Emergency management directors

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
12.4k
Average Age
45.1
Estimated Job Growth
4.81%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$80,987
Average Male Salary
$85,884
Average Female Salary
$70,967

About

Emergency management directors are most often employed by the Justice, public order, & safety activities  industry. The average yearly wage for Emergency management directors was $80,987 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Emergency management directors by wage are Accountants & auditors, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Urban & regional planners.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Emergency management directors are Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission (North) PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Emergency management directors are Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission (North) PUMA, VA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Emergency management directors and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Emergency management directors, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Emergency management directors, by average wage, is Electric power generation, transmission & distribution. Emergency management directors are paid most in Alexandria City PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission (North) PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$80,987
AVERAGE SALARY
± $13,486

In 2020, Emergency management directors earned an average of $80,987, $25,033 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Accountants & auditors make somewhat more than Emergency management directors while Real estate brokers & sales agents make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Emergency management directors as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.278
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Emergency management directors had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.278, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Emergency management directors (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Emergency management directors.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Emergency management directors

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Emergency management directors.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

12.4k
2020 Workforce
± 2,738
12.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 28.5%

The number of people employed as Emergency management directors has been growing at a rate of 12.5%, from 11,054 people in 2019 to 12,439 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Emergency management directors employed by various industries. Justice, public order, & safety activities employs the largest share of Emergency management directors at  30%, followed by National security & international affairs with 7.99% and Executive offices & legislative bodies with 6.92%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Emergency management directors in the US. The average age of male Emergency management directors in the workforce is 46.8 and of female Emergency management directors is 41.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Emergency management directors is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

8.36k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,244
4.08k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,569

67.2% of Emergency management directors are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Emergency management directors.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Emergency management directors
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

71.9% of Emergency management directors are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.82% of Emergency management directors, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Emergency management directors.

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Age by Sex

46.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.39
41.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.62

The median age of Emergency management directors is 45.1, and Male employees are generally 5.19 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Emergency management directors from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Emergency management directors is Business but a relatively high number of Emergency management directors hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Emergency management directors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Emergency management directors need many skills, but most especially Complex Problem Solving, Service Orientation, and Coordination. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Emergency management directors need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Operations Analysis, and Management of Material Resources.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Emergency Management Directors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Emergency Management Directors are expected to see a growth of 4.81% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

4.81%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Emergency Management Directors. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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