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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 several jobs for EFMs at the consulate. Several EFMs commute to the U.S., a few others work from home. There are many options here. Salaries in TJ are generally too low to go to the trouble of getting a Mexican work permit, but it can be done. - Nov 5, 2017
Not sure. Probably lots of opportunities in California. - May 31, 2015
I'm not sure. - Apr 30, 2014
Not really. Why would you take a job here when the salary is 7 times higher 2 miles north? - Feb 15, 2014
San Diego, if you're willing to do the commute. - Apr 4, 2011
They can commute to San Diego. A lot of spouses do this. Commute times are between 30-90 minutes each way. - Mar 5, 2011
No/Yes...if you consider San Diego, CA local economy, then yes. - Dec 29, 2010
No. Most family members work in the consulate or in San Diego. - Aug 11, 2010