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Director, Volunteer Services Salary

An average Director of Volunteer Services in the United States can expect to take home roughly $49K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Female Directors of Volunteer Services far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,418 - $67,320
(Median)
$35K
$49K
$67K
MEDIAN: $49,289
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$13.31 - $37.08
(Median)
$13
$21
$37
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,418 - $67,320  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,527  
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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$34,785 - $68,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 293
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.31 - $37.08  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.52  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,527  
   
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).
)
$34,785 - $68,207  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Job Description for Director, Volunteer Services

Directors of volunteer services are responsible for organizing volunteer event and services for their organization. They assist with volunteer recruitment and selection, participate in training for internal and external individuals, and use strong leadership skills to motivate a group of volunteers to achieve organizational goals in a timely manner. Directors of volunteer services use a personal computer as one of their main tools to communicate with other organizations, colleagues, and volunteers, as well as maintain event and volunteer information. They actively participate in events to promote their organization's volunteer programs and share important information for prospective volunteers, as well as work to create strong partnerships and maintain positive relations with relevant outside organizations. Directors of volunteer services must follow all safety and privacy guidelines to protect sensitive company and volunteer data.

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Director, Volunteer Services Tasks

  • Market and increase access to volunteer programs to build the volunteer pool.
  • Provide engaging, useful training, tasks, and projects for volunteers, and strive to retain and reward them.
  • Assess organizational needs and strategies for meeting those needs with volunteers.
  • Schedule and communicate with volunteers to increase efficiency and project completion.

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Professional skills reported by Directors of Volunteer Services are few in number. Most notably, skills in Customer Relations, People Management, Project Management, and Marketing Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Marketing Communications and Project Management. Aptitude in People Management tends to also indicate an understanding of Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Volunteer Services

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Directors of Volunteer Services with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $48K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Directors of Volunteer Services claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $53K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $58K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Director, Volunteer Services Reviews

What is it like working as a Director, Volunteer Services?

Director, Volunteer Services in Los Angeles:
"Great Job But Terrible Workplace."
Pros: This job has the potential to be dynamic, fun, creative and most importantly, HELPFUL TO THE WORLD. The spirit of volunteering, the ability to be of service to others is a miracle. And it makes you happy. Unfortunately, the higher ups do not value that here and employees are treated horribly.
Cons: That my work is not recognized as anything at all. There is no value to my work. I am not valued as a person or an employee. All that is cared about is that I sit at my desk from 8:30 on the dot to 5:00 and not one second earlier.

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Experience Affects Director, Volunteer Services Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Director, Volunteer Services Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 11%

National Average
$48,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 12%
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