Youth Counselor Salary (United States)

A Youth Counselor earns an average wage of $12.27 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Youth Counselor Total Pay (?
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$24,858 - $45,913
(Median)
25K
29K
37K
46K
MEDIAN: $32,287
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Youth Counselor Total Pay (?
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$9.49 - $16.06
(Median)
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12
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16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$24,858 - $45,913  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
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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$20,944 - $40,279  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.49 - $16.06  
   
Overtime
$10.93 - $26.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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).
)
$20,944 - $40,279  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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Job Description for Youth Counselor
  • Customize trainings and services to provide appropriate support.
  • Explain programs and services to recruit and involve targeted age group.
  • Interact with, mentor, and guide youths.
  • Conduct assessments and customize plans and goals for youths.

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Experience Affects Youth Counselor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$30,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Youth Counselor Salaries

Case Management
up arrow 9%
Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 5%
National Average
$30,000
Counseling
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
63%
female alumni
 
Male
37%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 23%
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