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.

$39,317 - $101,766
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$66K
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MEDIAN: $65,570
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$22.93 - $46.84
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$39,317 - $101,766  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,255  
Total Pay (?
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$39,662 - $101,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$22.93 - $46.84  
   
Overtime
$41.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $34,255  
   
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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$39,662 - $101,261  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Emergency Manager


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For Emergency Managers, a move to the Emergency Management Specialist role often correlates with a sharp decline in salary. Emergency Management Specialists typically make $52K.

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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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Key Stats for Emergency Manager

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Emergency Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲32%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Emergency Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲17%

National Average
$66,000



Disaster Recovery
▼18%

Project Management
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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