Currently there are 60 emergency management workers in the Baton Rouge area and 80 in the New Orleans, Metairie and Kenner area as well. The annual expected salary for the state of Louisiana is around $57,130. Those entering the position may make as much as 15 to 20 percent less, due to their inexperience on this position according to the Louisiana Emergency Management Agency. This equates to an approximate hourly salary of $27.07. Considering other states in the nation and careers to choose from, this is a significant salary for those starting out in the field.
Those in the 90th percentile of emergency management workers can expect to earn approximately $84,240 annually for their salary. Any person that holds a degree may actually earn more due to their increased skills and knowledge when it comes to handling emergency situations.
The salary that can be earned has the opportunity to increase with additional training, and may be subject to bonuses periodically according to the Louisiana Emergency Management Agency.
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 Louisiana’s major cities.