Co-op student earnings information

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Undergraduate 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 2021.

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.

All Canadian work term data reported in Canadian dollars.
Faculty or program Work
term 1
Work
term 2
Work
term 3
Work
term 4
Work
term 5
Work
term 6
Faculty of Arts $17.75
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $27.00

$19.35
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $28.50

$20.95
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $35.00

$21.70
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $35.50

$21.95
(average)

Low: $14.25
High: $33.00

N/A
Faculty of Engineering (including Software Engineering) $18.35
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $28.00

$20.30
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $32.00

$22.55
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $37.00

$23.95
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $38.00

$25.75
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $45.00

$27.72
(average)

Low: $14.25
High: $60.00

Faculty of Engineering - Architecture $17.82
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $22.00

$20.32
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $26.00

$20.58
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $26.00

$21.25
(average)

Low: $17.00
High: $24.00

$21.42
(average)

Low: $17.00
High: $25.00

$23.60
(average)

Low: $19.00
High: $27.50

Faculty of Environment $17.40
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $24.50

$18.92
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $26.75

$19.95
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $28.75

$21.40
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $34.00

$22.25
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $34.25

N/A
Faculty of Health $16.25
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $24.00

$16.50
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $25.00

$17.40
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $25.00

$18.65
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $28.75

$19.52
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $30.00

N/A
Faculty of Mathematics (including Computer Science and Computing & Financial Management) $20.15
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $32.50

$22.05
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $35.00

$24.98
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $46.50

$27.60
(average)

Low: $14.35
High: $55.00

$28.96
(average)

Low: $14.40
High: $60.00

$30.95
(average)

Low: $14.60
High: $62.00

Faculty of Mathematics - Actuarial Science $20.45
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $28.00

$21.25
(average)

Low: $16.00
High: $28.40

$24.05
(average)

Low: $16.00
High: $30.00

$26.65
(average)

Low: $16.00
High: $34.50

$29.30
(average)

Low: $17.00
High: $37.00

$31.00
(average)

Low: $22.00
High: $37.00

Faculty of Science $16.90
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $25.00

$18.18
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $25.50

$19.45
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $30.00

$20.45
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $35.00

$20.70
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $37.50

N/A
Faculty of Science - Pharmacy $17.45
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $24.75

$18.28
(average)

Low: $14.25
High: $28.30

$18.45
(average)

Low: $14.25
High: $28.00

N/A N/A N/A

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Graduate Canadian hourly earnings information

All Canadian work term data is reported in Canadian Dollars for data collected January - December 2021
Faculty Master's students
Arts
(Master of Arts,
Master of Public Service)
$22.32
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $37.00

Engineering
(Master of Applied Science,
Master of Management Sciences,
Master of Architecture)
$23.70
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $38.00

Mathematics
(Master of Mathematics,
Master of Data Science and
Artificial Intelligence)
$31.15
(average)

Low: $19.00
High: $46.00

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Additional basic student earnings information

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