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Director, Volunteer Services Salary (United States)

The larger portion of Directors of Volunteer Services in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $49K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Directors of Volunteer Services claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Director, Volunteer Services Salary (?
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$35,217 - $67,554
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,998
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Director, Volunteer Services Salary (?
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$13.41 - $37.22
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,217 - $67,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,758  
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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$34,858 - $68,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 289
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.41 - $37.22  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,758  
   
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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$34,858 - $68,718  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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.

Director, Volunteer Services Job Listings

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Directors of Volunteer Services typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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, Project Management, and People Management. People Management and Project Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Director, Volunteer Services

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $47K. On average, Directors of Volunteer Services make $53K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Directors of Volunteer Services report making only $52K on average.

Pay Difference By Location

Atlanta
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Chicago
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Minneapolis
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National Average
$48,000
Phoenix
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Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
Atlanta offers some of the highest pay in the country for Directors of Volunteer Services, 46 percent above the national average. Directors of Volunteer Services will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+19 percent) and Minneapolis (+2 percent). In Phoenix, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$48,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Director, Volunteer Services Salaries

Customer Relations
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National Average
$48,000
People Management
up arrow 3%
Marketing Communications
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Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 82 votes.

Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 12%