Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
9,570 1.8 % $37.53 $78,060 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.67 $24.12 $33.89 $47.69 $64.37
Annual Wage (2) $36,760 $50,160 $70,500 $99,200 $133,880


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) 5,090 0.09 $34.55 $71,860
State Government (OES Designation) 1,170 0.05 $31.06 $64,610
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 770 0.01 $40.52 $84,290
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 370 0.01 $44.99 $93,580
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 280 0.07 $48.29 $100,440

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,090 0.09 $34.55 $71,860
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 150 0.09 $38.24 $79,540
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 280 0.07 $48.29 $100,440
State Government (OES Designation) 1,170 0.05 $31.06 $64,610
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 120 0.04 $28.46 $59,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 150 0.01 $71.20 $148,090
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $51.73 $107,590
Scientific Research and Development Services 200 0.03 $50.61 $105,270
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 200 0.02 $50.58 $105,200
Rail Transportation 40 0.02 $50.51 $105,070


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 900 0.06 0.82 $57.81 $120,240
New York 600 0.07 0.97 $45.05 $93,700
Texas 480 0.04 0.60 $33.90 $70,520
Virginia 440 0.12 1.73 $43.01 $89,460
Pennsylvania 430 0.07 1.09 $31.75 $66,040




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)
District of Columbia 200 0.28 4.15 $55.47 $115,380
South Dakota 90 0.23 3.31 $22.26 $46,290
Alaska 70 0.21 3.09 $40.35 $83,940
North Dakota 80 0.19 2.75 $34.41 $71,570
Oklahoma 240 0.15 2.22 $25.84 $53,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 900 0.06 0.82 $57.81 $120,240
District of Columbia 200 0.28 4.15 $55.47 $115,380
New Jersey 390 0.10 1.43 $46.40 $96,500
Maryland 100 0.04 0.57 $46.16 $96,020
Rhode Island 40 0.08 1.16 $45.07 $93,740





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 370 0.15 2.18 $53.89 $112,090
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.06 0.81 $51.82 $107,780
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.20 2.97 $65.65 $136,550
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 190 0.19 2.81 $22.19 $46,150
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 190 0.05 0.75 $35.75 $74,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 160 0.06 0.90 $42.99 $89,420
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 120 0.38 5.57 $33.32 $69,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 120 0.06 0.89 $45.02 $93,640
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 110 0.10 1.43 $48.16 $100,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.38 $57.81 $120,240




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)
Idaho Falls, ID 30 0.54 7.97 $42.82 $89,070
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 120 0.38 5.57 $33.32 $69,300
Anchorage, AK 50 0.26 3.75 $37.79 $78,610
Jackson, MS 60 0.22 3.20 $26.40 $54,910
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 30 0.22 3.22 (8) (8)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 0.21 3.14 $37.13 $77,230
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.20 2.97 $65.65 $136,550
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 190 0.19 2.81 $22.19 $46,150
Columbia, SC 70 0.17 2.55 $26.31 $54,730
Richmond, VA 100 0.16 2.28 $37.10 $77,170




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-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 220 0.20 2.97 $65.65 $136,550
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.45 $61.17 $127,240
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.88 $59.64 $124,040
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.03 0.38 $57.81 $120,240
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 40 0.03 0.44 $57.47 $119,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 370 0.15 2.18 $53.89 $112,090
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 40 0.07 1.05 $53.73 $111,750
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.06 0.81 $51.82 $107,780
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA (8) (8) (8) $50.17 $104,350
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.58 $48.96 $101,840

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)
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.31 4.57 $29.08 $60,490
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.72 10.52 $21.38 $44,460
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 5.17 $17.60 $36,600
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 3.06 $21.13 $43,940
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 2.74 $32.04 $66,650

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)
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.72 10.52 $21.38 $44,460
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 5.17 $17.60 $36,600
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.31 4.57 $29.08 $60,490
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.25 3.69 $20.15 $41,910
Northeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 3.74 $24.75 $51,480

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)
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 2.74 $32.04 $66,650
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 40 0.19 2.77 $29.13 $60,580
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 50 0.31 4.57 $29.08 $60,490
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 3.24 $28.50 $59,290
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $26.27 $54,640


About May 2016 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017