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Emergency Management Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Emergency Management Specialist"

How much does an Emergency Management Specialist in the federal government get paid? $78,371.79* *Based on the 2020 average.
10,731 EMPLOYEES
$833.72M TOTAL SALARY
IM MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Emergency Management Specialist was the 32nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 10,731 employed. The most common payscale was the employees holding incident management positions and appointed and compensated under section 306(b)(1) payscale.

In 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency hired the most employees titled Emergency Management Specialist, with an average salary of $74,949.

Government Emergency Management Specialist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Emergency Management Specialist job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.

Agencies that have hired an Emergency Management Specialist

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9,726 $74,949.27
Veterans Health Administration 216 $94,545.60
Department of Energy 120 $124,471.22
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 76 $116,876.46
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 54 $147,252.91
Office of Mission Assurance 50 $120,325.52
Department of State 42 $130,859.43
U.S. Coast Guard 41 $112,746.61
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 33 $93,706.85
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 26 $129,292.62
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 20 $126,977.40
Forest Service 19 $112,261.42
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 19 $108,401.00
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 15 $137,593.13
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 15 $117,814.33
Bureau of Reclamation 14 $80,325.14
Administration for Children and Families 13 $117,883.31
Office of Personnel Management 11 $113,711.55
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emergency Management 11 $126,344.55
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 10 $115,017.00
Headquarters, Nasa 10 $131,648.20
National Institutes of Health 8 $102,987.50
Citizenship and Immigration Services 8 $134,125.63
Environmental Protection Agency 8 $118,217.75
Homeland Security Staff 7 $122,142.29
Social Security Administration 6 $115,764.33
Indian Health Service 6 $75,637.67
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 6 $124,486.17
Food Safety and Inspection Service 6 $137,240.83
Fpac Business Center 5 $132,609.40
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $126,122.80
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 5 $110,022.80
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 5 $119,090.80
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 5 $134,392.25
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $128,594.00
Office of Administration 4 $117,803.00
Customs and Border Protection 4 $139,512.50
Food and Drug Administration 4 $132,677.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $139,843.25
Rural Housing Service 4 $126,551.75
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $88,951.00
U.S. Secret Service 3 $116,346.67
Program Support Center 3 $94,007.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $172,208.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 3 $156,681.00
National Cemetery Administration 3 $100,210.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $127,028.33
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 3 $104,409.67
Office of Comptroller of Currency 3 $118,886.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 3 $110,252.33
Federal Transit Administration 2 $116,352.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 2 $130,245.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 2 $126,333.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 2 $102,663.00
National Credit Union Administration 2 $0.00
Patent and Trademark Office 2 $125,756.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $124,024.00
Departmental Offices 2 $110,004.50
Ames Research Center 2 $135,057.00
National Labor Relations Board 2 $101,344.00
Agricultural Research Service 2 $152,132.50
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 2 $145,079.50
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $153,665.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 1 $131,056.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $86,335.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $106,208.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $145,578.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $116,353.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $79,233.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $112,240.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $100,727.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 1 $126,620.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $106,085.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $157,709.00
Federal Trade Commission 1 $112,930.00
U.S. Mint 1 $130,043.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $93,831.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $121,316.00
Geological Survey 1 $141,840.00
Bureau of Land Management 1 $94,512.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $164,779.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 1 $170,800.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $102,663.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $145,578.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 1 $149,621.00
Departmental Administration 1 $133,465.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $149,621.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 1 $119,775.00
Maritime Administration 1 $116,353.00
Railroad Retirement Board 1 $118,040.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $149,621.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $144,615.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $125,773.00
Langley Research Center 1 $140,823.00

Emergency Management Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Emergency Management Specialist is $78,371.79. The highest paid Emergency Management Specialist made $214,328 in 2020.

Common Emergency Management Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Emergency Management Specialist Employees
IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) 4,996
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 3,213
GS - General Schedule 2,002
IT - Employees Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) Of The Robert T Stafford Disaster Relief 321
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 85
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 59
IH - Temporary Employees Hired In Response To A Disaster Or Emergency From An Impacted Community (local Hires). 26
ES - Senior Executive Service 9
ZA - Administrative 4
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 4
CG - Corporate Graded 3
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 3
CU - Credit Union Employees 2
EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management
Occupation Family: 0000 MISCELLANEOUS OCCUPATIONS GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Emergency Management jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Industrial Engineering TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Equal Opportunity ComplianceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Training InstructionAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Property Disposal Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Equal Employment OpportunityAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Emergency Management Specialist Pay Trend from 2012 to 2020

In 2012, the average pay for an Emergency Management Specialist was $143,154. Since then, the average pay has decreased to $78,372 in 2020.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0089.

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