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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 $115,460, California is the highest paying state for emergency management directors. It is followed by Rhode Island (average annual salary $95,820). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [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 California
$115,460
$75,040 900
2 Rhode Island
$95,820
$55,770 40
3 New Jersey
$94,710
$51,720 390
4 Maryland
$94,480
$49,890 100
5 Florida
$90,490
$61,240 150
6 Nevada
$90,170
$43,360 40
7 New York
$85,360
$54,400 600
8 Connecticut
$83,100
$59,310 130
9 Washington
$82,950
$49,650 150
10 Colorado
$80,960
$45,800 130
11 Minnesota
$79,070
$49,160 230
12 Virginia
$78,830
$50,000 440
13 Oregon
$76,750
$47,770 70
14 Massachusetts
$72,380
$20,820 110
15 Tennessee
$72,000
$38,730 140
16 North Carolina
$71,440
$47,340 200
17 Illinois
$69,090
$19,610 380
18 Arizona
$68,910
$44,470 140
19 West Virginia
$68,110
$39,460 70
20 Idaho
$68,020
$28,870 100
21 Wisconsin
$66,660
$49,640 170
22 New Mexico
$66,590
$46,110 90
23 Georgia
$65,340
$36,340 380
24 Texas
$65,250
$21,590 480
25 Louisiana
$64,960
$41,460 90
26 North Dakota
$62,490
$32,310 80
27 Michigan
$62,320
$42,720 140
28 Maine
$62,190
$36,630 60
29 Ohio
$61,630
$40,020 310
30 Pennsylvania
$59,920
$39,820 430
31 Hawaii
$59,790
$44,840 70
32 Vermont
$58,140
$43,800 40
33 Alabama
$58,000
$36,580 180
34 Utah
$57,680
$40,260 130
35 South Carolina
$57,000
$41,360 220
36 Iowa
$56,640
$36,680 160
37 Wyoming
$56,590
$30,080 40
38 Kansas
$52,560
$35,060 210
39 New Hampshire
$50,870
$19,620 50
40 Missouri
$48,170
$18,680 170
41 Nebraska
$47,850
$27,610 130
42 Oklahoma
$47,080
$22,760 240
43 South Dakota
$42,820
$32,700 90
44 Kentucky
$41,390
$20,200 140
45 Montana
$41,010
$28,600 70
46 Mississippi
$40,570
$33,270 170
47 Arkansas
$40,010
$21,410 130
48 Indiana
$39,500
$23,340 330
49 Puerto Rico
$31,850
$21,050 130

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of emergency management directors in those states is not available at this time.

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