The average pay for a Youth Counselor is $13.11 per hour.
The average pay for a Youth Counselor is $35,197 per year.
$25,123 - $45,720
$10.31 - $18.29
|Salary||$25,123 - $45,720|
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|$22,683 - $41,852|
|Hourly Rate||$10.31 - $18.29|
|Overtime||$15.40 - $26.94|
|Total Pay (||$22,683 - $41,852|
Job Description for Youth Counselor
- Interact with, mentor, and guide youths.
- Conduct assessments and customize plans and goals for youths.
- Customize trainings and services to provide appropriate support.
- Explain programs and services to recruit and involve targeted age group.
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Youth Counselor Reviews
Q: What is it like working as a Youth Counselor?
Youth Counselor in Norfolk:
Pros: Small community
Cons: Pay isn’t well
Youth Counselor in Denver:
"Micromanagement, Poor Salary, 2% Raises Annually."
Pros: Being able to see unsuccessful children become success stories and go back to public school because I spent most of the time helping them more than anyone else at that facility.
Cons: All the work you do to help the children goes unnoticed. Upper management will take credit for your achievements and then lecture or micromanage you. It is impossible to move up in the company so as to obtain more pay and responsibilities. The facility brings in extremely high risk children that we are not equipped to handle. This creates fear of possibly losing our jobs if we have to defend ourselves from aggressive and violent children. If you have rave reviews on your evaluation with your supervisor you will only get the standard 2% pay increase annually that everyone else receives. Ergo, no incentive to try hard.
Youth Counselor in Oakland:
"Working with young youth attitude/behavior."
Pros: Working with the youth.
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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.