Youth Director (Church) Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Church Youth Directors in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $32K annually. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. Men make up a slight majority of Church Youth Directors (50 percent) who responded to the survey. Just over a half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a third collect dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$14,968 - $46,740
$15K
$32K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,449
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50%
90%

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$10.94 - $19.63
$11
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.16
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$14,968 - $46,740  
   
Bonus
$60.00 - $2,750  
Total Pay (?
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$16,053 - $45,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 188
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$10.94 - $19.63  
   
Overtime
$16.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$60.00 - $2,750  
   
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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$16,053 - $45,839  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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 who transition into a Senior Pastor role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $52K per year. Church Youth Directors moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Youth Pastors or Associate Pastors. The median paychecks in those roles are $2K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Youth Director (Church)


Church Youth Directors seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Counseling, Event Planning, Team Leadership, and Curriculum Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Teaching, Leadership, and Worship Planning and Leading. Those proficient in Curriculum Planning are, more often than not, also skilled in Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Youth Director (Church)

Pay by Experience for a Youth Director (Church) has a neutral trend. An entry-level Youth Director (Church) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 137 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Youth Director (Church) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 71 salaries. An experienced Youth Director (Church) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 35 salaries. A Youth Director (Church) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Youth Director (Church)

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Youth Director (Church) Salaries

▲22%

▲6%

National Average
$32,000

▼5%

Late-Career
▼5%

Skills That Affect Youth Director (Church) Salaries

Counseling
▲3%


National Average
$32,000




Leadership
▼7%

Worship Planning and Leading
▼7%

Teaching
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 43%
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