Houston Community College System (HCCS) Alumni Average Hourly Rate

Houston, Texas is home to Houston Community College, a university. This summary is derived from information given by Houston Community College grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Alumni

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About This School

3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Houston Community College

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Houston Community College alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the oil and gas field services industry, the health care services industry, and the health care industry. Clinical care is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Those with a degree from Houston Community College make an average of approximately $42K.


Houston Community College grads who become Executive Assistants are compensated well above average — these folks are top-earners among their graduating class, making an average $58K yearly. Also notably well-paid are Office Managers and Paralegals; their salaries approach around $52K and about $46K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Administrative Assistants; alumni in this role face average salaries of $26K.


Houston Community College alumni seem to appreciate living in Houston, and most grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. Dallas, Texas is another hot spot for Houston Community College grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $78K). Home to the lowest median salary for Houston Community College alumni is Katy, Texas, a popular place for former students despite its $39K average paycheck. Other cities of interest among Houston Community College alumni include nearby Sugar Land, Texas and San Antonio, Texas.

Degree Major

Houston Community College grads who hold an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Mechanical Engineering (ME) can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning an average $80K per year. An Associate's Degree, General Studies commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of about $38K.


Houston Community College grads with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) experience garner salaries that are 50 percent more than other grads' salaries. Many former Houston Community College students are familiar with Customer Service, and about one in five grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Competency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, just over two-fifths of grads 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 strong majority of alums are given health coverage, and more than half of grads accept dental insurance. A fair number of graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Additional benefits handed to Houston Community College alumni include 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 around $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.

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Key Stats for Houston Community College System (HCCS)


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$9 - $21
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$11 - $27
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

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