Ashgabat - 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?

Everyone either worked at the Embassy (limited options) or at the school. Some spouses did not have teaching backgrounds, but were highly sought after for preschool teachers. - Dec 2020


Typically, expat spouses do not work on the local economy. The pay rate is low and i don't believe that work permits are easy to obtain. - Jun 2018


No, despite a local employment agreement you wouldn't be able to work on the local economy. Most EFM work at the Embassy or the international school. - Feb 2016


Really none beyond the international school and a few for American spouses at the U.S. Embassy. Even if other opportunities were available, a decent salary on the local economy is only US$300/month. - Jul 2014


No! - Oct 2012


No. - Mar 2012


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