Houston Community College System (HCCS) Alumni Average Hourly Rate

Located in Houston, Texas, Houston Community College is a university. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.

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Houston Community College System (HCCS) Alumni

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Administrative Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
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Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
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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 retail industry. Among Houston Community College grads, the manufacturing industry is a commonly chosen career field. Median pay for those who graduated from Houston Community College amounts to $42K.


Among Houston Community College graduates, the biggest earners are Executive Assistants, who haul in about $58K on average. Next on the list are Office Managers and Paralegals, bringing in $52K and $46K, respectively. Dental Office Managers get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $38K in this job.


Houston Community College alumni like Houston so much that they tend to stick around after graduation, with a solid majority of grads staying on to find permanent employment. Houston Community College alumni seeking the highest salaries end up in Sugar Land, Texas, which offers a median salary of around $74K. On the other hand, Houston Community College alumni who end up in Katy, Texas receive the lowest median salary of approximately $35K. Nearby Pearland, Texas is also a top pick for Houston Community College grads, as is Dallas, Texas.

Degree Major

An Associate's Degree, Business Management leads to the highest pay for Houston Community College grads ($58K on average per year). An Associate's Degree, General Studies offers the lowest median annual financial reward (about $38K).


Competency in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) translates into above-average pay for Houston Community College grads — they earn 36 percent more than their fellow graduates. Customer Service is a popular skill among Houston Community College alumni, with close to a fourth of grads reporting using it on the job. In addition, those who are savvy in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Only about two-fifths of alumni enjoy paid vacation and one in three grads receive sick leave. Health coverage is awarded to a fair number of survey participants, and dental insurance is issued to the larger part of alumni as well. A fair number of alums report contributing to a 401(k). Houston Community College graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, 403(b), and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Alumni of Austin Community College District pick up average paychecks of $55K, which is closest to the amount made by Houston Community College grads among similar schools. St Philip's College, San Antonio College, and Palo Alto College are also similar to Houston Community College.

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Key Stats for Houston Community College System (HCCS)


70 %
30 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $23
Hourly Rate
$12 - $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 12 votes.
Kelsey Seybold Kelsey Seybold

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