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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Emergency Management Director Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,760
25th Percentile Wage
$50,160
50th Percentile Wage
$70,500
75th Percentile Wage
$99,200
90th Percentile Wage
$133,880

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 $133,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,760. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 264% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201670,5004.50%15.22%
201567,3304.41%-
201464,3602.45%-
201362,7804.79%-
201259,770--

Table 2. Emergency Management Director Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of emergency management directors in 10 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 transportation and warehousing sector with an annual salary $105,080. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $61,790).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$105,080
Utilities
$103,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$99,640
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$86,430
Educational Services
$82,160
Manufacturing
$80,340
Health Care and Social Assistance
$75,900
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$66,740
Federal, State, and Local Government
$64,250
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$61,790

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 $31,850 to $115,460. The highest paying state for emergency management directors is California with a median annual salary of $115,460. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $31,850. For more salary information of emergency management directors profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
California
$115,460
Rhode Island
$95,820
New Jersey
$94,710
Maryland
$94,480
Florida
$90,490
Nevada
$90,170
New York
$85,360
Connecticut
$83,100
Washington
$82,950
Colorado
$80,960
Minnesota
$79,070
Virginia
$78,830
Oregon
$76,750
Massachusetts
$72,380
Tennessee
$72,000
North Carolina
$71,440
Illinois
$69,090
Arizona
$68,910
West Virginia
$68,110
Idaho
$68,020
Wisconsin
$66,660
New Mexico
$66,590
Georgia
$65,340
Texas
$65,250
Louisiana
$64,960
North Dakota
$62,490
Michigan
$62,320
Maine
$62,190
Ohio
$61,630
Pennsylvania
$59,920
Hawaii
$59,790
Vermont
$58,140
Alabama
$58,000
Utah
$57,680
South Carolina
$57,000
Iowa
$56,640
Wyoming
$56,590
Kansas
$52,560
New Hampshire
$50,870
Missouri
$48,170
Nebraska
$47,850
Oklahoma
$47,080
South Dakota
$42,820
Kentucky
$41,390
Montana
$41,010
Mississippi
$40,570
Arkansas
$40,010
Indiana
$39,500
Puerto Rico
$31,850


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