Average Hourly Rate for Houston Community College System (HCCS) Alumni

Based in Houston, Texas, Houston Community College is a university. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Alumni

Median Hourly Rate by Job

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Administrative Assistant
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Charge Nurse (LVN)
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 162

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About This School

3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Houston Community College

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Professionally, clinical care, the health care services industry, and the health care industry are popular business areas among Houston Community College alumni. The oil and gas field services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from Houston Community College make an average of approximately $42K.


Former Houston Community College students with an interest in making money consider becoming Product Line Managers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $80K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Executive Assistants (about $58K) and Office Managers ($52K). On the lower end, Administrative Assistants report making $26K.


Many Houston Community College alumni seem to stick around Houston after wrapping up their studies; most grads remain to find permanent work. Atlanta, Ga. is also a common destination for Houston Community College grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of around $96K. On the other end, Houston Community College grads flock to Katy, Texas, which actually offers the weakest median salary of $39K. Neighboring Sugar Land, Texas is another common pick among Houston Community College grads, along with Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Houston Community College grads with an Associate of Arts (AA), Business Management (average earnings climb to $93K per year). Graduates holding an Associate of Arts (AA), Business Administration fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $27K.


Houston Community College grads who have experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) can expect to make 46 percent more than other alumni (approximately $61K on average). Many former Houston Community College students are familiar with Microsoft Excel, and just under one-fifth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, nearly half of the alums are compensated for vacation days, but only one-fourth of alumni can take paid time off due to illness. It is no small feat that a fair number of respondents are given health coverage, and a majority of alums accept dental insurance. A strong majority of graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits that Houston Community College alumni receive are a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Median pay for Austin Community College District grads is about $55K, making their salaries most similar to those of Houston Community College grads. Other schools similar to Houston Community College include St Philip's College, San Antonio College, and Palo Alto College.

Key Stats for Houston Community College System (HCCS)


68 %
32 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $20
Hourly Rate
$11 - $28
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

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