According to the North Carolina Emergency Management Association, emergency management workers are preparing for future disasters with training by first responders. However, they are not the only individuals that act when a disaster or emergency strikes. Those behind the scenes play an important role in ensuring that responders are prepared to handle any situation that arises.
As an emergency management worker in the state of North Carolina the average salary to expect varies from location to location. Some of the annual salaries for larger metropolitan areas in the state include:
- Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News: $79,420
- Other Non-Metropolitan Areas: $60,760
- Western North Carolina: $52,820
However, as experience, years on the job and training increases, workers can expect to have an increase in salary as well. For example, the 90th percentile of workers can expect to earn the following annual salaries as an emergency management worker:
- Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News: $104,920
- Other Non-Metropolitan Areas: $80,020
- Western North Carolina: $79,450
This position reflects the various costs of living in different areas of the state of North Caroline that are further expressed in the annual salaries that are earned.
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 North Carolina’s major cities.