A Minister, Youth & Music earns an average salary of $38,431 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$20,273 - $50,507
MEDIAN: $38,430

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$20,273 - $50,507  
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$20,608 - $50,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Minister, Youth & Music

A youth and music minister works in a church environment and leads services and activities relating to youth and music performance within the church. They usually lead sermons for youth, as well as Bible studies and other youth activities. The minister prepares material for sermons prior to presenting them, which includes carrying out research such as through reviewing relevant portions of the Bible; it may involve creating visual aids such as PowerPoint presentations as well. Sometimes, youth and music ministers provide one-on-one and group counseling to young people and their families. In terms of music, the minister may prepare music for church services, as well as attend - and possibly lead - church band and choir practices. They may also coordinate special events such as holiday gatherings, retreats and field trips.


Minister, Youth & Music Tasks

  • Facilitate discussions on faith-based topics.
  • Assist with planning and leading ministry retreats.
  • Preach, lead worship ceremonies and Bible studies, and provide pastoral consultation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Minister, Youth & Music

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Minister, Youth & Music Salaries

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Years of Experience

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1-4 years
5-9 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 18%
dental benefits
None: 36%