At a Glance
Areas of Study
*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.
Careers for Youth Ministry Majors
- Youth Minister
- Urban Ministry Administrator
- Director of a Faith-based Organization
- Social Worker
- School Athletic Coach
- Director of Youth-focused Nonprofit Organization
A youth ministry major’s typical starting salary is $39,445. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $48,783.
*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit payscale.com.
Job Titles of People with Youth Ministry Degrees
- Director, Spectrum Ministries
- Junior High Director, First Baptist Church, Cambridge, Minnesota
- Youth Pastor, Springdale Pentecostal Church
- Special Events Coordinator, Eastside Academy (alternative high school)
- Youth and Young Adult Pastor, Meridian Assembly
- Lead Director, Gettysburg Master’s Commission
- Lead Pastor, Southridge Community Church, Spokane, Washington
- Supervisor and Manager, Clinical Pastoral Education Programs, Community Hospital Campuses, Baylor Healthcare System
- Author: Music, Lyrics, and Libretto, Amazing Grace: The True Story (musical)