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Youth Minister Salary

Youth Ministers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $34K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by years of experience and the individual firm. A majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than a third collect dental insurance. For the most part, Youth Ministers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$19,065 - $47,874
(Median)
$19K
$34K
$48K
MEDIAN: $33,634
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$7.97 - $20.03
(Median)
$8
$15
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$19,065 - $47,874  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,163  
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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$19,219 - $47,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 544
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.97 - $20.03  
   
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,163  
   
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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$19,219 - $47,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Youth Minister

  • Plan, facilitate, and lead youth ministry programs and bible studies.
  • Integrate youths into worship life through increases resposibilities as acolytes or readers.
  • Foster the spiritual growth of teens and provide group or individual pastoral consultation.

Common Career Paths for Youth Minister


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Though it's uncommon, some Youth Ministers move into roles as Head Ministers, where pay is an average $52K per year. However, becoming a Youth Pastor or Minister is a more frequent transition for Youth Ministers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Youth Minister


Baptist Church does shell out the biggest paychecks — the median in that office is $34K — but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $10K while workers on the upper end may rake in up to $45K.

The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Christian Church, where the median salary is just $32K. However, employees at the top of the pay scale do tend to do well, earning around $49K.

Popular Skills for Youth Minister


Youth Ministers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Mentoring, Team Leadership, and Event Planning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 36 percent, 10 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Preaching and Teaching. For most people, competency in Counseling indicates knowledge of Event Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Youth Minister

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Youth Ministers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $31K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $36K. Youth Ministers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $38K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $41K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Youth Minister Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%



National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Youth Minister Salaries

Mentoring
up arrow 36%


Event Planning
up arrow 4%

Public Speaking
up arrow 2%

Curriculum Planning
0%

National Average
$33,000

Counseling
up arrow 1%

Teaching
up arrow 5%

Preaching
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 135 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 19% employee benefits None: 42%
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