As an emergency management director in California the average salary varies from different locations in the state. The highest earners in this position work in the San Francisco Metropolitan area with an annual mean salary of $115,800 with the top 10 percent earners having an annual median salary of $155,030.
The top mean salaries for this position in California reside in the following areas:
- Los Angeles, Long Beach and Glendale at $109,150;
- Oakland, Fremont and Hayward at $112,100;
- San Jose, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara at $111,180.
According to the California Department of Emergency Services each of these areas also has a significant increase of up to 20 percent for those in the top tier of the industry.
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With additional training and education these position holders also have the opportunity to earn more. The lowest earning areas of the state of California regarding salary is the San Diego, Carlsbad and San Marcos area with an average mean salary of $69,760. While this is significantly less, it is in direct relationship to the lower cost of living that is seen in these areas.
The information shown in these tables was furnished by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and represents salary data for both emergency management directors and hazardous materials removal workers in California’s major cities.