average student debtload of $19,275. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $202.

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University of Wisconsin - River Falls comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UW - River Falls is a medium-sized public school located in the town of River Falls. Students who receive their bachelor's in conservation from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $33,000.

While working on their bachelor's, conservation majors at UW - River Falls accumulate an average of around $21,721 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $245.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Located in the town of Whitewater, UW - Whitewater is a public college with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in conservation from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $28,900.

On average, conservation graduates from UW - Whitewater take out $25,541 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $279, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid natural resources conservation school. UWM is a fairly large public school located in the city of Milwaukee. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, conservation majors make an average salary of $26,600.

On average, conservation graduates from UWM take out $26,808 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Madison. UW - Madison is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Madison. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in conservation from the school is $25,800.

On average, conservation graduates from UW - Madison take out $20,542 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $213, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 255 526
Ohio 246 500
Illinois 231 409
Indiana 227 231

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resource Management 93
Forestry 88
Wildlife Management 88
Fisheries Sciences 63
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 Lynn Betts.

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