Emergency Management Specialist Salary

The average pay for an Emergency Management Specialist is $53,995 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$35,570 - $84,939
$36K
$54K
$85K
MEDIAN: $53,995
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$13.49 - $31.14
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$31
MEDIAN: $20.47
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,570 - $84,939  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
Profit Sharing
$99.16  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,687 - $81,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 242
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.49 - $31.14  
   
Overtime
$18.56 - $45.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
   
Profit Sharing
$99.16  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,687 - $81,350  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 59

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Job Description for Emergency Management Specialist

For major emergencies and disasters, many people work together to minimize the disaster's impact through prevention, immediate response, and handing its aftermath; professionals involved include paramedics, firefighters, police officers, engineers, and others. Emergency management specialists are responsible for planning emergency response programs and coordinating the people on the ground. They work to predict the effects of various disasters and determine the optimal course of action when responding to them. They also take a more proactive approach to disaster management; for example, emergency management specialists plan evacuation routes in hurricane-prone areas and ensure that citizens are informed of these routes.

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Emergency Management Specialist Tasks

  • Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities such as ordering evacuations, opening public shelters, and implementing special needs plans and programs.
  • Design and administer emergency preparedness training courses that teach people how to effectively respond to major emergencies and disasters.
  • Prepare emergency situation status reports that describe response and recovery efforts, needs, and preliminary damage assessments.
  • Keep informed of federal, state and local regulations affecting emergency plans, and ensure that plans adhere to these regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Management Specialist

Pay by Experience for an Emergency Management Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Emergency Management Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 170 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Emergency Management Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 101 salaries. An experienced Emergency Management Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 67 salaries. An Emergency Management Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 28 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,030

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Key Stats for Emergency Management Specialist

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Emergency Management Specialist Salaries

▲40%

▲20%

▲9%

National Average
$52,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Emergency Management Specialist Salaries


Emergency Response
▼0%

National Average
$52,000


Training
▼4%

Disaster Recovery
▼8%

Operations Management
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
no benefits
None: 12%