Child and Youth Worker Salary

Child and Youth Workers in the United States take home an average $12.13 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.15 per hour on the low end to $17.27 on the high end. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, the larger part have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The majority of Child and Youth Workers (67 percent) who took the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$20,607 - $49,132
(Median)
$21K
$32K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,454
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50%
90%

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$9.15 - $17.27
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,607 - $49,132  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$20,222 - $41,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $17.27  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $26.43  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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).
)
$20,222 - $41,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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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Experience Affects Child and Youth Worker Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 30%
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