Portland Community College (PCC) Alumni Average Hourly Rate

Portland Community College is a university located in Portland, Ore. The figures in this overview come from the responses of Portland Community College grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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Portland Community College (PCC) Alumni

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Ophthalmic Technician
Dental Hygienist
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Customer Service Representative (CSR)
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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 pediatrician's office industry, and the structural steel contractor industry. The most popular field is the dentist's office industry. Those with a degree from Portland Community College make an average of around $41K.


A gender wage gap becomes apparent after college, with female graduates earning only $43K on average compared to about $63K for male graduates.


Among Portland Community College graduates, the biggest earners are Chief Estimators, who haul in approximately $68K on average. Next on the list are Software Developers and Accountants, bringing in $62K and $45K, respectively. Relative to other positions, compensation dwindles for Legal Assistants; alumni in this role face average salaries of $34K.


Rather than relocating after graduation, many Portland Community College alumni (the larger part of) end up finding permanent jobs in Portland. In addition, former Portland Community College students often head to Hillsboro, Ore. after graduating, where the median salary comes to around $75K in this top-paying city. On the other hand, Portland Community College alumni who end up in Vancouver, Wash. receive the lowest median salary of about $46K. In addition, Portland Community College grads flock to neighboring Beaverton, Ore. as well as Salem, Ore.

Degree Major

Portland Community College students with a B.A. in Communication can expect to make the most money ($80K on average per year) compared to their fellow graduates. Those holding an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Accounting are less fortunate in terms of earnings, bringing in $39K on average per year.


Portland Community College grads with .NET experience garner salaries that are 75 percent more than other grads' salaries. Customer Service is a common skill among Portland Community College alumni — one-seventh of grads mention using it at work. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Benefits and Perks

A lucky minority (about one in three grads) are fortunate enough to be compensated for vacation while just one in three grads get sick time. A strong majority of respondents save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Benefits are rather generous for graduates of this school; a fair number of graduates are rewarded with health insurance and a majority of alumni report dental coverage, too. Portland Community College grads also enjoy benefits like life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $50K for Seattle Community College alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Portland Community College grads. Tacoma Community College, Salt Lake Community College, and American River College are also similar to Portland Community College.

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
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