The persistent perceived notion about working in global development is that it means earning a low income. So it’s not surprising if professionals from the private sector would have second thoughts about joining the development industry. But is that the case for engineers?
In a recentDevex webinar on STEM careers, Khanjan Mehta, founding director of the Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program at Pennsylvania State University, shared that salaries of professionals he interviewed for a book he released in 2015 ranged wildly — from $30,000 to $300,000 a year depending on experience, education level and employer.
Currently based in New York City, Eliza is a veteran journalist focused on covering the most pressing issues and latest innovations in global health, humanitarian aid, sustainability and development. A member of Mensa, Eliza has earned a master's degree in public affairs and bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the Philippines.
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