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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Emergency Management Directors
Industry profile for Emergency Management Directors
Geographic profile for Emergency Management Directors

National estimates for Emergency Management Directors:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Emergency Management Directors:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
10,320 1.6 % $ 40.77 $ 84,800 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for Emergency Management Directors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 22.44 $ 28.53 $ 36.89 $ 48.29 $ 64.22
Annual Wage (2) $ 46,670 $ 59,350 $ 76,730 $ 100,450 $ 133,580


Industry profile for Emergency Management Directors:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Emergency Management Directors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,910 0.11 $ 37.02 $ 76,990
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,740 0.08 $ 36.00 $ 74,880
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 640 0.01 $ 46.11 $ 95,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 290 0.01 $ 44.46 $ 92,470
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 200 0.01 $ 79.01 $ 164,340

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Emergency Management Directors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 5,910 0.11 $ 37.02 $ 76,990
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,740 0.08 $ 36.00 $ 74,880
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 110 0.06 $ 29.27 $ 60,880
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 190 0.05 $ 64.17 $ 133,480
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 40 0.04 $ 67.44 $ 140,280

Top paying industries for Emergency Management Directors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chemical Manufacturing (3251, 3252, 3253, and 3259 only) 30 0.01 $ 88.91 $ 184,920
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 200 0.01 $ 79.01 $ 164,340
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services (8) (8) $ 78.87 $ 164,050
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 40 0.04 $ 67.44 $ 140,280
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $ 64.56 $ 134,280


Geographic profile for Emergency Management Directors:

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



Map of employment of emergency management directors by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Emergency Management Directors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 680 0.06 0.76 $ 46.69 $ 97,110
California 640 0.04 0.53 $ 54.76 $ 113,900
New York 590 0.07 0.93 $ 46.49 $ 96,690
Florida 490 0.06 0.78 $ 43.76 $ 91,030
Pennsylvania 420 0.07 1.02 $ 33.47 $ 69,620


Map of location quotient of emergency management directors by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Emergency Management Directors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 130 0.44 6.06 $ 44.46 $ 92,470
District of Columbia 230 0.35 4.75 $ 60.90 $ 126,670
South Dakota 110 0.26 3.54 $ 28.18 $ 58,610
Mississippi 190 0.17 2.37 $ 24.23 $ 50,390
Oklahoma 270 0.17 2.35 $ 32.52 $ 67,630


Map of annual mean wages of emergency management directors by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Emergency Management Directors:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 230 0.35 4.75 $ 60.90 $ 126,670
California 640 0.04 0.53 $ 54.76 $ 113,900
Washington 130 0.04 0.53 $ 53.87 $ 112,050
New Jersey 290 0.07 1.01 $ 52.63 $ 109,460
Maryland 90 0.04 0.48 $ 51.78 $ 107,700



Map of employment of emergency management directors by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Emergency Management Directors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 470 0.05 0.74 $ 54.71 $ 113,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 340 0.11 1.56 $ 58.12 $ 120,900
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 250 0.06 0.81 $ 43.55 $ 90,580
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 210 0.22 2.96 $ 45.50 $ 94,640
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 210 0.06 0.79 $ 47.33 $ 98,440
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 150 0.06 0.78 $ 42.29 $ 87,970
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 140 0.02 0.33 $ 58.34 $ 121,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130 0.05 0.63 $ 59.99 $ 124,780
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.06 0.87 $ 51.65 $ 107,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.04 0.60 $ 45.19 $ 93,990


Map of location quotient of emergency management directors by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Emergency Management Directors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montgomery, AL 90 0.59 8.06 $ 43.35 $ 90,180
Anchorage, AK 90 0.54 7.38 $ 41.10 $ 85,480
Springfield, IL 30 0.33 4.55 $ 48.82 $ 101,540
Jackson, MS 80 0.32 4.34 $ 21.50 $ 44,720
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 80 0.26 3.50 $ 34.85 $ 72,480
Columbia, SC 90 0.25 3.41 $ 30.60 $ 63,640
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.24 3.27 $ 37.99 $ 79,020
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 210 0.22 2.96 $ 45.50 $ 94,640
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 110 0.19 2.64 $ 48.14 $ 100,130
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 60 0.19 2.64 $ 27.45 $ 57,090


Map of annual mean wages of emergency management directors by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Emergency Management Directors:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 70 0.03 0.45 $ 68.27 $ 142,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 130 0.05 0.63 $ 59.99 $ 124,780
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 70 0.04 0.50 $ 59.22 $ 123,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 140 0.02 0.33 $ 58.34 $ 121,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 340 0.11 1.56 $ 58.12 $ 120,900
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 60 0.04 0.58 $ 57.27 $ 119,130
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 100 0.04 0.55 $ 54.83 $ 114,050
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 470 0.05 0.74 $ 54.71 $ 113,790
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 40 0.03 0.39 $ 53.49 $ 111,250
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 90 0.04 0.50 $ 51.89 $ 107,920

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Emergency Management Directors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.30 4.15 $ 21.84 $ 45,430
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 4.43 $ 30.29 $ 63,010
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.82 11.14 $ 28.48 $ 59,240
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 2.76 $ 30.57 $ 63,590
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.96 $ 33.07 $ 68,790

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Emergency Management Directors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.82 11.14 $ 28.48 $ 59,240
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 5.19 $ 25.11 $ 52,220
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 4.43 $ 30.29 $ 63,010
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 4.35 $ 50.24 $ 104,500
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.30 4.15 $ 21.84 $ 45,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Emergency Management Directors:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.32 4.35 $ 50.24 $ 104,500
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.74 $ 35.69 $ 74,240
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 2.96 $ 33.07 $ 68,790
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 2.05 $ 31.87 $ 66,280
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 2.76 $ 30.57 $ 63,590


About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022