Average Salary for Pacific Northwest College of Art Alumni

Students of Pacific Northwest College of Art call Portland home for four years. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Pacific Northwest College of Art grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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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.
)
$0$24K$48K$72K
1-4 years
2 salaries
$44,500  
   
10-19 years
2 salaries
$69,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 5
United States (change)

About This School

1241 NW Johnson
Portland, OR 97209-3023

pnca.edu/admissions

413

Private School, Arts, Music & Design

36 %

32 %


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Industry

The majority of alumni accept jobs in the graphic design industry. Former Pacific Northwest College of Art graduates tend to bring in $42K.

Gender

After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $34K where the average male graduate hauls home $55K.

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 ($34K). By comparison, the top-paying city popular with Pacific Northwest College of Art alumni is New York, which offers median salaries of approximately $50K.

Degree Major

A graduate with a Bachelor's Degree from Pacific Northwest College of Art can rake in a whopping about $32K per year, more than any other degree from this school.

Skills

Nearly one-third of Pacific Northwest College of Art grads wind up using Adobe Photoshop at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Knowledge of HTML seems to be related to bigger paychecks; in fact, skilled alumni bring in salaries that are 30 percent more than their former classmates' salaries (around $55K). Proficiency in Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator, and HTML command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

Health benefits extend to most alumni, and roughly half of the graduates also receive dental coverage. A fair portion of alums take advantage of a 401(k) plan.

Related Schools

Oregon College of Art and Craft grads bring in salaries of around $45K, making them the most similar to Pacific Northwest College of Art alumni in terms of earnings. Cornish College of the Arts, California College of the Arts, and San Francisco Art Institute are also similar to Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Key Stats for Pacific Northwest College of Art

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %
Salary
$34,000
Salary
$55,000
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
17%

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