Volunteer Coordinator Salary

Women account for the majority of Volunteer Coordinators in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $35K annually. Earnings sit near $25K on the lower side but can approach $46K per year on the higher side. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though experience level and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Most Volunteer Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although roughly a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$25,905 - $46,326
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,656
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$10.75 - $20.80
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$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,905 - $46,326  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
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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$24,515 - $45,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 793
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.75 - $20.80  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
   
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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$24,515 - $45,571  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 531
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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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There are some Volunteer Coordinators — though it's uncommon — that transition into Non-Profit Executive Directors, where earnings are an average $59K annually. The most common next step for a Volunteer Coordinator is to become a Director of Volunteer Services or a Non-Profit Program Manager. The former position pays an additional $13K per year on average, and the latter position pays $10K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Volunteer Coordinator


Employees of The Salvation Army can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $34K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $22K to $40K.

For Volunteer Coordinators, below-average salaries can be found at Habitat For Humanity; in fact, average earnings are around $29K, the lowest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($21K versus $44K) is great.

Popular Skills for Volunteer Coordinator


Survey results imply that Volunteer Coordinators put a diverse skill set to use. 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 Oral / Verbal Communication, Training Program Development, and Budget Management. It is often found that people who know People Management are also skilled in Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Volunteer Coordinator

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


Volunteer Coordinators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $32K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $36K. Volunteer Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $37K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $41K.

Pay Difference by Location


Volunteer Coordinators will find that San Francisco offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 27 percent. Volunteer Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Houston (+18 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), and Philadelphia (+14 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, St. Louis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Columbus (3 percent lower) and Minneapolis (2 percent lower).

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
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Project Management
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Training
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Recruiting
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National Average
$33,000

People Management
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Organizing
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Program Management
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Budget Management
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Training Program Development
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 209 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: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 27%
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