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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

USA Today: Agriculture and Natural Resources among Highest Paying Majors

Thursday, February 5, 2015

USA Today has compiled a list of the majors likely to have the highest earnings for 2015 graduates, and agricultural and natural resources comes in at number five. Their analysis uses a combination of census data and survey analysis from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

The projected average starting salary for 2015 graduates in agriculture and natural resources is $51,220. Expected average lifetime earnings are $2.6 million dollars, well above the typical bachelor degree holder's average of $2.4 million. And according to USA Today, "those who work their way up to management positions generally earn the highest earnings over a lifetime — around $800,000 more than the typical college grad."

Read the article.