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Youth Director (Church) Salary

Church Youth Directors in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $31K per year on average. Male Church Youth Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. Some workers in this field — roughly two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by nearly one-third. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Church Youth Directors. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$17,765 - $45,743
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$18K
$31K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,938
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$9.91 - $19.05
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$17,765 - $45,743  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
Total Pay (?
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$18,221 - $45,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 351
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $19.05  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
   
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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$18,221 - $45,152  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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

  • 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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Pastor. The average Senior Pastor brings home $51K per year. A common career progression for a Church Youth Director is to become a Youth Pastor or an Associate Pastor. Compared to Church Youth Directors, the first group earns $3K more on average, and the second group earns $11K more.

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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, with boosts between 5 percent and 8 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Teaching. Those proficient in Curriculum Planning are, more often than not, also skilled in Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Youth Director (Church)

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


Church Youth Directors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $30K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $32K on average. Church Youth Directors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $41K.

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Experience Affects Youth Director (Church) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
$31,000


Skills That Affect Youth Director (Church) Salaries

Counseling
up arrow 8%



Curriculum Planning
up arrow 4%

National Average
$31,000

Public Speaking
up arrow 1%

Teaching
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 88 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 21% employee benefits None: 39%
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