Nevada’s emergency management services providers respond with aid when any type of disaster or emergency strikes- whether natural or manmade. The Nevada Division of Emergency Management, or DEM is the agency that is responsible for handling manmade, public or natural issues within the state. According to an aggregate of job postings provided by indeed.com, emergency management specialists in the state earn an average of $61,000 each year, while those in supervisory roles earn an average of $93,000.
There are workers in key locations across the state ready to respond to any type of natural disaster that may occur. It is estimated that there will be a 20% increase in the number of these positions by 2018.
The salary for workers responsible for the removal of hazardous materials in the state of Nevada is as follows:
- Las Vegas: Average annual salary: $55,000; Average hourly salary: $26.44
- Reno: Average annual salary: $56,000; Average hourly salary: $26.92
Additionally, HAZMAT workers that earn in the 90th percentile can expect an annual average salary of $59,030 in the Las Vegas/Paradise area and $57,560 in the Reno/Sparks area. There is an opportunity for these workers to have increases in their salary with more experience and training, as well as with bonuses that are given.