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Salary Spotlight

A senior vice president in the United States

By Eliza Villarino26 November 2012

A small flag of the United States of America. Photo by: Paul Usungu / CC BY

International development is as much a business as it is a labor of love, and chances are you won’t choose your next assignment based on the money.

That said, compensation is an important part of human resources management, and comprehensive data on salaries and benefits is hard to come by. That’s why Devex is shedding light on the salaries and work of those holding jobs that international development organizations commonly hire for. It’s part of our mission to help aid professionals do good and make informed decisions about their careers.

Today’s spotlight is on a senior vice president at a development-focused consultancy in the United States.

  • Position title: senior vice president
  • Seniority: executive-level
  • Position type: full-time
  • Year: 2012
  • Sample tasks: lead headquarters and overseas project staff, oversee all aspects business development, project implementation, financial management, hiring and personnel management, profit and loss
  • Salary: $200,000 per year plus equity payment depending on company and individual performance

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Eliza Villarino

Eliza Villarino currently manages one of today’s leading publications on humanitarian aid, global health and international development, the weekly GDB. At Devex, she has helped grow a global newsroom, with talented journalists from major development hubs such as Washington, D.C, London and Brussels. She regularly writes about innovations in global development.


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