Becoming a Youth Pastor via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. Grand Canyon University, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering christian courses to train individuals to become top-notch pastors, ministers, priests, christian faith workers, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 15,060 people employed as directors, religious activities and education alone in America, and their average annual salary is $40,770. Colleges and universities like Grand Canyon University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Youth Pastor Salary Information

Category: Directors, religious activities and education

Total # Employed in the US 15,060
Average Hourly Wage: $19.6/hr
Hourly Wage Range
$8.98 $12.33 $17.4 $24.25 $33.22
Average Yearly Salary $40,770
Yearly Salary Range
$18,670 $25,640 $36,190 $50,450 $69,090
Employment Demographics
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
1.2% 9.3% 17.8% 7.1% 36.3% 22.2% 6.2%
Directors, religious activities and education — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
South Dakota $32.51/hr $67,620
Wyoming $29.15/hr $60,640
Alabama $28.6/hr $59,490
Wisconsin $28.28/hr $58,830
Missouri $26.01/hr $54,090
Arkansas $25.98/hr $54,040
Nebraska $25.61/hr $53,270
New Hampshire $25.51/hr $53,050
Florida $25.1/hr $52,200
Idaho $24.74/hr $51,450
Oregon $23.93/hr $49,770
North Dakota $23.02/hr $47,890
Kentucky $22.86/hr $47,550
Delaware $22.24/hr $46,270
Ohio $22.2/hr $46,180
Mississippi $20.48/hr $42,600
Colorado $20.45/hr $42,530
South Carolina $19.69/hr $40,950
Oklahoma $19.39/hr $40,330
Utah $18.85/hr $39,210
Massachusetts $18.46/hr $38,390
Virginia $18.35/hr $38,160
Kansas $18.08/hr $37,610
Hawaii $17.53/hr $36,460
Montana $17.4/hr $36,190
Tennessee $16.69/hr $34,720
Louisiana $16.45/hr $34,210
Alaska $13.77/hr $28,650
Indiana $13.74/hr $28,590
New Jersey $12.73/hr $26,490

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