Membership Coordinator Salary
Membership Coordinators in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $38K per year. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Membership Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The vast majority of Membership Coordinators (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Job Description for Membership Coordinator
There are many types of organizations that operate on a membership model, such as unions, fitness clubs, and country clubs. Without a stable base of active members and a steady influx of new members, it is often difficult for such organizations to function. Membership coordinators supervise new member recruitment, help ensure existing members are satisfied, and address members' concerns to make sure their experience as members is profitable to all interested parties. The membership coordinator works to organize membership expansion through means such as advertising and recruitment drives. They also meet with existing members to help maintain their satisfaction with the organization. Additionally, they are often responsible for maintaining paperwork, finances, and other duties relevant to membership.Read More...
Acting as a liaison between potential/existing members and the organization, the membership coordinator must be a highly organized individual with excellent communications skills. They should possess the creativity and analytical talent to effectively coordinate membership drives, as well as good organizational skills. The membership coordinator generally works in an office environment, but their duties may require them to travel in direct support of recruitment drives and/or to meet with clients such as advertisers.
The educational requirements for the position may vary widely by employer and position. Educational experience in business management or related fields is often preferred, but some employers may be satisfied with sufficient experience in relevant fields such as sales or recruiting.
Membership Coordinator Tasks
- Promote organization to prospective members and encourage current members to upgrade membership level.
- Manage communication with members, writing newsletters, responding to questions, and carrying out surveys.
- Maintain membership records, processing new member applications, membership renewals, and member resignations.
- Collect data for membership statistics and generate reports on trends.
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Popular Skills for Membership Coordinator
Survey results suggest that Membership Coordinators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Fundraising, Event Planning, Database Management & Reporting, and Database Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Customer Relationship Management are similarly competent in Database Management & Reporting and Database Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Membership Coordinator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Membership Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $36K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $38K. Membership Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $48K.
Pay Difference by Location
For Membership Coordinators, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Membership Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+14 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), Washington (+8 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). Compared to the national average, San Diego Membership Coordinators have considerably lower salaries, 27 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. On the whole, employers pay 11 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Portland and Denver.