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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?

None. However, the Anglo-American school offers teaching positions (as available) and substitute positions. - Oct 31, 2017
Plenty of jobs for EFM's in the embassy. None really outside that I know of. - Sep 26, 2016
No. - May 17, 2016
Few. Excellent Russian skills are required, and red tape is a considerable issue in Russia. - Sep 11, 2015
You really aren't able to work on the local economy as a spouse since there isn't a bilateral work agreement in place between the U.S. and Russia and spouses are forbidden to give up their diplomatic privileges. The Embassy has about 50 eligible family member (EFM) jobs and some of the spouses had home businesses or taught exercise classes. - Oct 14, 2014
There are lots of great jobs (not just administrative in nature) at the Embassy for spouses. I've never heard of any spouses working on the local economy because of work permit issues and loss of diplomatic privileges. - Nov 13, 2013
I don't think so. I'm not sure that there is a bilateral work agreement, and even if there is, anyone would need to be fluent in Russian to work locally. I think there are some substitute teaching slots at the Anglo-American School. Lots of EFMs are employed at the U.S. Embassy. - Jul 18, 2013
Nope. - Jan 13, 2013
It's difficult if you don't work in education. - Mar 14, 2012
No. It's difficult to get permission to work in Russia. - May 29, 2011
Variable. There are numerous EFM jobs within the US Embassy. - Jan 1, 2011
Some skills, usually technical or professional, are eagerly hired. Russian language is either a must or a definite bonus. - Jul 31, 2010
Not that I know of. - May 5, 2010
Lots of English language teachers and nanny positions. professional and higher-level positions are also available, but require some insider knowledge to find/obtain. - Feb 13, 2010
Yes, but only if you have solid, in-demand skill sets; business, real estate, finance, banking, or oil-industry knowledge. You won't get far at all without excellent Russian skills. - Jan 23, 2010
Only the usual dreck at the embassy unless, I suppose, you speak fluent Russian. I am at the school and that's great. But you have to be a certified teacher or be willing to take a low-paying teacher's assistant job if you want to work at school. - Nov 6, 2009
Maybe, if you speak native-level Russian. Otherwise the regular jobs at the embassy. - Oct 24, 2009
I don't think so, and if you did you would have to know excellent Russian. I only heard of people getting EFM jobs in the Embassy. - Aug 22, 2009
Seem to be. - Jul 12, 2009
Yes. Tutoring/teaching English is very, very lucrative and usually doesn't require anything beyond the ability to speak the language. There are many foreign companies in the city and most have entry-level job openings occasionally that don't require much knowledge of Russian. - Sep 12, 2008
There are jobs in teaching, the financial field and miscellaneous jobs that are listed in The Moscow Times. - Aug 25, 2008