Youth Counselor Salary

Youth Counselors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $12.71 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The majority of Youth Counselors (63 percent) who took the survey are female. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,211 - $42,574
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MEDIAN: $34,488
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$10.06 - $17.55
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Salary $24,211 - $42,574
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$21,935 - $39,663
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $10.06 - $17.55
Overtime $15.13 - $22.85
Annual Data $0$39K
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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$21,935 - $39,663
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 118

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Job Description for Youth Counselor

  • Interact with, mentor, and guide youths.
  • Conduct assessments and customize plans and goals for youths.
  • Customize trainings and services to provide appropriate support.
  • Explain programs and services to recruit and involve targeted age group.

Youth Counselor Job Listings

Youth Counselor Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Youth Counselor?

Youth Counselor in Myrtle Beach:
"Corporate culture, work flexibility, office conditions,"
Pros: Helping the Youth and planning programs for staff members.
Cons: The pay.

Youth Counselor in Denver:
"Micromanagement, Poor Salary, 2% Raises Annually."
Pros: Being able to see unsuccessful children become success stories and go back to public school because I spent most of the time helping them more than anyone else at that facility.
Cons: All the work you do to help the children goes unnoticed. Upper management will take credit for your achievements and then lecture or micromanage you. It is impossible to move up in the company so as to obtain more pay and responsibilities. The facility brings in extremely high risk children that we are not equipped to handle. This creates fear of possibly losing our jobs if we have to defend ourselves from aggressive and violent children. If you have rave reviews on your evaluation with your supervisor you will only get the standard 2% pay increase annually that everyone else receives. Ergo, no incentive to try hard.

Youth Counselor in Oakland:
"Working with young youth attitude/behavior."
Pros: Working with the youth.
Cons: None.

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Key Stats for Youth Counselor

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Youth Counselor Salaries

▲15%

▲12%

National Average
$30,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Youth Counselor Salaries


▲2%

National Average
$30,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 28%
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