Salary costs and financial incentives

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 2019.

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 Programs
Minimum-Average-Maximum
Arts 
Cognitive Science (B.A.) $14.00 – $19.36 – $26.00
English (B.A.) $15.00 – $18.33 – $24.77
Environmental Studies (B.A.) $16.49 – $18.43 – $20.19
French (B.A.) $14.00 – $16.95 – $20.19
Geography (B.A.), Geomatics (B.A.) $14.00 – $18.20 – $21.64
History (B.A.) $16.00 – $18.56 – $23.15
Psychology (B.A.) $14.50 – $17.24 – $20.19
Sociology & Anthropology (B.A.) $16.49 – $19.74 – $24.77
Commerce
Commerce (B.Com.) $14.00 – $19.12 – $26.73
Engineering and Design 
Aerospace (B.Eng.) $15.00 – $20.46 – $30.00
Architecture (B.A.S.) $15.00 – $19.50 – $23.15
Architectural Conservation and Sustainability (B.Eng.) $15.00 – $20.51 – $29.00
Biomedical & Electrical (B.Eng.) $14.00 – $22.28 – $31.48
Biomedical & Mechanical (B.Eng.) $14.00 – $20.35 – $27.62
Civil (B.Eng.) $15.00 – $20.55 – $31.30
Communications (B.Eng.) $20.00 – $22.84 – $25.00
Computer Systems (B.Eng.) $16.00 – $21.92 – $28.20
Electrical (B.Eng.) $14.00 – $21.73 – $30.00
Engineering Physics (B.Eng.) $14.00 – $17.32 – $21.64
Environmental (B.Eng.) $15.68 – $18.23 – $23.15
Industrial Design (B.I.D.) $17.00 – $19.76 – $25.12
Information Technology (B.I.T.) $16.00 – $20.99 – $30.50
Mechanical (B.Eng.) $15.00 – $20.34 – $31.30
Physics (B.Eng.) $14.00 – $21.43 – $30.76
Software (B.Eng.) $14.50 – $22.00 – $33.00
Sustainable and Renewable Energy (B.Eng.) $16.00 – $19.47 – $29.50
Public Affairs 
Communication and Media Studies (B.Co.M.S.) $15.00 – $18.75 – $23.15
Economics (B.A.) $15.00 – $19.08 – $27.00
European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (B.A.)
Law (B.A.) $15.00 – $19.21 – $21.64
Political Science (B.A.) $15.00 – $18.71 – $24.77
Public Affairs and Policy Management (B.P.A.P.M.) $14.32 – $19.32 – $24.77
Computer Science, Mathematics and Science 
Computer Science (B.C.S.) $15.42 – $22.06 – $35.00
Mathematics (B.Math.) $16.49 – $21.51 – $28.00
Science (B.Sc.) $14.00 – $18.29 – $25.44
Graduate Programs 
Computer Science (M.C.S.) $15.63 – $24.69 – $31.50
European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (M.A.) $18.00 – $23.05 – $29.45
Infrastructure Protection and International Security (M.I.P.I.S.) $17.96 – $22.68 – $27.73
International Affairs (M.A.) $16.00 – $23.68 – $30.00
Political Science (M.A.) $16.00 – $21.96 – $27.73
Public Policy and Administration (M.P.P.A.) $16.00 – $22.99 – $27.73
Sociology (M.A.) $22.04 – $23.07 – $23.78
Sustainable Energy Policy (M.A.) $20.40 – $23.82 – $27.80

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