Successful risk managers in America can expect to earn a very good salary at the executive level. While the salary varies by years of experience and the size of the company, Salary.com reports that the median income of top company risk managers is somewhat over $180,000. Even the bottom 10 percent are expected to earn over $100,000. Meanwhile, top earners may enjoy an income that is close to $300,000. Considering how much a successful risk management program can save companies, it is no wonder that these top executives enjoy good compensation.