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?

I didn't work, so I don't know. Most spouses didn't work, or tried alternative work arrangements. - Oct 2019


I have not heard of any spouses employed outside the Consulate or the school. Everyone else is either in an EFM position or has a remote work arrangement with a firm back home. The school is always looking for good English-speaking help, but there are administrative issues there that I would be wary of. - Mar 2019


Every person who wants an EFM job at the consulate will get one. There is no bilateral work agreement. Some spouses have telecommuted with their home organizations. - Jan 2019


No - Apr 2016


in the American school maybe. - Nov 2015


There are some jobs for EFMs in the American School. There are also some jobs for EFMs at the U.S. Consulate. But they took away the danger payment, so be prepared to work for very little money. - Oct 2015


Not really. - Oct 2015


No, but there are several jobs on the Consulate for EFMs and a few positions at the international schools. - Aug 2015


In the Consulate there are some EFM jobs but spouses don't apply for them! They prefer to stay at home. - Feb 2014


Not much if you are a male with no Arabic. Pretty much nil if you are a female, although some find low-paying jobs in the healthcare field. Occasionally you can get jobs that involve tutoring or entertaining really rich children. Sometimes you can get jobs at local schools. - May 2013


Probably. There are many Americans working with Saudi firms or partnering with Saudi firms. Lots of capital in the Kingdom, just hard to free it up as I understand it. - Nov 2010


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