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Volunteer Coordinator Salary

Volunteer Coordinators in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $35K annually. Earnings generally vary between $24K and $45K per year. While career duration and the individual firm impact pay for this group, geographic location is the most influential factor. While approximately one in four report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$25,703 - $46,135
(Median)
$26K
$35K
$46K
MEDIAN: $34,515
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$10.70 - $20.81
(Median)
$11
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary 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$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$25,703 - $46,135  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,010  
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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$24,413 - $45,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 762
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.70 - $20.81  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.23  
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 - $1,010  
   
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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$24,413 - $45,493  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 518
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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. Volunteer Coordinators typically move into roles as Directors of Volunteer Services or Non-Profit Program Managers, and those positions pay $13K more and $10K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Volunteer Coordinator


Although The Salvation Army leads the field in pay with a median salary of $34K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $22K on the low end all the way up to $40K at the top.

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 suggest that Volunteer Coordinators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Event Management, Project Management, Training, and Recruiting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Training Program Development, Budget Management, and Program 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. 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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $37K. 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 $40K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Volunteer Coordinators, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Volunteer Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+18 percent), Chicago (+18 percent), Philadelphia (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+14 percent). The lowest-paying market is St. Louis, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Employers in Indianapolis and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (12 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively).

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
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 2%

Program Management
up arrow 4%

Budget Management
up arrow 5%

Training Program Development
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
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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