Emergency Manager Salary

Emergency Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up around half of Emergency Managers. Pay fluctuates from $41K to $100K per year, but expected earnings average $63K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Emergency Managers (68 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,963 - $98,949
(Median)
$41K
$63K
$99K
MEDIAN: $62,866
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50%
90%

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$15.46 - $45.15
(Median)
$15
$32
$45
MEDIAN: $32.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,963 - $98,949  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
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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$40,600 - $100,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $45.15  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $58.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,256  
   
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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$40,600 - $100,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Emergency Manager

Having an on-staff emergency manager can be highly beneficial for a company, yet there are many companies that do not employ them. This is a rapidly-growing field, and is highly recommended for individuals interested in the conservation of assets. Emergency managers have a wide range of tasks and responsibilities, and are sometimes referred to as "disaster managers."

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Emergency Manager Tasks

  • Draft template plans, policies and procedures for companies and organizations.
  • Provide technical support and assistance, and facilitation of plan development to companies and organizations in the planning process for Business Continuity, Emergency Operations, and Hazard Specific Response Plans.
  • Assist companies and organizations in meeting regulatory and auditing requirements around emergency management.
  • Research companies and organizations' current needs.
  • Maintains compliance with industry, national, regional and local regulations, standards and guidelines for emergency preparedness.

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Emergency Managers only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Operations Management, Emergency Response, Strategic Planning, and Disaster Recovery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Disaster Recovery, and Strategic Planning. It is not unusual for someone who knows Emergency Response to be familiar with Strategic Planning as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Manager

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $57K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $60K. Emergency Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $71K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $80K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Emergency Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Emergency Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 20%

National Average
$65,000

Emergency Response
up arrow 1%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 4%

Disaster Recovery
up arrow 16%

Project Management
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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