Child and Youth Worker Salary

The average Child and Youth Worker in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.30 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Child and Youth Workers making up 75 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly two-fifths lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and a little less than one-half receive dental plans. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Child and Youth Workers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction.

$20,373 - $51,450
$20K
$32K
$51K
MEDIAN: $32,333
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$9.73 - $18.26
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MEDIAN: $13.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,373 - $51,450  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$20,348 - $44,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $18.26  
   
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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$20,348 - $44,166  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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.


For Child and Youth Workers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $28K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $31K. On average, Child and Youth Workers make $35K following one to two decades on the job. Child and Youth Workers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $38K on average.

Key Stats for Child and Youth Worker

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Child and Youth Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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