According to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the average salary for emergency management directors in the state is around $65,000. This is for the areas of Biloxi and Gulfport. Currently there are about 180 employees that hold this title in the state, due to the likelihood of hurricanes and flooding in the state.
Jackson, Mississippi holds an hourly salary for emergency management directors at $19.92 for those that are entering in to the position. However, for those who reach the 75th and 90th percentile for the position, they can expect to earn an annual salary of approximately $47,600 and $59,140 respectively. This is mainly due to the lower cost of living in the Jackson area when compared to other areas of Mississippi, according to the emergency services agency website.
It is important to understand as your experience and knowledge in the area grows your likelihood to make more money increases as well. There are some in the state of Mississippi making up to six figures, in line with the national average, due to experience and additional training.
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 Mississippi’s major cities.