Risk Manager Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Risk Manager is $81,564 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Security Risk Management, Risk Consulting, Contract Negotiation, SAS, and Financial Analysis.
Risk Manager Total Pay (?
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$52,011 - $121,439
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MEDIAN: $81,563
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Risk Manager Total Pay (?
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$17.48 - $40.01
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,011 - $121,439  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,648  
Profit Sharing
$227.85 - $11,150  
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).
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$51,214 - $135,972  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 819
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.48 - $40.01  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $54.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,648  
   
Profit Sharing
$227.85 - $11,150  
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).
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$51,214 - $135,972  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 819
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Job Description for Risk Manager
A risk manager is someone who is responsible for handling the threats that are directed toward the progress of a business or organization. Risk managers not only protect the company, but they also protect the company's assets, income, employees, reputation, and shareholders. In some companies, risk managers set up procedures and handle the legal risks, and some of them specialize in data risk and technology. Risk managers help to design, implement, oversee, and manage the risk management plan. They coordinate risk management activities in order to prevent or isolate liabilities. Risk managers also review existing safety policies and update them to comply with legislation. They also investigate and troubleshoot individual or organization-wide issues. They must identify trouble before it occurs and communicate their findings to other people within the organization. Risk managers construct their reports according to the needs of their audience. They can report their findings to the board of directors and even the employees. The board of directors' report could be more general and help the members better understand the threats. The employees can receive a report to help them better understand and acknowledge the possible risks that may be created by their job. Risk managers protect the organization from any legal costs, and they can also provide training to company managers on how to stay within proper legal boundaries when running their company. The managers must have a certain level of education and experience in order to do their jobs well. In any company, there are always risks. A risk manager's career is very attainable and is an occupation that will forever be in high demand.
Risk Manager Tasks
  • Review existing safety policies and update them to comply with legislation.
  • Coordinate risk management activities in order to prevent or isolate liabilities.
  • Design, implement, oversee, and manage the risk management plan.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot individual or organization-wide issues.
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Pay Difference By Location
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$84,000
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Experience Affects Risk Manager Salaries

National Average
$84,000

Skills That Affect Risk Manager Salaries

Security Risk Management
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Risk Consulting
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Contract Negotiation
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SAS
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Financial Analysis
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Data Analysis
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Internal Audit
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Project Management
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National Average
$84,000
Insurance
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Gender
Female
47%
female alumni
 
Male
53%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%
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