Before marching into the boss’ office to demand a raise based on national salary trends, risk managers need to consider the type of industry in which they work, as well as the size of their particular firms, according to the annual “Risk Management Compensation Survey,” conducted by Logic Associates in New York and co-sponsored by The National Underwriter.

Salary and bonus standards vary among particular fields, locations, and company revenue categories. For example, this year’s survey found that the average salary for risk managers at firms doing less than $200 million in revenue was $88,875. However, those working at chemical companies of that size reported a $112,500 annual salary, while those in the food industry came in under the national benchmark at $83,648.

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