Youth Worker Salary (United States)

A Youth Worker earns an average wage of $11.09 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Youth Worker Total Pay (?
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$19,899 - $44,698
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,894
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Youth Worker Total Pay (?
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$9.14 - $15.53
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$19,899 - $44,698  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
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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$19,526 - $39,625  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $15.53  
   
Overtime
$12.82 - $25.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,014  
   
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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$19,526 - $39,625  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 181
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Job Description for Youth Worker

A youth worker serves as an advocate and role model at a youth center or program, providing guidance and support to teenagers and children. The main focus for a youth worker is to build therapeutic relationships with their mentees. Though this is a support position, a youth worker should have strong leadership capabilities to provide the youth with the direction they need. Sensitivity to cultural and individual differences are essential. Additionally, since youth workers interact with children from many different backgrounds, they must be flexible, patient, and understanding. Maturity and consistency are important, as the youth worker must set a positive example for the children who are being mentored.
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Youth Worker Tasks
  • Keep facility hygienic and workspace neat and orderly.
  • Plan and implement group and individual activities.
  • Supervise children, ensuring safety, and adherence to regulations.
  • Create, revise, and update documents about children, their care, and the facility.

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Pay by Experience Level for Youth Worker

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Youth Worker Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Youth Worker in Ambler:
"Team Player."
Be a team player however be capable to work independently. Stick to the program you company offers and stay consistent.

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Experience Affects Youth Worker Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 2%
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
58%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 30%
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