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Washington Emergency Management Salaries

The Washington State Emergency Management Agency (WSEMA) currently has a total of 160 employees on staff to respond to disasters and emergencies in the state. The average annual salary for directors of emergency services in Washington is $78.260, which equates to approximately $37.63 each hour.

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When entering the profession, emergency management directors in Washington can expect to earn $48,440. Within a few years, Washington’s graduated pay scale will typically put these professionals in the 25th percentile of earners who bring home an average salary of $63,750.

Highly experienced professionals serving as emergency management directors in the Seattle-Tacoma area can earn a salary that ranges between $96,050 and $112,980 per year.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provided the information found in these tables, which represents salary data for emergency management directors and HAZMAT professionals in Washington’s major cities.

Washington Emergency Management Director Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
50
82800
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett WA Metropolitan Division
70
86070
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA
80
84350

Washington Hazardous Materials Removal Worker Salaries

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Bremerton-Silverdale WA
30
Estimate not released
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland WA
290
56260
Mount Vernon-Anacortes WA
Estimate not released
37290
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA
370
42810
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett WA Metropolitan Division
450
57930
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue WA
570
53540
Tacoma WA Metropolitan Division
120
36580

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