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Child and Youth Worker Salary

Child and Youth Workers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.07 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.12 per hour and $17.39. Women account for the majority of Child and Youth Workers who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — roughly a third — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and a little over a half have dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,412 - $49,491
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $31,235
10%
50%
90%

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$9.12 - $17.39
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,412 - $49,491  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
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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$20,212 - $41,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate 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$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $17.39  
   
Overtime
$0.30 - $26.18  
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.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
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).
)
$20,212 - $41,744  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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Job Description for Child and Youth Worker

  • 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 34%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 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
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 33%