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Volunteer Coordinator Salary

Volunteer Coordinators in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $35K per year for pay. Lower pay rates hover around $24K, and the higher rates verge on $45K per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by location, but years of experience and the specific company are influential factors as well. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one-fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and a majority receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Volunteer Coordinators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$25,714 - $46,154
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$26K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,553
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$10.64 - $20.79
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$11
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$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,714 - $46,154  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
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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$24,318 - $45,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 728
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.64 - $20.79  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.24  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,011  
   
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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$24,318 - $45,458  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 519

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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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While Volunteer Coordinators do not often become Non-Profit Executive Directors, the job pays $59K per year on average. It is quite typical for Volunteer Coordinators to transition into roles as Directors of Volunteer Services or Non-Profit Program Managers, where reported median earnings are $13K and $10K higher 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 $31K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $20K to $40K.

Habitat For Humanity offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $29K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $44K.

Popular Skills for Volunteer Coordinator


Survey results show that Volunteer Coordinators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Training, Recruiting, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training Program Development. It is often found that people who know Recruiting are also skilled in People Management.

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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $32K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $35K. 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


For Volunteer Coordinators, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Volunteer Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+25 percent), Chicago (+22 percent), Houston (+20 percent), and Philadelphia (+16 percent). Trailing the national average by 5 percent, Denver is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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


Training
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Recruiting
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People Management
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National Average
$33,000

Organizing
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Program Management
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Training Program Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 225 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: 40% employee benefits None: 27%