Working in Ecuador
Ecuador, an hourly wage is very uncommon, but usually bimonthly
or monthly. A job that pays $350 and up a month for an 8
hour work day, is sufficient to cover your basic costs in
Work for Tourists
A person that comes to Ecuador and fulfils the legal requisites
can work in whatever they wish, always and if their ability
to communicate allows them to relate to the future client.
However, we recommend some of the more common jobs for foreigners
in the country and their average salaries:
- Language teacher (English, German, etc) - we recommend
that you have special certifications available in the
different languages or previous experience as a teacher,
this will increase your salary. Approximate salary:
$300 - $500. / Hourly: $8.00-$10.00
- With NGOs or foundations - there are positions available
in many of these organizations that require personnel
that are fluent in English, the salaries can be very
good depending on your abilities and previous experience.
Approximate salary: $350 - $1000
- Sports teacher - if you also have some form of international
certification from some course or diploma as an aerobics
instructor, weights or extreme sports, you will be an
ideal candidate for working in high class gyms in the
city or for a tour operator that wishes to provide this
service. Approximate salary: $200 - $750.
- Translator - this is available when and if your knowledge
of Spanish is at its best. The pay per page for this
varies between $8.00 - $10.00.
- Guide - only when you obtain your certification as
a tour guide from the Ministry of Tourism (basic knowledge
of the guiding standards and of the country are required).
Approximate salary: $50 - $100 per day. But the tips
can be very good depending on your style.
- Cashier, bartender, waiter/waitress in bars, restaurants,
internet cafes, moves and other nocturnal places that
require people that speak English for their foreign
clients. The salaries vary between: $150 - $300, the
tips for this job could also be very good.