Volunteer Coordinators in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $36K annually. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by career length and the specific company. The vast majority of Volunteer Coordinators (89 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Close to one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage 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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$28,709 - $47,624
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$48K
MEDIAN: $36,268
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$28,709 - $47,624  
   
Bonus
$101.74 - $2,457  
Total Pay (?
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$25,404 - $46,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 592
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.00 - $21.27  
   
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Overtime
$15.21 - $33.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$101.74 - $2,457  
   
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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$25,404 - $46,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 434

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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

  • Oversee and supervise all volunteer scheduling, activities, and screening.
  • Maintain volunteer files and match volunteers with projects suited to their skills.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Volunteer Coordinator


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Volunteer Coordinators may progress into high-paying roles like Executive Director, where median compensation is $75K annually. 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 $12K per year on average, and the latter position pays $9K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Volunteer Coordinator


Employees at The Salvation Army enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $34K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $24K and higher ones not far away at only $40K.

Popular Skills for Volunteer Coordinator


Volunteer Coordinators report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Community Outreach / Activism, Event Management, and Training are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Training Program Development and Event Planning also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in People Management indicates knowledge of Training.

Pay by Experience Level for Volunteer Coordinator

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


Volunteer Coordinators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $34K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $37K. Volunteer Coordinators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $40K. Volunteer Coordinators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $41K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,872

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Volunteer Coordinators, 24 percent higher than the national average. Volunteer Coordinators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+20 percent), New York (+17 percent), Portland (+15 percent), and Phoenix (+14 percent). Albuquerque is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average.

Volunteer Coordinator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Volunteer Coordinator?

Volunteer Coordinator in Atlanta:
"Love the people, don't love the pay."
Pros: Getting to work very closely with the volunteers every day, even sometimes just over email or the phone, is very satisfying. The department is made up of people who are great to work with, which makes for a generally pleasant work environment.
Cons: Despite being the coordinator for a group of about three hundred people (without whom the organization would cease to function on a day-to-day basis), this position is not treated as management level in any respect. In fact, it remains one of the lowest ranking full-time positions in the organization. Compensation is obscenely below market, and the meager number of vacation days (10, which are also supposed to make up for all of the holidays that employees of other businesses receive) does little to alleviate the frustration that brings.

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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Key Stats for Volunteer Coordinator

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Volunteer Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$35,000


Skills That Affect Volunteer Coordinator Salaries

Project Coordinating
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Event Management
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National Average
$35,000







Budget Management
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Scheduling
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Program Management
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Event Planning
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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