Most Directors of Volunteer Services in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $50K per year. In the world of Directors of Volunteer Services, overall cash allowance can sometimes include more than $7K from bonuses, causing incomes to vary widely between $36K and $78K. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Directors of Volunteer Services, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$37,454 - $78,332
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$37K
$50K
$78K
MEDIAN: $49,999
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$14.82 - $35.44
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$15
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,454 - $78,332  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,743  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$36,316 - $77,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 217
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.82 - $35.44  
   
Overtime
$22.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,743  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$36,316 - $77,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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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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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $44K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $49K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Directors of Volunteer Services make a median salary of $52K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $67K.

Director, Volunteer Services Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Director, Volunteer Services in Camarillo:
"Remove volunteers from your program when needed."
Do not be afraid or shy away from removing a volunteer from your program if it is what is best for the hospital, your volunteers who are there for the right reasons will respect your decision as long as you have been supportive and consistent with your team and have built trust with your core group of volunteers.

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 35%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Director, Volunteer Services Salaries

Customer Relations
up arrow 9%

People Management
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Recruiting
up arrow 2%

Marketing Communications
up arrow 12%

Human Resources
up arrow 17%

Training
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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