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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates in Maine

224 Bachelor's Degrees
$23,600 Avg Salary
$25,037 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates in MaineOut of the 152 majors we analyze each year, natural resources conservation was ranked 9th in Maine. In fact, 224 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 16,348 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.4% were from a college or university in the state. The conservation 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 Conservation Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates in Maine ranking looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in conservation.

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 Resources Conservation Majors After Graduation

The average natural resources conservation major who graduates from a school in Maine earns about $23,600 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 41% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

The national average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in conservation is $30,240. That's about 22% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in Maine.

Average Salary for Conservation Graduates from Schools in Maine  23,600
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Average Salary for Conservation Graduates from Schools Nationwide  30,240
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Grads in Maine

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Conservation Graduates in Maine

#1

Colby College

Waterville, ME

Colby College landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid natural resources conservation school. Located in the remote town of Waterville, Colby is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Conservation majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $24,700.

On average, conservation graduates from Colby take out $16,441 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 $165.

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#2

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the fringe town of Brunswick, Bowdoin is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in conservation from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $22,500.

While working on their bachelor's, conservation majors at Bowdoin accumulate an average of around $13,751 in student debt.

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Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the New England Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Massachusetts 225 806
Connecticut 176 190
Rhode Island 156 72
New Hampshire 153 362
Vermont 148 319

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

Majors Similar to Conservation

Related Major Annual Graduates
Wildlife Management 87
Natural Resource Management 57
Forestry 23

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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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