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Emergency Management Specialist Salary

Emergency Management Specialists in the United States take home an average $58K per year. Geography and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are more male Emergency Management Specialists than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 67 percent. For the most part, Emergency Management Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,186 - $98,789
(Median)
$39K
$58K
$99K
MEDIAN: $58,409
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90%

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$15.15 - $38.24
(Median)
$15
$23
$38
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$39,186 - $98,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
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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$35,858 - $97,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 250
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $38.24  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,000  
   
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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$35,858 - $97,878  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56

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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 typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Emergency Response and Strategic Planning are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Emergency Response tends to also indicate an understanding of Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Management Specialist

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


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $61K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $67K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $65K on average.

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Experience Affects Emergency Management Specialist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$57,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Emergency Management Specialist Salaries

Emergency Response
up arrow 2%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$57,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 11%
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