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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Emergency Management Director Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$116,900
75th Percentile Wage
$88,970
50th Percentile Wage
$64,360
25th Percentile Wage
$46,120
10th Percentile Wage
$33,370

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 $116,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,370. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 250% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $64,360 2.52%
2013 $62,780 5.04%
2012 $59,770 4.37%
2011 $57,270 3.45%
2010 $55,360 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for emergency management directors from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 16.26%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 5.04%. We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 4.37% in 2012 and a relatively large growth of 3.45% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Emergency Management Directors vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Emergency Management Director Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of emergency management directors in 11 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. 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 $97,930. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $57,370).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$97,930
Transportation and Warehousing
$95,130
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$92,900
Manufacturing
$86,750
Educational Services
$80,670
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$77,720
Health Care and Social Assistance
$72,780
Finance and Insurance
$70,440
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$66,740
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$61,070
Federal, State, and Local Government
$57,370

Table 5. 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 $33,380 to $124,850. The highest paying state for emergency management directors is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $124,850. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $33,380. 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
$124,850
California
$102,110
Maryland
$89,920
New Jersey
$88,330
Nevada
$86,160
Washington
$83,300
Florida
$82,180
Rhode Island
$80,000
Connecticut
$78,670
Minnesota
$76,150
New York
$75,430
Oregon
$74,490
Virginia
$72,280
Louisiana
$71,950
Idaho
$69,440
Colorado
$68,610
Michigan
$66,800
North Carolina
$66,620
Alaska
$65,060
Arizona
$64,980
Texas
$64,530
Utah
$64,230
Ohio
$62,610
Tennessee
$62,260
Wisconsin
$61,990
Massachusetts
$60,510
Georgia
$60,170
New Mexico
$60,060
Alabama
$58,950
Hawaii
$58,780
Wyoming
$57,300
Maine
$56,670
Pennsylvania
$56,180
Vermont
$55,910
North Dakota
$55,150
Iowa
$53,570
South Carolina
$52,310
New Hampshire
$50,220
Nebraska
$48,090
West Virginia
$47,940
Kansas
$47,060
Oklahoma
$46,840
Missouri
$45,770
Kentucky
$44,080
Illinois
$43,850
South Dakota
$42,240
Mississippi
$40,540
Arkansas
$39,520
Montana
$39,210
Indiana
$38,770
Puerto Rico
$33,380


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