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Virginia Emergency Management Salaries

The Virginal Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), houses a total of 370 employees. Each person on staff has received training to handle various emergency and disaster situations in the state. While the majority of these 370 positions are held in the area of Arlington, there are other facilities in other parts of the state.

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The salary for those working as an emergency management director in Virginia averages to be $81,090. However, those workers that are in the 90th percentile can earn up to $120,480 annually, which is a significant amount more than the national average for this position.

For workers in the 10th percentile, the average annual salary reaches $45,360 and the 25th percentile workers can expect to earn an annual salary of $55,810. This amount will continue to increase with on the job training, as well as new certifications and skills. The hourly salary for emergency management directors in Virginia on average is $38.98. Those that continue in the position as an emergency management director can expect to earn a higher salary with each year of experience and on the job training they receive.

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 Virginia’s major cities.

Virginia Emergency Management Director Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Richmond VA
120
73590
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
80
79420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
140
103950

Virginia Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford VA
Estimate not released
34750
Richmond VA
390
31320
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News VA-NC
310
37590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
250
38340
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
40
36960

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