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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
10,210 1.5 % $ 40.53 $ 84,310 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Emergency Management Directors:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.30 $ 26.76 $ 36.66 $ 50.42 $ 68.69
Annual Wage (2) $ 42,230 $ 55,660 $ 76,250 $ 104,880 $ 142,870


Industry profile for Emergency Management Directors: Top

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) 5,410 0.10 $ 36.61 $ 76,150
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,570 0.07 $ 34.97 $ 72,740
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 840 0.01 $ 46.04 $ 95,760
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 320 0.01 $ 46.80 $ 97,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises 230 0.01 $ 58.25 $ 121,170

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) 5,410 0.10 $ 36.61 $ 76,150
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 170 0.09 $ 33.22 $ 69,090
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,570 0.07 $ 34.97 $ 72,740
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 190 0.05 $ 56.69 $ 117,910
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $ 61.10 $ 127,090

Top paying industries for Emergency Management Directors:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 190 0.01 $ 78.33 $ 162,930
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 50 (7) $ 61.78 $ 128,500
Scientific Research and Development Services 90 0.01 $ 61.44 $ 127,800
Natural Gas Distribution 40 0.04 $ 61.10 $ 127,090
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.03 $ 59.36 $ 123,460


Geographic profile for Emergency Management Directors: Top

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.





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)
California 770 0.05 0.64 $ 55.75 $ 115,960
Texas 700 0.06 0.78 $ 44.67 $ 92,920
Illinois 660 0.12 1.59 $ 40.67 $ 84,590
New York 560 0.06 0.88 $ 47.24 $ 98,270
Florida 530 0.06 0.85 $ 39.82 $ 82,820




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 120 0.40 5.39 $ 46.07 $ 95,830
District of Columbia 220 0.31 4.27 $ 60.77 $ 126,400
South Dakota 100 0.24 3.20 $ 27.07 $ 56,300
Vermont 50 0.17 2.25 $ 36.85 $ 76,640
Rhode Island 70 0.16 2.23 $ 40.98 $ 85,240




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 220 0.31 4.27 $ 60.77 $ 126,400
California 770 0.05 0.64 $ 55.75 $ 115,960
Washington 160 0.05 0.69 $ 52.65 $ 109,510
New Jersey 330 0.09 1.18 $ 52.37 $ 108,930
Maryland 140 0.05 0.73 $ 50.71 $ 105,480





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 530 0.06 0.82 $ 52.90 $ 110,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 470 0.11 1.46 $ 41.08 $ 85,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 350 0.11 1.56 $ 58.95 $ 122,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 200 0.06 0.78 $ 48.84 $ 101,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 200 0.03 0.47 $ 56.70 $ 117,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 180 0.06 0.82 $ 51.82 $ 107,780
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 170 0.06 0.87 $ 43.90 $ 91,300
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 160 0.06 0.81 $ 40.22 $ 83,660
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 150 0.16 2.13 $ 46.34 $ 96,390
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 150 0.06 0.86 $ 66.63 $ 138,590




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 0.57 7.73 $ 42.10 $ 87,560
Santa Fe, NM 30 0.53 7.19 $ 30.17 $ 62,760
Bloomington, IL 30 0.42 5.71 $ 46.99 $ 97,740
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 110 0.34 4.69 $ 34.22 $ 71,190
Columbia, SC 110 0.30 4.05 $ 31.39 $ 65,300
Jackson, MS 50 0.22 2.97 $ 20.93 $ 43,530
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 60 0.18 2.52 $ 25.82 $ 53,710
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 0.16 2.24 $ 37.51 $ 78,020
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 90 0.16 2.23 $ 47.86 $ 99,550
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 150 0.16 2.13 $ 46.34 $ 96,390




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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.03 0.42 $ 68.18 $ 141,820
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 150 0.06 0.86 $ 66.63 $ 138,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 350 0.11 1.56 $ 58.95 $ 122,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 200 0.03 0.47 $ 56.70 $ 117,930
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 90 0.05 0.64 $ 54.92 $ 114,230
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 530 0.06 0.82 $ 52.90 $ 110,030
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 50 0.04 0.51 $ 52.07 $ 108,310
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 180 0.06 0.82 $ 51.82 $ 107,780
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 60 0.04 0.56 $ 50.70 $ 105,460
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 100 0.04 0.51 $ 49.82 $ 103,620

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 90 0.24 3.23 $ 24.19 $ 50,310
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.71 9.68 $ 27.59 $ 57,380
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.95 $ 26.19 $ 54,470
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.85 $ 25.04 $ 52,090
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.77 $ 30.40 $ 63,230

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 40 0.71 9.68 $ 27.59 $ 57,380
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.24 3.23 $ 24.19 $ 50,310
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.85 $ 25.04 $ 52,090
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.95 $ 26.19 $ 54,470
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.77 $ 30.40 $ 63,230

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)
Southeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.13 1.77 $ 30.40 $ 63,230
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.71 9.68 $ 27.59 $ 57,380
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.14 1.95 $ 26.19 $ 54,470
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.21 2.85 $ 25.04 $ 52,090
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.24 3.23 $ 24.19 $ 50,310


About May 2020 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021