Earnings for United States Work Terms

Average earnings for United States Work Terms in 2020*

Faculty / program Work
term 1
Work
term 2
Work
term 3
Work
term 4
Work
term 5
Work
term 6

Faculty of Engineering

Includes: 

Architecture

Software Engineering

$25.25 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $46.00
$33.55 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $53.10
$35.15 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $61.00
$38.60 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $70.00
$41.50 USD
(average)
Low: $16.00
High: $80.00
$44.05 USD
(average)
Low: $17.00
High: $80.00

Faculty of Mathematics

Includes:

Actuarial Science 

Computer Science 

Computing & Financial Management

$32.25 USD
(average)
Low: $14.00
High: $46.00
$39.40 USD
(average)
Low: $16.00
High: $60.00
$41.20 USD
(average)
Low: $19.00
High: $70.00
$44.60 USD
(average)
Low: $19.00
High: $75.00
$47.85 USD
(average)
Low: $21.00
High: $80.00
$47.90 USD
(average)
Low: $23.00
High: $80 

*All United States Work Term data reported in US Dollars (USD). While students from all faculties complete co-op work terms in the United States, only those with a sufficient sample size have been reported. During 2020 students worked for US companies from a remote location in Canada as a result of Covid-19 restrictions. Although not physically located in the US, these jobs have been counted as US employers.

Unpaid/underpaid work terms

In some situations, unpaid co-op jobs will be approved for work term credit, as long as the job conforms to the guidelines for unpaid/underpaid work terms.

Note: This data is provided for informational purposes only. Co-operative and Experiential Education at UWaterloo does not establish or recommend pay level for co-op students, and this information should only be used as a guideline to be reconciled with the known market conditions for the position. Please exercise diligence in applying this information to your specific situation.

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