Volunteer Coordinator Salary (United States)

With 59 percent of Volunteer Coordinators reporting fewer than five years of experience, the field is full of relatively green workers making an average of $32,331 annually. The top of the range reaches $45,483 per year, and the bottom approaches $23,996. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by tenure and the individual firm. While some workers in this profession—about a quarter—do not have any health coverage, most do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Volunteer Coordinators is high. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Volunteer Coordinator Salary (?
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$25,457 - $46,125
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Volunteer Coordinator Salary (?
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$10.32 - $20.72
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National Salary Data

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$25,457 - $46,125  
   
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$23,996 - $45,483  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 705
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$0.00 - $1,027  
   
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$23,996 - $45,483  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 468
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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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Volunteer Coordinators who assume a position such as an Non-Profit Executive Director—while uncommon—may get paid an extra $27K per year. The most common next step for Volunteer Coordinators is moving into roles as Volunteer Services Directors or Non-Profit Program Managers, where they can expect an extra $13,705 or $10,720 per year.

Volunteer Coordinator Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Volunteer Coordinator

Employees at American Red Cross enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $30,740 is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, starting at $24K and nearing the top at only $35K.
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Habitat For Humanity, where the median salary is just $28,857. Also approaching the lower end are The Salvation Army at $30,735 and American Red Cross at $30,740.

Popular Skills for Volunteer Coordinator

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Project Management and Training are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 4 percent respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Training Program Development. 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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Compensation grows after five to 10 years from $31K to $35K. Compensation is $36K after 10 to 20 years. Wages continue to grow, though somewhat marginally, for Volunteer Coordinators after 20 years in the field, and salaries border $41K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 14 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent. Most of respondents report one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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For Volunteer Coordinators, New York provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Other urban areas shelling out big bucks include Houston, San Francisco, Chicago, and Phoenix, where Volunteer Coordinators typically earn around 27 percent, 26 percent, 18 percent, and 15 percent more than usual. Falling short of the national average by 4 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Atlanta. Denver and Columbus are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -3 percent and -2 percent, respectively.

Volunteer Coordinator Reviews

What is it like working as a Volunteer Coordinator?
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
$32,000

Skills That Affect Volunteer Coordinator Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

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: 73% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 26%
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