Emergency Services Director Salary

With a little under three-quarters of Emergency Services Directors in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $54K to $131K per year and averages out to $96K annually. The majority of Emergency Services Directors (62 percent) who took the survey are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The majority of Emergency Services Directors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$50,691 - $128,438
(Median)
$51K
$96K
$130K
MEDIAN: $96,115
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$35.65 - $59.60
(Median)
$36
$46
$60
MEDIAN: $46.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$50,691 - $128,438  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,750  
Total Pay (?
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$53,587 - $131,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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Hourly Rate
$35.65 - $59.60  
   
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,750  
   
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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$53,587 - $131,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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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 Emergency Services Director

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $92K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $89K. 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 $106K on average.

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Experience Affects Emergency Services Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$97,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
62 %
Male
38 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 10%
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