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?

Most spouses work at the embassy. I am one of two spouses that work at ASA full time. My pay is not what I would get in the US, but that's because I'm paid on the local economy. - Jun 2019


Jobs are sparse locally. Mostly teaching. Nurses can't transfer positions. When we arrived, there was a hiring freeze at the embassy, but several positions opened up recently. I'm not sure if that will continue, or if there will be a lull once the positions are filled. - Aug 2018


My partner telecommutes, and it's been relatively smooth experience for him with only the occasionally power outage (January is when it's most frequent). Teaching opportunities exist at the international and private schools. - Jun 2018


Not really. The pay is very low. - May 2016


No, pay is very low. - Sep 2015


There are some EFM jobs at the Embassy, there a several schools where spouses work. - Apr 2015


Local ecnonomy pay is abysmal in comparision to US. Teaching positions are available, however previous experience is generally required. - Aug 2014


Very few. We know a teacher or two from the Embassy and a few who work from home. - Jul 2013


Not really. - Aug 2011


Yes, if you speak fluent spanish and guaruani.Jobs are plentiful in the embassy for EFMs. - Jun 2011


If you're not a teacher, no. - Feb 2011


No. - Apr 2010


No. - May 2008


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