Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

11-9161 Emergency Management Directors

Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,800 2.2 % $29.00 $60,330 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.86 $19.40 $26.61 $36.19 $46.27
Annual Wage (2) $28,840 $40,350 $55,360 $75,270 $96,230


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,470 0.12 $26.15 $54,390
State Government (OES Designation) 1,100 0.05 $25.68 $53,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,100 0.02 $31.50 $65,530
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 630 0.45 $28.25 $58,760
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 310 0.08 $40.36 $83,960

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 630 0.45 $28.25 $58,760
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,470 0.12 $26.15 $54,390
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 310 0.08 $40.36 $83,960
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 140 0.06 $15.81 $32,880
State Government (OES Designation) 1,100 0.05 $25.68 $53,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 250 0.03 $62.72 $130,450
Waste Treatment and Disposal (8) (8) $41.07 $85,420
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 $40.40 $84,040
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 310 0.08 $40.36 $83,960
Remediation and Other Waste Management Services 40 0.03 $37.72 $78,460


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 940 0.07 0.72 $41.84 $87,020
Texas 840 0.08 0.91 (8) (8)
Pennsylvania 800 0.15 1.58 $23.32 $48,500
Virginia 550 0.16 1.67 $36.02 $74,920
New York 480 0.06 0.61 $30.73 $63,920




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 100 0.27 2.93 $22.39 $46,570
Mississippi 280 0.26 2.82 $20.83 $43,330
Wyoming 70 0.26 2.79 $24.59 $51,150
South Dakota 90 0.24 2.57 $18.33 $38,120
Nebraska 190 0.21 2.22 $29.70 $61,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 940 0.07 0.72 $41.84 $87,020
District of Columbia 80 0.12 1.31 $40.89 $85,060
Massachusetts 260 0.08 0.89 $37.30 $77,580
Virginia 550 0.16 1.67 $36.02 $74,920
Nevada 80 0.07 0.79 $33.64 $69,970

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 340 0.15 1.61 $42.58 $88,570
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 280 0.06 0.61 $33.50 $69,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 210 0.12 1.28 $26.58 $55,290
Columbus, OH 200 0.22 2.38 $27.95 $58,140
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.06 0.59 (8) (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 180 0.07 0.77 (8) (8)
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 160 0.54 5.81 $20.24 $42,100
Pittsburgh, PA 140 0.13 1.38 $28.03 $58,300
Jackson, MS 140 0.56 6.00 $20.29 $42,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.37 $44.74 $93,060




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 70 0.71 7.64 $32.00 $66,560
Bismarck, ND 40 0.68 7.29 $24.13 $50,190
Jackson, MS 140 0.56 6.00 $20.29 $42,210
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 160 0.54 5.81 $20.24 $42,100
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 50 0.51 5.49 $17.67 $36,750
Springfield, MO 80 0.43 4.64 $14.19 $29,520
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 50 0.41 4.42 (8) (8)
Roanoke, VA 40 0.30 3.20 $18.78 $39,060
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.25 2.73 $32.12 $66,810
Columbus, OH 200 0.22 2.38 $27.95 $58,140




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $48.45 $100,780
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $46.17 $96,020
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 0.61 $44.97 $93,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.37 $44.74 $93,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 340 0.15 1.61 $42.58 $88,570
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.06 0.67 $40.19 $83,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 130 0.08 0.84 $40.13 $83,480
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 120 0.10 1.02 $38.81 $80,720
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 70 0.11 1.13 $37.98 $79,000
Denver-Aurora, CO 60 0.06 0.59 $37.92 $78,870

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.26 2.84 $17.13 $35,630
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 2.53 $26.92 $55,990
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 3.15 $17.59 $36,580
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 3.62 $18.22 $37,890
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.33 $19.28 $40,100

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.37 4.01 $18.90 $39,310
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 3.62 $18.22 $37,890
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 3.15 $17.59 $36,580
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 3.06 $18.22 $37,900
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.28 3.01 $17.41 $36,220

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.24 2.53 $26.92 $55,990
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.87 $25.32 $52,660
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.93 $25.01 $52,030
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.08 $23.75 $49,400
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.43 $23.12 $48,090


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2010 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011