Emergency Manager Salary

Median pay for Emergency Managers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $67K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction for Emergency Managers is high. Male Emergency Managers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage.

$39,734 - $102,253
$40K
$67K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,981
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90%

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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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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,734 - $102,253  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,760  
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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$40,151 - $101,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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 - $25,760  
   
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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$40,151 - $101,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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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Compensation may take a strong hit for Emergency Managers who move to positions like Emergency Management Specialist. Emergency Management Specialists usually make $52K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Manager

Pay by Experience for an Emergency Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Emergency Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Emergency Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Emergency Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 46 salaries. An Emergency Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 24 salaries.

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Key Stats for Emergency Manager

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Emergency Manager Salaries

▲33%

▲4%

National Average
$68,000

▼4%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Emergency Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲15%

National Average
$68,000



Disaster Recovery
▼19%

Project Management
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 18%