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Salary Guide

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 employments 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 2013-2014 academic year. An asterisk (*) on the chart below indicates that less than 50% of co-op positions were paid in the listed program. A plus sign (+) on the chart below indicates that that there is insufficient salary data for that program. 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, while 75% of students make more than the listed amount.

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.

Antionette Westphal College of Media Art and Design

Major Median Weekly 25th 75th
Animation & Visual Effects*
$660
$544 $760
Dance+
n/a
n/a n/a
Design and Merchandising* $400 $380 $400
Entertainment & Arts Management*+ n/a n/a n/a
Fashion Design* $400 $400 $440
Film and Video* $300 $264 $396
Game Art & Production $660 $640 $710
Graphic Design $525 $492 $600
Interactive Digital Media+ n/a n/a n/a
Interior Design* $500 $400 $520
Music Industry*+ n/a
n/a n/a
Photography*+ n/a
n/a n/a
Product Design+
n/a n/a n/a
Screenwriting and Playwriting*+ n/a n/a n/a
TV Production & Media Management n/a n/a n/a
Web Development & Interaction Design+ n/a n/a n/a
College Total* $492 $400 $600

College of Arts & Sciences

Major Median Weekly
25th 75th
Anthropology+ n/a n/a n/a
Biological Sciences* $550 $454 $621
Chemistry $600 $504 $720
Communications* $550 $491 $600
Criminal Justice+ n/a
n/a n/a
English* $525 $480 $600
Environmental Science $492 $455 $600
Environmental Studies $595 $350 $640
General Humanities and Social Science+ n/a n/a n/a
Geoscience*+ n/a n/a n/a
History*+ n/a n/a n/a
International Area Studies* $560 $380 $600
Mathematics $670 $585 $760
Philosophy+ n/a n/a n/a
Physics $624 $540 $760
Political Science* $492 $448 $542
Psychology* $497 $400
$565
Sociology*+ n/a n/a n/a
College Total $560  $480 $640

LeBow College of Business

Major Median Weekly
25th 75th
Accounting $650 $570 $800
Business Analytics*+
n/a
n/a n/a
Business and Engineering $640 $565 $740
Economics $680 $600 $720
Entrepreneurship $600 $546 $760
Finance $650 $595 $740
General Business $598 $520 $664
International Business $605 $481 $682
Legal Studies - Business
$570 $525 $680
Management Information Systems (MIS) $680 $560 $760
Marketing $570 $490 $650
Operations/Supply Chain Management $585 $560 $680
College Total $610 $553 $720

School of Economics

Major Median Weekly
25th 75th
Economics $665 $600 $800
 

College of Computing and Informatics

Major Median Weekly
25th 75th
Computer Science $788 $694 $840
Informatic+ n/a n/a n/a
Information Systems $760 $692 $790
Information Technology $700 $640 $760
Software Engineering $795 $720 $840
College Total $760 $680 $840

College of Engineering

Major Median Weekly
25th 75th
Architectural Engineering $640 $543 $680
Chemical Engineering $720 $609 $840
Civil Engineering $600 $560 $680
Computer Engineering $750 $684 $800
Construction Management $604 $560 $680
Electrical Engineering $740 $640 $790
Engineering $696 $560 $780
Engineering Technology $700 $640 $760
Environmental Engineering $586 $533 $640
Materials Science and Engineering $700 $640 $760
Mechanical Engineering $680 $600 $760
Property Management+
n/a n/a n/a
College Total
$680 $600 $760

Center for Hospitality and Sport Management

Major Median Weekly
25th 75th
Culinary Arts+
n/a n/a n/a
Culinary Science $600 $400 $640
Hospitality Management $376 $315 $400
Sport Management* $448 $320 $520
College Total*
$430 $320 $520

College of Nursing & Health Professions

Major Median Weekly
25th 75th
Behavioral Health Counseling*+ n/a n/a n/a
Health Sciences $392 $320 $494
Health Services Administration $480 $346 $575
Nursing $494 $448 $560
Nutrition and Food Science+ n/a n/a n/a
College Total $488 $436 $550

Pennoni Honors College

Major Median Weekly
25th 75th
Custom Design Major*
$451 $360 $600

School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, & Health Systems

Major Median Weekly
25th 75th
Biomedical Engineering $680 $585 $730

School of Education

Major Median Weekly
25th 75th
College Total* $492 $280 $492
AY 2014 Total Median Weekly
25th 75th

$640
$541 $740