Average Hourly Rate for Bergen Community College Alumni

Based in Paramus, N.J., Bergen Community College is a university. This summary is derived from information given by Bergen Community College grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Bergen Community College Alumni

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Administrative Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Front Desk Receptionist
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About This School

400 Paramus Rd
Paramus, NJ 07652-1595

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Bergen Community College alumni can most commonly be found in law, the banking industry, and clinical care, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The dentist's office industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. The average starting salary for a graduate of Bergen Community College is $45K.


Bergen Community College grads who become Legal Secretaries are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average about $54K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Legal Assistants and Paralegals; their salaries approach $38K and around $32K, respectively. On the lower end, Insurance Claims Assistants report making approximately $19K.


The most popular destination for former Bergen Community College students is Paramus, N.J. New York, N.Y. is another hot spot for Bergen Community College grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $70K). On the far end of the pay scale, Bergen Community College alumni often reside in Mountainside, N.J., which is home to the lowest pay at $38K. In addition, Bergen Community College grads flock to neighboring Hackensack, N.J. as well as Teaneck, N.J.

Degree Major

Bergen Community College grads who hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Accounting can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $65K per year. Those with an Associate of Business Administration (ABA), Legal Studies face salaries on the lower end, coming in at an average approximately $38K per year.


Bergen Community College grads with Accounts Payable experience garner salaries that are 72 percent more than other grads' salaries. About an eighth of grads report using Customer Service as part of their job, making it the most popular skill. Other prime know-hows include Scheduling, Microsoft Office, and Document Preparation.

Benefits and Perks

Though roughly half of the respondents get paid time off for vacation, only one in seven survey participants receive paid sick leave. A majority of grads opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. For this school, a majority of former students are the recipients of health benefits, and a little less than half of the graduates pick up dental plans, too. Additional perks enjoyed by Bergen Community College grads include a casual working environment, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, SUNY Westchester Community College grads (who make an average of $47K) earn salaries most similar to Bergen Community College alumni. Passaic County Community College, Rockland Community College, and County College of Morris are also similar to Bergen Community College.

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Key Stats for Bergen Community College


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29 %
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$12 - $36
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$8 - $24

Job Satisfaction

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

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