Student earnings

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.

 

Hourly earnings information

The following information is based on reported earnings from January to December in 2017.

Listed earnings are for your information only. The University of Waterloo does not establish or recommend pay level for co-op students. This information should be used as a guideline to be reconciled with the known labour market conditions of the position and location of employment. 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

$14.07
(average)

$11.25-$30.00
(range)

$14.97
(average)

$11.00-$23.95
(range)

$15.40
(average)

$11.25-$21.20
(range)

$16.85
(average)

$11.00-$37.33
(range)

$17.46
(average)

$11.00-$35.00
(range)

N/A
Architecture

$18.50
(average)

$13.60-$32.64
(range)

$18.58
(average)

$15.00-$22.00
(range)

$19.22
(average)

$15.00-$22.00
(range)

$20.11
(average)

$17.00-$23.00
(range)

$20.13
(average)

$17.00-$23.00
(range)

$20.23
(average)

$12.70-$25.00
(range)

Arts (includes Accounting and Financial Management)

$17.64
(average)

$11.20-$29.79
(range)

$19.36
(average)

$11.20-$35.00
(range)

$20.48
(average)

$11.40-$36.00
(range)

$21.11
(average)

$11.25-$38.08
(range)

$20.44
(average)

$12.00-$34.13
(range)

N/A

Engineering (includes Software Engineering)

$17.14
(average)

$11.00-$40.00
(range)

$19.19
(average)

$11.00-$40.00
(range)

$20.48
(average)

$11.00-$37.50
(range)

$22.49
(average)

$11.10-$45.00
(range)

$23.94
(average)

$11.00-$42.00
(range)

$24.77
(average)

$11.00-$44.00
(range)

Environment

$16.60
(average)

$11.20-$32.00
(range)

$18.02
(average)

$11.40-$29.10
(range)

$18.30
(average)

$11.40-$28.00
(range)

$19.86
(average)

$11.50-$33.00
(range)

$20.86
(average)

$11.50-$37.00
(range)

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

$18.15
(average)

$11.00-$30.03
(range)

$20.37
(average)

$11.40-$38.67
(range)

$22.37
(average)

$11.40-$40.00
(range)

$24.15
(average)

$11.40-$43.59
(range)

$25.55
(average)

$12.00-$44.97
(range)

$26.50
(average)

$11.70-$50.00
(range)

Actuarial Science

$17.94
(average)

$11.75-$23.56
(range)

$19.78
(average)

$11.40-$27.69
(range)

$22.16
(average)

$14.60-$28.85
(range)

$24.96
(average)

$17.78-$31.07
(range)

$27.84
(average)

$15.24-$37.14
(range)

$29.24
(average)

$20.00-$36.80
(range)

Science

$15.35
(average)

$11.00-$26.67
(range)

$16.90
(average)

$11.25-$24.60
(range)

  $17.04
(average)

$11.25-$30.00
(range)

$18.07
(average)

$11.00-$35.00
(range)

$18.11
(average)

$11.00-$33.00
(range)

N/A

Pharmacy

$16.07
(average)

$11.50-$23.73
(range)

$16.26
(average)

$12.40-$22.00
(range)

$16.96
(average)

$12.00-$35.58
(range)

N/A N/A

N/A

All Canadian Work Term data reported in Canadian Dollars.


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