Put simply, it depends on the work experience. Some programs in high school operate more as volunteer roles that allow students to acquaint themselves with a job or industry. Other positions, such as Service Year, offer monthly stipends of $1,000-$2,000 to offset costs. Others pay an hourly wage – usually somewhere around minimum wage but sometimes more. You should speak with the company or program administering the work experience to get a better sense of what to expect.