Youth Worker Salary
|Salary||$21,726 - $44,622|
|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).)
|$19,948 - $39,277|
|Hourly Rate||$9.14 - $16.22|
|Overtime||$6.39 - $39.45|
|Total Pay (||$19,948 - $39,277|
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.Read More...
Youth workers' schedules vary based on the needs of their employer. They usually work after the school day ends, or during the weekend. Full-time work may be available during school vacations. Some youth workers are on-call and work on a case-by-case basis. A successful youth worker is able to work when and where there is a need.
A bachelor’s degree is typically the minimum educational requirement for this position, though equivalent experience may be accepted in lieu of education. Experience working with youth and a passion for the job are the most important qualifiers for youth workers. Youth workers should be able to write reports, effectively communicate, and maintain regular attendance. Proficiency in basic computer software such as the Microsoft Office suite is usually required as well. Youth workers should be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Youth Worker Tasks
- Supervise children, ensuring safety, and adherence to regulations.
- Create, revise, and update documents about children, their care, and the facility.
- Keep facility hygienic and workspace neat and orderly.
- Plan and implement group and individual activities.
Common Career Paths for Youth Worker
At the upper end, Youth Workers who move into a Non-Profit Program Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Non-Profit Program Managers is a much higher $44K per year. Youth Workers typically move into roles as Youth Pastors or Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators, and those positions pay $8K more and $11K more, respectively.
Pay by Experience Level for Youth Worker
Pay by Experience for a Youth Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Youth Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 156 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Youth Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Youth Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 30 salaries. A Youth Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 5 salaries.
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