Emergency Manager Salary
Median pay for Emergency Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $66K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Male Emergency Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (60 percent) are men. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$39,317 - $101,766|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $34,255|
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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).)
|$39,662 - $101,261|
|Hourly Rate||$22.93 - $46.84|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $34,255|
|Total Pay (||$39,662 - $101,261|
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."Read More...
Those in this position are responsible for designing plans to prevent emergency situations and respond to such situations as they occur. Their goal is to minimize potential physical damage, loss of life, and loss of revenue, so this is of course a critical position. It is essential that, in a time of local emergency, national disaster, war, etc., a company has a plan to ensure it will not go out of business as a result of such catastrophes.
Emergency managers begin by assessing potential threats and determining which risks are most likely to occur. After the threats have been identified and the likelihood of their occurrence has been assessed, he/she then decides how to allocate available resources to combat the risks. After an emergency occurs, the manager examines the response and determines the effectiveness of particular aspects of the response, as well as which aspects maintained as many physical, economic, and human resources as possible. He/she will then report the results of these examinations to company leadership.
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Emergency Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $57K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $61K. Emergency Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $69K. Emergency Managers who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $87K.
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