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Volunteer Coordinator Salary

Volunteer Coordinators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $34K annually. Earnings generally vary between $24K and $46K per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but years of experience and the specific company are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$25,728 - $46,192
(Median)
$26K
$34K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,485
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$10.65 - $20.84
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,728 - $46,192  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,013  
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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$24,354 - $45,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 750
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.65 - $20.84  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,013  
   
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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$24,354 - $45,544  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 521

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Job Description for Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer coordinators act as liaisons and oversee the volunteer (and sometimes intern) activity for non-profit organizations. They handle the on-boarding (and letting go of) new volunteers. As such, they recruit, train, place and supervise volunteers. When they receive new recruits, they administer training sessions, informational materials, and answer questions regarding volunteer placement.

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Volunteer Coordinator Tasks

  • Conduct volunteer orientations and collect volunteer feedback to improve orientations and activities.
  • Recruit and build volunteer team and their skills, conduct outreach, and increase awareness.
  • Oversee and supervise all volunteer scheduling, activities, and screening.
  • Maintain volunteer files and match volunteers with projects suited to their skills.

Common Career Paths for Volunteer Coordinator


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Though some Volunteer Coordinators move into positions like Non-Profit Executive Director (where the average salary is $59K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for a Volunteer Coordinator is to become a Director of Volunteer Services or a Non-Profit Program Manager. Compared to Volunteer Coordinators, the first group earns $13K more on average, and the second group earns $10K more.

Volunteer Coordinator Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Volunteer Coordinator


The Salvation Army offers the largest salaries in town ($33K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $20K to $41K.

Habitat For Humanity seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $29K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $21K and $44K.

Popular Skills for Volunteer Coordinator


Volunteer Coordinators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Event Management, Project Management, Training, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training Program Development and Program Management. Most people experienced in Recruiting also know People Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Volunteer Coordinator

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


For many Volunteer Coordinators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $35K. Volunteer Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $37K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $41K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


For Volunteer Coordinators, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Volunteer Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+23 percent), Houston (+20 percent), New York (+16 percent), and Philadelphia (+15 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 12 percent south of the national average, can be found in Indianapolis. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Denver and Columbus (5 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

Volunteer Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as a Volunteer Coordinator?

Volunteer Coordinator in Boise:
Pros: I enjoy fitting the puzzle pieces of personalities together, each volunteer comes with special gifts and qualities, each patient request has unique needs that must be met. My goal is to find the right match each time to have the most successful interaction between both patient and volunteer to achieve an ideal flow to meet the needs of both parties.
Cons: Fine tuning the education aspect, trying to prepare volunteers to react to a variety of situations that may come up during their volunteer time. Managing last minute cancellations and weeding out unreliable volunteers.

Volunteer Coordinator in Washington:
"Opportunity For Growth."
Pros: I like working with people and interns. I like that I am constantly challenged and am given to opportunity to grow in my skills. I like that I get to train new volunteers in something I am extremely passionate about and that I know my work goes towards a good cause. My team is very supportive of self-care and taking the comp time is encouraged.
Cons: It can be very stressful at times and I feel like my work/my teams work is not valued at the organization. I sometimes feel overwhelmed with all my tasks. I wish that I had more opportunities for feedback to learn more about my performance.

Volunteer Coordinator in Miami:
"It's Motivational Like No Other!"
Pros: The freedom to do my job without much supervision. Using my creative writing talents, motivational skills, organizational challenges and the people.
Cons: I seem to work seven days a week and the pay!

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Experience Affects Volunteer Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$33,000


Skills That Affect Volunteer Coordinator Salaries

Event Management
up arrow 7%

Project Management
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Training
up arrow 2%

Recruiting
up arrow 1%

National Average
$33,000

People Management
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 1%

Program Management
up arrow 4%

Training Program Development
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 27%
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