$35,608
Avg. Salary
$14.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Youth Minister is $14.00 per hour.

The median Youth Minister has a base pay of $35,608. Salaries generally range from $20k to $49k. The median bonus is . Skills that can affect salary include Event Planning, Public Speaking, Team Leadership, Counseling, Leadership, Teaching, Curriculum Planning, Preaching, Mentoring.
$10.02
10%
$14.00
50%
$20.24
90%
MEDIAN $14.00
$20k
10%
$36k
50%
$49k
90%
MEDIAN $35,608
$20,364 - $49,341
$20K
$36K
$49K
MEDIAN: $35,608
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50%
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$10.02 - $20.24
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$0$49K
Salary $20,364 - $49,341
Bonus $102 - $1,973
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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$20,518 - $48,980
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 721
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $10.02 - $20.24
Overtime $18.00
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $102 - $1,973
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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$20,518 - $48,980
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 73

Job Description for Youth Minister

A youth minister usually works with preteens and teenagers in a church or other religious environment, in order to deepen their spiritual development. Working with youth involves a great deal of creativity, in order to grab the attention of young people. It may be necessary to plan lessons and create goals for the youth. The youth minister will often lead other employees and volunteers, so management and leadership skills of adults are also important. It may be the job of the youth minister to create sermons and lesson plans for youth activities, Bible studies, Sunday school classes, after-school programs, and services.

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Youth Minister Tasks
  • Foster the spiritual growth of teens and provide group or individual pastoral consultation.
  • Integrate youths into worship life through increases responsibilities as acolytes or readers.
  • Plan, facilitate, and lead youth ministry programs and bible studies.

Youth Minister Pay By Employer

$0$64K

Church of Christ
16 profiles
$39,097

Baptist Church
11 profiles
$35,669

Christian Church
11 profiles
$37,464

$36,174

Common Career Paths for Youth Minister


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Youth Ministers who go on to become Senior Pastors may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Senior Pastors is $52K annually. It is not unusual for a Youth Minister to become a Youth Pastor or a Minister.

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Popular Skills for Youth Minister


Survey results suggest that Youth Ministers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Fortunate workers who know Mentoring command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 31 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Preaching, Teaching, and Curriculum Planning. Those proficient in Event Planning are, more often than not, also skilled in Counseling.

Pay by Experience Level for Youth Minister

Pay by Experience for a Youth Minister has a positive trend. An entry-level Youth Minister with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 281 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Youth Minister with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 154 salaries. An experienced Youth Minister which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 63 salaries. A Youth Minister with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 10 salaries.

Youth Minister Reviews

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

Youth Minister in Johnson City:
"Aggravating but Rewarding."
Pros: I get to help people.
Cons: Upper management is extremely unorganized, and I don't feel that I'm paid fairly.

Youth Minister in Wichita:
"Very rewarding and very frustrating."
Pros: I enjoy working with youth and volunteers. It can be very rewarding to help youth and their families grow closer to God and each other.
Cons: Church politics and often you are not appreciated for the hours that you have to work and your work can be undervalued by the congregation.

Youth Minister in Spokane:
"That you will not make much money."
You need to Love God and Kids!

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Key Stats for Youth Minister

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Youth Minister Salaries

▲11%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$35,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Youth Minister Salaries

Mentoring
▲29%

▼0%

National Average
$35,000


Event Planning
▼2%

Leadership
▼2%


Curriculum Planning
▼5%

Teaching
▼10%

Preaching
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 47%