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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates in Kentucky

109 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,700 Avg Salary
$21,750 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates in KentuckyIn 2018-2019, 109 bachelor's degrees were awarded to natural resources conservation students who went to a Kentucky college or university. This makes it the #51 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.7% of all the conservation bachelor's degrees in the country. 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.

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

After graduating, natural resources conservation majors that go to school in Kentucky go on to jobs making an average of $29,700 per year. That's not so great, since it is 25% 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 conservation degree is $30,240. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Conservation Graduates from Schools in Kentucky  29,700
Average Salary for Conservation Graduates from Schools Nationwide  30,240
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Grads in Kentucky

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Conservation Graduates in Kentucky


University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Kentucky. UK is a very large public school located in the large city of Lexington. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, conservation majors make an average salary of $29,700.

While working on their bachelor's, conservation majors at UK accumulate an average of around $21,429 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $226.

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Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 220 162
Florida 214 730
Tennessee 209 91
North Carolina 207 732
Virginia 206 363
South Carolina 188 103
Alabama 183 173
Arkansas 164 68
Louisiana 163 78
Mississippi 158 9
West Virginia 142 313

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Wildlife Management 41
Forestry 13
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 3

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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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