How Much Do EMS Directors Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Emergency Management Directors

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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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$84310 per year
Hourly wage
$41 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$42,230 to $55,660 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$20 to $27 per hour

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.

Salary rank

Salary rank

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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
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

State Hourly Annual
DC $61 $126,400
CA $56 $115,960
WA $53 $109,510
NJ $52 $108,930
MD $51 $105,480
CT $50 $104,150
MA $47 $98,390
NY $47 $98,270
AK $46 $95,830
NM $46 $95,620

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
Insurance Carriers $106970 $51.43
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
Employment Services $91800 $44.14
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $89700 $43.12
Rail Transportation $86280 $41.48
Facilities Support Services $85080 $40.91
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services $84510 $40.63
Junior Colleges $80800 $38.85
Local Government $76150 $36.61
State Government $72740 $34.97
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services $69090 $33.22

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