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

Houston, Texas is home to Houston Community College, 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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Registered Nurse (RN)
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Charge Nurse (LVN)
Project Administrator, Engineering
Sous Chef
Registered Nurse (RN), Operating Room
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About This School

3100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Houston Community College

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Houston Community College alumni can most commonly be found in clinical care, the health care services industry, and the health care industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the oil and gas field services industry. Houston Community College graduates see an average starting salary of about $42K.


The biggest paychecks among Houston Community College alumni are earned by Petroleum & Gas Engineering Technicians — these former students make a median salary of around $76K per year. The next biggest paychecks go to Operations Managers ($74K) and Executive Assistants (approximately $58K). Administrative Assistants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $26K in this job.


Houston Community College students enjoy their time in Houston, and most students actually choose to live and work there after graduating. Another city that attracts a wealth of Houston Community College grads is Atlanta, Ga.; given its high compensation ($96K is the average salary), the city's popularity should come as no surprise. Houston Community College alumni in Katy, Texas can often be found sliding in at the lower end of the pay scale, where median paychecks are the smallest at $39K. Other common destinations for Houston Community College grads include close-by Sugar Land, Texas and Dallas, 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 approximately $80K per year. The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is an Associate of Arts (AA), Business Administration ($27K on average annually).


Customer Relationship Management (CRM) commands a pay premium of 50 percent for Houston Community College grads. Houston Community College alumni are often well versed in Customer Service, with roughly one in five grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Competency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, approximately a fourth of respondents report receiving the former, whereas just half of the alumni report receiving the latter. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a strong majority of respondents are rewarded with health insurance and the larger part of graduates report dental coverage, too. A strong majority of graduates set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. 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

Compensation averages $55K 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.

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Key Stats for Houston Community College System (HCCS)


70 %
30 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $21
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 55 votes.

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