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?

There is a full range of employment possibilities for those who speak Spanish. I think most spouses work at the Embassy, some telework, some are employed locally. - Sep 2019


Some spouses work from home, some at the embassy, and a couple on the local economy. Spanish skills are a must for many jobs even at the embassy. - Jun 2019


A variety. There is a bilateral work agreement, and English-speakers are in high demand. - Mar 2017


Unemployment is sky high, so I doubt it. And if so, you would need to have impeccable Spanish skills. - Apr 2012


Probably not. - Nov 2011


Well, it depends in the field you work. However, keep in mind te unemployment is around 20% and you have to be native or almost native spanish speaker in order to work in the local economy. - Oct 2011


It is not easy. There are EFM jobs at the embassy from time to time and some in the commissary. Outside it is competitive, you need to speak Spanish and they do not pay well. - Aug 2010


Not too many unless you speak excellent Spanish. - Feb 2009


If you speak fluent Spanish, you can earn 1,000 Euros tending bar, and who knows 2,000-3,000 Euros maybe in professional jobs. - Jan 2008


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