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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates in Virginia

363 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,775 Avg Salary
$23,097 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates in VirginiaWith 363 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, natural resources conservation is the #40 most popular major in Virginia. This means that 2.2% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Conservation Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Graduates in Virginia ranking looked at 4 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Natural Resources Conservation Majors

After graduating, natural resources conservation majors that go to school in Virginia go on to jobs making an average of $30,775 per year. Unfortunately, that is 23% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $30,240 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in conservation.

Average Salary for Conservation Graduates from Schools in Virginia  30,775
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61,600
Average Salary for Conservation Graduates from Schools Nationwide  30,240
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61,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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61,600

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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources Conservation Grads in Virginia

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 Virginia

#1

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Our rankings recognize Virginia Tech as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the small city of Blacksburg. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, conservation majors make an average salary of $36,600.

The average amount in student loans that conservation majors at Virginia Tech take out while working on their bachelor's is $20,563. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $223, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Virginia - Main Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. University of Virginia is a very large public school located in the suburb of Charlottesville. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in conservation from the school is $34,700.

While working on their bachelor's, conservation majors at University of Virginia accumulate an average of around $15,973 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $156.

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George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

Our rankings recognize George Mason University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. GMU is a very large public school located in the suburb of Fairfax. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, conservation majors make an average salary of $27,800.

While working on their bachelor's, conservation majors at GMU accumulate an average of around $19,358 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Virginia Commonwealth University. VCU is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Richmond. Students who receive their bachelor's in conservation from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $24,000.

Conservation majors at VCU take out an average of $25,404 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 $268.

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Best Natural Resources Conservation Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Natural Resources Conservation Schools 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
South Carolina 188 103
Alabama 183 173
Kentucky 177 109
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
Forestry 87
Wildlife Management 71
Natural Resource Management 18

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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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