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Co-op Salary Statistics

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Cornell University’s Engineering Cooperative Education Program provides an educational opportunity that integrates a student's academic and career interests with paid, productive work experience at cooperating organizations throughout the world.

On average, co-op students make about $4,155 per month at their co-op position.  The most recent Salary Statistics for Co-op Students is provided below, according to their major.

Hourly Salary Statistics, 2017-2018

 

Major No. Reporting Average High Low
Biological Engineering 1 (50%) $22.50 $22.50 $22.50
Chemical Engineering 5 (83%) $23.46 $26.15 $17.00
Civil Engineering 4 (100%) $19.38 $22.50 $17.00
Computer Science 13 (87%) $31.22 $40.00 $19.00
Electrical & Computer Engineering 6 (86%) $23.76 $27.00 $16.66
Information Science &
Systems Technology
3 (100%) $24.33 $27.00 $23.00
Mechanical Engineering 11 (69%) $21.60 $25.25 $16.66
Operations Research &
Industrial Engineering
6 (67%) $29.32 $40.00 $23.00

Last updated 9/17

Monthly starting salaries for co-op students, based on a 40-hour week, averaged $4,155, with a median of $3,680. Geographic location, current economic conditions, and other forms of compensation may affect students’ salaries. Salaries are based on students’ first co-op work periods.

These records do not include salaries for positions outside of the United States, nor do they include stipends for housing or relocation expenses.