Volunteer Coordinator Salary

Most Volunteer Coordinators in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $35K per year. The bottom of the pay range sits near $25K, and the top verges on $46K per year. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is geography, though tenure and the particular employer have a (lesser) impact as well. While roughly a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most Volunteer Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$26,075 - $46,308

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$10.74 - $20.82

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$26,075 - $46,308  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
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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$24,586 - $45,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 805
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.74 - $20.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,007  
   
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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$24,586 - $45,587  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 526
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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 most often move into positions as Directors of Volunteer Services or Non-Profit Program Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $13K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Volunteer Coordinator


The Salvation Army pays the most with a median salary of $33K, though there is little variation overall ($24K to $40K).

Offering a median of only $29K, Habitat For Humanity pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $21K on the lower end and $44K on the higher end.

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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Oral / Verbal Communication, Training Program Development, and Budget Management. The majority of those who know People Management also know Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Volunteer Coordinator

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $32K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $36K on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $37K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Volunteer Coordinator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $42K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Volunteer Coordinators in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Volunteer Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), Atlanta (+17 percent), Houston (+15 percent), and Philadelphia (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. Employers in Columbus and Minneapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (3 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
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Organizing
up arrow 2%

Program Management
up arrow 5%

Budget Management
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Training Program Development
up arrow 6%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 204 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
15%
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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