Average Emergency Manager Salary

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The average salary for an Emergency Manager is $70,872.
MEDIAN $70,872
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$43k - $107k
$393 - $14k
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$0 - $8k
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$43k - $109k

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Job Description for Emergency Manager

Emergency Manager Tasks
  • Research companies and organizations' current needs.
  • Maintains compliance with industry, national, regional and local regulations, standards and guidelines for emergency preparedness.
  • Assist companies and organizations in meeting regulatory and auditing requirements around emergency management.
  • Draft template plans, policies and procedures for companies and organizations.
  • Provide technical support and assistance, and facilitation of plan development to companies and organizations in the planning process for Business Continuity, Emergency Operations, and Hazard Specific Response Plans.

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Career Paths

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Emergency Manager
Emergency Management Specialist
Office Manager
Front End Developer / Engineer
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Popular Skills for Emergency Manager

Skills in Emergency Response, Operations Management, Training Program Development and Public Speaking are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Planning.

Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Manager

An early career Emergency Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $53,313 based on 70 salaries. A mid-career Emergency Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,561 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Emergency Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $80,780 based on 100 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $85,729.
Employees with Emergency Manager in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 45.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (25.6% more) and Houston, Texas (24.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Colorado Springs, Colorado (5.7% less).

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