Risk recruiter, Risk Talent Associates, reported in their 2010 Professional Compensation Survey covering Energy that risk managers who reported a focus on operational risk earned significantly more total compensation (including salary, cash bonuses, and non-cash bonuses) in 2009 than those who focused on enterprise, market and credit risk, or financial compliance. Total compensation for operational risk management jobs in energy was almost $200,000 greater than the other risk focuses mentioned.
2009 Total Compensation, Salary and Bonus by Risk Type (US Dollars)
Source: Risk Talent Associates Salary Survey 2010. All figures in US Dollars. Percentage of respondents “(%)”