Youth Director (Church) Salary

Church Youth Directors in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $33K per year on average. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Church Youth Directors (53 percent) who responded to the survey. More than half report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under one in three collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$15,020 - $46,692
$15K
$33K
$47K
MEDIAN: $32,964
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$11.08 - $18.99
$11
$15
$19
MEDIAN: $14.54
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$0$46K
Salary $15,020 - $46,692
Bonus $60.40 - $2,043
Total Pay (?
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$15,838 - $45,800
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 190
Hourly Data $0$18
Hourly Rate $11.08 - $18.99
Overtime $16.02
Annual Data $0$45K
Bonus $60.40 - $2,043
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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$15,838 - $45,800
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

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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. Church Youth Directors most often move into positions as Youth Pastors or Associate Pastors; those groups report median salaries that are $2K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Youth Director (Church)


Survey results suggest that Church Youth Directors put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. Most people familiar with Curriculum Planning also know 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
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Youth Director (Church) Salaries

▲21%

▲5%

National Average
$32,000

Late-Career
▼5%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Youth Director (Church) Salaries

Counseling
▲3%

National Average
$32,000





Leadership
▼7%

Worship Planning and Leading
▼7%

Teaching
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 15%
no benefits
None: 45%
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