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

Houston Community College is a university located in Houston, Texas. Alumni responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.

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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Alumni

Median Hourly Rate by Job

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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: 10 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 183

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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 most highly represented industry among alumni is the oil and gas field services industry. Median pay for those who graduated from Houston Community College amounts to $42K.


The most lucrative professionals among Houston Community College alumni are Petroleum & Gas Engineering Technicians; they earn a median annual salary of $76K. Also approaching the top of the pay scale at $57K and about $52K, respectively, are Business Development Managers and Office Managers. Salaries are anything but generous for Administrative Assistants, whose earnings rank lowest on the pay scale at $26K.


Houston Community College students enjoy their time in Houston, and most students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. It is no surprise that Atlanta, Ga., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is approximately $96K), is another of the most popular spots for former Houston Community College students. Though Katy, Texas takes the cake for lowest pay among Houston Community College grads (the median salary is around $39K there), it remains a common destination for former students. Nearby Sugar Land, Texas is also a top pick for Houston Community College grads, as is San Antonio, Texas.

Degree Major

A graduate with an Associate of Arts (AA), Business Management from Houston Community College can rake in a whopping average approximately $93K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Those holding an Associate of Arts (AA), Business Administration are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $27K on average per year.


Houston Community College grads with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) experience garner salaries that are 41 percent more than other grads' salaries. Customer Service is a popular skill among Houston Community College alumni, with a little less than a fifth of workers reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are among other dominant skills.

Benefits and Perks

Roughly half of the respondents are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one-fourth of alumni get paid sick leave. For this school, a strong majority of respondents are the recipients of health benefits, and a majority of former students pick up dental plans, too. A fair number of former students save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Houston Community College alumni are rewarded with additional benefits, such as a casual working environment, life insurance, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

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. 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 - $21
Hourly Rate
$11 - $27
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 78 votes.

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