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What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?

There are some WAE jobs available at post but right now there is a hiring freeze and EFMs can't get jobs. There is a bilateral work agreement but getting a job locally is harder than it might seem because many places will prefer to hire Australians or people who will be here more permanently. Local salaries are high, minimum wage is A$17.40/hour and some LES staff at the U.S. consulate make a lot more than entry-level officers do. - Jul 18, 2017