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?

Not really. Salary scale seems too low. - Jan 2019


Not really. Salary scale is too low. - Apr 2016


Not that I know of; wages here are very low so it wouldn't even be worth it to find a job locally. - Jan 2016


Probably but you must speak the language. - Jan 2016


I am not sure....if you speak spanish I am assumming there it. - Aug 2015


Theoretically, yes. You would need Spanish. - Aug 2015


Mainly as school teachers, but otherwise they are few and the salaries are very low. - Aug 2014


I don't think so. - Jul 2013


Not really. There seem to be some jobs at the international schools, and there are some people who telecommute. Most spouses and members of household work for the embassy. - Apr 2013


Not many. Some in English language schools. - Jan 2013


Not a lot. - Jun 2012


There are no jobs for expats on the local economy for anything that would be considered a decent wage. The opportunities in the Mission are few and far between as well, and post HR has some issues they're struggling with (on-boarding times, first paychecks).Salaries are also ridiculously low in the Mission. Think grad-student levels and attitude (i.e. captive audience and slave wages). - Mar 2012


Some, but there are more people wanting work than there are available positions. - Feb 2012


yes, if you look, as there are not very qualified locals - Feb 2012


no - Oct 2011


It depends on your job. I think teachers would have a lot of opportunities. You would definitely need Spanish and the pay would be very low compared to the U.S. or Europe. - Jun 2011


I can't imagine. - May 2011


no - Nov 2010


Jobs are available, but only if you want to earn about 200 USD per month and/or do menial tasks. - Aug 2010


The State Dept. has decent-paying jobs for family members. Schools seem to hire quite a few expats. - Jun 2010


Not really. - May 2009


Not really. Good paying jobs are best secured in the States before arriving here. - Nov 2008


There are jobs, but I've been told the pay is low. - Oct 2008


It is an exceptionally tough job market and Spanish-fluency is a must. You will not receive a salary offer near what you're used to. - Jun 2008


No. - Feb 2008


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