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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