A survey of undergraduates at Purdue and 13 other land-grant universities during the 2010-11 academic year showed that the average starting annual salary among undergraduates in agriculture and the related professions was $38,104, with the highest in food science at $43,953. That was followed by agricultural and biological engineering at $42,356 and agricultural economics at $42,026.
Landscape architecture was not represented in the survey because not all of the institutions have that program. Purdue graduates reported an average salary of $42,561.
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