Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director Salary

The average pay for an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director is $58,640 per year. A skill in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is associated with high pay for this job.

$36,029 - $103,608
MEDIAN: $58,640

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$36,029 - $103,608  
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$36,554 - $106,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 126
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Job Description for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director

An emergency medical services (EMS) director administers a pool of paid (and sometimes volunteer) medical staff consisting of physicians, nurses, paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who respond to 911 calls from the community. EMS directors oversee budgeting for their department or company, as well as fundraisers, volunteers, regulatory compliance with departmental policies and collaboration with various community entities. The director provides direction, leadership, accountability and coordination for the EMS program. They are also required to stay abreast of new trends and development in EMS practices.


Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director Tasks

  • Plan and direct the emergency medical services.
  • Oversee inventory, order processing and distribution of products and services.
  • Directs the staff in effective and efficient use of emergency medical services.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.

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Experience Affects Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.


25 %
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 24%