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CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.

45.  Risk Management Dir.

100 best jobs risk management director
  • Median pay: $121,000
  • Top pay: $187,000
  • 10-year job growth: 12%

A risk management director's job is to find potential risks to the bottom line or the life of the company, and identify ways to avoid things going awry. They are also responsible for putting a plan in place in case the worst case scenario for the business is realized, and the company has to go into crisis-management mode.

Quality of life ratings:
Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: B | Low stress: C

Notes: All pay data from Median pay is for an experienced worker (at least five or seven years in the field). Top pay represents the 90th percentile. Job growth is estimated for 2012-22, and based on people working in broader 'job family' from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more details, see How We Picked the Best Jobs.
Sources:, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and CNNMoney research
  @CNNMoney - Last updated May 09 2017 01:24 PM ET

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