Average Hourly Rate for Bergen Community College Alumni

Based in Paramus, N.J., Bergen Community College is a university. This overview is based on graduates' answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Bergen Community College Alumni

Median Hourly Rate by Job

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Administrative Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Customer Service Representative (CSR)
Front Desk Receptionist
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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About This School

400 Paramus Rd
Paramus, NJ 07652-1595

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Professionally, law, the banking industry, and the education industry are popular business areas among Bergen Community College alumni. A large chunk of former Bergen Community College students are employed in the dentist's office industry; in fact, this is the most popular job sector for this population. The average salary for a grad from Bergen Community College is approximately $48K.


Among Bergen Community College graduates, the biggest earners are Operations Managers, who haul in $70K on average. Next on the list are Legal Secretaries and Legal Assistants, bringing in around $54K and about $38K, respectively. Insurance Claims Assistants pick up $19K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


A large number of students head to New York, N.Y. after college. Bergen Community College alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Paramus, N.J., which offers a median salary of $70K. On the other hand, Bergen Community College alumni who end up in Jersey City, N.J. receive the lowest median salary of $36K. Other popular cities for Bergen Community College alumni include nearby Clifton, N.J. and Fort Lee, N.J.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of approximately $79K per year, Bergen Community College grads who have an Associate's Degree, Liberal Arts are the best paid among the alumni population. Graduates holding an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Legal Studies fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of about $34K.


Customer Service is a popular skill among Bergen Community College alumni, with one-eighth of grads reporting using it on the job. Bergen Community College grads who have experience with Operations Management can expect to make 44 percent more than other alumni ($70K on average). Experience with Scheduling, Microsoft Office, and Document Preparation is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though half of the former students get paid time off for vacation, only one-fifth of alumni receive paid sick leave. Health coverage is awarded to more than half of graduates, and dental insurance is issued to slightly less than half of the respondents as well. More than half of survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Bergen Community College grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

Related Schools

Compensation averages around $47K for SUNY Westchester Community College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Bergen Community College grads. Other schools similar to Bergen Community College include Passaic County Community College, Rockland Community College, and County College of Morris.

Key Stats for Bergen Community College


71 %
29 %
Hourly Rate
$12 - $32
Hourly Rate
$9 - $24
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 23 votes.

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