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2021 Highest Paid Wildlife Management Graduates in Virginia

71 Bachelor's Degrees
$21,000 Avg Salary
$27,000 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Wildlife Management School for You

Highest Paid Wildlife Management Graduates in VirginiaWildlife Management is the #102 most popular major in Virginia with 71 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 4.0% 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 Wildlife Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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 Wildlife Management Majors After Graduation

After graduation, wildlife management majors from schools in Virginia earn an average salary of $21,000 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 47% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

On a nationwide level, wildlife majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $24,411. That's 14% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in Virginia.

Average Salary for Wildlife Graduates from Schools in Virginia  21,000
Average Salary for Wildlife Graduates from Schools Nationwide  24,411
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Wildlife Management Grads in Virginia

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid wildlife management majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Wildlife Graduates in Virginia


Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Virginia Tech is a fairly large public school located in the city of Blacksburg. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in wildlife from the school is $21,000.

After completing their bachelor's degree, wildlife graduates from Virginia Tech carry an average student debtload of $24,728. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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Best Wildlife Management Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Wildlife Management Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 220 46
Florida 214 68
Tennessee 209 95
Alabama 183 28
Kentucky 177 41
Arkansas 164 36
Louisiana 163 8
Mississippi 158 44
West Virginia 142 75

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 363
Forestry 87
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 Nicholas A. Tonelli.

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