Child and Youth Worker Salary

The average Child and Youth Worker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.11 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.19 per hour to $17.46. Most Child and Youth Workers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Women account for the majority of Child and Youth Workers who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$20,567 - $49,316

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$9.19 - $17.46

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$20,567 - $49,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
Total Pay (?
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$20,217 - $41,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.19 - $17.46  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $26.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$20,217 - $41,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 31%
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