Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2003

13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists

Coordinate disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies, hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
9,760 3.5 % $23.41 $48,680 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $11.39 $15.68 $21.68 $29.96 $38.39
Annual Wage (2) $23,690 $32,610 $45,090 $62,310 $79,860

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Local government (OES designation) 4,550 $21.53 $44,770 1 16
State government (OES designation) 980 $22.82 $47,460 2 13
General medical and surgical hospitals 800 $26.45 $55,020 3 8
Emergency and other relief services 420 $18.12 $37,690 4 19
Power generation and supply 290 $32.50 $67,590 5 4

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment rank Wage rank
Remediation and other waste services 100 $33.64 $69,980 11 1
Scientific research and development services 150 $33.52 $69,720 9 2
Architectural and engineering services 40 $32.72 $68,060 16 3
Power generation and supply 290 $32.50 $67,590 5 4
Management and technical consulting services 170 $30.81 $64,080 7 5

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
Alaska 70 $30.05 $62,510 0.024% 75
North Dakota 60 $17.26 $35,890 0.019% 191
Wisconsin 450 $22.39 $46,560 0.017% 186
South Dakota 60 $16.33 $33,960 0.017% 164
Kansas 210 $17.83 $37,090 0.016% 250

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment Wage rank within State
California 740 $31.98 $66,510 0.005% 131
Colorado 180 $31.28 $65,050 0.009% 80
Alaska 70 $30.05 $62,510 0.024% 75
Michigan 280 $28.52 $59,320 0.006% 109
Washington 240 $28.48 $59,230 0.009% 132

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA 50 $37.60 $78,210 0.051%
Anchorage, AK MSA 40 $24.10 $50,130 0.029%
Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI PMSA 180 $23.73 $49,350 0.022%
Tacoma, WA PMSA 50 $25.58 $53,200 0.021%
Tallahassee, FL MSA 30 $21.87 $45,490 0.019%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
San Francisco, CA PMSA 40 $47.01 $97,780 0.004%
San Luis Obispo-Atascadero-Paso Robles, CA MSA 50 $37.60 $78,210 0.051%
Detroit, MI PMSA 110 $36.43 $75,780 0.005%
Stockton-Lodi, CA MSA (6) $34.16 $71,050 (6)
Denver, CO PMSA (6) $33.09 $68,830 (6)

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(6) Estimates not released.

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Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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