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 2019.

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 $15.90
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $22.50

$16.71
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $25.00

$16.81
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $26.50

$17.51
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $30.00

$17.58
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $35.00

N/A
Architecture $19.01
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $22.00

$19.53
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $24.00

$20.96
(average)

Low: $18.00
High: $24.00

$21.97
(average)

Low: $16.00
High: $25.00

$21.98
(average)

Low: $16.00
High: $25.00

$22.38
(average)

Low: $17.00
High: $26.00

Arts (includes Accounting and Financial Management) $17.59
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $24.50

$19.22
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $30.00

$20.72
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $38.00

$21.50
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $40.00

$21.55
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $33.00

N/A
Engineering (includes Software Engineering) $18.21
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $27.50

$20.36
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $35.00

$22.23
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $37.00

$23.51
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $37.00

$25.25
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $39.00

$26.17
(average)

Low: $17.00
High: $43.00

Environment $17.28
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $23.50

$19.16
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $28.50

$19.47
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $27.80

$21.26
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $29.20

$21.80
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $34.40

N/A
Mathematics (includes Computer Science and Computing & Financial Management) $19.34
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $36.00

$21.59
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $37.00

$24.11
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $40.85

$26.68
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $50.00

$28.23
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $60.00

$29.01
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $59.00

Actuarial Science $20.80
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $25.50

$21.98
(average)

Low: $16.00
High: $28.20

$24.60
(average)

Low: $15.00
High: $30.00

$26.20
(average)

Low: $18.00
High: $33.00

$27.94
(average)

Low: $20.00
High: $35.50

$29.71
(average)

Low: $19.00
High: $36.00

Science $16.73
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $26.00

$17.90
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $27.00

  $18.67
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $28.00

$19.48
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $30.00

$19.98
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $31.50

N/A
Pharmacy $16.52
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $22.00

$17.15
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $22.60

$17.27
(average)

Low: $14.00
High: $23.80

N/A N/A N/A

All Canadian Work Term data reported in Canadian Dollars.


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