According to the New York OEM there was a substantial raise given to all behind the scenes workers at the emergency management services in the state after the 2012 hurricane that devastated much of the state.
Some of the average salaries in New York regions are as follows:
- Albany, Schenectady, Troy: $72,970
- Nassau, Suffolk: $76,650
- Northern New Jersey, Long Island: $85,130
- White Plains, Wayne: $89,320
- Capital/Northern New York: $56,690
When workers reach the 90th percentile in this career they can expect to earn up to 20 percent more than the average salary for the state.
According to the state of New York’s website, additional steps and training is taking place to ensure any disaster or emergency, whether natural or caused by man, can be handled with superior organization and well-trained individuals thanks to the work of emergency management directors who are in charge of planning and organizing all training as well relief efforts that take place.
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 New York’s major cities.