Volunteer Coordinator Salary

Women comprise the majority of Volunteer Coordinators in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $35K annually on average. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $24K and $45K per year. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geographic location, followed by career duration and the particular employer. The majority of Volunteer Coordinators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not claimed by all — approximately one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$25,801 - $46,053
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$26K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,539
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$10.74 - $20.81
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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
$25,801 - $46,053  
   
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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$24,478 - $45,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 781
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.74 - $20.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.17  
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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$24,478 - $45,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 529
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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 it's uncommon, some Volunteer Coordinators move into roles as Non-Profit Executive Directors, where pay is an average $59K per year. 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


Although The Salvation Army heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $34K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $22K to $40K.

Habitat For Humanity is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $29K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $21K while workers on the upper end may rake in $44K.

Popular Skills for Volunteer Coordinator


Survey results show that Volunteer Coordinators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, skills in Event Management, Project Management, Training, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Oral / Verbal Communication, Training Program Development, and Budget Management. Those proficient in People Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Volunteer Coordinator

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


For Volunteer Coordinators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $32K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $36K. Volunteer Coordinators bring in $37K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 24 percent greater than the national average. Volunteer Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+19 percent), Houston (+17 percent), Atlanta (+16 percent), and Chicago (+15 percent). St. Louis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 13 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include 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 208 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%
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