Child and Youth Worker Salary

Pay for Child and Youth Workers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.30 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Child and Youth Workers survey respondents are women (70 percent). Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and slightly less than one-half have dental, too. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,757 - $71,015
$24K
$32K
$71K
MEDIAN: $32,397
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$9.66 - $17.48
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MEDIAN: $13.24
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$0$71K
Salary $23,757 - $71,015
Bonus $1,179
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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$20,502 - $42,524
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 31
Hourly Data $0$25
Hourly Rate $9.66 - $17.48
Overtime $2.45 - $25.03
Annual Data $0$42K
Bonus $1,179
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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$20,502 - $42,524
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 70

Job Description for Child and Youth Worker

Child and youth workers help to create and execute guided activities for young people, and they are employed primarily by parks departments, community centers, summer camps, and other organizations. Their work focuses on getting kids involved in fun, healthy, and safe activities to help build socialization, teamwork, and problem-solving skills among them.

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Child and 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Child and Youth Worker

Pay by Experience for a Child and Youth Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Child and Youth Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 69 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Child and 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 $31,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Child and Youth Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 14 salaries. A Child and 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 $38,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Child and Youth Worker

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Child and Youth Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 38%