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Average Salary for Pacific Northwest College of Art Alumni

Pacific Northwest College of Art is a university located in Portland. Figures cited in this summary are based on graduates' replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Pacific Northwest College of Art Alumni

Median Salary by Years Experience

Years Experience
National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are the gross, national median (50th percentile). Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
1-4 years
3 salaries
$34,000  
   
10-19 years
2 salaries
$69,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6
United States (change)

Pacific Northwest College of Art Details

1241 NW Johnson
Portland, OR 97209-3023

www.pnca.edu

pnca.edu/admissions

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Industry

The graphic design industry registers as the most common industry among alumni. Starting salaries of about $48K are common among Pacific Northwest College of Art grads.

Locations

For reasons other than money, Pacific Northwest College of Art grads are most commonly found still living in Portland, where median pay sits at the bottom of the pay scale (approximately $34K). However, Pacific Northwest College of Art grads looking to fill their bank accounts consider moving to New York — one of the most popular top-paying cities — with its median salary of around $50K.

Degree Major

A Bachelor's Degree earns Pacific Northwest College of Art students the most money after college ($34K per year).

Skills

Adobe Photoshop is a popular skill among Pacific Northwest College of Art alumni, with over a third of workers reporting using it on the job. Knowing User Interface Design can pay off big time for Pacific Northwest College of Art grads, who can expect a 78 percent bigger paycheck than other grads. In addition, those who are savvy in Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign are also considered highly skilled.

Benefits and Perks

Health insurance benefits extend to a fair portion of respondents, and nearly half of the alums sign up for dental plans. Most alumni save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan.

Related Schools

Median pay for California Institute of the Arts grads is $49K, making their salaries most similar to those of Pacific Northwest College of Art grads. Other schools similar to Pacific Northwest College of Art include Oregon College of Art and Craft, Cornish College of the Arts, and California College of the Arts.

Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores*
* SAT critical reading score is not included.
* SAT math score is not included.
* SAT writing score is not included.
ACT Scores

Key Stats

Female
64 %
Male
36 %
Salary
$46,454
Salary
$55,000
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
21%
Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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