Emergency Management Director Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for emergency management directors in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of emergency management directors among Illinois 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,610
25th Percentile Wage
$45,470
50th Percentile Wage
$69,090
75th Percentile Wage
$92,370
90th Percentile Wage
$119,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency management directors in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $119,640. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,610.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.43
25th Percentile Wage
$21.86
50th Percentile Wage
$33.22
75th Percentile Wage
$44.41
90th Percentile Wage
$57.52

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for emergency management directors in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $57.52. The median hourly salary is $33.22. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.43.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of emergency management directors from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201669,09035.59%52.41%
201544,5001.46%-
201443,85026.02%-
201332,440-1.36%-
201232,880--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Emergency Management Directors in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of emergency management directors in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of emergency management directors in state of Illinois ranges from $51,670 to $77,690. The highest paying area for emergency management directors in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $77,690. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $71,140). The lowest paying area is South Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $51,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$77,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$71,140
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$51,670


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