Average Hourly Rate for Portland Community College (PCC) Alumni

Portland, Ore. is home to Portland Community College, a university. This overview is derived from alumni replies to PayScale's 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
Customer Service Representative (CSR)
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
Property Manager
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123

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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 dentist's office industry, the retail industry, and the food service industry. The majority of alumni accept jobs in the health care industry. The average salary for a grad from Portland Community College is about $40K.


After graduation, women go on to earn an average of $42K per year compared to men, who earn $60K.


Chief Estimators win the contest for best-paid Portland Community College alumni, making around $68K on average every year, though Software Developers (approximately $62K), and Accountants ($45K) are not far behind. Legal Assistants get the short end of the stick when it comes to salary; grads report making an average of $34K in this job.


Upon earning their degrees, many Portland Community College grads prefer to remain in Portland; in fact, the greater part of grads appreciate the area so much that they find permanent jobs there. Grants Pass, Ore. is another hot spot for Portland Community College grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to $55K). For comparison, the lowest-paying city popular with Portland Community College alumni is Vancouver, Wash., which offers a median salary of $33K. Other popular cities for Portland Community College alumni include nearby Hillsboro, Ore. and Beaverton, Ore.

Degree Major

Among the highest-paid Portland Community College alumni are those with a B.A. in Communication — they earn close to about $80K on average per year. Graduates holding an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Graphic Design fare the worst in terms of compensation with an average yearly salary of $36K.


Customer Service is a popular skill among Portland Community College alumni, with nearly one-seventh of grads reporting using it on the job. Competency in Microsoft Office translates into above-average pay for Portland Community College grads — they earn 64 percent more than their fellow graduates. Competency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Customer Relations also warrants excellent remuneration.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one in three grads and one in four survey participants, respectively). It is no small feat that a strong majority of alumni are given health coverage, and a majority of respondents accept dental insurance. A strong majority of survey participants set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. Other benefits that Portland Community College alumni receive are life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Related Schools

Seattle Community College graduates, who earn around $47K 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.

Key Stats for Portland Community College (PCC)


56 %
44 %
Hourly Rate
$10 - $22
Hourly Rate
$11 - $20
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 45 votes.

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