Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

11-9161 Emergency Management Directors

Plan and direct 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 or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
11,050 2.1 % $30.22 $62,850 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.09 $19.81 $27.53 $38.34 $48.86
Annual Wage (2) $29,300 $41,200 $57,270 $79,740 $101,630


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,000 0.11 $27.15 $56,480
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,170 0.02 $33.67 $70,040
State Government (OES Designation) 1,170 0.05 $25.81 $53,680
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 430 0.30 $30.71 $63,870
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 290 0.07 $39.69 $82,560

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 430 0.30 $30.71 $63,870
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,000 0.11 $27.15 $56,480
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 290 0.07 $39.69 $82,560
State Government (OES Designation) 1,170 0.05 $25.81 $53,680
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 120 0.05 $15.02 $31,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 210 0.03 $42.41 $88,220
Waste Treatment and Disposal (8) (8) $40.94 $85,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises 160 0.01 $39.79 $82,760
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 290 0.07 $39.69 $82,560
Other Support Services 40 0.01 $37.14 $77,260


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 930 0.07 0.77 $43.77 $91,030
Texas 850 0.08 0.96 (8) (8)
Pennsylvania 690 0.13 1.45 $23.91 $49,740
Virginia 530 0.15 1.72 $37.03 $77,030
New York 470 0.06 0.65 $33.87 $70,460




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Dakota 100 0.28 3.22 $24.10 $50,130
South Dakota 90 0.24 2.79 $19.33 $40,210
Wyoming 60 0.22 2.55 $24.09 $50,100
Mississippi 230 0.22 2.52 $21.00 $43,680
Nebraska 190 0.20 2.38 $28.91 $60,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 930 0.07 0.77 $43.77 $91,030
Virginia 530 0.15 1.72 $37.03 $77,030
Maryland 190 0.08 0.88 $35.28 $73,390
Massachusetts 220 0.07 0.80 $35.22 $73,270
Oregon 120 0.08 0.90 $35.09 $72,980





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 1.39 $44.38 $92,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 270 0.07 0.87 (8) (8)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.05 0.59 $38.14 $79,340
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 180 0.07 0.80 (8) (8)
Richmond, VA 150 0.26 3.00 $28.99 $60,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.44 $48.05 $99,950
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.12 1.39 $28.25 $58,760
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.07 0.85 $28.55 $59,390
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 1.58 $32.62 $67,850
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 120 0.10 1.15 $35.05 $72,900




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Bismarck, ND 50 0.73 8.47 $25.80 $53,670
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 60 0.56 6.54 $18.56 $38,600
Springfield, MO 80 0.43 4.94 $14.56 $30,270
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 50 0.41 4.78 (8) (8)
Jackson, MS 80 0.31 3.61 $19.67 $40,920
Richmond, VA 150 0.26 3.00 $28.99 $60,290
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.25 2.92 $32.50 $67,590
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 80 0.25 2.91 $22.74 $47,290
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.17 1.95 $26.36 $54,830
Columbia, SC 50 0.16 1.83 $25.66 $53,370




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $51.09 $106,270
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA (8) (8) (8) $49.24 $102,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.44 $48.05 $99,950
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 0.67 $45.63 $94,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 1.39 $44.38 $92,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.06 0.71 $41.70 $86,740
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 50 0.11 1.22 $40.69 $84,630
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.49 $39.36 $81,860
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 110 0.06 0.73 $38.97 $81,050
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 100 0.14 1.62 $38.66 $80,420

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.31 3.61 $17.80 $37,030
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.23 2.69 $27.30 $56,780
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 4.23 $34.89 $72,560
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.70 $18.00 $37,440
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.08 $19.81 $41,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.38 4.43 $17.63 $36,660
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 4.23 $34.89 $72,560
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.31 3.61 $17.80 $37,030
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 3.19 $20.97 $43,610
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 3.15 $18.32 $38,100

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.36 4.23 $34.89 $72,560
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.23 2.69 $27.30 $56,780
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.96 $26.43 $54,980
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.92 $26.41 $54,940
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 1.94 $26.21 $54,510


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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