English Language Jobs in Budapest

Posted by | October 1, 2013 | Job

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English Language Jobs in Budapest are usually open in large international operating companies such as Microsoft, IBM or GE. For international companies Budapest or Hungary in general is a great opportunity to build up a Central European subsidiary or to outsource parts of their production (such as Audi in Győr or Mercedes in Székesfehérvár) due to the Central location which is still close to Western Europe as well as the fairly low wages that need to be paid. Therefore many international companies settled in one of Budapest’s many office buildings located in and around the city. Find below current English Language openings based in Budapest.

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Budapest Jobs for Americans

Jobs in Budapest only for American citizens can be found at the Embassy of the United States of America who have openings from time to time. Otherwise all English language jobs in Budapest also suit Americans of course who can apply just like every other person speaking English. The advantage for Americans and also other native English speakers is of course that their level of English is far better than for example the one of a German, Italian or Chinese.
Further to the US embassy of course American companies located in Budapest offer jobs for Americans but in some companies Hungarian is mandatory as well but this is always depending on the position. Companies such as Google, GE, Exxon Mobil, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle all have large subsidiaries in Budapest often to serve their Central European activities so that Budapest is often seen as a CE hub for a worldwide acting cooperation. American firms often have a EU headquarter e.g. in Dublin from where they are steering their European activities and in Hungary they have another subsidiary from where they operate all activities in the east of Germany.
So there are great chances to find a job in Budapest as US citizen but a bit of Hungarian knowledge (or at least the effort to learn) is of advantage. The best is of course if an America born also speaks business fluent Hungarian.

The daily work life as a foreigner in Budapest / Hungary

I myself am not a native Hungarian speaker even though after almost 9 years in Budapest my Hungarian knowledge is fairly good. However as I started I experienced what it is like to be a foreigner in Hungary and how to get on with the colleagues and the work. Many Hungarians especially the younger generation is speaking a good level of English however there are still many people who are not able to communicate in English. Also the level of care with foreigners is not too high among some Hungarians even though the majority is very helpful and caring.
Still you will be confronted with a certain amount of Hungarian conversations and emails that you will not understand as it is normal for a foreigner in a country with a language you do not speak. So it is important to keep a few things in mind when working in Hungary if you only speak English:

  1. Have a contact person with good English language who is helpful to answer your questions or is willing to help you understand written texts. This is not only important for work but also for administrative issues.
  2. Always ask to please speak in English with you. This will help you but in order to pay respect you should start learn Hungarian so that your colleagues see that you are serious about language. Do not simply use everybody to make it right for you.
  3. Make the effort to understand what people want from you. As above start to learn Hungarian this will not only impress your colleagues but also Hungarians in your private life. They will reward the effort a lot. Take note, use Google translate to help you and show that you learned something.

With these 3 points you will be able to survive for a while but nothing is better than start learning Hungarian as soon as possible. By the way, ask your employer if they can pay for it as many companies do offer language courses for their employees.

What salary can I expect as a foreigner working in Budapest?

The salary level is below Western European or American standards and may sound very low at first. There has been a benchmark published by the recruitment company Hays named “Hays Hungary Salary Guide and Market Overview” with average salary figures in different industries and positions. To name a few examples that might fit for English speakers as a job opportunities the average salary for an expert in a specific IT sector is around 1.100.000 HUF (currently ~3.750€). An International Sales Manager is earning around 1.500.000 HUF (currently ~5.120€) and a Marketing Manager roughly 850.000 HUF (currently ~2.900€). All numbers are gross salaries. Considering that the average salary according to Wikipedia currently is 200.000 HUF gross in Hungary overall the above figures appear in a much better light. Find below more data to see what you can expect to be paid in Hungary.

2013 Average Salary by certain position in Budapest

Position
Average monthly gross salary
Shopping Mall Manager
1.200.000 HUF (~ 4.100 €)
Team Leader Project Engineering
750.000 HUF (~ 2.560 €)
Expert in specific Technology
1.100.000 HUF (~ 3.760 €)
Spa Manager
550.000 HUF (~ 1.880 €)
Software Development Lead
850.000 HUF (~ 2.900 €)
Clinical Operations Director
1.750.000 HUF (~ 5.980 €)
International Sales Manager
1.500.000 HUF (~ 5.120 €)
Distribution Center Manager
1.200.000 HUF (~ 4.100 €)
Retail Area Manager
700.000 HUF (~ 2.390 €)
Marketing Manager
850.000 HUF (~ 2.900 €)
International Sales Director
1.600.000 HUF (~ 5.470 €)
Regional Finance Director1.500.000 HUF (~ 5.120 €)
Project Manager750.000 HUF (~ 2.560 €)
Taking into consideration that the current income tax level in Hungary is extremely low with only 16% there is a lot of net left at the end of the month. Additionally the cost of living is low compared to Western Europe or the USA. A research about the Cost of living in Budapest conducted by BudapestAgent.com can be found here just to give you an idea of the costs you can expect for various expenses you have on a monthly or daily basis.
Overall one can say that the salary level is low but so are the cost of living and at the end of the month you should be able to live a decent live.

Level of English that should be spoken

As written above many English language jobs in Budapest or all over Hungary can be found in foreign companies with a subsidiary in Budapest so that there is more than a basic level of English language knowledge required. There is no number or grade you have to have but it always depends on your personal level of English language. Of course a world wide recognized test may help you but once in an interview for an opening it is you who needs to speak and present yourself and recruiters will evaluate if the level of English knowledge is enough for the position or not.
In general one can say that a business fluent English is required as soon as the job contains any English language tasks. However there are jobs even in American companies which by definition require English but the employees do not speak English at all. This can be found across many companies but is usually an exception.

How to appear here as a Job Lister?

To appear among the list of English Language Jobs is very easy. In the first step of the job submission there is a field called “Tags (comma separated)” which looks like this:

Simply tag your job listing with the word english (this applies for all other languages as well, you can also add more skills here separated with a comma) and the listing will be identified as a position that requires at least English which than will appear here.

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36 Responses to “English Language Jobs in Budapest”

  1. Comment made by Barbara Cobley on Apr 14th 2014 at 4:37 pm: Reply

    I totally agree with the above. If you or anyone you know need a helping hand please consider my services.
    I’m originally from Budapest but live and work in UK over 9 years now. If you need any type of translation formal or casual, if you would like a few good ideas where to go for a day out or even if you would like to receive good hints&tips how to impress your management on a social level please let me know.
    Regards,
    Barbara Cobley

    • Comment made by Debroye Diane on Jul 27th 2015 at 1:37 pm: Reply

      I’m looking for job in Hungary, live in Hungary Csemö since july 2015 .

    • Comment made by Folarin on Dec 26th 2016 at 6:59 pm: Reply

      Please kindly help me to get a job. I am married to an hungarian woman. I’m in Budapest now

  2. Comment made by tim Callahan on Jun 15th 2014 at 10:56 pm: Reply

    How would an American or English speaking person go about finding a job in Budapest?

  3. Comment made by Eliezer Mitchell on Aug 21st 2014 at 3:28 pm: Reply

    Im an australian whos moving to hungary in a few mounth,looking for a job as an english speaker.
    Speak fluent english and hebrew. Have experiance in hospitality and tourism.

  4. Comment made by Azaan Sayed on Aug 28th 2014 at 8:11 am: Reply

    Hello I am from India and English is my strong hold. I am looking for employment opportunities in Budapest in the field of creative writing , mass media , mass communication and other services. I have experience in event management .

  5. Comment made by mozhgan on Dec 19th 2014 at 9:46 pm: Reply

    Hi..my name is Mozhgan ,I’m originally iranian national, I was running a persian and Indian cuisine restaurant and I was in floor manager position and resent ly moved to budapest and now I’m pre p.h.d student, but I’m looking for a job .I’m fluent in English.

    • Comment made by Pegah on Sep 23rd 2017 at 5:51 pm: Reply

      Hello i am iranian girl too i have a little money and i want to start a business like juice sales or something.
      Let me know of you come up with any idea.

  6. Comment made by chidi on Apr 28th 2015 at 11:34 am: Reply

    Hi..my name is chidi and I am from Nigeria and I live here in Budapest.and i speak very good English and I’m looking for a job like a house help

  7. Comment made by Dasari Rajesh on Aug 12th 2015 at 9:00 am: Reply

    I am from India looking for english speaking agricultural jobs

  8. Comment made by dinesh on Sep 25th 2015 at 4:16 am: Reply

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  9. Comment made by dinesh on Sep 25th 2015 at 4:16 am: Reply

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  10. Comment made by Attlia on Dec 26th 2015 at 2:24 am: Reply

    Hi…
    I’m mostly curious. I just was granted my citizenship in Hungary. I was born and raised in the U.S., but speak a fair amount of Magyar.

    I’d love to move to Magyarország but want to make sure I can support my self. My question is this; as an individual with dual citizenship who speaks fluent American English and decent conversational Hungarian would I have much of an advantage over non-Hungarian speaking American job seekers?

  11. Comment made by chibueze on Jan 20th 2016 at 10:38 am: Reply

    please my name is chibueze okoro from nigeria but live in hungary camp am seeking for job.am a boy of 25 years old i have my high school satificate my former job was bussines treading import also work in companies in turkey resan company .i asure you am capable to do any job.

    if you are intrested contacte me am waithing,i wish my intection shall be granted thanks.

    am looking to hear from you soon.

  12. Comment made by Auroprema roy on Mar 9th 2016 at 12:27 am: Reply

    so I am from India and here in Budapest now. looking for a job. i have done my Masters in English and also have a degree in Mass Communication (PGDM). looking for response. thanks.

  13. Comment made by Sonal on Mar 31st 2016 at 10:04 am: Reply

    Hello,
    Well, of course here in Budapest and looking for a part time job here like,any others. English comes fluently and have a basic knowledge of the Hungarian language too ( please dont expect much though! )
    Looking for a work place where I’m offered a job which exciting and challenging.

    Please feel free to contact. I’m sure a telephonic interview or a personal meeting would help to understand the work and the position I am looking for.

    Best Regards,

  14. Comment made by Vanja on Apr 28th 2016 at 11:22 am: Reply

    Hi,
    I’m a 21 student from Montenegro and i would love to come to Budapest, find a part or a full time job and explore the city. I could do reception jobs in hotels, babysitting , house help jobs or similar, though i have law degree. I’m not settled in Budapest yet so it would be very helpful if the accommodation comes with job. Please contact if you’re looking for such things.

  15. Comment made by Sudipta Ghosh on Jun 15th 2016 at 1:56 am: Reply

    Right now I am in India and I would love to relocate. I am fluent in English.

  16. Comment made by Vivi Alsafouri on Jul 9th 2016 at 2:12 am: Reply

    My fiancé and I are Americans, I’m Middle-Eastern American (speaks English & Arabic) fluently and we would like to relocate to Budapest, Hungary. I have over 10 years experience in wholesale Sales and he has retail management, service industry management experience, he also taught English to children in Panama. We’re both very energetic, enthusiastic, excellent customer service quality, and great work ethics. Could you please to pursue and where to look. We would greatly appreciate your advise.

  17. Comment made by rakesh on Aug 30th 2016 at 10:28 am: Reply

    i finished my mba iam looking for job in budapest living in hungary

  18. Comment made by Sara on Oct 5th 2016 at 11:41 am: Reply

    Hello, I am an American English teacher who has been living in Budapest for two years. I have just shy of two years’ experience as an ESL teacher in Hungary and 13 years’ experience as a music teacher in America. I hold a Master’s Degree in Music from the University of California, Santa Cruz. I am seeking employment in Budapest or the nearby region with an American company.

    How might I search specifically for American companies hiring Americans in Budapest?

    I am of course looking for teaching opportunities, but would also be open to working in sales, customer service, tech writing/editing, or hospitality. I also have some graphic design experience and would be open to an entry-level position where I could develop my skills in that field.

  19. Comment made by susan on Oct 16th 2016 at 11:05 am: Reply

    Hi I am looking for a European Baker in Canada to Bake desserts , cremes Tortes .
    Salary is 2000 plus per month , plus accommodations .Please forward a resume with picturesof your creations and a reference ,to tiptop23.ca@gmail.com .

  20. Comment made by Wasim on Oct 16th 2016 at 8:32 pm: Reply

    I have graduate in pakistan.i have good experience in lab work from juice and beverages.

  21. Comment made by Alan Clark on Oct 24th 2016 at 9:48 am: Reply

    Hi
    i am an English self employed qualified painter/decorator/carpenter who has Moved to hungary. Have been in the business for over 30 years. if anyone has a job that needs doing please e-mail me. I will travel anywhere.

  22. Comment made by wale on Oct 28th 2016 at 12:02 pm: Reply

    hi name is wale am a black america am a from new york, i finish school 2014 since then i have been trying to get a job but with my certificate i could not get a job, you know how it is for black people out here so i went online seeking for a job online then i came across doctor john post about casting spells for job seekers that how my life of not getting a job for so long chance……. i got in touch with him on his email… i explain to him about my condition of not getting a job he then cast a spell and gave me a potion to take with out know side effect…….. within two day all the job i have applied for they all kept on calling me for an interview….. right now am working in a big company and well paid, now i can live happily with my family no worries….. what is a man with out know money hun? you can get him here: doctorjonh697@gmail.com

  23. Comment made by laveena on Nov 8th 2016 at 9:54 am: Reply

    Hi Folks
    We are looking for service desk analyst in Budapest who are good in speaking Dutch or Swedish.if anyone interested please mail to laveena@adroitpeople.com

  24. Comment made by Maricel on Jan 2nd 2017 at 11:39 am: Reply

    Hi! My name is liezel,Bachelor of Science in Food Technology graduate had worked experience in food industry. Living in Budapest region and looking a job as Lab. Analyst/ QC/QA analyst in the food industry. Please contact me if there’s any vacancy to your company.+36202854464

  25. Comment made by Theochon on Jan 7th 2017 at 5:23 pm: Reply

    Hello!
    I am Dora.
    I came in Budapest last September for a practice post and I would like to stay and live here but i need to find a job first. I am a Medical Laboratory Tachnitian so I can work on a private lab or hospital.
    I am also interested in working with vets, or animls in general.. I would be grateful if someone here could help me or has heard of something. My email adress is dwra1677@hotmail.com
    Thank you in advance! Happy New Year!

  26. Comment made by wasa on Apr 14th 2017 at 1:06 am: Reply

    Executive Secretary

    Seeking a Hungarian personal assistant (Male or Female) who is fluent in English (if possible is fluent in German as well) for a Full time job. Drivers are preferred. be living at(BUK,Bukfardo,or Szombathely), HUNGARY Preferred

    The assistant will need to:

    – Translate in person

    – Communicate via email & phone

    – Organize & complete administrative tasks

    – Occasionally supervise the carrying out of certain projects.

    We are looking for a dynamic, responsible & organized individual.

    Email: wasa.kft@gmail.com

  27. Comment made by Samantha Craig on Aug 27th 2017 at 6:33 am: Reply

    Hi guys,
    I recently visited Budapest and fell in love with the city. I am from Australia, potentially considering moving there. I have a lot of management experience in retail and would love to have help find a job in Budapest.

    Thank you

  28. Comment made by Samantha Craig on Aug 27th 2017 at 6:36 am: Reply

    Hi guys,
    I recently visited Budapest and fell in love with the city. I am from Australia, potentially considering moving there. I have a lot of management experience in retail and would love to have help find a job in Budapest.
    My email: sammykc94@gmail.com

    Thank you, Samantha

  29. Comment made by Oleksii on Aug 27th 2017 at 10:43 am: Reply

    Hello, I am Oleksii.
    I am mechanical engineer with more than 7 years experience. These 7 years I worked in leading Ukrainian and Danish companies. Now I am looking for a new challenge. 
    I obtained experience in many areas of plant and equipment designing such as layout developing, piping design and stress calculations from mechanical and thermal loads, developing of specifications, wind turbines.

    I am available for interview at any time and look forward to hearing from you.                                             
    E-mail: oleksii.petrenko89@gmail.com

  30. Comment made by Pegah on Sep 23rd 2017 at 5:53 pm: Reply

    Hi i am a recent graduate and i want to start or join into a business.
    I have a little money for investment too
    Please contact me if you have any idea.

    Regards

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