Emergency Manager Salary

Half of Emergency Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $40K to $108K per year, and the average comes out to $67K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Emergency Managers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 62 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$39,596 - $107,763
$40K
$67K
$110K
MEDIAN: $66,928
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50%
90%

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$18.70 - $53.26
$19
$35
$53
MEDIAN: $35.00
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50%
90%

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$0$107K
Salary $39,596 - $107,763
Bonus $0.00 - $9,933
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$39,712 - $107,686
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $18.70 - $53.26
Overtime $40.00
Annual Data $0$107K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,933
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$39,712 - $107,686
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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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

  • Research companies and organizations' current needs.
  • Maintains compliance with industry, national, regional and local regulations, standards and guidelines for emergency preparedness.
  • Assist companies and organizations in meeting regulatory and auditing requirements around emergency management.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Emergency Manager


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Emergency Managers may experience a deep cut in pay as they move into an upper-level role like Emergency Management Specialist. That position usually brings in $52K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Manager

Pay by Experience for an Emergency Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Emergency Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Emergency Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Emergency Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 46 salaries. An Emergency Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 24 salaries.

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Key Stats for Emergency Manager

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Emergency Manager Salaries

▲32%

▲3%

National Average
$68,000

▼5%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Emergency Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲14%

National Average
$68,000



Disaster Recovery
▼20%

Project Management
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%
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