Youth ministry is a notoriously low salary field with many youth pastors and youth directors making far less money than other similar professionals. This hurts individual churches, youth ministers, and the entire profession. Good youth ministers leave their calling altogether because they can’t make ends meet or change churches more often than they’d like to chase better paying work. [Read more…]
As a professor of youth ministry that supervises interns and consults with churches as they hire personnel, churches often ask my advice about the appropriate salary for youth ministry personnel: Youth Pastor, Youth Director, Associate/Assistant Youth Director, Youth Ministry Intern, etc.