Emergency Management Director Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for emergency management directors in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of emergency management directors among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Emergency Management Directors in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$79,580
25th Percentile Wage
$94,780
50th Percentile Wage
$120,790
75th Percentile Wage
$152,350
90th Percentile Wage
$181,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency management directors in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $181,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $120,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $79,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of emergency management directors from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$120,790
4.41% 20.78%
2016
$115,460
7.19% -
2015
$107,160
4.71% -
2014
$102,110
3.81% -
2013
$98,220
2.58% -
2012
$95,690
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Emergency Management Directors in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency management directors in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency management directors in state of California ranges from $74,560 to $137,600. The highest paying area for emergency management directors in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $137,600. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $134,760). The lowest paying area is Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario with a median annual salary of $74,560.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$137,600
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$134,760
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$127,100
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$122,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$119,750
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$113,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$106,660
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$104,680
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$92,340
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$74,560




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