How much salary wise would it take for you to work in Iraq? Rebuild Contracts With all these big multi million $ contracts going on, and suppose a recruiter come around asking you. How much would it take for you to work there? The worst thing that can happen is you and your coworker get dragged away while you're eating at a restaurant, beaten into by an angry mob, shot in the stomach, burned alive, and then hung on a bridge. To put a dollar figure to that risk, I think I'll do it for $50,000 per month.