Youth Director (Church) Salary (United States)

50 percent of Church Youth Directors report less than five years' experience, making for a field full of relatively fresh workers who earn around $30,669 per year on average. Compensation starts at $17,543 and can reach $43,960 per year. More than half enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and 20 percent get vision benefits. Men just barely outnumber women in the field at 58 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Youth Director (Church) Salary (?
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$16,917 - $44,411
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MEDIAN: $30,681
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Youth Director (Church) Salary (?
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$9.73 - $18.59
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$16,917 - $44,411  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $829  
Total Pay (?
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$17,543 - $43,960  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 384
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $18.59  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $7.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $829  
   
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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$17,543 - $43,960  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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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For Church Youth Directors, career progression may result in a considerable increase in compensation. Typically, a Senior Pastor, an upper-level role, can earn an extra $20K annually than those further down the career ladder. Church Youth Directors moving up in their career tend to step into positions as Youth Pastors or Director of Youth and College Ministriess, where paychecks increase by $2,754 or $4,345 per year.

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Popular Skills for Youth Director (Church)

Church Youth Directors report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Team Leadership, Event Planning, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 8 percent, 6 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Teaching. Most people skilled in Curriculum Planning are similarly competent 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 8%
Curriculum Planning
up arrow 3%
National Average
$31,000
Teaching
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
42%
female alumni
 
Male
58%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 20% employee benefits None: 40%
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