A Youth Worker earns an average wage of C$17.21 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

C$28,259 - C$54,886
C$28K
C$40K
C$55K
MEDIAN: C$40,374
10%
50%
90%
C$12.57 - C$24.02
C$13
C$17
C$24
MEDIAN: C$17.22
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$54K
Salary C$28,259 - C$54,886
Bonus C$3,050
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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C$26,926 - C$51,708
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 85
Hourly Data C$0C$24
Hourly Rate C$12.57 - C$24.02
Overtime C$22.79
Annual Data C$0C$51K
Bonus C$3,050
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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C$26,926 - C$51,708
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 207

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

  • 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


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Youth Worker Job Listings

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 C$36,000 based on 102 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 C$39,000 based on 44 salaries. An experienced Youth Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$43,000 based on 22 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 C$54,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$36,737

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Youth Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Youth Worker?

Youth Worker in Courtenay:
"Program Worker Does The Work Of A Youth Worker WITHOUT Pay."
Pros: The job allows independence, decision making and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students and kids with behavioral issues.
Cons: The amount of responsibility for the pay is not reasonable. I run a work program doing firewood and the school district profits not only monetarily but the students benefit from the work experience. They learn appropriate work behavior. In addition I am a CPR qualified instructor, a red seal journeyman carpenter, and I have a 4 year honors degree and a year of courses in clinical counselling. I should be paid at the very minimum the same wage as a teacher, instead of an educational assistant. Who has nowhere near the responsibility I do.

Youth Worker in Winnipeg:
"Optimistic Helper."
Pros: I enjoying listening and participating in the conversations that are being shared by youths. Growing and learning from one another on a daily basis.
Cons: The lack of communication between staff and the unexpected events that unfold.

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Key Stats for Youth Worker

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Youth Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲47%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
C$37,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Youth Worker Salaries

Counseling
▲1%

National Average
C$37,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 37%