Emergency Services Director Salary

Emergency Services Directors in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with more than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $99K annually on average but can range from $57K to $134K per year. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The majority of Emergency Services Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Emergency Services Directors (58 percent) survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$55,260 - $132,152
MEDIAN: $99,134

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$55,260 - $132,152  
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$57,121 - $134,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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Job Description for Emergency Services Director

  • 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

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

Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $92K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $92K. For Emergency Services Directors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $99K. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $108K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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


58 %
42 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 10%