San Bernardino Valley College is ranked #2 in Southern California for the mid-career
median earnings of its alumni, according to a report by PayScale.com.
PayScale.com is the world’s largest online salary database, and in its annual College
Salary Report for 2016–2017, SBVC came in 15th place nationally, tied with College
of the Canyons. PayScale found that when it comes to early career pay (the median
salary for alumni with less than five years of work experience), SBVC graduates make
$41,100. For mid-career pay (the median salary for alumni with more than 10 years
experience), that amount increases to $64,600. Out of all community college degrees,
computer engineering took the top spot with a median mid-career pay of $77,300.
“This year’s report highlights that degrees focusing on engineering and science provide
the greatest opportunity for increased and high median mid-career salaries,” said
Katie Bardaro, lead economist for PayScale.
The data used to produce the report was collected from employees who completed a survey
sent by PayScale. PayScale found that in general, public community colleges produce
the highest earners.
To see the full report, visit http://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report/2-year-colleges.