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Highest Paying States for Emergency Management Directors

The highest paying states for emergency management directors (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of emergency management directors in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $131,760, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for emergency management directors. It is followed by California (average annual salary $120,790). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of emergency management directors in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Emergency Management Directors

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$131,760
$64,350 200
2 California
$120,790
$79,580 940
3 Maryland
$97,740
$53,640 90
4 Rhode Island
$96,300
$75,840 40
5 New Jersey
$93,410
$50,040 300
6 New York
$92,930
$55,730 630
7 Florida
$92,180
$53,500 170
8 Washington
$90,620
$48,740 160
9 Nevada
$90,170
$43,360 40
10 Colorado
$83,810
$46,730 140
11 Minnesota
$82,510
$53,720 180
12 Virginia
$78,830
$50,000 390
13 Connecticut
$78,410
$42,790 130
14 Oregon
$77,780
$46,640 80
15 Massachusetts
$77,720
$25,220 120
16 Vermont
$74,860
$47,520 30
17 Alaska
$74,620
$55,600 90
18 North Carolina
$73,740
$51,030 190
19 Idaho
$73,450
$38,890 100
20 Illinois
$73,080
$28,990 420
21 Louisiana
$73,030
$43,340 90
22 Arizona
$71,760
$43,670 140
23 Texas
$70,870
$41,830 480
24 Wisconsin
$70,420
$51,010 160
25 Tennessee
$69,390
$39,750 160
26 New Mexico
$67,540
$45,070 90
27 Michigan
$66,960
$46,860 140
28 North Dakota
$65,620
$48,770 80
29 Georgia
$65,510
$40,020 420
30 Hawaii
$65,140
$45,330 70
31 West Virginia
$64,370
$29,230 60
32 Ohio
$64,100
$39,460 280
33 Pennsylvania
$62,680
$39,690 420
34 Iowa
$60,130
$38,340 140
35 Alabama
$57,910
$36,660 190
36 Utah
$57,480
$39,500 120
37 South Carolina
$57,290
$42,920 230
38 Wyoming
$57,050
$32,540 40
39 Missouri
$54,700
$21,910 160
40 Kansas
$53,150
$35,850 190
41 Maine
$52,320
$39,670 80
42 New Hampshire
$52,150
$41,080 40
43 Nebraska
$48,540
$28,090 120
44 Montana
$46,300
$32,090 60
45 Oklahoma
$46,040
$21,790 240
46 Indiana
$43,890
$24,710 350
47 South Dakota
$43,400
$32,110 90
48 Kentucky
$41,240
$18,680 140
49 Arkansas
$39,400
$22,650 140
50 Mississippi
$39,260
$35,230 170
51 Puerto Rico
$31,780
$21,370 130
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