Youth Director (Church) Salary

Those pursuing careers as Church Youth Directors in the United States may have to make do with less; average incomes for people in this area hover around only $32K annually. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. Over one-half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a third collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,344 - $45,907
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$32K
$46K
MEDIAN: $32,117
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$10.89 - $19.73
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MEDIAN: $12.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$17,344 - $45,907  
   
Bonus
$61.04 - $2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$19,104 - $45,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $19.73  
   
Overtime
$16.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$61.04 - $2,000  
   
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).
)
$19,104 - $45,026  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Job Description for Youth Director (Church)

Youth directors at churches are typically responsible for developing and organizing programs directed toward children and young adults in order to aid their spiritual development. Some may also provide counseling for troubled youth, and others create entire schedules of youth activities and work with both inside and outside parties to bring these events to life.

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Youth Director (Church) Tasks

  • Communicate a vision of youth ministry and advocate for youth and youth ministry within and outside the parish.
  • Develop programming that educates and leads young people in justice and community service.
  • Develop, design and lead outreach programs and retreats. Share faith and lead others to do the same
  • Develop a sense of community both among young people, and between young people and the broader faith community.
  • Design, organize and lead systematic and intentional adolescent religious instruction.

Common Career Paths for Youth Director (Church)


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Church Youth Directors may progress into high-paying roles like Senior Pastor, where median compensation is $52K annually. The most common next step for a Church Youth Director is to become a Youth Pastor or an Associate Pastor. The former position pays an additional $2K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Youth Director (Church)


Church Youth Directors report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Event Planning, Team Leadership, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Teaching, Leadership, and Worship Planning and Leading. Those familiar with Curriculum Planning also tend to know Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Youth Director (Church)

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $31K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $34K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Church Youth Directors make a median salary of $39K. Church Youth Directors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $31K.

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Key Stats for Youth Director (Church)

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Youth Director (Church) Salaries

▲23%

▲7%

National Average
$32,000

▼4%

Late-Career
▼4%

Skills That Affect Youth Director (Church) Salaries

Counseling
▲5%


National Average
$32,000




Leadership
▼6%

Worship Planning and Leading
▼6%

Teaching
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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