Ciudad Juarez - Post Report Question and Answers

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 jobs available within the Consulate. There are jobs in the city as well, but you need to know the language and I imagine the pay won't be very good. - Feb 2023

Many spouses live in El Paso to telework with their American company. Wages in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez are comparatively low to DC and the rest of the US. - Mar 2022

There are some EFM jobs at the Consulate. The spouses who work in the local schools say the salary is really low. Minimum wage in Mexico is US$5/hr. Some spouses work in El Paso. Some are telecommuting, and being on the same time zone as the US seems like it’d be an advantage of the post. - Jun 2019

Many people telecommute. Salaries on both sides of the border for jobs on the economy are shockingly low. A handful of EFM jobs exist, Spanish is helpful for all types of local employment. - Feb 2019

There are jobs at the consulate for family members. People telecommute. If you work on the local economy it's not for the pay. Employment in El Paso has been trickier for people to access than anticipated. - Jan 2019

Some spouses further their education at UTEP. Many of them telecommute. Some work in El Paso. I work at my kids' school. Many work at the Consulate. - Jun 2016

El Paso is right there! - Apr 2016

I don't think so. - Apr 2016

I don't believe there's much on the local economy, but I can't say for sure. I telework for a U.S. company and know many other spouses who do the same. A handful of spouses also work at the Consulate. - Dec 2015

no, not on the local economy. spouses work from home, at the consulate or some work in El Paso. - Aug 2015

Any family members I know who work either have an EFM position at the consulate or work in El Paso. - Jun 2013

There are family member jobs at the Consulate. Other spouses work in El Paso or telecommute. - Sep 2012

Yes. - Feb 2012

There are several jobs at the consulate and it's possible to work in El Paso. - Jul 2011

Can work in El Paso if desired. - Jun 2011

Only if they speak Spanish very well. - Mar 2009

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