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Emergency Manager Salary

Emergency Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and approximately half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $61K per year, but may range from $41K to $95K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Emergency Managers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field.
$42,347 - $94,067
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MEDIAN: $60,670
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$14.68 - $41.27
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$42,347 - $94,067  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,814  
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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$41,110 - $94,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 159
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $41.27  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $89.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,814  
   
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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$41,110 - $94,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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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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Survey takers who work as Emergency Managers usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 25 percent above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management and Emergency Response.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Manager

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $62K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $54K. Emergency Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $63K. As Emergency Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $76K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$62,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Emergency Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 25%

National Average
$62,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

Emergency Response
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
27 %
Male
73 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 15%