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 plenty of "digital nomads" here in Chiang Mai so telecommuting is popular. There are also several international schools for spouses to look for teaching jobs and TONS of charity organizations to get involved with. I am not sure about local salary scales, but I would be prepared to expect quite a bit less than what you would make at a comparable job in the US. - Mar 2019


No. Teachers can probably find jobs at one of the international schools, but the pay is very low. Spouses of U.S. Government employees are technically banned from getting a work permit (although there are ways around this). Well-paying, professional-level employment is nearly nonexistent. - May 2007


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