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Salaries by Major at Houston Community College

How much money do Houston Community College graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $30,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $38,200 on average.

In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for HCC graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $55,100 followed by Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions paying $51,300 and Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services graduates who have a median starting income of $50,400 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Houston Community College graduates who received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loans. Not all graduates or fields of study are represented as data for some degree programs are omitted for privacy purposes.

Median first-year earnings for Houston Community College graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $55,100
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $51,300
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (Associate's Degree) $50,400
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Associate's Degree) $47,500
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $45,700
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Associate's Degree) $44,000
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $43,600
Physical Science Technologies/Technicians (Associate's Degree) $40,300
Drafting/Design Engineering Technologies/Technicians (Associate's Degree) $40,300
Accounting and Related Services (Associate's Degree) $34,100
Fire Protection (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $31,500
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $31,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Associate's Degree) $30,900
Precision Metal Working (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $29,900
Business Operations Support and Assistant Services (Associate's Degree) $28,600
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $27,100
Mining and Petroleum Technologies/Technicians (Associate's Degree) $23,900
Culinary Arts and Related Services (Associate's Degree) $19,100
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $14,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=225423 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Houston Community College.