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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?

Not really. Salary scale is too low. - Apr 28, 2016
Not that I know of; wages here are very low so it wouldn't even be worth it to find a job locally. - Jan 28, 2016
Probably but you must speak the language. - Jan 19, 2016
I am not sure....if you speak spanish I am assumming there it. - Aug 10, 2015
Theoretically, yes. You would need Spanish. - Aug 2, 2015
Mainly as school teachers, but otherwise they are few and the salaries are very low. - Aug 25, 2014
I don't think so. - Jul 14, 2013
Not really. There seem to be some jobs at the international schools, and there are some people who telecommute. Most spouses and members of household work for the embassy. - Apr 30, 2013
Not many. Some in English language schools. - Jan 24, 2013
Not a lot. - Jun 4, 2012
There are no jobs for expats on the local economy for anything that would be considered a decent wage. The opportunities in the Mission are few and far between as well, and post HR has some issues they're struggling with (on-boarding times, first paychecks).Salaries are also ridiculously low in the Mission. Think grad-student levels and attitude (i.e. captive audience and slave wages). - Mar 13, 2012
Some, but there are more people wanting work than there are available positions. - Feb 22, 2012
yes, if you look, as there are not very qualified locals - Feb 12, 2012
no - Oct 5, 2011
It depends on your job. I think teachers would have a lot of opportunities. You would definitely need Spanish and the pay would be very low compared to the U.S. or Europe. - Jun 21, 2011
I can't imagine. - May 21, 2011
no - Nov 10, 2010
Jobs are available, but only if you want to earn about 200 USD per month and/or do menial tasks. - Aug 11, 2010
The State Dept. has decent-paying jobs for family members. Schools seem to hire quite a few expats. - Jun 29, 2010
Not really. - May 13, 2009
Not really. Good paying jobs are best secured in the States before arriving here. - Nov 24, 2008
There are jobs, but I've been told the pay is low. - Oct 19, 2008
It is an exceptionally tough job market and Spanish-fluency is a must. You will not receive a salary offer near what you're used to. - Jun 8, 2008
No. - Feb 11, 2008