Emergency Manager Salary
Median pay for Emergency Managers in the United States is around $66K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Most Emergency Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and more than half collect vision insurance. More than half of Emergency Managers (63 percent) survey respondents are men.
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
- 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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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Emergency Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $59K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $63K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $70K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $85K.