Work in the Dominican Republic
Looking for a beautiful country with beautiful beaches and year round summer weather to live and work abroad? View our guide to working in the Dominican Republic which includes advice, tips and jobs for foreigners.
Jobs in Dominican Republic
Find jobs for foreigners and English speakers in the Dominican Republic.
Jobs in the Dominican Republic for Foreigners
The Dominican Republic is a developing country with a economy on the rise and more and more internationals are moving to work abroad here every year. This country is especially popular with US citizens but expats from all over the world settle here too. Recruiters in the Dominican more open to employing international staff than in other countries especially if you have skills and experience which they are looking for. Some of the best industries you stand an incresed chance to gain employment are education and tourism, this is where most foreigners get hired. The Dominican Republic is a popular tourist destination and there are year round seasonal vacancies available working in resorts and hotels throughout the country.
Where to Seek Employment
Most foreigners find work in the larger cities and towns like:
- Santo Domingo
- La Vega
- San Cristóbal
- La Vega
- San Cristóbal
- San Pedro de Macorís
- San Francisco de Macorís
- La Romana
- Puerto Plata
How to Get a Job in the Dominican Republic
For foreigners these are the best employment options:
- Childcare, Au Pair & Nanny
- Consulting & Customer Service
- Education, Languages & Teaching
- Hospitality & the Hotel Industry
- Restaurant/Food Service
- Travel & Tourism
Most people work around 40 hours per week which is the same as other worldwide destinations - 8 hours per day 9am - 5pm from Mondays to Fridays. Some companies have a daily siesta in the middle of the day. As an employee in the DR you will get 14 paid days holiday per year which increases after each year of employment. There are also 12 national holidays per year.
Salary for Working in the Dominican Republic
What you get paid really depends on the employer and role. Some salaries are very low but you have to weigh up the cost of living isn't too high and the quality of life is incredible. Find high paying jobs in the Domincan Republic can be tough as wages are generally very low compared to places like Europe or North America. Local people are generally paid around around RD$6,500 (£150 / $200) per month but if you work for an international company or hotel resort for example you can make a lot more.
Jobs for Americans in the Dominican Republic
We get lots of enquiries from American citizens seeking employment in this country and our best advice is to search our featured recruiters or contact American companies based in the Domincan Republic direct. Expect local people to be very friendly and the working culture is very relaxed.