Emergency management workers respond to all types of natural and man-caused disasters. Their presence is essential for the continued safety and well-being of the residents of South Dakota. The South Dakota Emergency Management Association has a total of 90 employees located throughout the state who have been trained to handle all types of natural and manmade emergency and disaster situations.
The salary for those holding the position of emergency management director in South Dakota can be expected to be around $40,670 annually, which comes to approximately $19.55 per hour.
For those who have served the citizens of South Dakota as emergency management professionals for several years, the salary range is typically between $45,800 and $56,010 each year. It is also estimated that those that are working in the Central nonmetropolitan area make up to 10 percent more than elsewhere in the state. This is attributed to the fact that other emergency management facilities in the state do not have full-time staff on hand.
The information shown in this table was furnished by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and represents salary data for emergency management directors in South Dakota’s two major regions.