As a Colorado emergency management director you can expect to earn an annual mean wage of $79,740. This provides an hourly mean wage amount of $38.34. For those in the top 25 percentile of the directors, the hourly median wage is raised to $44.01. This is a substantial increase for those that are not in this percentage.
When compared to the national average, the Colorado emergency management directors are quickly catching up to the national average, according to the Colorado Emergency Management Agency. There are some areas of the state with a higher cost of living; however, it is not determined whether or not these individuals make less or more than those in the Denver/Aurora/Broomfield area. While these individuals make less than the national average, their salaries for this position are in line with the cost of living for the area.
There are some training and educational courses that will provide an additional incentive for this job. For those in the position in the top 10 percent, the annual wage is expected to be approximately $109,380, which is closer in line with the national salary average for this position.
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 Colorado’s major cities.