As young professionals, co-op students seek fair and competitive wages. You, the employer, set the wages for your co-op student during his/her work term. Our salary survey is displayed by program discipline and level and represents the hourly salaries reported for work terms from 2021.

When you hire a co-op student, you may qualify for additional funding , subsidies or tax credits. Find out about financial assistance to help offset some of the cost of hiring a Carleton co-op student.

Co-op students are not included under the Ontario Employment Standards Act. While employers are not required to give co-op students vacation pay, statutory holiday pay, or overtime pay, most include compensation for these as part of the student’s salary.

CO-OP DEGREE PROGRAM 2021 MIN  2021 AVG   2021 MAX 
       
Arts and Social Sciences
Cognitive Science (B.Cog.Sc.) $15.12 $21.57 $26.00
English (B.A.) $15.00 $19.80 $24.77
Environmental Studies (B.A.)    $18.91 $23.15 $24.77
French (B.A.) $14.00 $16.95 $20.19
Geography (B.A.), Geomatics (B.A.) $18.91 $22.82 $26.73
History (B.A.) $16.00 $20.03 $24.77
Psychology (B.A)  $15.00 $20.31 $25.63
Sociology & Anthropology (B.A.) $18.91 $20.64 $32.00
       
Business
Commerce (B.Com.) $15.00 $19.78 $31.00
       
Engineering and Design
Aerospace (B.Eng.) $15.00 $22.09 $30.81
Architecture (B.A.S.) $15.00 $19.50 $23.15
Architectural Conservation and Sustainability (B.Eng.) $15.00 $23.05 $25.00
Biomedical & Electrical (B.Eng.) $15.00 $22.63 $26.63
Biomedical & Mechanical (B.Eng.) $15.00 $21.14 $28.00
Civil (B.Eng.) $15.00 $21.15 $35.00
Communications (B.Eng.) $23.08 $24.67 $26.75
Computer Systems (B.Eng.) $15.00 $22.80 $35.59
Electrical (B.Eng.) $16.00 $23.19 $28.00
Environmental (B.Eng.) $15.00 $20.90 $25.00
Industrial Design (B.I.D.) $15.00 $21.77 $25.00
Information Technology (B.I.T.) $15.00 $20.90 $35.00
Mechanical (B.Eng.) $15.00 $22.75 $30.81
Physics (B.Eng.) $23.15 $21.32 $26.00
Software (B.Eng.) $15.00 $24.50 $35.86
Sustainable and Renewable Energy (B.Eng.) $15.00 $21.40 $30.81
       
       
Public Affairs
Communication and Media Studies (B.Co.M.S) $15.00 $19.71 $25.64
Economics (B.A.) $16.49 $21.64 $24.77
Law (B.A.) $15.25 $24.06 $27.23
Political Science (B.A.) $16.49 $18.91 $24.77
Public Affairs and Policy Management (B.P.A.P.M.) $15.00 $21.66 $29.55
       
Computer Science, Mathematics and Science
Computer Science (B.C.S.) $15.00 $24.61 $46.62
Mathematics (B.Math.) $16.49 $22.18 $27.88
Science (B.Sc.) $15.00 $19.42 $31.72
       
Graduate Programs
Computer Science (M.C.S.) $20.00 $24.24 $30.00
European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (M.A.) $19.00 $21.16 $27.73
Infrastructure Protection and International Security (M.I.P.I.S.) $22.04 $24.28 $25.68
International Affairs (M.A.) $19.00 $21.64 $28.00
Political Science (M.A.) $18.91 $24.04 $27.73
Public Policy and Administration (M.P.P.A.) $21.42 $23.60 $27.73
Sociology (M.A.) $22.04 $22.98 $27.73
Sustainable Energy Policy (M.A.) $22.04 $24.41 $27.73