Hourly earnings information (January-December, 2018)

Co-op student earnings information is published annually by the University of Waterloo. The following information has been compiled using student-reported earnings from 2018.

When reading the tables below, please note that the top figure represents the average hourly earnings for the given co-op program and work term level, while the hourly salary range is included below.

Please note that this data is provided for informational purposes only. Co-operative Education 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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$20.67 (average)

$14.00-$38.00 (range)

Data excludes alternative remuneration received in addition to reported earnings.

Canadian Work Terms

Co-op program Work
term 1
Work
term 2
Work
term 3
Work
term 4
Work
term 5
Work
term 6
Applied Health Sciences

$15.93

$14.00-$24.00

$16.03

$14.00-$22.00

$16.84

$14.00-$23.10

$17.51

$14.00-$24.05

$18.23

$14.00-$25.00

N/A
Architecture

$17.97

$14.00-$24.00

$19.68

$15.00-$24.00

$19.70

$16.00-$25.00

$21.07

$17.00-$25.00

$20.91

$16.00-$26.00

$21.14

$17.00-$25.00

Arts (includes Accounting and Financial Management)

$17.22

$14.00-$25.00

$18.59

$14.00-$29.00

$19.96

$14.00-$29.00

$21.03

$14.00-$33.00

$20.50

$14.00-$30.00

N/A

Engineering (includes Software Engineering)

$17.62

$14.00-$27.00

$19.66

$14.00-$33.00

$21.16

$14.00-$34.00

$22.83

$14.00-$35.00

$24.13

$14.00-$38.00

$25.02

$14.00-$38.00

Environment

$16.95

$14.00-$23.60

$18.40

$14.00-$26.20

$19.43

$14.00-$31.10

$20.64

$14.00-$30.00

$21.45

$14.00-$37.00

N/A
Mathematics (includes Computer Science and Computing & Financial Management)

$18.84

$14.00-$35.00

$20.87

$14.00-$36.00

$23.62

$14.00-$38.00

$24.45

$14.00-$38.00

$26.05

$14.00-$38.00

$26.54

$14.00-$38.00

Actuarial Science

$19.18

$14.00-$25.50

$21.78

$15.00-$30.00

$23.62

$14.00-$34.30

$25.37

$18.00-$35.40

$27.33

$20.00-$36.60

$28.51

$21.00-$36.60

Science

$16.30

$14.00-$25.00

$17.59

$14.00-$26.70

  $18.43

$14.00-$31.00

$19.05

$14.00-$30.00

$18.82

$14.00-$30.00

N/A

Pharmacy

$16.25

$14.00-$24.50

$16.53

$14.00-$24.50

$17.17

$14.00-$26.50

N/A N/A

N/A

All Canadian Work Term data reported in Canadian Dollars.


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$39.40 USD (average)

$15.00-$60.00 (range)

Data excludes alternative remuneration received in addition to reported earnings.

United States Work Terms*

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

$15.00-$20.00

$18.50 USD

$15.00-$21.00

$19.42 USD

$17.50-$22.00

$20.37 USD

$16.50-$24.50

$20.47 USD

$16.50-$25.00

$20.57 USD

$17.00-$31.25

Engineering (includes Software Engineering)

$27.58 USD

$15.00-$33.00

$36.57 USD

$15.00-$50.00

$38.29 USD

$15.00-$54.00

$36.79 USD

$15.00-$60.00

$39.51 USD

$15.00-$60.00

$41.47 USD

$18.00-$60.00

Mathematics (includes Computer Science and Computing & Financial Management)

$30.57 USD

$21.00-$43.00

$37.06 USD

$17.00-$53.25

$40.35 USD

$20.00-$56.25

$41.58 USD

$21.00-$60.00

$42.39 USD

$15.00-$60.00

$44.68 USD

$15.00-$60.00

All United States Work Term data reported in US Dollars (USD).

*All US Work Term figures 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 per cent of all co-op work terms in 2018 were located in the United States.

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