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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates in California

3,172 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,321 Avg Salary
$19,957 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates in CaliforniaNatural Resources & Conservation is the #19 most popular major in California with 3,172 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 21,077 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 15.0% were from a college or university 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 Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

For this year's Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates in California ranking, we looked at 26 colleges that offer a bachelor's in natural resources and 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.

Salaries of Natural Resources & Conservation Majors After Graduation

The average natural resources and conservation major who graduates from a school in California earns about $32,321 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 19% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

If you compare this average salary to that of other schools, it's quite good. In fact, it is 7% higher than the national average of $30,114 per year for natural resources and conservation graduates.

Average Salary for Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates from Schools in California  32,321
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64,600
Average Salary for Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates from Schools Nationwide  30,114
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64,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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64,600

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2021 Highest Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Grads in California

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Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Natural Resources & Conservation Graduates in California

California State University - Bakersfield landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid natural resources and conservation school. Located in the large city of Bakersfield, California State University - Bakersfield is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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San Jose State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid natural resources and conservation school. San Jose State is a very large public school located in the city of San Jose.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of California - Berkeley. UC Berkeley is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Berkeley.

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University of California - Los Angeles comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UCLA is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Los Angeles.

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University of Phoenix - California comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. UOPX - California is a small private for-profit school located in the midsize city of Costa Mesa.

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San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

San Diego State University landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid natural resources and conservation school. Located in the large city of San Diego, SDSU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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University of Southern California landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid natural resources and conservation school. Located in the city of Los Angeles, USC is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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University of the Pacific earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Stockton, Pacific is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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University of California - Santa Barbara landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid natural resources and conservation school. UCSB is a very large public school located in the midsize suburb of Santa Barbara.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - East Bay. California State University - East Bay is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Hayward.

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Best Natural Resources & Conservation Colleges in the Far Western US Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Washington 34 714
Hawaii 30 79
Oregon 30 623
Alaska 29 45
Nevada 29 96

Natural Resources & Conservation Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 2,768
Wildlife Management 178
Natural Resource Management 113
Forestry 94
Fisheries Sciences 19

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Majors Similar to Natural Resources & Conservation

Related Major Annual Graduates
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 14,696
Engineering 14,467
Computer & Information Sciences 8,752
Mathematics & Statistics 4,654
Physical Sciences 3,889

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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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