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Average Youth Minister Salary

$36,129
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$358
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The average salary for a Youth Minister is $36,129.
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$24k
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$36k
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$49k
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What Do Youth Ministers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Youth Minister

4.1 out of 5
(100)
Highly Satisfied
8Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Youth Minister

The top respondents for the job title Youth Minister are from the companies Church of Christ, First United Methodist Church and Baptist Church. Reported salaries are highest at Church of Christ where the average pay is $40,134. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include First United Methodist Church, earning around $39,305. Baptist Church pays the lowest at around $34,817. St. Mary's Church also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $35,750.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Youth Ministers?

Skills in Event Planning, Public Speaking, Leadership and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Counseling.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Youth Ministers?

An entry-level Youth Minister with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $34,166 based on 39 salaries. An early career Youth Minister with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $34,790 based on 316 salaries. A mid-career Youth Minister with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,719 based on 161 salaries. An experienced Youth Minister with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,845 based on 98 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $38,650.
Employees with Youth Minister in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 14.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sacramento, California (11.9% more) and Charlotte, North Carolina (9.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (8.0% less) and Orlando, Florida (1.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 642 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.1%
Early Career
49.2%
Mid Career
25.1%
Experienced
15.3%
Late Career
4.4%