Yerevan - 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?

Low salaries on the local economy. There are family member jobs at the embassy and the international schools hire teachers. - Jan 2022

Nothing on the local economy, and the salaries are a joke. Plenty of EFM opportunities, more jobs than interested applicants. - Aug 2021

Most spouses either work at the embassy, the school, or telework with a stateside company. There is a pretty good mix of part-time and full-time positions at the embassy. No one I know works locally, but if they did the salary would be pretty miserable. - May 2021

Very few. Whatever is available is very poorly paid. - Oct 2014

Few teaching jobs on the local economy, some jobs for EFMs at the Embassy. - Sep 2011

Not really. You would need to speak Armenian, and wages are rather low. - Oct 2009

No. If one were able to secure a job with a local company, I would suspect the pay and working/office conditions might not be worth the trouble. The Embassy is part of a pilot program through DC’s Family Liaison Office to establish a ‘SNAP’ coordinator to Post to assist spouses find jobs on the local market. Given the almost universal necessity for strong Armenian language ability, there have been few success stories beyond one or two to have found a home with an NGO or at the Marriott. The Embassy has 6-10 family member positions, though almost all are full time and most require a security clearance. One might develop some at-home work like English language tutoring or music instruction. - Jul 2008

Not really. The usual inside Mission jobs like escorts or low paying jobs with NGOs. There is occasional consulting work if the trailing spouse has some marketable skill. - Jan 2008

Subscribe to our newsletter

New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

Read More