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Average Hourly Rate for Portland Community College (PCC) Alumni

Portland Community College is a university located in Portland. This summary is derived from information given by Portland Community College grads who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Portland Community College (PCC) Alumni

Median Hourly Rate by Job

National Hourly Rate 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.
Administrative Assistant
Office Manager
Dental Hygienist
Inside Sales Representative
Steel Detailer
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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About This School

12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132

Portland Community College


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Portland Community College alumni find work in an assortment of industries including the health care industry, the retail industry, and the food service industry. The dentist's office industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Following graduation, Portland Community College students earn an average of $41K.


Male graduates of Portland Community College out-earn their female counterparts significantly, earning an average of around $58K versus about $44K for women.


Among Portland Community College graduates, the biggest earners are Registered Nurses and Software Developers, who haul in approximately $62K on average. Executive Assistants do well for themselves as well, making $48K. Legal Assistants pick up $34K in financial rewards, representing the lowest-paid position among alumni.


Portland Community College students enjoy their time in Portland, and a majority of students actually choose to reside here post-college and find jobs in the city. In addition, former Portland Community College students often head to Grants Pass after graduating, where typical salaries come to $55K in this top-paying city. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by Portland Community College alumni is The Dalles, where earnings average $29K. Other cities of interest among Portland Community College alumni include nearby Beaverton and Hillsboro.

Degree Major

An Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Associate Degree in Nursing leads to the highest pay for Portland Community College grads ($80K per year). The degree that warrants the lowest level of financial compensation is an Associate's Degree, General Studies (approximately $31K annually).


Customer Service is a popular skill among Portland Community College alumni, with about one in seven workers reporting using it on the job. Competency in C# translates into above-average pay for Portland Community College grads — they earn 73 percent more than their fellow graduates. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one-third of alumni) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. Most graduates save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Dental insurance applies to a majority of respondents, and a fair portion of alums report health coverage. Graduates of Portland Community College are also recipients of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Berkeley City College grads bring in salaries of around around $40K, making them the most similar to Portland Community College alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to Portland Community College include Tacoma Community College, Seattle Community College-North Campus, and Salt Lake Community College.

Key Stats for Portland Community College (PCC)


58 %
42 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $22
Hourly Rate
$11 - $21
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 83 votes.

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