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Working as a Disaster Recovery Manager

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a disaster recovery manager. For example, did you know that they make an average of $36.12 an hour? That's $75,134 a year!

What Does a Disaster Recovery Manager Do

There are certain skills that many disaster recovery managers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed analytical skills, leadership skills and communication skills.

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a disaster recovery manager, we found that a lot of resumes listed 10.7% of disaster recovery managers included disaster recovery, while 9.7% of resumes included infrastructure, and 8.9% of resumes included business continuity. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the disaster recovery manager job title. But what industry to start with? Most disaster recovery managers actually find jobs in the finance and technology industries.

How To Become a Disaster Recovery Manager

If you're interested in becoming a disaster recovery manager, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 43.1% of disaster recovery managers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 20.9% of disaster recovery managers have master's degrees. Even though most disaster recovery managers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a disaster recovery manager. When we researched the most common majors for a disaster recovery manager, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or master's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on disaster recovery manager resumes include associate degree degrees or high school diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a disaster recovery manager. In fact, many disaster recovery manager jobs require experience in a role such as project manager. Meanwhile, many disaster recovery managers also have previous career experience in roles such as manager or collections manager.

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Average Salary$75,134

Disaster Recovery Manager Jobs

Disaster Recovery Manager Career Paths

Top Careers Before Disaster Recovery Manager

Manager
10.8 %

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Average Salary for a Disaster Recovery Manager

Disaster Recovery Managers in America make an average salary of $75,134 per year or $36 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $115,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $48,000 per year.
Average Salary
$75,134

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Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Long Term Disaster Recovery Manager-Mckenzie Fire Recovery (N3001)
Long Term Disaster Recovery Manager-Mckenzie Fire Recovery (N3001)
Lane County
Lane County
11/24/2020
11/24/2020
$76,23811/24/2020
$76,238
Disaster Restoration Manager
Disaster Restoration Manager
Servicemaster Clean
Servicemaster Clean
09/02/2020
09/02/2020
$50,00009/02/2020
$50,000
Disaster Recovery Project Manager
Disaster Recovery Project Manager
Iowa Department of Administrative Services
Iowa Department of Administrative Services
08/28/2020
08/28/2020
$54,70408/28/2020
$54,704
Disaster Recovery Manager
Disaster Recovery Manager
Randstad
Randstad
01/24/2020
01/24/2020
$104,35001/24/2020
$104,350
Disaster Recovery Manager
Disaster Recovery Manager
Spherion
Spherion
01/06/2020
01/06/2020
$55,00001/06/2020
$55,000

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Disaster Recovery Manager Demographics

Gender

male

60.3 %

female

34.8 %

unknown

4.9 %

Ethnicity

White

67.1 %

Hispanic or Latino

12.0 %

Black or African American

10.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

64.7 %

French

11.8 %

Filipino

5.9 %
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Disaster Recovery Manager Education

Majors

Business
37.4 %

Degrees

Bachelors

43.1 %

Masters

20.9 %

Associate

18.2 %

Top Colleges for Disaster Recovery Managers

1. Stanford University

Stanford, CA

In-State Tuition
$51,354
Enrollment
7,083

2. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

In-State Tuition
$55,584
Enrollment
10,764

3. Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

In-State Tuition
$54,568
Enrollment
8,451

4. Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME

In-State Tuition
$13,478
Enrollment
979

5. University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

In-State Tuition
$56,225
Enrollment
19,548

6. California State University - Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,309
Enrollment
9,142

7. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY

In-State Tuition
$9,808
Enrollment
13,990

8. Villanova University

Villanova, PA

In-State Tuition
$53,308
Enrollment
6,819

9. San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,488
Enrollment
30,018

10. Bentley University

Waltham, MA

In-State Tuition
$49,880
Enrollment
4,177
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Top Skills For a Disaster Recovery Manager

The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 10.7% of disaster recovery managers listed disaster recovery on their resume, but soft skills such as analytical skills and leadership skills are important as well.

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Top Disaster Recovery Manager Employers

1. IBM
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$94,835
Disaster Recovery Managers Hired: 
23+
2. IKEA Holding US, Inc.
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$32,670
Disaster Recovery Managers Hired: 
12+
3. Macy's
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$36,161
Disaster Recovery Managers Hired: 
12+
4. ServiceMaster
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$36,484
Disaster Recovery Managers Hired: 
8+
5. Capital One
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$65,754
Disaster Recovery Managers Hired: 
7+
6. AT&T
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$46,585
Disaster Recovery Managers Hired: 
6+

Recently Added Disaster Recovery Manager Jobs

Updated October 2, 2020