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Risk Management Schools

There are 112 accredited risk management schools in the country. As a professor or instructor of risk management classes at one of these schools, you play a crucial role in shaping the future of this growing field. Below are charts, statistics and analysis of the trends in risk management academia which includes risk management training at the following levels:

  • Risk Management Certificate
  • Associates degree in Risk Management
  • Bachelors degree in Risk Management
  • Masters degree in Risk Management
  • PhD degree in Risk Management


Professional Trends

National Employment growth for Risk management professionals

193,580 213,350 224,190 232,620 235,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Dark Yellow: Actual Values

In 2010, 235,170 risk management professionals were working in the US. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of risk management professionals has grown by 21%.

This growth is faster than the growth for all careers during the same time period. There was a 1% decline for all careers.

National Salary percentiles for Risk management professionals

10th percentile
25th percentile
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90th percentile

Risk management professionals in the US earned a median salary of $73,197 per year in 2010. The median yearly salary for risk management professionals in the US was 19% more than that for all professions, which was $68,155 per year.

National Median Salary Growth For Risk Management

$67,043 $69,340 $70,320 $71,877 $73,197
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Salaries

Risk management professionals' salaries have grown by 9% between the years 2006 and 2010.

Educational Trends

National Risk Management Student enrollment growth by degree

3 0 2 5 0
1,080 1,133 1,235 1,301 1,428
8 4 5 2 5
198 184 236 279 364
273 172 217 227 73
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate's Degree in Risk Management
  • Blue: Bachelor's Degree in Risk Management
  • Red: Doctorates Degree in Risk Management
  • Light blue: Master's Degree in Risk Management
  • Grey: Certificate in Risk Management

The career outlook for risk management professionals is showing a rapid change. However, on the educational front, the story is quite different. In 2006, 1,562 students graduated from risk management degree programs in the US. In 2010, 1,870 students graduated from risk management schools.

This represents a 20% change in the number of graduates. This growth in the number of students graduating from risk management courses is greater than the 12% growth nationally for students graduating from institutions of higher learning in general.

Risk Management Programs offered Nationwide


It is interesting to note that as student graduation is up, the number of schools offering risk management programs has also increased. There were 58 risk management schools across the country in 2006. And there were 112 schools in 2010.

Risk Management Faculty Salaries

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  1. California12 Schools
  2. Pennsylvania11 Schools
  3. Illinois8 Schools
  4. Texas8 Schools
  5. Indiana7 Schools
  6. New York6 Schools
  7. Michigan6 Schools
  8. Ohio5 Schools
  9. Minnesota5 Schools
  10. Wisconsin4 Schools
  11. Missouri4 Schools
  12. Georgia3 Schools
  13. North Carolina3 Schools
  14. Iowa3 Schools
  15. Mississippi3 Schools
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