Child and Youth Worker Salary

The average Child and Youth Worker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.32 per hour. Pay ranges from $9.50 per hour on the low end to $17.36 on the high end. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Child and Youth Workers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. While some workers in this profession — just under one in three — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$20,425 - $48,567
(Median)
$20K
$32K
$49K
MEDIAN: $32,052
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$9.50 - $17.36
(Median)
$9
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$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,425 - $48,567  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,027  
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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$20,327 - $41,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.50 - $17.36  
   
Hourly Tips
$6.00  
Overtime
$6.70 - $27.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,027  
   
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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$20,327 - $41,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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 18 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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