In Michigan the annual pay for the four emergency managers that are in charge of the following areas is as follows:
- Pontiac: $150,000
- Benton Harbor: $132,000
- Ecorse: $132,000
- Flint: $170,000
All this information was supplied by the Flint Journal, making these workers some of the highest paid individuals in the nation in this position.
These workers are in both the private and public sector with private workers making slightly more than public ones. Other workers in the emergency management services can expect to earn on average $69,000. This breaks down to an average hourly salary of $33.56.
As an emergency management worker, you are responsible for the planning and operation of first responders and others that respond to an emergency or disaster situation. They will act in the time of disaster to coordinate efforts, however, the majority of their work is completed behind the scenes ensuring that all other workers are prepared for the event of a disaster or emergency. There are many positions in this field that require trained and hardworking individuals. The Detroit area is known for high wages for this position, offering workers incentive to stick with the job.
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 Michigan’s major cities.