Generous salaries abound for Emergency Services Directors in the United States, with average pay above six figures ($103K) per year. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and a fair number earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. More than half of Emergency Services Directors (67 percent) survey participants are women. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$74,249 - $137,455
MEDIAN: $103,429

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$74,249 - $137,455  
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$73,020 - $142,455  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54

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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

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

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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.

Although employees with less than five years' experience earn around $92K on average, the five-to-10 year group has a much higher, six-figure median of $104K. Emergency Services Directors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $102K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $120K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


67 %
33 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 12%