Risk Management Director Salary

Risk Management Directors in the United States see excellent average salaries — about $107K annually. Cash earnings for Risk Management Directors — including $40K in bonuses and $15K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $70K to $177K depending on individual performance. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Male Risk Management Directors are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$68,715 - $151,988
MEDIAN: $107,172

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National Salary Data (?
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$68,715 - $151,988  
$0.00 - $40,268  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $14,795  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
$69,562 - $177,429  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 283
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Job Description for Risk Management Director

Risk management directors are responsible for overseeing a company's policies and procedures to ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, as well as ensuring that the company complies with internal and external auditing.


Risk Management Director Tasks

  • Examine and analyze risk data to determine potential loss.
  • Plan and direct the risk management program.
  • Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
  • Direct staff in effective and efficient use of programs that promote quality processes.

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Popular Skills for Risk Management Director

Risk Management Directors typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Risk Management / Risk Control, Insurance, Regulatory Compliance, and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Safety Compliance. It is not unusual for someone who knows Insurance to be familiar with Risk Management / Risk Control as well.

Pay by Experience Level for Risk Management Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Risk Management Directors generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Folks with fewer than five years of experience earn around $86K on average, but respondents who have racked up five to 10 years benefit from a six-figure median of $106K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Risk Management Directors make a median salary of $123K. Risk Management Directors with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $129K.

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Experience Affects Risk Management Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Risk Management Director Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
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Regulatory Compliance

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Safety Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.


49 %
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 2%