Pacific Northwest College of Art, a school in Portland, Ore., has roughly zero undergrads. Alumni participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

College Salary Report

548th

Early Career Salary 

$43,400

Mid-Career Salary 

$89,900

% High Meaning 

N/A

Compare to Other 4-Year Schools

Pacific Northwest College of Art Median Salary by Job

MinMax

$48,696
$40K$51K

$38,442
$0$38K

$96,749
$0$97K

United States (change)

$34,000
$0$34K

$65,000
$0$65K

$56,000
$0$56K

$63,000
$0$63K

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 38
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About This School

511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209-3404

pnca.edu/admissions

420

Arts, Private School

28 %

40 %

Industry

The most popular field is the creative design industry. The average starting salary for a graduate of Pacific Northwest College of Art is about $43K.

Gender

In the Pacific Northwest College of Art alumni community, women make a median salary of $56K compared to their male counterparts, who earn $47K.

Jobs

The biggest paychecks among Pacific Northwest College of Art alumni are earned by Interaction Designers — these former students make an average $97K per year.

Locations

Though Portland, Ore. offers the least in terms of financial rewards (median pay is the lowest at approximately $48K), the greater part of Pacific Northwest College of Art students continue living here after college. Seattle, Wash. is on the other end of the salary spectrum, offering top-notch pay and a median salary of $97K; it's no wonder that Pacific Northwest College of Art grads are attracted to this city.

Degree Major

With a median annual earnings of around $64K per year, Pacific Northwest College of Art grads who have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are the best paid among the alumni population. Ranking last in the compensation department are those holding a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) — their annual income amounts to $53K on average.

Skills

Many Pacific Northwest College of Art grads have knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, with close to a third of alumni using this program on the clock. Pacific Northwest College of Art grads who have experience with Interaction Design can expect to make 127 percent more than other alumni ($97K on average). Proficiency in Graphic Design, Adobe Illustrator, and Web Design command top-of-the-line rewards as well.

Benefits and Perks

A majority of alumni set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Health benefits extend to a majority of grads, and nearly half of the alumni also receive dental coverage. Pacific Northwest College of Art alumni are also on the receiving end of a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, gym / health club / fitness membership, laptop / notebook computer, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Compensation averages approximately $45K for Oregon College of Art and Craft alumni, making their earnings most comparable to Pacific Northwest College of Art grads. Cornish College of the Arts, California College of the Arts, and the San Francisco Art Institute are also similar to Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Pacific Northwest College of Art Job Listings

Key Stats for Pacific Northwest College of Art

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %
Salary
$37,083 - $78,000
Salary
$26,553 - $94,041

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
4%
$96,749
$36,494 - $66,500

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