Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
9,550 1.4 % $31.12 $64,730 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.79 $20.55 $28.73 $40.06 $51.83
Annual Wage (2) $30,760 $42,740 $59,770 $83,320 $107,810


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) 5,240 0.10 $28.25 $58,770
State Government (OES Designation) 1,130 0.05 $26.82 $55,790
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1,080 0.02 $36.50 $75,920
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 330 0.23 $34.32 $71,380
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 210 0.05 $39.98 $83,150

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 330 0.23 $34.32 $71,380
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,240 0.10 $28.25 $58,770
State Government (OES Designation) 1,130 0.05 $26.82 $55,790
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 210 0.05 $39.98 $83,150
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 110 0.04 $21.09 $43,860

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 200 0.03 $45.18 $93,970
Waste Treatment and Disposal (8) (8) $43.18 $89,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $43.15 $89,760
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 210 0.05 $39.98 $83,150
Scheduled Air Transportation 40 0.01 $39.27 $81,690


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 780 0.05 0.75 $46.85 $97,450
Texas 680 0.06 0.88 $30.95 $64,380
Pennsylvania 470 0.08 1.14 $25.77 $53,590
New York 450 0.05 0.72 $36.40 $75,710
Illinois 420 0.07 1.00 $21.04 $43,760




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)
South Dakota 90 0.23 3.16 $19.55 $40,670
Mississippi 240 0.22 3.02 $22.43 $46,660
North Dakota 80 0.19 2.57 $24.75 $51,480
Wyoming 50 0.18 2.46 $26.11 $54,300
Iowa 260 0.17 2.38 $25.63 $53,300




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 780 0.05 0.75 $46.85 $97,450
Florida 150 0.02 0.28 $40.12 $83,460
New Jersey 400 0.10 1.42 $39.95 $83,100
Nevada 40 0.04 0.52 $39.36 $81,870
Virginia 370 0.10 1.39 $38.98 $81,090





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 260 0.07 0.99 (8) (8)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.04 0.50 $42.94 $89,320
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 1.97 $40.03 $83,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.80 $49.98 $103,950
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 130 0.05 0.66 $38.20 $79,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.42 $52.48 $109,150
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 120 0.14 1.95 $31.22 $64,930
Richmond, VA 120 0.19 2.64 $35.38 $73,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 110 0.05 0.74 $32.08 $66,730
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 1.54 $55.67 $115,800




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)
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 60 0.63 8.63 $20.91 $43,490
Bismarck, ND 30 0.50 6.76 $25.38 $52,790
Springfield, MO 80 0.43 5.89 $14.33 $29,810
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 110 0.34 4.69 $25.73 $53,510
Jackson, MS 80 0.30 4.10 $19.92 $41,420
Richmond, VA 120 0.19 2.64 $35.38 $73,590
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 60 0.19 2.58 $24.62 $51,220
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 70 0.18 2.39 $35.08 $72,970
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 80 0.16 2.14 $28.45 $59,180
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.16 2.19 $27.47 $57,130




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 110 0.11 1.54 $55.67 $115,800
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.06 0.75 $53.89 $112,100
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 30 0.04 0.48 $53.45 $111,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.42 $52.48 $109,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 0.80 $49.98 $103,950
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.47 $43.41 $90,290
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 190 0.04 0.50 $42.94 $89,320
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.07 0.91 $41.97 $87,300
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.06 0.84 $41.80 $86,940
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 30 0.15 2.09 $41.58 $86,490

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 0.30 4.09 $19.38 $40,300
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 4.70 $33.07 $68,780
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 2.17 $20.14 $41,900
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.88 $25.39 $52,820
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.11 15.16 $18.86 $39,220

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)
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.11 15.16 $18.86 $39,220
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 4.70 $33.07 $68,780
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 30 0.33 4.55 $19.37 $40,280
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.30 4.09 $19.38 $40,300
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.27 3.69 $25.15 $52,310

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 0.34 4.70 $33.07 $68,780
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.51 $31.75 $66,030
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 30 0.11 1.48 $29.21 $60,760
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 2.39 $27.36 $56,910
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.27 $27.25 $56,690


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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