Salary for Business Continuity Planners

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When disasters and unexpected disruptions occur, the work of a business continuity planner becomes apparent. These professionals mitigate significant losses to businesses by creating plans for disaster recovery and emergency management. They may make crucial planning decisions regarding the priority given to different functions and departments within a business, and determining the allocation of resources in disaster scenarios. Additionally, they must stay abreast of current government regulations and codes to ensure compliance. Among other duties, they frequently test disaster recovery, crisis management, and business continuity plans to evaluate their effectiveness, and test relevant equipment. They may also be involved in determining the importance of off-site data storage for a particular business. The majority of individuals in this profession have Bachelor's degrees, and some have their Master's, although these are not requirements for the position.

A Business Continuity Planner can earn an average salary between 48000 and 72000 depending on the level of experience. Business Continuity Planners will normally receive a compensation of Sixty Seven Thousand Two Hundred dollars every year.

Business Continuity Planners can get the highest pay in the District of Columbia, where they receive wages of close to $87210. Employees who work in this job have the best average compensation in Manufacturing, where they get an average pay rate of $81030.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.53 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Business Continuity Planners tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $81,030
Manufacturing $76,600
Information $76,550
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $74,180
Utilities $73,980
Management of Companies and Enterprises $71,990
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Retail Trade $52,860
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $53,040
Accommodation and Food Services $54,430
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $55,270
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $55,740
Health Care and Social Assistance $56,140
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