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?

Spouses are restricted to working on compound. The time difference and spotty internet would make it hard to telecommute. - May 2019

A lot of expatriate spouses work at NGO's or for charitable organizations. Teaching jobs are also common. The internet is so bad here it would be hard to take online classes or telecommute. Lebanese pay scales are extremely low, I know a Lebanese lawyer (received her Master's Degree from the U.S.) and she probably makes US$ 30-40K. - Jul 2016

There are some, but not many. - Feb 2015

If you could find a job that allows you to maybe show up to work on an irregular schedule at a different location for 6-hours a week subject to resources and every-changing restrictions, then sure! - Nov 2014

The pay isn't good in Lebanon but there are some opportunities particularly in journalism, magazines, etc. - Jan 2014

Yes, but it can be hard to be fully legal as work permits are difficult to secure. - Sep 2010

Many white collar jobs are restricted to Lebanese. Also, Lebanon suffers from significant unemployment, and it is a net exporter of labor to the Arab world, Europe, and the U.S.Most expats work in education or the NGO field. Embassy spouses cannot work off-compound due to security restrictions. - Jul 2010

Local jobs are not an option for those (including family members) at post. - Jun 2009

I believe it's a challenge to get a work permit, especially with so many over-educated Lebanese who are currently unemployed. - Jun 2008

No. - Mar 2008

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