Emergency Management Specialist Salary

Median pay for Emergency Management Specialists in the United States is around $55K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men make up a slight majority of Emergency Management Specialists (53 percent) who responded to the survey. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,014 - $88,024
$36K
$55K
$88K
MEDIAN: $54,765
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$13.89 - $31.06
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MEDIAN: $20.54
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,014 - $88,024  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$99.16  
Total Pay (?
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$35,225 - $83,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $31.06  
   
Overtime
$18.56 - $48.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
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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$35,225 - $83,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60

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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.

Common Career Paths for Emergency Management Specialist


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Advancing into an Emergency Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Emergency Management Specialists, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $64K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Management Specialist

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


For many Emergency Management Specialists, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. 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 $57K. Emergency Management Specialists claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $64K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Emergency Management Specialist generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $72K.

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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 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Emergency Management Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

▲20%

▲8%

National Average
$53,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Emergency Management Specialist Salaries


National Average
$53,000



Training
▼6%

Disaster Recovery
▼10%

Operations Management
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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