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Work Study Student Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$23,000
$17,000
$23,000
$30,000
Work study students in the United States make an average salary of $23,073 per year or $11.09 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $17,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $30,000. If you like following the crowd, education and manufacturing companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out non profits, education, and health care companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, California, and Alaska provide the highest work study student salaries.
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Map of Work Study Student Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Work Study Students earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Work Study Student Salary By Location

While a work study student can average a salary of $23,073 per year, or $11.09 per hour, there are many opportunities for work study students to make more. For example, in Los Angeles, CA you might make $30,659 per year. Other high-paying locations include Portland, OR, Washington, DC and Minneapolis, MN. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Los Angeles, CA where the average starting salary is $17,000. The highest paying states for work study students include Hawaii, Nevada and Washington. Meanwhile, Alabama, Missouri, and Oklahoma offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
$30,659
$31k
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$28,451
$28k
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$28,076
$28k
Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
$25,823
$26k
Hoboken, NJ
Hoboken, NJ
$25,562
$26k
Greeley, CO
Greeley, CO
$24,670
$25k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$24,588
$25k
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
$24,529
$25k
Reading, PA
Reading, PA
$24,325
$24k
Elgin, IL
Elgin, IL
$24,270
$24k

High Paying Work Study Student Jobs

Average Work Study Student Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Rush University Medical Center and Ivy Tech Community College as they offer the highest salaries for work study students.

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Work Study Student Salary History

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    Average Work Study Student Pay By Industry

    As we previously stated, work study student salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that non profits, education, and health care companies tend to offer much higher salaries for work study students. For example, work study students make a whopping average salary of $23,964 while working for non profits companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $23,508 at education companies and $22,431 at health care companies. But work study students may want to avoid working in the government industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $22,094.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Non Profits
    Non Profits
    $23,964
    $24k
    Education
    Education
    $23,508
    $24k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $22,431
    $22k
    Government
    Government
    $22,094
    $22k

    Work Study Student Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a work study student can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

    Recently Added Work Study Student Salaries

    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Federal Work Study-Student Finance
    Federal Work Study-Student Finance
    Bellevue, NE
    Bellevue, NE
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $19,346
    $19,346
    10/29/2020
    Work Study Student Worker-LA Grande Campus
    Work Study Student Worker-LA Grande Campus
    La Grande, OR
    La Grande, OR
    10/22/2020
    10/22/2020
    $27,653
    $27,653
    10/22/2020
    Suny Upstate Medical University
    Suny Upstate Medical University
    Federal College Work Study Student
    Federal College Work Study Student
    Federal College Work Study Student
    Syracuse, NY
    Syracuse, NY
    10/07/2020
    10/07/2020
    $26,088
    $26,088
    10/07/2020
    Work Study/Student Worker-Tech Loans
    Work Study/Student Worker-Tech Loans
    Moline, IL
    Moline, IL
    09/23/2020
    09/23/2020
    $20,870
    $20,870
    09/23/2020
    Work Study Student Research-Limited Tenure
    Work Study Student Research-Limited Tenure
    Rochester, MN
    Rochester, MN
    09/16/2020
    09/16/2020
    $23,479
    $23,479
    09/16/2020
    Suny Upstate Medical University
    Suny Upstate Medical University
    Federal College Work Study Student
    Federal College Work Study Student
    Federal College Work Study Student
    Syracuse, NY
    Syracuse, NY
    09/10/2020
    09/10/2020
    $26,088
    $26,088
    09/10/2020
    Work-Study Student, Social Media Assistant Student Life (6)
    Work-Study Student, Social Media Assistant Student Life (6)
    Branchville, NJ
    Branchville, NJ
    09/06/2020
    09/06/2020
    $22,957
    $22,957
    09/06/2020
    Work Study Student Employee Food Services
    Work Study Student Employee Food Services
    Parkesburg, PA
    Parkesburg, PA
    09/02/2020
    09/02/2020
    $18,783
    $18,783
    09/02/2020
    Federal Work Study Student-Administrative Specialist
    Federal Work Study Student-Administrative Specialist
    Beebe, AR
    Beebe, AR
    08/31/2020
    08/31/2020
    $20,870
    $20,870
    08/31/2020
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    University of Texas Medical Branch
    Federal Work Study Student On Campus Lead 71983
    Federal Work Study Student On Campus Lead 71983
    Federal Work Study Student On Campus Lead 71983
    Galveston, TX
    Galveston, TX
    08/12/2020
    08/12/2020
    $23,520
    $23,520
    08/12/2020