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Average Salary for Bergen Community College Alumni

Bergen Community College is located in Paramus. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's salary survey.

Bergen Community College 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.
Legal Assistant
5 salaries
Office Manager
3 salaries
3 salaries
Executive Assistant
2 salaries
Sr. Operations Manager
2 salaries
Custodial Supervisor
2 salaries
Operations Manager
2 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 27 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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Bergen Community College Details

400 Paramus Rd
Paramus, NJ 07652-1595

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Former Bergen Community College students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the banking industry, the education industry, and law. The dentist's office industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Bergen Community College graduates see an estimated starting salary of about $49K.


Bergen Community College grads who become Senior Operations Managers garner financial rewards beyond any other job type for this group — these alumni rake in $79K annually. However, Executive Assistants and Custodial Supervisors also rank as top-earners (bringing in $73K and around $58K, respectively). Office Managers wrap up the bottom of the pay scale, earning approximately $32K.


Paramus is a city beloved by Bergen Community College alumni, and less than ten percent of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. New York is also a common destination for Bergen Community College grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $70K. On the flipside, the lowest-paying city popular among Bergen Community College grads is Jersey City (median compensation is $30K). In addition, Bergen Community College grads flock to neighboring Clifton as well as Teaneck.

Degree Major

Bergen Community College grads who fare the best in terms of salary hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Computer Information Systems (CIS) and earn about $80K per year. Those with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Legal Studies face salaries on the lower end, coming in close to approximately $34K per year.


Customer Service is a common skill among Bergen Community College alumni — roughly a seventh of grads mention using it at work. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) commands a pay premium of 43 percent for Bergen Community College grads. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Operations Management are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Although slightly more than half of the respondents are compensated for vacation days, only one in four survey participants are paid for sick time. A majority of the survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health coverage is awarded to a majority of alumni, and dental insurance is issued to close to half of the alumni as well. Other benefits awarded to Bergen Community College alumni include a casual working environment, life insurance, free drinks, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Alumni of Warren County Community College pick up average paychecks of $51K, which is closest to the amount made by Bergen Community College grads among similar schools. Passaic County Community College, SUNY Westchester Community College, and Rockland Community College are also similar to Bergen Community College.

Test Scores

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Key Stats

68 %
32 %
$27,024 - $64,297
$36,805 - $73,423
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 49 votes.

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