California Emergency Management Salaries

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.

California Emergency Management Director Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale CA Metropolitan Division
120
109150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana CA
170
103630
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward CA Metropolitan Division
50
112100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario CA
70
86940
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville CA
90
78610
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos CA
70
69760
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont CA
170
114610
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City CA Metropolitan Division
110
115800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara CA
30
111180
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine CA Metropolitan Division
50
90290

California Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bakersfield-Delano CA
100
38050
Fresno CA
80
35120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale CA Metropolitan Division
750
47160
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana CA
1140
45990
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward CA Metropolitan Division
770
41410
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura CA
Estimate Not Released
34560
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario CA
270
46260
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville CA
190
38270
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos CA
480
39870
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont CA
1110
40390
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City CA Metropolitan Division
340
38050
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara CA
70
41400
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine CA Metropolitan Division
390
43720
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta CA
50
45930
Vallejo-Fairfield CA
190
45300
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
100
46300

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