Moving overseas boosts the average worker’s income by $US21,000, with the best-paid staff found in Switzerland, the US and Hong Kong.
That’s the conclusion in a survey showing that 45 per cent of expats said their existing job paid more internationally and 28 per cent changed locations for a promotion.
In Switzerland, famous for both sky-high mountains and prices, the annual income boost totalled $US 61,000.
Expat salaries there averaged $US 203,000 a year – twice the global level.
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