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Georgia Emergency Management Salaries

As an emergency management director in Georgia, you are responsible for the development and organization of disaster relief projects. This includes hiring and training first responders and ensuring they are prepared to answer any disaster that may occur. In this position, the average annual salaries for various areas of Georgia are:

  • Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Marietta: $71,870
  • South Georgia Non-Metropolitan Area: $56,910

The hourly median salary for the areas in Georgia includes:

  • Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Marietta: $32.71
  • South Georgia Non-Metropolitan Area: $23.45

The 75th percentile wage for the Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Marietta area is $40.80 and the 90th percentile salary for this area is $52.03. For the South Georgia non-metropolitan area the 75th percentile salary is $34.49 and the 90th percentile wage is $44.71.

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There are 90 individuals holding this position in the Atlanta, Sandy Springs and Marietta area and 30 in the South Georgia non-metropolitan area. These numbers reflect the latest recordings for these major areas in Georgia. According to the Georgia Department of Emergency Services, the salary for these positions is steadily on the rise reaching up to 20 percent more than the current rates.

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 Georgia’s major cities.

Georgia Emergency Management Director Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta GA
90
71870
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
30
56910

Georgia Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta GA
640
36180
Chattanooga TN-GA
100
34810

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