What is the average salary for a student on OPT in the US?
OPT stands for Optional Practical Training (OPT) and this is a duration when F1 Visa status students(both undergrads and grads) in the US are permitted by the USCIS to work towards getting practical training complementing their field of studies.
Depending on the major and degree, you can earn between $55,000 to $100,000 in OPT jobs across most US states. Students with STEM degrees easily make between $80K and $100K working for technology companies across the US. However, how much you will make will also depend on whether the OPT job is a part-time job or a full-time one. There are also a lot of students that do volunteer or unpaid internships while on OPT.