Average Hourly Rate for Portland Community College (PCC) Alumni

Portland Community College is a university based in Portland, Ore. This report is based on the responses of Portland Community College graduates who completed the PayScale salary survey.

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Portland Community College (PCC) Alumni

Median Hourly Rate by Job

National Hourly Rate Data 
Administrative Assistant
Office Manager
Dental Hygienist
Registered Nurse (RN)
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Maintenance Supervisor
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About This School

12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132

Portland Community College


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Graduates of Portland Community College work in a variety of sectors including the health care industry, the veterinary care industry, and the intellectual property (ip) law office industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the dentist's office industry. Starting salaries of $41K are the median among Portland Community College grads.


In the Portland Community College alumni community, men make a median salary of $63K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $43K.


Among Portland Community College alumni, those working as Chief Estimators report the highest median pay of around $68K, followed by Software Developers (approximately $62K), and Accountants ($45K). Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Legal Assistants who make an average of about $34K.


Portland is a popular place for Portland Community College students to settle after graduation, and the greater part of grads find steadfast employment in the city. Hillsboro, Ore. is another hot spot for Portland Community College grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $75K). On the far end of the pay scale, Portland Community College alumni often reside in Beaverton, Ore., which is home to the lowest pay at $41K. Vancouver, Wash. and Salem, Ore. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A graduate with a B.A. in Communication from Portland Community College can rake in a whopping average approximately $80K per year, more than any other degree from this school. Graduates holding an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Accounting fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $39K.


For Portland Community College grads, proficiency in Microsoft Office warrants a paycheck that is 62 percent more than other alumni salaries. Portland Community College alumni are often well versed in Customer Service, with close to an eighth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Other top skills include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

Benefits and Perks

Only one in three grads earn paid vacation and just one in three grads get paid sick time. A large number of alumni plan for retirement by taking advantage of a company-sponsored 401(k) program. For this school, most grads are the recipients of health benefits, and more than half of graduates pick up dental plans, too. Other benefits awarded to Portland Community College alumni include life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Seattle Community College graduates, who earn $50K on average, make a similar amount 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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Key Stats for Portland Community College (PCC)


57 %
43 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $23
Hourly Rate
$11 - $20

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
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