Volunteer Coordinator Salary (United States)

A relatively young group of workers, more than half of Volunteer Coordinators report fewer than five years on the job; the group as a whole earns roughly $32,331 annually on average. Compensation generally starts at $23,996 and does not exceed $45,483 per year. Residency is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the specific company. Health benefits are not claimed by all—26 percent lack any form of coverage—but most have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The majority of Volunteer Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
Volunteer Coordinator Salary (?
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$25,457 - $46,125
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MEDIAN: $34,199
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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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$0$16K$32K$48K
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$25,457 - $46,125  
   
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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: 705
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$10.32 - $20.72  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $29.56  
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$0.00 - $1,027  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,996 - $45,483  
PayScale
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. When Volunteer Coordinators are ready for the next step in their career, they often become Volunteer Services Directors or Non-Profit Program Managers, where they can expect an additional $13,705 or $10,720 per year.

Volunteer Coordinator Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Volunteer Coordinator

American Red Cross offers the best pay with a median salary of $30,740, though salaries there max out at $35K.
Habitat For Humanity offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $28,857, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $44,139. Workers at The Salvation Army and American Red Cross also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field—average earnings for these employers come to $30,735 and $30,740, respectively.

Popular Skills for Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. 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 who know 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, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Salaries increase to $35K from around $31K after five to 10 years. 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, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; most of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

Pay Difference By Location

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$32,000
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For Volunteer Coordinators, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Also paying near the top of the field are Houston, San Francisco, Chicago, and Phoenix, where Volunteer Coordinators annually earn 27 percent, 26 percent, 18 percent, and 15 percent more than the national average. With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers in Denver and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (-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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Organizing
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$32,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 258 votes.

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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