The average Child and Youth Worker in the United States earns approximately $13.36 per hour. Most Child and Youth Workers survey respondents are women (76 percent). The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and over a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by slightly more than half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$20,534 - $64,564
(Median)
$21K
$33K
$65K
MEDIAN: $33,440
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90%

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$9.71 - $19.49
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$20,534 - $64,564  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,346 - $45,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $19.49  
   
Overtime
$0.64 - $28.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$20,346 - $45,161  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Job Description for Child and Youth Worker

Child and youth workers help to create and execute guided activities for young people, and they are employed primarily by parks departments, community centers, summer camps, and other organizations. Their work focuses on getting kids involved in fun, healthy, and safe activities to help build socialization, teamwork, and problem-solving skills among them.

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Child and Youth Worker Tasks

  • Keep facility hygienic and workspace neat and orderly.
  • Plan and implement group and individual activities.
  • Supervise children, ensuring safety, and adherence to regulations.
  • Create, revise, and update documents about children, their care, and the facility.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child and Youth Worker

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $28K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $31K. Child and Youth Workers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $38K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Child and Youth Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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