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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?

No employment locally. Consulate positions or US-based freelance work were common. - Aug 7, 2017
Not sure. It doesn't seem that good unless you are a teacher. - May 18, 2016
If you want to teach English in a fairly sketchy establishment, you are totally set. Otherwise, not so much. There is no bilateral work agreement for diplomatic spouses. Volunteering outside a few organizations that are "ok" with the authorities can also be fairly difficult. - Aug 2, 2013
No. There is no bi-lateral work agreement for consulate folks, but there is a growing number of consulate jobs available. - May 4, 2013