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

Students of Houston Community College call Houston home for four years. This report is based on the responses of Houston Community College graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Alumni

Median Hourly Rate by Job

National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Registered Nurse (RN)
Administrative Assistant
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Charge Nurse (LVN)
Front Desk Receptionist
Surgical Technologist
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
United States (change)

About This School

3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Houston Community College

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Former Houston Community College students are professionally suited for a wide range of fields including the health care industry, clinical care, and the engineering services industry. The oil and gas field services industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Following graduation, Houston Community College students earn an average of $42K.


The most generous salaries among Houston Community College alumni are reportedly earned by Senior Accountants, whose earnings come to approximately $66K, followed by Office Managers ($57K) and Directors of Housekeeping ($48K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Administrative Assistants, making an average of around $27K.


Houston is a popular place for Houston Community College students to settle after graduation, and most grads find steadfast employment in the city. It is also not uncommon to find former Houston Community College students living and working in Sugar Land — this top-paying city is a popular destination with a median salary of $61K. Houston Community College alumni in Magnolia can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at about $35K. Close-by Katy and San Antonio are also desirable cities among Houston Community College alumni.

Degree Major

An Associate of Arts (AA), Business Management earns Houston Community College students the most money after college (approximately $93K per year). A No Degree commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of $32K.


For Houston Community College grads, proficiency in Project Management warrants a paycheck that is 58 percent more than other alumni salaries. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill among Houston Community College alumni, with slightly less than one-fifth of grads reporting using it on the job. Customer Service, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Just half of the alumni enjoy paid vacation and merely one-third of alumni get paid sick time. Dental insurance applies to a majority of alumni, and a fair portion of grads report health coverage. In an effort to save up for the years ahead, a fair portion of alums contribute to a 401(k). Houston Community College grads also enjoy benefits like a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Compensation averages $43K for Austin Community College District alumni, making their earnings most comparable to 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)


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30 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $21
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$10 - $26
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 117 votes.

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