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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?

Language is so hard it is not really realistic to want a local job, except as a teacher – some taught at the University or in international schools. Salaries are not very high since Hungary is not an expensive country. In 2016, there were a dozen jobs at the embassy. Some part-time. - Dec 12, 2017
Some. - Jan 23, 2012
There are some very good opportunities, but be prepared to negotiate your salary (do not accept a Hungarian salary). There are universities, NGOs, corporations and media outlets that hire expats here. I was able to negotiate an expat salary before I came. Friends work as consultants to NGOs, and are paid their regular US daily rate. Fair salaries are out there to be had. I recommend (to find work) you join as many networking organizations as you can (Professional Women's Association, InterNations, etc.) and go to Chamber of Commerce events (not just the American Chamber, but Canadian, British, and Dutch, too). - Apr 28, 2010
Yes, for the persistent. This is the area where so many people migrated in the early 90's looking for opportunity and many of those people are still around, successful, and hiring. Tax professionals will have no trouble finding work, and teaching opportunities seem good. - Feb 24, 2008