Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
9,840 1.7 % $35.46 $73,750 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.35 $22.95 $32.37 $44.95 $61.14
Annual Wage (2) $34,000 $47,730 $67,330 $93,490 $127,180


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) 5,150 0.10 $31.93 $66,410
State Government (OES Designation) 1,180 0.05 $30.41 $63,240
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 790 0.01 $39.26 $81,660
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 350 0.01 $44.08 $91,690
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 320 0.08 $45.21 $94,040

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 180 0.12 $35.56 $73,960
Local Government (OES Designation) 5,150 0.10 $31.93 $66,410
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 320 0.08 $45.21 $94,040
State Government (OES Designation) 1,180 0.05 $30.41 $63,240
Scientific Research and Development Services 210 0.03 $50.71 $105,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 120 0.01 $71.26 $148,230
Scientific Research and Development Services 210 0.03 $50.71 $105,470
Rail Transportation 30 0.01 $49.62 $103,200
Management of Companies and Enterprises 170 0.01 $49.03 $101,980
Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing 30 0.03 $48.80 $101,500


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 820 0.05 0.74 $54.92 $114,230
New York 610 0.07 0.96 $43.52 $90,520
Texas 550 0.05 0.67 $33.70 $70,090
Virginia 520 0.14 1.96 $41.20 $85,700
New Jersey 470 0.12 1.70 $41.45 $86,210




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 110 0.26 3.59 $21.05 $43,780
Alaska 70 0.22 3.06 $37.27 $77,510
Idaho 120 0.19 2.59 $35.02 $72,850
Mississippi 200 0.18 2.52 $26.61 $55,360
District of Columbia 120 0.18 2.57 $62.07 $129,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 120 0.18 2.57 $62.07 $129,110
California 820 0.05 0.74 $54.92 $114,230
Maryland 140 0.05 0.75 $43.76 $91,010
New York 610 0.07 0.96 $43.52 $90,520
Florida 120 0.02 0.21 $42.84 $89,110





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.06 0.85 $48.13 $100,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.13 1.89 $53.29 $110,850
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.19 2.72 $64.22 $133,570
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 180 0.18 2.54 $22.27 $46,310
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 170 0.07 0.94 $39.63 $82,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.50 $55.99 $116,470
Salt Lake City, UT 140 0.21 2.98 $32.63 $67,860
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.11 1.60 $41.90 $87,150
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 130 0.07 0.97 $43.30 $90,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 120 0.04 0.57 $38.85 $80,820




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)
Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ 40 0.67 9.35 (8) (8)
Idaho Falls, ID 30 0.53 7.41 $44.26 $92,070
Bismarck, ND 30 0.41 5.72 $27.65 $57,510
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 120 0.37 5.20 $32.17 $66,910
Anchorage, AK 50 0.31 4.33 $37.50 $78,000
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS 40 0.29 4.04 $28.57 $59,430
Jackson, MS 70 0.28 3.91 (8) (8)
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 100 0.22 3.06 $36.91 $76,780
Salt Lake City, UT 140 0.21 2.98 $32.63 $67,860
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 70 0.21 2.91 $29.06 $60,440




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-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 200 0.19 2.72 $64.22 $133,570
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.06 0.87 $58.75 $122,210
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 150 0.04 0.50 $55.99 $116,470
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.43 $54.64 $113,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 330 0.13 1.89 $53.29 $110,850
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 30 0.06 0.77 $48.31 $100,480
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.06 0.85 $48.13 $100,100
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 50 0.04 0.54 $46.30 $96,310
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.09 1.33 $46.17 $96,040
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.55 $45.41 $94,460

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)
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 11.86 $20.47 $42,580
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 3.42 $27.44 $57,080
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 4.89 $16.13 $33,560
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.75 $19.44 $40,440
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 6.28 $20.78 $43,220

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)
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.85 11.86 $20.47 $42,580
Southwest Kansas nonmetropolitan area 30 0.45 6.28 $20.78 $43,220
Northwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 4.89 $16.13 $33,560
East South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.27 3.75 $19.44 $40,440
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 3.42 $27.44 $57,080

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)
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 30 0.21 2.87 $35.95 $74,780
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 2.39 $31.13 $64,760
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 3.42 $27.44 $57,080
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $25.93 $53,940
Southeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 30 0.20 2.77 $24.86 $51,710


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016