Earnings for United States Work Terms

Average earnings for United States Work Terms in 2018*

Co-op program Work
term 1
Work
term 2
Work
term 3
Work
term 4
Work
term 5
Work
term 6
Architecture $18.30 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $20.00
$18.50 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $21.00
$19.42 USD
(average)
Low: $17.50
High: $22.00
$20.37 USD
(average)
Low: $16.50
High: $24.50
$20.47 USD
(average)
Low: $16.50
High: $25.00
$20.57 USD
(average)
Low: $17.00
High: $31.25
Engineering

(includes Software Engineering)

$27.58 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $33.00
$36.57 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $50.00
$38.29 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $54.00
$36.79 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $60.00
$39.51 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $60.00
$41.47 USD
(average)
Low: $18.00
High: $60.00

Mathematics
(includes Computer Science and Computing & Financial Management)

$30.57 USD
(average)
Low: $21.00
High: $43.00
$37.06 USD
(average)
Low: $17.00
High: $53.25
$40.35 USD
(average)
Low: $20.00
High: $56.25
$41.58 USD
(average)
Low: $21.00
High: $60.00
$42.39 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $60.00
$44.68 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $60.00

*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. Please note that 10 percent of all co-op work terms in 2018 were located in the United States.

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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