Emergency Management Specialist Salary

For Emergency Management Specialists, yearly average wages total $59K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 65 percent of Emergency Management Specialists are male. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,530 - $100,218
(Median)
$39K
$59K
$100K
MEDIAN: $59,061
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$15.20 - $37.75
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$15
$23
$38
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$38,530 - $100,218  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,851  
Total Pay (?
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$35,445 - $99,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 253
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.20 - $37.75  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $49.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$34K$68K$102K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,851  
   
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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$35,445 - $99,141  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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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Emergency Management Specialists note just a narrow range of job skills. Emergency Response and Strategic Planning are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Emergency Response and Strategic Planning are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Management Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Emergency Management Specialists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. On average, Emergency Management Specialists make $68K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $71K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Management Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Emergency Management Specialist Salaries

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

Emergency Response
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National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 12%
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