Earnings for United States Work Terms

Average earnings for United States Work Terms in 2019*

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
$18.85 USD
(average)
Low: $15.50
High: $22.00
$19.07 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $22.50
$19.05 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $21.00
$19.48 USD
(average)
Low: $14.25
High: $25.00
$19.66 USD
(average)
Low: $14.00
High: $25.00
Engineering

(includes Software Engineering)

$27.17 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $46.00
$33.30 USD
(average)
Low: $14.50
High: $50.00
$37.74 USD
(average)
Low: $14.50
High: $60.00
$40.32 USD
(average)
Low: $16.00
High: $60.00
$42.97 USD
(average)
Low: $14.25
High: $63.50
$43.70 USD
(average)
Low: $17.00
High: $70.00

Mathematics
(includes Computer Science and Computing & Financial Management)

$31.73 USD
(average)
Low: $20.00
High: $42.50
$39.15 USD
(average)
Low: $20.00
High: $55.00
$40.02 USD
(average)
Low: $17.00
High: $70.00
$43.29 USD
(average)
Low: $18.00
High: $70.00
$45.81 USD
(average)
Low: $20.00
High: $70.00
$46.80 USD
(average)
Low: $18.00
High: $70.00

*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 2019 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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