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

Houston Community College is located in Houston. The figures in this rundown were provided by Houston Community College alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

Houston Community College System (HCCS) Alumni

Median Hourly Rate by Job

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Registered Nurse (RN)
Administrative Assistant
Customer Service Representative (CSR)
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Medical Assistant
Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Surgical Technologist
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 15 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 243
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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Details

3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

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Houston Community College alumni can most commonly be found in the health care industry, clinical care, and the engineering services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The oil and gas field services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Starting salaries of $42K are common among Houston Community College grads.


The most lucrative professionals among Houston Community College alumni are Executive Administrators; they earn a median annual salary of $59K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at about $57K and around $46K are Office Managers and Paralegals. Salaries are anything but generous for Administrative Assistants, where earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at approximately $27K.


Houston is a city beloved by Houston Community College alumni, and a fair portion of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework. In addition, former Houston Community College students often head to Atlanta after graduating, where typical salaries come to $96K in this top-paying city. Though Magnolia takes the cake for lowest pay among Houston Community College grads (the median salary is $34K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Other common destinations for Houston Community College grads include close-by Katy and Sugar Land.

Degree Major

Houston Community College grads who hold an Associate of Arts (AA), Business Management can expect to fare better than most fellow alumni, earning $93K per year. A No Degree commands less pay, and these degree-holders face salaries of about $32K.


Knowledge of Project Management seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 58 percent more than their former classmates' salaries ($67K). Many former Houston Community College students are familiar with Customer Service, and a little less than one-fifth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word rank among leading skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about half of the alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. Dental insurance applies to a majority of respondents, and a fair portion of respondents report health coverage. Most former students report contributing to a 401(k). Houston Community College grads are also lucky enough to receive a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Among alumni of similar schools, Austin Community College District grads (who make an average of $55K) earn salaries most similar to Houston Community College alumni. St Philip's College, San Antonio College, and Palo Alto College are also similar to Houston Community College.

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Key Stats

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