US hourly earnings information (January-December, 2019)

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.


United States Work Terms

Co-op program Work
term 1
Work
term 2
Work
term 3
Work
term 4
Work
term 5
Work
term 6
Architecture $18.30 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $20.00
$18.85 USD
(average)
Low: $15.50
High: $22.00
$19.07 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $22.50
$19.05 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $21.00
$19.48 USD
(average)
Low: $14.25
High: $25.00
$19.66 USD
(average)
Low: $14.00
High: $25.00
Engineering (includes Software Engineering) $27.17 USD
(average)
Low: $15.00
High: $46.00
$33.30 USD
(average)
Low: $14.50
High: $50.00
$37.74 USD
(average)
Low: $14.50
High: $60.00
$40.32 USD
(average)
Low: $16.00
High: $60.00
$42.97 USD
(average)
Low: $14.25
High: $63.50
$43.70 USD
(average)
Low: $17.00
High: $70.00
Mathematics (includes Computer Science and Computing & Financial Management) $31.73 USD
(average)
Low: $20.00
High: $42.50
$39.15 USD
(average)
Low: $20.00
High: $55.00
$40.02 USD
(average)
Low: $17.00
High: $70.00
$43.29 USD
(average)
Low: $18.00
High: $70.00
$45.81 USD
(average)
Low: $20.00
High: $70.00
$46.80 USD
(average)
Low: $18.00
High: $70.00

*All US Work Term figures reported in US Dollars (USD). While students from all faculties complete co-op work terms in the United States, only those with a sufficient sample size have been reported. Please note that 10 per cent of all co-op work terms in 2019 were located in the United States.​