For Child and Youth Workers, hourly average wages total $13.29 per hour. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and one-half claim dental coverage as well. Female Child and Youth Workers make up most of the survey respondents at 77 percent. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,534 - $50,850
$21K
$32K
$51K
MEDIAN: $32,277
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$9.78 - $18.45
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MEDIAN: $13.29
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,534 - $50,850  
   
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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$20,460 - $43,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $18.45  
   
Overtime
$0.71 - $28.38  
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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$20,460 - $43,257  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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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

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

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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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $28K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $31K on average. Child and Youth Workers bring in $35K after working for 10 to 20 years. Child and Youth Workers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $38K.

Key Stats for Child and Youth Worker

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
053
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Child and Youth Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 38%
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