Clemson Center for Career and Professional Development

Cooperative Education Program

Salary Survey Chart

Current information from 22-23

Clemson University

Average Base Salary




Academic Disciplines


1st Rotation
CO-OP 1010


2nd Rotation
CO-OP 1020


3rd Rotation
CO-OP 1030

Engineering / STEM




Business & Social Sciences *




Packaging Science *





*Non-engineering majors may complete the program with two rotations.



Additional Stipends Offered Above Average Base Salary:

  • Many companies within driving distance to campus (less than 50 miles) are offering gas stipends. The average gas stipend is $215 per month.
  • Almost every company that requires students to relocate provides some form of housing assistance. Some companies provide an apartment. The average housing stipend is $792 per month. 

Additional information:

  • 67% of Co-ops were hosted in SC.
  • Our Co-ops were hosted in over 29 states.