Co-op student earnings information

We encourage you to pay co-op students at least minimum wage for the work location. If you have any questions about salary guidance, please feel free to contact us.

 

Canadian hourly earnings information

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.

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
(average)

$14.00-$24.00
(range)

$16.03
(average)

$14.00-$22.00
(range)

$16.84
(average)

$14.00-$23.10
(range)

$17.51
(average)

$14.00-$24.05
(range)

$18.23
(average)

$14.00-$25.00
(range)

N/A
Architecture

$17.91
(average)

$14.00-$25.00
(range)

$19.68
(average)

$15.00-$24.00
(range)

$19.70
(average)

$16.00-$25.00
(range)

$21.07
(average)

$17.00-$25.00
(range)

$20.91
(average)

$16.00-$26.00
(range)

$21.14
(average)

$17.00-$25.00
(range)

Arts (includes Accounting and Financial Management)

$17.22
(average)

$14.00-$25.00
(range)

$18.59
(average)

$15.00-$24.00
(range)

$19.96
(average)

$14.00-$29.00
(range)

$21.03
(average)

$14.00-$33.00
(range)

$20.50
(average)

$14.00-$30.00
(range)

N/A

Engineering (includes Software Engineering)

$17.62
(average)

$14.00-$27.00
(range)

$19.66
(average)

$14.00-$33.00
(range)

$21.16
(average)

$14.00-$34.00
(range)

$22.83
(average)

$14.00-$35.00
(range)

$24.13
(average)

$14.00-$38.00
(range)

$25.02
(average)

$14.00-$38.00
(range)

Environment

$16.95
(average)

$14.00-$35.00
(range)

$18.40
(average)

$14.00-$26.20
(range)

$19.43
(average)

$14.00-$31.10
(range)

$20.64
(average)

$14.00-$30.00
(range)

$21.45
(average)

$14.00-$37.00
(range)

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

$18.84
(average)

$14.00-$23.60
(range)

$20.87
(average)

$14.00-$36.00
(range)

$23.62
(average)

$14.00-$38.00
(range)

$24.45
(average)

$14.00-$38.00
(range)

$26.05
(average)

$14.00-$38.00
(range)

$26.54
(average)

$14.00-$38.00
(range)

Actuarial Science

$19.18
(average)

$14.00-$25.50
(range)

$21.78
(average)

$15.00-$30.00
(range)

$23.62
(average)

$14.00-$34.30
(range)

$25.37
(average)

$18.00-$35.40
(range)

$27.33
(average)

$20.00-$36.60
(range)

$28.51
(average)

$21.00-$36.60
(range)

Science

$16.30
(average)

$14.00-$24.50
(range)

$17.59
(average)

$14.00-$26.70
(range)

  $18.43
(average)

$14.00-$31.00
(range)

$19.05
(average)

$14.00-$30.00
(range)

$18.82
(average)

$14.00-$30.00
(range)

N/A

Pharmacy

$16.25
(average)

$14.00-$24.50
(range)

$16.53
(average)

$14.00-$24.50
(range)

$17.17
(average)

$14.00-$26.50
(range)

N/A N/A

N/A

All Canadian Work Term data reported in Canadian Dollars.


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