The majority of alumni accept jobs in the legal services industry. Portland Community College graduates see an average starting salary of $40K.
After college, a notable gender gap appears: the average female graduate makes $46K where the average male graduate hauls home about $59K.
Portland Community College students enjoy their time in Portland, and close to one-half of students actually choose to live and work there after graduating.
Among the highest-paid Portland Community College alumni are those with an Associate's Degree — they earn close to $37K on average per year.
Just over a fifth of Portland Community College grads wind up using Microsoft Office at their job, which is one of the most common skills among alumni. Operations Management commands a pay premium of 65 percent for Portland Community College grads. Other top skills include Customer Service, Office Administration, and Payroll Administration.
Benefits and Perks
Former students at this school — more than half of alums — are lucky enough to receive paid vacation and paid sick leave. Health coverage is awarded to a majority of respondents, and dental insurance is issued to half of the former students as well. More than half of graduates save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Alumni of Portland Community College also take in life insurance and a casual working environment.
Other schools similar to Portland Community College include Seattle Community College-North Campus, Salt Lake Community College, and American River College. Graduates of Portland Community College report the smallest average salaries relative to comparable schools; however, Tacoma Community College alumni, who make an average of $55K, do not sit too far above Portland Community College on the pay scale.