A Youth Worker earns an average wage of $10.79 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Youth Worker Total Pay (?
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$19,514 - $41,929
(Median)
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24K
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35K
42K
MEDIAN: $29,918
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Youth Worker Total Pay (?
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$9.00 - $15.49
(Median)
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15
MEDIAN: $10
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90%
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,514 - $41,929  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
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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$19,101 - $37,906  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $15.49  
   
Overtime
$13.78 - $24.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,745  
   
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).
)
$19,101 - $37,906  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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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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Experience Affects Youth Worker Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 45 votes.
Gender
Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 34%
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