Risk salary survey

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How much can a lowly risk professional earn in this day and age? Try 300k for a European head of credit and 100k for a mid-ranking credit risk professional with three years' experience, according to a salary survey courtesy of risk recruiters GRS. The overall conclusion? Work in a hedge fund.

Credit risk management pay in investment banking 2008/2009

European head of credit risk: Average salary: 150k, average bonus: up to 100%.

Emerging markets risk (five years' experience): Average salary: 75k, average bonus: up to 50%.

Structured credit/leveraged finance risk (five years' experience): Average salary: 90k, average bonus: up to 80%.

Corporate risk (five years' experience): Average salary: 70k, average bonus: up to 50%.

Financial institution risk (five years' experience): Average salary: 70k, average bonus: up to 40%.

Credit risk methodology (five years' experience): Average salary: 80k, average bonus: up to 80%.

Market risk management pay in investment banking 2008/2009

Quant risk (five years' experience ): Average salary: 70k, average bonus: 30-50%.

Traded market risk (front office, five years' experience): Average salary: 70k, average bonus: 30-50%.

Model validation (five years' experience): Average salary: 80k, average bonus: 30-50%.

Risk jobs in asset managers 2008/2009

Head of risk and compliance (five years' experience): Average salary: 105k, average bonus: 30-60%.

Operational risk (five years' experience) : Average salary: 75k, average bonus: 20-30%.

Hedge funds - enterprise-wide risk (five years' experience): Average salary: 180k, average bonus: 180%.

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