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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
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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: 19 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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1241 NW Johnson
Portland, OR 97209-3023

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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.

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Key Stats

Gender

Female

64 %

female alumni

Male

36 %

male alumni
Salary
$46,454
Salary
$55,000

Years of Experience

1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
21%

Job Satisfaction


Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

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