Hardship post

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US State Department hardship and danger payments by country, 2011–2016

A hardship post is a term used in the United States Diplomatic Service to describe a diplomatic post where living conditions are difficult due to climate, crime, health care, pollution or other factors. Employees assigned to such posts receive a hardship differential of between 10 and 35 percent of their salary.[1] A hardship post with security issues, for example in a war zone, may also be a designated hardship post with employees eligible for additional danger pay.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Assignments and Training". Careers. U.S. Department of State. Archived from the original on 28 January 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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