Montana is a rocky and scenic state that experiences natural disasters such as wildfires, severe snowstorms, floods and earthquakes. Due to the potential issues from all of these emergency situations, the state also has a well-staffed and trained Disaster and Emergency Services agency to respond to these disasters when they occur.
Those that hold the position of emergency management director can expect to earn an annual mean salary of $80,000 according to an aggregation of salaries for available job postings as of September 2013 published on indeed.com.
In key areas throughout Montana, salaries for emergency management professionals may vary somewhat:
- Billings: Annual Salary – $80,000
- Missoula: Annual Salary – $70,000
- Great Falls: Annual Salary – $75,000
- Butte: Annual Salary – $74,000
- Bozeman: Annual Salary – $63,000
- Helena: Annual Salary – $72,000
As workers continue to gain experience and seek additional training and education, they can expect to receive increases in their salaries, as well as bonuses for their time and effort. It is also expected that the number of emergency management workers in the state of Montana will be increased by 20 percent by the year 2018, creating a number of new positions for workers seeking jobs in this industry.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics provided the following salary data for HAZMAT workers in Montana.