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Salary Guide

Co-op Weekly Salary Guide

Click on the links below to find out important industry information such as possible jobs/salaries, key resources available and past companies that have hired Drexel Students.

Drexel Co-op is a competitive process. 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. An asterisk (*) on the chart below indicates that co-op positions in that major are generally unpaid. A double asterisk (**) on the chart below indicates that that there is no salary data for that major.

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 paid co-op assignments from the 2012-13 academic year. The three categories represent the 20th percentile, the mean, and the 80th percentile. Although salaries do fluctuate with current market conditions, the figures below provide a general idea of what students in the majors below are paid.

Recently, more students have chosen to complete a co-op abroad, which allows students to gain an international perspective of their field. International co-ops, when paid, are usually not competitive with U.S. salary rates. To assist students with expenses, the Steinbright Career Development Center offers many stipends and scholarships for students participating in the co-op abroad program. For more information, please visit our International website.

Lastly, students should keep in mind that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and related state and local statutes may govern the relationship between students and employers. We encourage 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.

Antionette Westphal College

Major Ave Weekly 20th 80th
Dance** $320.00 n/a n/a
Design and Merchandising* $427.04 $400.00 $456.00
Digital Media $586.36 $525.00 $658.50
Entertainment & Arts Management* $630.00 n/a n/a
Fashion Design* $476.67 $400.00 $640.00
Film and Video* $475.00 n/a n/a
Graphic Design* $581.98 $494.00 $660.00
Interior Design* $454.46 $362.25 $520.00
Music Industry* $510.59 n/a n/a
Photography* n/a n/a n/a
Product Design $640.00 n/a n/a
Screenwriting and Playwriting* n/a n/a n/a
TV Production & Media Management $290.00 n/a n/a
College Total $512.89 $400.00 $624.60

College of Arts & Sciences

Major Ave Weekly 20th 80th
Anthropology** n/a n/a n/a
Biological Sciences $565.56 $480.00 $680.00
Chemistry $574.43 $480.00 $675.20
Communications* $537.49 $456.00 $640.00
Criminal Justice** $420.00 n/a n/a
English* $499.42 $380.00 $577.20
Environmental Science $540.07 $490.00 $600.00
Environmental Studies* $527.42 $494.00 $600.00
History* $564.93 $na n/a
International Area Studies* $554.91 $360.00 $646.00
Mathematics $691.81 $560.00 $760.00
Physics $651.68 $520.00 $720.00
Political Science* $479.41 $315.00 $560.00
Psychology* $488.66 $360.00 $560.00
Sociology* $447.58 n/a n/a
Still Deciding* $560.00 n/a n/a
College Total $559.82  $472.50 $665.00

Lebow College of Business

Major Ave Weekly 20th 80th
Accounting $668.26 $542.50 $800.00
Business and Engineering $653.82 $540.00 $740.00
Entrepreneurship $582.66 $400.00 $720.00
Economics $652.97 $502.00 $770.00
Finance $676.91 $532.00 $800.00
General Business $567.56 $455.00 $670.00
International Business $570.71 $400.00 $580.00
Legal Studies $551.55 $400.00 $644.40
Management Information Systems (MIS) $700.93 $568.75 $800.00
Marketing $558.96 $400.00 $660.00
Operations/Supply Chain Management $659.16 $620.80 $740.00
College Total $625.80 $490.00 $740.00

College of Computing and Informatics

Major Ave Weekly 20th 80th
Computer Science $815.27 $640.00 $900.00
Information Systems $732.41 $633.46 $800.00
Information Technology $702.75 $630.00 $760.00
Software Engineering $781.83 $680.00 $840.00
College Total $775.11 $640.00 $840.00 

College of Engineering

Major Ave Weekly 20th 80th
Architectural Engineering $623.06 $532.80 $720.00
Chemical Engineering $730.38 $560.00 $840.00
Civil Engineering $597.30 $532.80 $660.00
Computer Engineering $744.24 $640.00 $800.00
Electrical Engineering $722.91 $640.00 $800.00
Engineering $684.38 $600.00 $753.00
Environmental Engineering $598.09 $532.80 $640.00
Materials Science and Engineering $684.03 $573.20 $760.00
Mechanical Engineering $680.94 $580.00 $760.00
Still Deciding $546.16 $440.00 $620.00
College Total
$681.78 $560.00 $780.00

Center for Hospitality and Sports Management

Major Ave Weekly 20th 80th
Culinary Arts* $400.00 n/a n/a
Culinary Science $472.00 n/a n/a
General Studies  $462.67 n/a n/a 
Hospitality Management $444.79 $400.00 $525.00
Sports Management* $446.55 $300.00 $600.00
College Total
$448.97  $380.00 $570.00 

College of Nursing & Health Professions

Major Ave Weekly 20th 80th
Behavioral Health Counseling** n/a n/a n/a
Health Sciences $386.87 $300.00 $480.00
Health Services Administration $433.40 $300.00 $500.00
Nursing $493.67 $411.12 $560.00
Nutrition and Food Science * $494.60 n/a n/a
College Total $479.42  $400.00 $560.00

Goodwin College of Professional Studies

Major Ave Weekly 20th 80th
Construction Management $592.89 $520.00 $650.00
Engineering Technology $644.75 $560.00 $720.00
College Total $618.82
$540.00
$685.00

Pennoni Honors College

Major Ave Weekly 20th 80th
Custom Design Major
$452.50 $400.00 $525.20
College Total $452.50
$400.00
$525.20

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, & Health Systems

Major Ave Weekly 20th 80th
Biomedical Engineering $642.70 $516.25 $760.00
College Total $642.70 $516.25 $760.00 

School of Education

Major Ave Weekly 20th 80th
Elementary Education* $414.13 n/a n/a
Teacher Education $500.00 n/a n/a
College Total $463.20 $350.00 $580.00 
AY 2013 Total Ave Weekly 20th 80th

$638.19
$504.00 $760.00