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Emergency Management Specialist Salary (United States)

Emergency Management Specialists in the United States pull down an average of $57K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a fair portion earn dental coverage. The majority of Emergency Management Specialists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers for this synopsis were furnished by individuals who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Emergency Management Specialist Salary (?
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$38,080 - $101,090
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57K
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MEDIAN: $56,703
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Emergency Management Specialist Salary (?
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$14.87 - $39.82
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$38,080 - $101,090  
   
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$0.00 - $8,109  
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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$35,077 - $101,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 219
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.87 - $39.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
   
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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$35,077 - $101,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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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
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Survey results show that Emergency Management Specialists typically report just a few professional skills. Strategic Planning and Emergency Response are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those with knowledge of Emergency Response tend to be skilled in Strategic Planning as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Management Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Emergency Management Specialists do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $49K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $66K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $68K. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up roughly a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in six.

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Experience Affects Emergency Management Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%
Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$55,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Emergency Management Specialist Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 2%
Emergency Response
0%
National Average
$55,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
30%
female alumni
 
Male
70%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 13%