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Emergency Manager Salary

Pay for Emergency Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $62K annually. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Emergency Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Male Emergency Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (69 percent) are men.

$41,838 - $96,266
(Median)
$42K
$62K
$96K
MEDIAN: $62,282
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$15.10 - $45.62
(Median)
$15
$34
$46
MEDIAN: $33.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,838 - $96,266  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
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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$41,067 - $96,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 181
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $45.62  
   
Overtime
$0.07 - $89.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
   
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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$41,067 - $96,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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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Emergency Managers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Fortunate workers who know Operations Management can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management and Disaster Recovery. Aptitude in Emergency Response tends to also indicate an understanding of Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Manager

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


Emergency Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $56K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $62K. Emergency Managers bring in $70K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Emergency Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $81K.

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Experience Affects Emergency Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Emergency Manager Salaries

Operations Management
up arrow 20%

National Average
$64,000

Strategic Planning
up arrow 1%

Emergency Response
up arrow 2%

Disaster Recovery
up arrow 15%

Project Management
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%
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