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Volunteer Coordinator Salary (United States)

With close to three-fifths of Volunteer Coordinators reporting fewer than five years of experience, the average pay is $34K per year. Earnings generally vary between $24K and $45K per year. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but experience level and the specific company are influential factors as well. Some workers in this field — about one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair portion and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The vast majority of Volunteer Coordinators (89 percent) are women. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. 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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National Salary Data

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$0.00 - $1,027  
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$23,996 - $45,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 705
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$23,996 - $45,483  
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 advance into the role of an Non-Profit Executive Director are fairly uncommon. Non-Profit Executive Directors $59K per year. Volunteer Coordinators most often move into positions as Directors of Volunteer Services or Non-Profit Program Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $14K higher and $11K higher, respectively.

Volunteer Coordinator Job Listings

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Popular Employer Salaries for Volunteer Coordinator

American Red Cross pays the most with a median salary of $31K, though there is little variation overall ($24K to $35K).
The consistently lowest paying firm on the list is Habitat For Humanity, where the median salary is just $29K. However, employees at the top of the pay scale do tend to do well, earning around $44K. Also approaching the lower end is The Salvation Army.

Popular Skills for Volunteer Coordinator

Survey results suggest that Volunteer Coordinators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Training, Recruiting, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Training Program Development. The majority of those 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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $31K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $35K. Volunteer Coordinators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $36K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $41K. Most of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one in seven of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than five percent.

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. With compensation 4 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Denver (3 percent less) and Columbus (2 percent less).

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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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%