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Youth Director (Church) Salary (United States)

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 $31K per year. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Church Youth Directors making up 58 percent of survey respondents. Most Church Youth Directors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to the larger part, and just under one in three earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Youth Director (Church) Salary (?
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$17,617 - $44,787
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MEDIAN: $30,584
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Youth Director (Church) Salary (?
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$9.90 - $19.18
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National Salary Data

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$17,617 - $44,787  
   
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$0.00 - $792  
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$18,093 - $44,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 359
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$0$8$16$24
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$9.90 - $19.18  
   
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$0$16K$32K$48K
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$0.00 - $792  
   
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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$18,093 - $44,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 34
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Job Description for Youth Director (Church)

  • 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.
  • Develop, design and lead outreach programs and retreats. Share faith and lead others to do the same
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Youth Director (Church)

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Church Youth Directors who go on to become Senior Pastors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Pastors is $51K annually. Career advancement for the typical Church Youth Director often leads to becoming a Youth Pastor or an Associate Pastor; median salaries in these positions are $3K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Youth Director (Church)

Professional skills reported by Church Youth Directors are few in number. Most notably, skills in Event Planning, Counseling, Team Leadership, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 10 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Teaching. It is often found that people who know Curriculum Planning are also skilled in Event Planning.

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Experience Affects Youth Director (Church) Salaries

National Average
$31,000

Skills That Affect Youth Director (Church) Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 9%
National Average
$31,000
Teaching
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 40%