The South Caroline Emergency Management Division commonly referred to as SCEMD has a total of 190 employees on staff. These individuals are charged with the responsibility of handling natural and man-made disasters in the area. For the emergency management directors within South Carolina, the average annual salary is $56,660 ($27.24 per hour), with starting salaries typically averaging $34,600.
South Carolina’s top earning emergency management directors can expect to earn an average salary of $88,600, while those in the 75th percentile earn an average of $68,270. In most cases, pay is directly related to years on the job and additional training or certifications earned in certain areas of specialty.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, emergency management directors and HAZMAT professionals in South Carolina’s major cities earned the following salaries.