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 an environment expert working as a consultant at a development contractor in the United States.
Position title: environment and sustainable development consultant
Position type: consulting
Salary: $225 per day
Sample tasks: pursue, design and implement new environment or sustainable development projects
Key qualifications for the job: master’s degree, seven years of experience in development/climate
U.S. foreign aid job market