SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) Alumni Average Salary

Around 2,000 people attend SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, a institution based in Syracuse, N.Y. With a male-to-female ratio of 6-to-1, there are more men than women in the pool of respondents. In addition, male grads generally bring in more money than their female equivalents according to alumni reports. The information for this snapshot was generated by alumni responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Landscape Architect
5 salaries
Environmental Scientist
2 salaries
Project Engineer, Construction
2 salaries
Assistant Project Manager, Construction
2 salaries
Environmental Engineer
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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One Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, NY 13210

State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)


State School, Research University

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SUNY-ESF alumni belong to a wide range of sectors. A few fields in which grads tend to find work include the civil engineering services industry, the construction management industry, and the landscape architectural services industry. The environmental consulting industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Energy is perhaps the least commonly worked industry among SUNY-ESF grads, with less than five percent of former students experienced in this area. Those with an education from SUNY-ESF earn an average of $55K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $51K on average compared to about $73K for male graduates. Men make up the majority of graduates who answered the questionnaire for a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.


The biggest paychecks among SUNY-ESF alumni are earned by Storage Engineers — these former students make a median salary of $87K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Process Engineers (approximately $65K) and Construction Project Managers (around $63K). Sliding in near the bottom are Environmental Scientists, who report earnings of $50K.


SUNY-ESF alumni like Syracuse so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with just under one in three grads staying on to find permanent employment. SUNY-ESF grads also flock to New York, N.Y., which is home to salaries significantly above average (median pay is approximately $68K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with SUNY-ESF alumni is Kingston, N.Y., which offers a median salary of $51K. SUNY-ESF alumni express interest in nearby Rochester, N.Y. and Binghamton, N.Y. as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (CE) earns SUNY-ESF students the most money after college (an average $98K per year). Those with a Bachelor's Degree, Environmental Studies face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average $51K per year.


Competency in Microsoft Office translates into above-average pay for former Mighty Oaks — they earn 36 percent more than their fellow graduates. Many former SUNY-ESF students are familiar with Project Management, and nearly two in five grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Photoshop also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Health benefits extend to most respondents, and a fair number of alumni also receive dental coverage. To plan for old age, a large number of alums maintain savings accounts through a company's 401(k) plan. Graduates of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry are also recipients of a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

East Carolina University grads report the most similar salaries to SUNY-ESF alums, earning around $56K on average. Other schools similar to SUNY-ESF include Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus, Oakland University, and Central Michigan University.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
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* SAT writing score is not included.
1060 1260
ACT Scores 23 27

Key Stats for SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF)


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