In UK, how much are aid NGO chiefs earning?

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Chief executives at some of the largest U.K. nongovernmental organizations working on overseas aid projects are earning six figures, according to a report by a local newspaper.

Salaries of aid officials is a touchy issue, particularly in the United Kingdom, where the coalition government has decided to ring-fence the foreign aid budget amid spending cuts.

The analysis by The Telegraph focuses on the 14 organizations that compose the Disasters Emergency Committee. Many of these organizations are also among the top recipients of funding by the U.K. Department for International Development.

The salaries range from 60,000-70,000 pounds (2012 salary of Concern Worldwide Executive Director Rose Caldwell) to 184,000 pounds (2012 salary of British Red Cross Chief Executive Sir Nick Young).

Check out this slideshare for salaries of top officials at some of the NGOs receiving the most funding from DfID.

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    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.