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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. With a male-to-female ratio of 4-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. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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
7 salaries
Environmental Engineer
3 salaries
Assistant Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
Project Manager, Construction
3 salaries
Process Engineer
3 salaries
Environmental Scientist
3 salaries
Brand Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) Details

One Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, NY 13210

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


State Schools, Research Universities

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The landscape architectural services industry, the pulp and paper manufacturing industry, and the civil engineering services industry are just a few of the areas in which SUNY-ESF grads find work. The environmental consulting industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Former SUNY-ESF students do not typically enter the parks and recreation industry industry; in fact, less than five percent of graduates find work in this area, making it the least likely field for this group to enter. Following graduation, SUNY-ESF students earn an average of $53K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $50K on average compared to around $69K for male graduates. At this school, there are significantly more males than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1 — which leads to a higher number of male grads.


Former SUNY-ESF students with an interest in making money consider becoming Storage Engineers, the highest-paying gig (earnings amount to about $87K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Process Engineers (approximately $67K) and Construction Project Managers ($63K). On the lower end, Environmental Scientists report making $44K.


Syracuse is such a great city that SUNY-ESF alumni tend to stick around after wrapping up their studies, with nearly one in four grads staying on to find permanent work. New York is another hot spot for SUNY-ESF grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $68K). The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by SUNY-ESF alumni is Boston, where earnings average $50K. Other common destinations for SUNY-ESF grads include close-by Rochester and Buffalo.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid SUNY-ESF alumni are those with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering — they earn close to $117K per year. A Master of Architecture (MArch), Landscape Architecture offers the lowest annual financial reward (approximately $37K).


Competency in Project Management translates into above-average pay for former Mighty Oaks — they earn 42 percent more than their fellow graduates. Over a third of grads report using Project Management as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Only two-fifths of alumni earn paid vacation and just one-third of alumni get paid sick time. A strong majority of survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. For this school, a strong majority of grads are the recipients of health benefits, and a fair portion of survey participants pick up dental plans, too. Additional benefits handed to SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry alumni include a company-subsidized cell phone, a casual working environment, life insurance, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Middle Tennessee State University grads report the most similar salaries to SUNY-ESF alums, earning about $52K on average. Other schools similar to SUNY-ESF include Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus, Oakland University, and Central Michigan University.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT writing score is not included.
1100 1270
ACT Scores 25 28

Key Stats

21 %
79 %
$33,195 - $67,065
$42,989 - $88,272
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

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