Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Beginning workers can expect to earn $30K starting out, which grows to $36K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $39,904. Unfortunately, Youth Ministers with considerable experience—two decades in the field—see paychecks plunge to $36K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; most of respondents fall in this range.