Monterrey - 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?

Both local and telecommute. Since it's CMT, it's easy to telecommute to offices on the East Coast. Local salaries are very low. An engineer or attorney earns about $1500 per month, max. Workers without a professional degree earn about $300 to $800 per month. - Feb 2021

Lots of American companies here, teaching jobs. Some people telework. - Sep 2018

If they have Spanish - yes. But the process for the work permit is long and complicated. - Aug 2015

Depends on the type of job. - Mar 2014

Yes, although you have to temper your expectations with regards to salary. - Oct 2012

Most expats were transferred there, rather than finding the job locally. I don't know that you would be able to find something other than teaching English if you are looking locally, but I knew several teachers who supported themselves by teaching. - Oct 2010

Not if you don't Speak spanish fluently. Many spouses have struggled to find work. Teaching and working at the consulate seem to be the only options. - Jul 2010

It is difficult, very difficult, but not impossible. - Jan 2008

Not really. Other capable spouses and I have had a lot of trouble finding fulfilling work. Many teach English or at the American school. For other work, it seems everything is about who you know, and if you don't know anyone than you are out of luck. Unfortunately for me, Consulate jobs go to Consulate spouses. - Jan 2008

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