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 January - December 2020.

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.

Faculty or program Work
term 1
Work
term 2
Work
term 3
Work
term 4
Work
term 5
Work
term 6
Faculty of Arts $18.00
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $25.50

$19.10
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $29.00

$20.76
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $35.00

$22.05
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $38.00

$21.85
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $35.00

N/A
Faculty of Engineering (includes Software Engineering) $18.50
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $28.00

$20.40
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $35.00

$22.08
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $36.00

$24.20
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $39.00

$25.70
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $44.00

$26.66
(average)

Low: $17.00
High: $50.00

Faculty of Engineering - Architecture $19.15
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $22.00

$19.50
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $22.00

$19.60
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $22.50

$22.04
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $25.00

$22.15
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $28.00

$22.20
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $32.00

Faculty of Environment $17.20
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $23.50

$19.00
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $26.00

$19.65
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $27.80

$21.40
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $30.00

$21.95
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $33.50

N/A
Faculty of Health $15.75
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $23.00

$16.70
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $23.00

$17.90
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $24.00

$17.95
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $26.50

$19.05
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $27.00

N/A
Faculty of Mathematics (includes Computer Science and Computing & Financial Management) $19.35
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $32.00

$22.40
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $40.00

$24.90
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $50.00

$27.25
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $55.00

$28.80
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $60.00

$31.25
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $63.00

Faculty of Mathematics - Actuarial Science $20.40
(average)

Low: $16.00
High: $28.00

$22.65
(average)

Low: $16.00
High: $25.00

$25.20
(average)

Low: $16.00
High: $30.00

$27.10
(average)

Low: $19.00
High: $32.50

$29.70
(average)

Low: $23.00
High: $35.00

$29.75
(average)

Low: $24.00
High: $38.00

Faculty of Science $17.30
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $24.50

$17.90
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $25.00

$19.40
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $28.00

$20.64
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $35.00

$21.40
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $33.00

N/A
Faculty of Science - Pharmacy $17.18
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $24.90

$18.00
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $25.00

$18.22
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $25.25

N/A N/A N/A

All Canadian Work Term data reported in Canadian Dollars.


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