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.

$29,213 - $53,520
(Median)
$29K
$38K
$54K
MEDIAN: $38,483
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$10.43 - $21.34
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$21
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,213 - $53,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,105  
Profit Sharing
$2,914  
Commission
$4,800  
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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$26,570 - $51,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.43 - $21.34  
   
Overtime
$17.00 - $35.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,105  
   
Commission
$4,800  
Profit Sharing
$2,914  
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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$26,570 - $51,080  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Membership Coordinator


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At the upper end, Membership Coordinators who move into a Membership Director role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Membership Directors is a much higher $47K per year.

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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

National Average: $37,019

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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.

Membership Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as a Membership Coordinator?

Membership Coordinator in Irvine:
"Membership Specialist."
Pros: I enjoy the office environment and my co workers. The company culture is great. I also enjoy being able to work from home when needed.
Cons: I don't like the fact that I don't feel fairly compensated for the amount of responsibilities. I don't like that I am one person doing a multi-person job. It's stressful.

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Experience Affects Membership Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Membership Coordinator Salaries

Event Planning
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Fundraising
up arrow 6%

Database Management & Reporting
up arrow 1%

Database Management
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Customer Service
0%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
0%

National Average
$37,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 1%

Sales
up arrow 2%

Typing
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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