Youth Pastor Salary (United States)

A Youth Pastor earns an average salary of $34,482 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Youth Pastor Salary (?
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$17,943 - $49,367
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MEDIAN: $34,481
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Youth Pastor Salary (?
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$8.78 - $19.82
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$17,943 - $49,367  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,173  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $2,017  
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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$18,166 - $49,232  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,052
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.78 - $19.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,173  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $2,017  
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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$18,166 - $49,232  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 82
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Job Description for Youth Pastor

Youth ministry leaders, or youth pastors, are responsible for developing, coordinating, and administering an effective student ministry program in a place of learning. They work in high schools, universities, and churches around the world. Youth pastors aim to connect with young adults and give them fellowship and guidance. They lead services and worship studies for groups of young people.
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Youth Pastor Tasks
  • Promote community outreach and involvement for youths according to the Church's mission.
  • Recruit and train youth for mission trips.
  • Lead weekly meetings and activities for youth and the youth bible study.

Common Career Paths for Youth Pastor

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Pay by Experience Level for Youth Pastor

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

Pay Difference By Location

Phoenix
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San Diego
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Orlando
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Minneapolis
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Houston
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Dallas
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Greenville
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National Average
$34,000
Tampa
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St. Louis
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Nashville
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San Antonio
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Oklahoma City
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Charlotte
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Youth Pastor Reviews

What is it like working as a Youth Pastor?
Youth Pastor in Silver Spring:
"Very rewarding to sow into the next generation."
Pros: To see students grow in their relationship with Christ.
Cons: People don't understand how much goes into ministry and they can be very critical.

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Experience Affects Youth Pastor Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Skills That Affect Youth Pastor Salaries

Team Leadership
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Public Speaking
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Leadership
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Administration
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Event Planning
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National Average
$34,000
Counseling
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 594 votes.

Gender

Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 30%
vision benefits Vision: 18% employee benefits None: 37%
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