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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 $3,715 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, 2015-2016

MajorNo. Reporting
Average
High
Low
Applied & Engineering Physics
1 (100%)
$21.00
$21.00$21.00
Biological Engineering
4 (100%)
$17.94$21.00$12.00
Chemical Engineering
16 (100%)
$24.58$29.92$20.00
Civil Engineering
4 (80%)
$19.63$22.50$18.00
Computer Science
10 (92%)
$25.47$34.00$19.25
Electrical & Computer Engineering
6 (75%)
$24.48$33.00$20.00
Information Science &
Systems Technology
1 (100%)
$25.00$25.00$25.00
Mechanical Engineering
10 (90%)
$20.56$22.50$16.00
Operations Research &
Industrial Engineering
11 (100%)
$24.54$27.00$18.00
Last updated 9/15

Monthly starting salaries for co-op students, based on a 40-hour week, averaged $3,715, with a median of $3,404. 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.