Youth Worker Salary

For Youth Workers, hourly average wages total $11.90 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Female Youth Workers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (65 percent) are women. While some workers in this profession — one in three — do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,995 - $45,695
$22K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,422
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50%
90%

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$9.58 - $16.49
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.91
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50%
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$0$45K
Salary $21,995 - $45,695
Bonus $450.00
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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$20,395 - $39,860
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 61
Hourly Data $0$34
Hourly Rate $9.58 - $16.49
Hourly Tips $5.00
Overtime $9.26 - $34.00
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $450.00
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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$20,395 - $39,860
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 161

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 Workers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Non-Profit Program Manager. The latter position pays an average of $44K annually. Youth Pastors or Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators are common next-step roles for Youth Workers moving up in their careers; annual pay for Youth Pastors is $8K higher on average, and it's $11K higher for Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators.

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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 $26,000 based on 156 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 $29,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Youth Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 30 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 $31,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Youth Worker

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Youth Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲19%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲9%

National Average
$26,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Youth Worker Salaries

Case Management
▲28%

Community Outreach / Activism
▲22%

▲2%

National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 34%