What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Emergency Manager Salary

Average Emergency Managers in the United States make around $61K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most Emergency Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 69 percent of Emergency Managers are male. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and more than half have vision insurance, as well.

$41,689 - $96,583
(Median)
$42K
$61K
$97K
MEDIAN: $61,350
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.79 - $45.62
(Median)
$15
$34
$46
MEDIAN: $34.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,689 - $96,583  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,916  
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).
)
$40,894 - $97,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $45.62  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $89.40  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,916  
   
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).
)
$40,894 - $97,099  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 17

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

- OR -

Log in with LinkedIn

Comp Managers Click Here »

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...

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.

Emergency Manager Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Emergency Managers usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management, Disaster Recovery, and Emergency Response. Emergency Response and Strategic Planning are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Manager

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


For Emergency Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. During the first five years of their careers, Emergency Managers see a median income of $55K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $61K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Emergency Managers make a median salary of $70K. As Emergency Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $80K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Emergency Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Emergency Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 22%

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

National Average
$63,000

Emergency Response
up arrow 4%

Disaster Recovery
up arrow 14%

Project Management
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%