Emergency Manager Salary

Emergency Managers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over one-half of Emergency Managers. Pay fluctuates from $40K to $106K per year, but expected earnings average $67K per year. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men make up the majority of Emergency Managers (64 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Emergency Managers. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$40,238 - $103,348
$40K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $68,689
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50%
90%

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$19.39 - $52.77
$19
$35
$53
MEDIAN: $35.00
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50%
90%

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$0$104K
Salary $40,238 - $103,348
Bonus $0.00 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$40,492 - $104,133
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 124
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $19.39 - $52.77
Overtime $37.81
Annual Data $0$104K
Bonus $0.00 - $9,696
Profit Sharing $5,000
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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$40,492 - $104,133
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Emergency Manager

Having an on-staff emergency manager can be highly beneficial for a company, yet there are many companies that do not employ them. This is a rapidly-growing field, and is highly recommended for individuals interested in the conservation of assets. Emergency managers have a wide range of tasks and responsibilities, and are sometimes referred to as "disaster managers."

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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.

Common Career Paths for Emergency Manager


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Emergency Managers may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Emergency Management Specialist. The average pay for an Emergency Management Specialist is $52K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Emergency Manager

Pay by Experience for an Emergency Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Emergency Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 52 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Emergency Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Emergency Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 46 salaries. An Emergency Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 24 salaries.

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Key Stats for Emergency Manager

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Emergency Manager Salaries

▲28%

▼0%

National Average
$70,000

▼8%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Emergency Manager Salaries

Operations Management
▲10%

National Average
$70,000



Disaster Recovery
▼23%

Project Management
▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 16%
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