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Youth Director (Church) Salary (United States)

Nearly one-half of Church Youth Directors report fewer than five years in the field, and the median pay in this field is about $31K per year. More than half enjoy medical while just under a third get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to a fifth. Men make up a slight majority of Church Youth Directors (58 percent). The majority of Church Youth Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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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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  
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  
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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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. Typical career progression for a Church Youth Director involves becoming a Youth Pastor or a Directors of Youth and College Ministries, roles that pay $3K more and $4K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Youth Director (Church)

Church Youth Directors report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Teaching. Most people familiar with Curriculum Planning also know 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
up arrow 4%

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%