Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Emergency Management Directors plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Emergency Management Directors with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $42,230 to $55,660 per year or $20 to $27 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Emergency Management Directors to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$69||$142,870|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$50||$104,880|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$37||$76,250|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$27||$55,660|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$20||$42,230|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as an Emergency Management Director is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid EMS Directors are in the states of DC, CA, WA, NJ and MD.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Federal Executive Branch||$162930||$78.33|
|Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services||$128500||$61.78|
|Scientific Research and Development Services||$127800||$61.44|
|Natural Gas Distribution||$127090||$61.10|
|Oil and Gas Extraction||$123460||$59.36|
|Management of Companies and Enterprises||$121170||$58.25|
|Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution||$117910||$56.69|
|Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing||$104520||$50.25|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$97350||$46.80|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$95760||$46.04|
|Elementary and Secondary Schools||$93020||$44.72|
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services||$89700||$43.12|
|Facilities Support Services||$85080||$40.91|
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services||$84510||$40.63|
|Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services||$69090||$33.22|