$34,219
Avg. Salary
$12.07
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Youth Worker is $12.07 per hour.

The average pay for a Youth Worker is $34,219 per year.

10%
$9.53
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$12.07
50%
$16.77
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MEDIAN $12.07
10%
$24k
10%
$34k
50%
$46k
90%
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MEDIAN $34,219
$23,642 - $45,850
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$46K
MEDIAN: $34,219
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$9.53 - $16.77
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$0$45K
Salary $23,642 - $45,850
Bonus $0.21 - $685
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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$20,392 - $39,999
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 100
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.53 - $16.77
Hourly Tips $5.00
Overtime $12.41 - $28.71
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $0.21 - $685
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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$20,392 - $39,999
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 278

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.

Youth Worker Job Listings

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.

Youth Worker Reviews

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

Youth Worker in Staten Island:
"Very unpredictable."
Pros: Helping disadvantaged youths and making a difference.
Cons: Low wages. Unpredictable schedule. Long hours.

Youth Worker in Ambler:
"Team Player."
Be a team player however be capable to work independently. Stick to the program you company offers and stay consistent.

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Key Stats for Youth Worker

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
38 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Youth Worker Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$27,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Youth Worker Salaries

Case Management
▲23%

Community Outreach / Activism
▲18%

National Average
$27,000

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 33%