Demand is high for talented people that are willing to live and work abroad. Even after their expat assignments are done, people with international experience are highly valued. According to the U.S. Committee on Economic Development,
“80 percent of U.S. executives believe their companies would operate better if more internationally cultured employees were present.”
American companies need people that have the ability to adapt to different cultures, languages and countries if they intend to sell their products internationally.
Companies are willing to pay premium for talented expats. Expat employees earn on average between 30 and 40 percent more than their counterparts in the same positions in the U.S. In addition to this, being bilingual can earn you between 2 and 15 percent more depending on how fluent you are and also what languages you speak.