Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
9,770 1.7 % $33.56 $69,810 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.04 $22.17 $30.94 $42.77 $56.20
Annual Wage (2) $33,370 $46,120 $64,360 $88,970 $116,900


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) 5,180 0.10 $30.04 $62,480
State Government (OES Designation) 1,180 0.05 $29.02 $60,360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 800 0.02 $39.04 $81,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 290 0.01 $41.89 $87,130
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 280 0.07 (8) (8)

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 190 0.13 $33.68 $70,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,180 0.10 $30.04 $62,480
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 280 0.07 (8) (8)
State Government (OES Designation) 1,180 0.05 $29.02 $60,360
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 110 0.04 $31.25 $65,010

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) 50 (7) $72.61 $151,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises 180 0.01 $49.31 $102,570
Scientific Research and Development Services 220 0.04 $48.15 $100,150
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 40 0.03 $47.77 $99,370
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 250 0.02 $43.84 $91,190


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)
Texas 660 0.06 0.81 $33.05 $68,740
California 600 0.04 0.55 $50.79 $105,650
New York 570 0.06 0.89 $39.56 $82,280
Virginia 510 0.14 1.93 $39.30 $81,750
New Jersey 510 0.13 1.82 $40.82 $84,900



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)
South Dakota 150 0.36 4.99 $20.61 $42,870
Alaska 80 0.25 3.41 $36.40 $75,710
Mississippi 210 0.19 2.67 $25.38 $52,790
Utah 230 0.18 2.47 $32.04 $66,650
North Dakota 80 0.18 2.42 $25.56 $53,170



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 90 0.13 1.80 $58.96 $122,630
California 600 0.04 0.55 $50.79 $105,650
Maryland 120 0.05 0.63 $45.18 $93,970
Washington 130 0.05 0.63 $41.01 $85,300
Florida 120 0.02 0.22 $40.97 $85,210




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.05 0.76 $43.39 $90,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.12 1.59 $49.75 $103,470
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 0.74 (8) (8)
Salt Lake City, UT 190 0.28 3.87 $32.15 $66,870
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 160 0.06 0.77 $39.14 $81,400
Richmond, VA 150 0.24 3.32 $35.41 $73,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 150 0.08 1.12 $41.99 $87,350
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.48 $53.77 $111,850
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 1.91 $41.88 $87,110
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 130 0.14 1.95 $21.84 $45,430



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)
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 30 0.57 7.91 (8) (8)
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 110 0.36 4.99 $31.16 $64,810
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 40 0.36 4.95 $22.15 $46,070
Anchorage, AK 60 0.35 4.83 $36.53 $75,990
Jackson, MS 70 0.29 3.98 $21.53 $44,780
Salt Lake City, UT 190 0.28 3.87 $32.15 $66,870
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 90 0.27 3.78 $27.98 $58,190
Richmond, VA 150 0.24 3.32 $35.41 $73,650
Charleston, WV 30 0.23 3.25 $22.56 $46,930
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 90 0.20 2.75 $35.41 $73,650



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 40 0.04 0.49 $62.09 $129,150
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 0.68 $60.75 $126,360
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 30 0.04 0.54 $54.66 $113,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.03 0.48 $53.77 $111,850
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 50 0.04 0.51 $49.92 $103,830
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 270 0.12 1.59 $49.75 $103,470
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.46 $48.47 $100,810
Baltimore-Towson, MD 50 0.04 0.54 $47.34 $98,470
Knoxville, TN 30 0.10 1.32 $44.96 $93,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.54 $43.91 $91,330

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 140 0.35 4.85 $23.34 $48,550
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 2.78 38.47 $20.45 $42,530
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 3.36 $29.79 $61,950
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 3.28 $25.53 $53,110
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.55 $23.52 $48,920

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)
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 90 2.78 38.47 $20.45 $42,530
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 140 0.35 4.85 $23.34 $48,550
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.28 3.85 $23.42 $48,700
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.55 $23.52 $48,920
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.24 3.32 $19.72 $41,030

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)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 2.98 $31.15 $64,790
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 3.36 $29.79 $61,950
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.48 $28.70 $59,710
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 3.28 $25.53 $53,110
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 3.55 $23.52 $48,920


About May 2014 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.

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

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015