Salary Survey, you’ll confirm what you already know, and ram into some surprises. For example, the typical youth pastor in our survey is... married (86 percent), male (79 percent), 35 years old, has 9.2 years of paid experience, has served at their church four years, and has 40 teenagers in their ministry. 86% 79% 40 married male teenagers The ELCA Youth Ministry Network salary survey is an annual survey given online every year. The survey is intended to be a tool for congregations and individuals to use in their ministry. The Board of Pensions partners with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations, agencies, and mid councils as well as affiliated employers — like educational institutions, camps and conference centers, retirement and senior housing communities, and human services organizations — to serve approximately 65,000 people through the Benefits Plan.