When a disaster strikes the District of Columbia area, there are effective managers that provide the essential services needed by the residents of the area. An emergency management director is responsible for training, hiring and coordinating all first responders that will evaluate the emergency and disaster plans for their areas.
The directors have to be able to learn and grow with each emergency that occurs and ensure they understand how to handle all aspects of a disaster situation. When it comes to the salary of an emergency management director, the annual mean salary exists for the following areas:
- Washington, Arlington, Alexandria/Metropolitan Division: $103,950
- Washington, Arlington, Alexandria/Non-Metropolitan Division: $99,920
The hourly mean salary for the metropolitan area is $47.44 and non-metropolitan area $45.51. Additionally the hourly salary for the 75th percentile for metropolitan is $57.26 and the non-metropolitan area $55.65. These numbers reflect the slight difference in the cost of living that exists between the regions.
The highest salary for emergency management directors exists in this area, where even the lowest 10th percentile makes, on average $87,020, which is the approximate average for the District of Columbia according to the Department of Emergency Services in the District of Columbia.
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 Washington, D.C.