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

Around 2,000 people attend SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, a public research institution based in Syracuse, N.Y. Deemed a "research school", this public university offers students a wide range of resources at a relatively low cost. This summary is derived from information given by SUNY-ESF grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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

Median Salary by Job

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
Landscape Architect
6 salaries
Environmental Scientist
3 salaries
Environmental Engineer
3 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
Process Engineer
2 salaries
Storage Engineer
2 salaries
Assistant Project Manager, Construction
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52

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About This School

One Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, NY 13210

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



State School, Research University

72 %

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Graduates of SUNY-ESF go into the landscape architectural services industry, the pulp and paper manufacturing industry, and the civil engineering services industry, not to mention a variety of other lines of work. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the environmental consulting industry. The least popular industry for former SUNY-ESF students is the commercial construction industry — less than five percent of these people end up working in this field. Starting salaries of around $55K are common among SUNY-ESF grads.


In the SUNY-ESF alumni community, men make a median salary of $72K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $50K.


The most generous salaries among SUNY-ESF alumni are reportedly earned by Brand Managers, whose earnings come to $113K, followed by Process Engineers (about $69K) and Construction Project Managers (approximately $63K). Sliding in near the bottom are Environmental Scientists, who report earnings of $44K.


SUNY-ESF alumni seldom move away from Syracuse after college; in fact, one in four former students find lasting work in the city they adore. SUNY-ESF grads also flock to New York, which is home to salaries significantly above average (typical pay is about $68K). On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among SUNY-ESF grads is Boston (median compensation is around $50K). In addition, SUNY-ESF grads flock to neighboring Rochester as well as Binghamton.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Science in Engineering earns SUNY-ESF students the most money after college ($117K per year). A Master of Architecture (MArch), Landscape Architecture is less advantageous in terms of earnings; alums with this degree are the lowest earners with annual pay of $37K.


Nearly two in five grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Mighty Oaks — they earn 39 percent more than their fellow graduates. AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni for this school enjoy paid vacation days and about one in three grads get paid sick time. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of respondents are rewarded with health insurance and a fair portion of alumni report dental coverage, too. A solid majority of alums participate in a 401(k) program. Additional perks enjoyed by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry grads include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for East Carolina University grads is $54K, making their salaries most similar to those of SUNY-ESF grads. Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus, Oakland University, and Central Michigan University are also similar to SUNY-ESF.

Test Scores

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

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


22 %
78 %
$33,195 - $67,065
$43,639 - $89,426
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

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