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?

Some are telecommuting and some work on the local economy (part-time) at the international schools, or at the Community Services Center (teaching courses, coordinating classes/events/communications). There seem to always be full- and part-time jobs available at AIT for EFMs. - Jul 2020

Expat spouses/partners have a huge range of jobs. Some work at local schools teaching English, some work at TAS or TES, or substitute teach at those schools. Many telecommute to jobs in DC. There's also a crafters market, so many sell things they make at fairs or bazaars. Some work at one of the many universities in Taipei. The local salary scale is much lower, probably half of what you'd get at AIT or a multinational company. - Dec 2018

Local salaries are quite low. There are some opportunities, but it will take some time and energy to find them. - Jul 2018

n/a - Mar 2017

There are many English teachers here, but I don't know the salary scale. None needs a work visa to work here, and I think most jobs would require fluency in Mandarin. - Sep 2015

aside from teaching I do not know of any other good jobs. - Aug 2015

Eh. Not really. You could probably substitute at the American School. Otherwise, langauge is a barrier. There are a few EFM jobs, though many require Chinese. - Apr 2015

English teaching jobs are available for anyone who speaks English. Other than that, not many jobs on the local economy for expats. - Sep 2013

There are plenty of jobs for someone who wants to teach English. The American School, however, only hires "real" teachers or people with a teaching degree and experience. Other than that, I'm not sure. - Jul 2013

AIT jobs for State Department EFMs, some jobs at the international schools, and some English-teaching jobs. - May 2013

Maybe teaching. - May 2012

Lots and lots of English teaching opportunites that pay pretty well. - Jun 2009

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