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Emergency Management Director Salary Information

The salary statistics of emergency management directors are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of emergency management directors within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The emergency management directors annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Emergency Management Director Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,270
25th Percentile Wage
$51,510
50th Percentile Wage
$72,760
75th Percentile Wage
$103,340
90th Percentile Wage
$141,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for emergency management directors. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) emergency management directors is $141,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $72,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,270. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 270% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$72,760
3.11% 17.85%
2016
$70,500
4.50% -
2015
$67,330
4.41% -
2014
$64,360
2.45% -
2013
$62,780
4.79% -
2012
$59,770
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Table 2. Emergency Management Director Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of emergency management directors in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for emergency management directors occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $111,070. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $65,450).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$111,070
Transportation and Warehousing
$108,870
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$105,470
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$103,520
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$95,890
Educational Services
$83,450
Health Care and Social Assistance
$80,320
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$80,230
Manufacturing
$79,460
Finance and Insurance
$71,340
Federal, State, and Local Government
$65,450

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Emergency Management Directors by States

From the above tables we note that not only emergency management directors salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of emergency management directors in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $31,780 to $131,760. The highest paying state for emergency management directors is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $131,760. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $31,780. For more salary information of emergency management directors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$131,760
California
$120,790
Maryland
$97,740
Rhode Island
$96,300
New Jersey
$93,410
New York
$92,930
Florida
$92,180
Washington
$90,620
Nevada
$90,170
Colorado
$83,810
Minnesota
$82,510
Virginia
$78,830
Connecticut
$78,410
Oregon
$77,780
Massachusetts
$77,720
Vermont
$74,860
Alaska
$74,620
North Carolina
$73,740
Idaho
$73,450
Illinois
$73,080
Louisiana
$73,030
Arizona
$71,760
Texas
$70,870
Wisconsin
$70,420
Tennessee
$69,390
New Mexico
$67,540
Michigan
$66,960
North Dakota
$65,620
Georgia
$65,510
Hawaii
$65,140
West Virginia
$64,370
Ohio
$64,100
Pennsylvania
$62,680
Iowa
$60,130
Alabama
$57,910
Utah
$57,480
South Carolina
$57,290
Wyoming
$57,050
Missouri
$54,700
Kansas
$53,150
Maine
$52,320
New Hampshire
$52,150
Nebraska
$48,540
Montana
$46,300
Oklahoma
$46,040
Indiana
$43,890
South Dakota
$43,400
Kentucky
$41,240
Arkansas
$39,400
Mississippi
$39,260
Puerto Rico
$31,780



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