Child and Youth Worker Salary

Child and Youth Workers in the United States take home an average $13.40 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just over two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths. Most Child and Youth Workers survey respondents are women (71 percent).

$20,322 - $51,697
$20K
$32K
$52K
MEDIAN: $31,821
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$9.84 - $19.44
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$13
$19
MEDIAN: $13.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$20,322 - $51,697  
   
Bonus
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$20,534 - $44,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $19.44  
   
Overtime
$0.80 - $28.12  
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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$20,534 - $44,078  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 69

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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

Pay by Experience for a Child and Youth Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Child and Youth Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child and Youth Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Child and Youth Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 14 salaries. A Child and Youth Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Child and Youth Worker

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Child and Youth Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 42%
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