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Salary Guide

Undergraduate Co-op Weekly Salary Guide

The Drexel Co-op program is competitive for employers and students. Employers should consider the salary guide below as a starting point when making offers of employment to Drexel Co-op students. Employers should also consider their potential competitors in the recruiting process, additional employment benefits, transportation requirements, etc.

The salary information in the tables below reflects combined data from students in the four year and five year co-op programs. These salaries are based on the gross median weekly salaries of paid co-op experiences from the 2015–2016 academic year. Unpaid experiences and experiences receiving only stipends are not included in the data analysis.

Although salaries do fluctuate with current market conditions, the figures below provide a general idea of what students in Drexel programs are paid. The three categories represent the 25th percentile, the 50th percentile, and the 75th percentile of co-op salaries. For example, the 25th percentile indicates the 25% of students in paid experiences make less than the listed amount. 75% of students make more than the amount listed in the 25th percentile. 

Students should also consider the competitive nature of the co-op program when reviewing co-op opportunities. Co-op salaries, much like career salaries, are driven by the industry and market needs. While the vast majority of co-op positions are paid, some students enter into unpaid co-op arrangements based on the quality of the work experience and/or its ability to best fit the student's interests. In some circumstances, co-ops may be unpaid because of industry standards. For example, co-op positions in the fields of research and the creative arts are typically unpaid. While the salary guide below is a guideline for gross weekly co-op salaries, it does not constitute a guarantee of co-op income.

Lastly, employers and students should be aware of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and related state and local statutes that may govern the relationship between students and employers. Steinbright encourages students and employees to review the FLSA and determine whether its minimum-wage, overtime, and other provisions are relevant to the circumstances of their co-ops.

Drexel University Median Weekly Co-op Earnings

Major
25th 50th 75th
All Majors
$563
$680 $800

By Major

Center for Food and Hospitality

Major 25th 50th 75th
Culinary Arts and Science $369 $500 $640
Hospitality Management* $336 $380 $450
Center Total
$363 $400 $610

*Less than 50% of co-op positions in this program were paid.

Center for Sport Management

Major 25th 50th 75th
Sport Management* $400 $400 $680

*Less than 50% of co-op positions in this program were paid.

Close School of Entrepreneurship

Major 25th 50th 75th
Entrepreneurship & Innovation $432 $583 $680

College of Arts & Sciences

Major 25th 50th 75th
Anthropology* Insufficient salary data available for this program.
Biological Sciences $450 $532 $760
Chemistry $520 $640 $800
Communication $400 $520 $640
Criminology & Justice Studies* Insufficient salary data available for this program.
English* $359 $480 $525
Environmental Studies & Sustainability* Insufficient salary data available for this program.
Environmental Science $455 $520 $560
Geoscience $464 $564 $690
History $435 $503 $755
International Area Studies* $520 $576 $680
Mathematics $640 $730 $800
Philosophy Insufficient salary data available for this program.
Physics $560 $640 $760
Political Science $428 $525 $546
Psychology* $400 $513 $620
Sociology Insufficient salary data available for this program.
College Total $480 $550 $684

*Less than 50% of co-op positions in this program were paid.

College of Computing and Informatics

Major 25th 50th 75th
Computer Science $720 $820 $920
Computing & Security Tech $760 $840 $920
Informatics $640 $720 $760
Information Systems $700 $760 $840
Information Technology $665 $730 $840
Software Engineering $780 $880 $960
College Total $720 $800 $920

College of Engineering

Major 25th 50th 75th
Architectural Engineering $600 $680 $720
Chemical Engineering $610 $760 $840
Civil Engineering $563 $640 $713
Computer Engineering $750 $840 $920
Construction Management $600 $680 $760
Electrical Engineering $700 $800 $840
Engineering $526 $660 $800
Engineering Technology $640 $760 $850
Engineering Undeclared $563 $650 $690
Environmental Engineering $563 $600 $710
Materials Science and Engineering $640 $720 $840
Mechanical Engineering $600 $700 $800
Property Management
Insufficient salary data available for this program.
College Total
$604 $720 $809

Goodwin

Major 25th 50th 75th
General Studies
Insufficient salary data available for this program.

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Major 25th 50th 75th
Behavioral Health Counseling* Insufficient salary data available for this program.
Health Sciences $320 $400 $494
Health Services Administration $320 $418 $692
Nursing $448 $494 $560
Nutrition and Food Science* Insufficient salary data available for this program.
College Total $434 $494 $560

*Less than 50% of co-op positions in this program were paid.

Pennoni Honors College

Major 25th 50th 75th
Custom-Designed Major
$440 $507 $620

Dornsife School of Public Health

Major 25th 50th 75th
Public Health
Insufficient salary data available for this program.

LeBow College of Business

Major 25th 50th 75th
Accounting $640 $760 $920
Business Analytics
Insufficient salary data available for this program.
Business and Engineering $680 $750 $860
Economics** $600 $675 $800
Entrepreneurship $529 $640 $710
Finance $600 $692 $800
General Business $500 $600 $700
International Business $580 $660 $735
Legal Studies - Business $543 $640 $720
Management Information Systems (MIS) $720 $760 $840
Marketing $520 $600 $680
Operations/Supply Chain Management $600 $703 $800
College Total $600 $680 $800

**This data includes economics majors in both LeBow College of Business and the School of Economics

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems

Major 25th 50th 75th
Biomedical Engineering $600 $700 $840

School of Economics

Major 25th 50th 75th
Economics** $600 $675 $800
Economic Analysis Insufficient salary data available for this program.

**This data includes economics majors in both LeBow College of Business and the School of Economics

School of Education

Major 25th 50th 75th
Elementary Education Insufficient salary data available for this program.
College Total Insufficient salary data available for this program.

Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Major 25th 50th 75th
Animation & Visual Effects*
$320 $400 $520
Art History* Insufficient salary data available for this program.
Dance* Insufficient salary data available for this program.
Design and Merchandising* $320 $384 $480
Entertainment & Arts Management* Insufficient salary data available for this program.
Fashion Design* $380 $456 $560
Film and Video* Insufficient salary data available for this program.
Game Art & Production* $560 $585 $640
Graphic Design $520 $582 $720
Interactive Digital Media $600 $600 $760
Interior Design $497 $500 $526
Music Industry* $360 $400 $400
Photography* Insufficient salary data available for this program.
Product Design $600 $600 $920
Screenwriting and Playwriting* Insufficient salary data available for this program.
TV Production & Media Management* Insufficient salary data available for this program.
College Total* $420 $550 $600

*Less than 50% of co-op positions in this program were paid.

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