Emergency Services Director Salary

Emergency Services Directors in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $98K annually, but may range from $58K to $131K per year. Female Emergency Services Directors survey participants are more prevalent than men — 61 percent of professionals. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,396 - $128,546
MEDIAN: $97,922

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$56,396 - $128,546  
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$58,304 - $131,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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Job Description for Emergency Services Director

Emergency services directors work primarily for hospitals and are responsible for the operations of their emergency departments, as well as supervising physicians and administrative staff within the department. The ability to delegate duties to physicians is essential in this position, and these directors must also have strong leadership and communication skills to build effective teamwork.


Emergency Services 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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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Services Director

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

For many Emergency Services Directors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $92K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $92K. Emergency Services Directors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $97K. Deeply experienced professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience haul in an ample $108K on average.

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Experience Affects Emergency Services Director Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


61 %
39 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 11%