With the high level of tornados and other natural disasters as well as everyday emergencies in Missouri, having professional, highly trained emergency management workers ensures that first responders, as well as all other emergency workers, are prepared for a disaster situation. In Missouri, workers can expect to earn an average annual salary of $60,440 in Kansas City, $44,900 in St. Louis and $29,810 in Springfield. This equates to approximately $29.06, $21.59 and $14.33 in hourly wages for the respective cities.
While this is considered about five percent below the national average for emergency management professionals in the nation according to Salary.com, it is still a competitive wage for those residing in the state of Missouri.
For those with additional training and experience, which reach the 75th percentile of workers, they can expect to earn an annual salary in this position of $82,610 in Kansas City, $61,390 in St. Louis and $34,160 in Springfield. For those in the 90th percentile of workers the salary they can expect to earn is $93,970, $77,370 and $52,240 in the respective cities in Missouri.
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 Missouri’s major cities.