Portland Community College (PCC) Alumni Average Hourly Rate

Located in Portland, Ore., Portland Community College is a university. The numbers in this rundown were provided by the Portland Community College grads who participated in PayScale's salary survey.

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Portland Community College (PCC) Alumni

Median Hourly Rate by Job

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Office Manager
Administrative Assistant
Dental Assistant
Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA)
Dental Hygienist
Support Technician, Information Technology (IT)
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Dec 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 414
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About This School

12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132

Portland Community College


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The most popular career sector among alumni is the legal services industry. The average salary for a grad from Portland Community College is around $40K.


In the Portland Community College alumni community, men make a median salary of $59K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $46K.


Portland Community College alumni seem to appreciate living in Portland, and around half of grads actually choose to stay and find employment here after completing their coursework.

Degree Major

Financial compensation is highest for Portland Community College grads with an Associate's Degree (average earnings climb to $37K per year).


Many former Portland Community College students are familiar with Customer Service, and between a fifth and a fourth of grads move on to positions where this experience is utilized. For Portland Community College grads, proficiency in Operations Management warrants a paycheck that is 63 percent more than other alumni salaries. Experience with Microsoft Office, Office Administration, and Scheduling is highly valued as well.

Benefits and Perks

A number of grads are rewarded with paid time off, and more than half of respondents report compensation for sick days and vacation time. The larger part of alumni have medical plans, and close to half of the respondents have dental insurance. More than half of grads take advantage of a 401(k) plan. Portland Community College graduates also take advantage of life insurance and a casual working environment.

Related Schools

Graduates of Portland Community College bring in smaller average paychecks than alumni of comparable schools, but they make amounts closest to Tacoma Community College grads, who report an average of $60K. Other schools similar to Portland Community College include Seattle Community College-North Campus, Salt Lake Community College, and American River College.

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Key Stats for Portland Community College (PCC)


59 %
41 %
Hourly Rate
$16 - $24
Hourly Rate
$11 - $18
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 5 votes.

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