A Director of Business Continuity & Emergency Management earns an average salary of $87,789 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$48,630 - $127,521
MEDIAN: $87,789

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$47,918 - $139,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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Job Description for Director of Business Continuity & Emergency Management

Many utilities, tech companies, colleges, and hospitals have 24/7 service requirements. Such companies need contingency plans and supervision during emergency or disaster situations. A director of business continuity and emergency management is an executive in organizations of this type. It is his or her job to develop plans for these situations. His or her goal is to get the company or institution functioning again, as quickly and safely as possible. The director typically also develops and maintains staff protocols, provisional equipment, and items like redundant emergency equipment systems.


Director of Business Continuity & Emergency Management Tasks

  • Identify potential threats to normal business operations and develop plans to reduce risk.
  • Consult with departments to determine which data and processes are essential and develop department level contingency plans.
  • Produce business impact analyses and estimates of recovery time and after an interruption.
  • Oversee the implementation of plans to preserve essential business data in the case of a disaster or interruption.

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 5%