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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

0.9 CHF = 1 USD

115,317 CHF

$127,707 USD
Zurich

117,513 CHF

87,589 CHF

$97,000 USD
Including "Zurich"
Excluding "Zurich"

Average Salary / Switzerland

Average salary in Switzerland is 115,317 CHF per year. The most typical earning is 87,589 CHF. All data are based on 1,533 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 121,541 CHF. Women receive a salary of 104,204 CHF.

The most paid careers are Management & Business with average income 144,838 CHF and Agriculture & Fishing with income 138,969 CHF.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 127,862 CHF. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of 120,638 CHF.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of 152,152 CHF. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive 150,798 CHF.

Levels / Switzerland (Gross CHF)

Salary Levels (CHF) per Year Surveys [%]
9,000 CHF - 13,499 CHF
0 n/a
13,500 CHF - 18,099 CHF
0 n/a
18,100 CHF - 22,599 CHF
10 100%
0.65%
22,600 CHF - 27,099 CHF
14 99.35%
0.91%
27,100 CHF - 31,599 CHF
14 98.43%
0.91%
31,600 CHF - 36,099 CHF
11 97.52%
0.72%
36,100 CHF - 40,599 CHF
17 96.8%
1.11%
40,600 CHF - 45,099 CHF
26 95.69%
1.7%
45,100 CHF - 49,699 CHF
34 94%
2.22%
49,700 CHF - 54,199 CHF
25 91.78%
1.63%
54,200 CHF - 58,699 CHF
37 90.15%
2.41%
58,700 CHF - 63,199 CHF
35 87.74%
2.28%
63,200 CHF - 67,699 CHF
30 85.45%
1.96%
67,700 CHF - 72,199 CHF
39 83.5%
2.54%
72,200 CHF - 76,799 CHF
49 80.95%
3.2%
76,800 CHF - 81,299 CHF
58 77.76%
3.78%
81,300 CHF - 85,799 CHF
61 73.97%
3.98%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
85,800 CHF - 90,299 CHF
89 69.99%
5.81%
90,300 CHF - 94,799 CHF
62 64.19%
4.04%
94,800 CHF - 99,299 CHF
76 60.14%
4.96%
99,300 CHF - 103,799 CHF
49 55.19%
3.2%
103,800 CHF - 108,399 CHF
59 51.99%
3.85%
108,400 CHF - 112,899 CHF
49 48.14%
3.2%
112,900 CHF - 117,399 CHF
46 44.94%
3%
117,400 CHF - 121,899 CHF
56 41.94%
3.65%
121,900 CHF - 126,399 CHF
45 38.29%
2.94%
126,400 CHF - 130,899 CHF
40 35.36%
2.61%
130,900 CHF - 135,399 CHF
32 32.75%
2.09%
HIGH SALARIES
135,400 CHF - 144,499 CHF
79 30.66%
5.15%
144,500 CHF - 153,499 CHF
67 25.51%
4.37%
153,500 CHF - 162,499 CHF
55 21.14%
3.59%
162,500 CHF - 171,599 CHF
41 17.55%
2.67%
171,600 CHF - 180,599 CHF
47 14.87%
3.07%
180,600 CHF - 189,599 CHF
39 11.81%
2.54%
189,600 CHF - 198,699 CHF
35 9.26%
2.28%
198,700 CHF - 207,699 CHF
17 6.98%
1.11%
207,700 CHF - 216,699 CHF
15 5.87%
0.98%
216,700 CHF - 225,699 CHF
14 4.89%
0.91%
225,700 CHF - 315,999 CHF
61 3.98%
3.98%

Gender / Switzerland (Gross CHF)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 1,020 121,541 CHF
2 Women 397 104,204 CHF

Education / Switzerland (Gross CHF)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 172 127,862 CHF
2 Masters Degree 735 120,638 CHF
3 Bachelors Degree 470 112,421 CHF
4 Some College 77 87,228 CHF
5 High School 71 84,067 CHF
6 Bellow H. School 8 75,308 CHF

Experience / Switzerland (Gross CHF)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 155 152,152 CHF
2 20+ Years 155 150,798 CHF
3 12-16 Years 183 141,678 CHF
4 8-12 Years 292 124,070 CHF
5 4-8 Years 317 104,926 CHF
6 2-4 Years 202 87,589 CHF
7 1-2 Years 116 74,225 CHF
8 0-1 Year 113 71,787 CHF

Age / Switzerland (Gross CHF)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 56-60 23 169,580 CHF
2 51-55 50 157,299 CHF
3 46-50 105 147,366 CHF
4 41-45 173 146,012 CHF
5 61-65 15 144,477 CHF
6 36-40 257 130,932 CHF
7 31-35 345 115,943 CHF
8 n/a 116 98,515 CHF
9 26-30 318 88,582 CHF
10 21-25 115 69,168 CHF
11 66-70 3 66,640 CHF
12 14-20 13 57,610 CHF

Work Type / Switzerland (Gross CHF)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 1,277 119,825 CHF
2 Self Employed 44 105,920 CHF
3 Contract 173 96,528 CHF
4 Part Time 39 61,402 CHF

Cities / Switzerland (Gross CHF)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Basel 177 126,508 CHF
2 Zurich 581 117,478 CHF
3 St. Gallen 34 115,852 CHF
4 Winterthur 25 115,762 CHF
5 Geneva 302 115,130 CHF
6 Lausanne 176 114,588 CHF
7 Bern 72 106,913 CHF
8 Lucerne 43 105,558 CHF
9 --Other-- 69 104,384 CHF
10 Lugano 54 90,749 CHF

Career Groups / Switzerland (Gross CHF)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Management & Business 234 144,838 CHF
2 Agriculture & Fishing 1 138,969 CHF
3 Engineers & Technicians II 10 137,614 CHF
4 Insurance 25 130,481 CHF
5 Finance & Banking 172 129,849 CHF
6 Human Resources 74 128,133 CHF
7 Health Care & Medical 33 126,688 CHF
8 Law 38 124,792 CHF
9 Properties & Real Estates 5 122,354 CHF
10 IT & Programming 188 119,464 CHF
11 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 136 118,020 CHF
12 Engineers & Technicians III 5 117,387 CHF
13 Logistics, Road, Railway 29 116,755 CHF
14 IT & Programming II 95 115,581 CHF
15 Health Care & Medical II 33 105,920 CHF
16 Engineers & Technicians V 11 104,926 CHF
17 Accounting & Administration 69 101,495 CHF
18 Aviation & Shipping 13 96,709 CHF
19 Arts, Culture, Performance 3 96,709 CHF
20 Public Sector 18 94,361 CHF
21 Engineers & Technicians 100 93,458 CHF
22 Salesmen & Saleswomen 11 90,840 CHF
23 Engineers & Technicians IV 7 89,124 CHF
24 Construction & Labor Workers 10 88,311 CHF
25 Media 19 86,505 CHF
26 Sports & Recreation 7 85,783 CHF
27 Making Design 15 82,984 CHF
28 Fashion 3 80,455 CHF
29 Architect Constructions 19 79,462 CHF
30 Organization & Coordination 22 79,191 CHF
31 Customer Services 19 79,011 CHF
32 Education & University 54 78,288 CHF
33 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 6 77,385 CHF
34 Geography & Geodesy 3 74,496 CHF
35 Automobile 1 72,058 CHF
36 Hotels & Tourism 28 69,078 CHF
37 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 16 66,459 CHF
38 Security & Fireguard 1 58,603 CHF

Careers / Switzerland (Gross CHF)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 General Manager 12 189,265 CHF
2 Director 47 186,285 CHF
3 Doctor Specialist 8 176,262 CHF
4 Corporate Counsel Lawyer 11 160,099 CHF
5 Manager 36 158,563 CHF
6 Tax Manager 9 157,661 CHF
7 Investment Manager 9 153,597 CHF
8 Business Manager 11 151,972 CHF
9 Human Resources Manager 39 150,708 CHF
10 Marketing Executive 8 148,179 CHF
11 Audit Manager 12 147,637 CHF
12 Finance Manager 40 144,025 CHF
13 Product Manager 8 143,122 CHF
14 IT Manager 47 142,490 CHF
15 Healthcare Management 8 142,310 CHF
16 Risk Manager 13 139,601 CHF
17 Engineering Manager 12 132,467 CHF
18 Operations Manager 12 130,932 CHF
19 Other Human Resource Career 16 130,390 CHF
20 IT Project Manager 34 129,849 CHF
21 CEO 13 129,849 CHF
22 Business Development Manager 17 126,417 CHF
23 Sales Manager 9 125,966 CHF
24 Other Management Career 16 125,785 CHF
25 Logistics Manager 12 123,076 CHF
26 Software Engineer 30 122,896 CHF
27 Risk Analyst 7 122,534 CHF
28 Marketing Manager 39 121,361 CHF
29 Other Finance Career 28 120,548 CHF
30 Other IT Career 15 119,555 CHF
31 Lawyer 18 119,193 CHF
32 Lead Developer 14 118,561 CHF
33 IT Coordinator 8 114,408 CHF
34 Project Manager 26 113,956 CHF
35 Marketing 13 113,685 CHF
36 Other Marketing Career 11 113,595 CHF
37 Hotel Manager 7 110,525 CHF
38 Other Medical Career 10 108,719 CHF
39 Other Aviation & Shipping Career 7 104,565 CHF
40 Risk Management Insurance 7 103,933 CHF
41 Software Developer 33 101,405 CHF
42 Financial Analyst 28 99,689 CHF
43 Other Engineer Career 8 96,258 CHF
44 Other Public Sector Career 10 94,993 CHF
45 Senior Accountant 7 92,465 CHF
46 Mechanical Engineer 15 88,673 CHF
47 Electrical Engineer 11 87,047 CHF
48 Research Engineer 20 86,686 CHF
49 Engineer 22 81,810 CHF
50 Non-Profit Organization 7 80,365 CHF
51 Lecturer 8 78,649 CHF
52 Human Resource Coordinator 7 78,559 CHF
53 Accountant 10 75,850 CHF
54 Marketing Coordinator 10 72,961 CHF
55 Architect 14 69,800 CHF
56 Other Tourism Career 10 67,723 CHF
57 Other Education Career 21 65,014 CHF
58 Receptionist 8 38,467 CHF

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Manager (Man)
Posted 20 May 2024

What I do?

"Dreaming."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lucerne Masters Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 107,300 CHF

49/50  Associate Professor (Man)
Posted 07 May 2024

What I do?

"Teaching, researching."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lugano Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 80,500 CHF

48/50  Senior Data Analyst (Woman)
Posted 05 May 2024

What I do?

"Analyse the data and create the dashboard, data architect."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 128,300 CHF

47/50  Product Manager (Woman)
Posted 01 May 2024

What I do?

"Create and launch product to the market research market and custdev target audience making insurance policy manage cross functional team making presentation knowledge of insurance market, methodology of product management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 128,700 CHF

46/50  Cnc Operator (Man)
Posted 28 April 2024

What I do?

"Programming."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Bern Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 79,800 CHF

45/50  Tech Lead (Man)
Posted 26 April 2024

What I do?

"Research, Computer vision, AI."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lausanne Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years Expert 147,000 CHF

44/50  Global Health (Man)
Posted 24 April 2024

What I do?

"Blbblb."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Basel Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 180,600 CHF

43/50  Associate (Woman)
Posted 22 April 2024

What I do?

"Arbitration litigation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Bern Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 161,800 CHF

42/50  Accountant (Man)
Posted 13 January 2024

What I do?

"Accounting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lugano Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 57,900 CHF

41/50  Quality (Man)
Posted 12 January 2024

What I do?

"Quality manager and Supplier development engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Gallen High School 16-20 Years Expert 139,400 CHF

40/50  Management Consultant (Man)
Posted 12 January 2024

What I do?

"Consulting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 157,700 CHF

39/50  Oil And Gas Engineer (Man)
Posted 18 November 2023

What I do?

"Master at engineering in oil and gas. I have studied in Greece on Polytechnic for 5 years as Electrical Engineer but I also got a master degree on Oil and gas Engineering with 8/10 score."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Basel Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 116,700 CHF

38/50  Junior Manager Technical Development Services (Man)
Posted 22 August 2023

What I do?

"Amateur football."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 89,700 CHF

37/50  Senior Media Analyst (Woman)
Posted 20 July 2023

What I do?

"Analysis, research, data collection, client management, presentations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Geneva Masters Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 113,200 CHF

36/50  Associate (Man)
Posted 19 July 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lausanne Masters Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 89,400 CHF

35/50  Phd Student (Man)
Posted 13 July 2023

What I do?

"Physics optics programming."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 0-1 Year Expert 59,700 CHF

34/50  Accounting Analyst (Woman)
Posted 21 May 2023

What I do?

"Technical Accounting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 127,300 CHF

33/50  Junior Project Manager (Woman)
Posted 28 September 2022

What I do?

"Communication, Organization, Agile Mindset."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lucerne Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 67,300 CHF

32/50  Head Of Tax (Man)
Posted 28 September 2022

What I do?

"Certified tax expert Swiss tax expert International tax expert M&A."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 270,900 CHF

31/50  Office Manager (Woman)
Posted 12 September 2022

What I do?

"Office manager."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lugano High School 4-8 Years Advanced 53,800 CHF

30/50  Data Analyst (Man)
Posted 11 September 2022

What I do?

"Data analyst."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 88,300 CHF

29/50  Junior Architect (Man)
Posted 09 September 2022

What I do?

"3d modelling, plan coordination, design, BIM."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 68,800 CHF

28/50  Manager (Man)
Posted 08 September 2022

What I do?

"RELATIONSHIP."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lugano Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 36,800 CHF

27/50  Teacher Assistant (Woman)
Posted 06 September 2022

What I do?

"I have 3 years of experience."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 91,900 CHF

26/50  Business Manager (Man)
Posted 04 September 2022

What I do?

"Masters degree."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Geneva Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 313,200 CHF

25/50  Senior Analyst (Man)
Posted 01 September 2022

What I do?

"IT Security."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 96,000 CHF

24/50  Procurement Manager (Woman)
Posted 31 August 2022

What I do?

"Purchasing goods and services for my hotel chain, supply chain strategy, procurement process optimization."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 105,600 CHF

23/50  Project Engineer (Man)
Posted 27 July 2022

What I do?

"Energy modeling."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 66,000 CHF

22/50  Intern (Man)
Posted 27 July 2022

What I do?

"Implement models for calculation of different risk management quantities."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Winterthur Masters Degree 0-1 Year Basic 45,000 CHF

21/50  Junior Legal Counsel (Man)
Posted 27 July 2022

What I do?

"Law advice, Law in patent, law in contracting, law compliance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Basel Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 56,700 CHF

20/50  People Operations Specialist (Woman)
Posted 26 July 2022

What I do?

"More HR Generalist."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 73,900 CHF

19/50  Project Officer (Man)
Posted 22 July 2022

What I do?

"Project management in sustainability programmes."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
St. Gallen Masters Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 73,000 CHF

18/50  Lead Project Planner (Man)
Posted 22 July 2022

What I do?

"Managing project scheduling function on large scale projects."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Basel Some College 8-12 Years Advanced 244,000 CHF

17/50  Trademark Attorney (Man)
Posted 22 July 2022

What I do?

"Trademark law."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Basel Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 88,700 CHF

16/50  Commercial Director (Woman)
Posted 20 July 2022

What I do?

"Strategy, Market Penetration, Business Development, Account Management, Sales, Negotiation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 124,800 CHF

15/50  Head Of Talent Management (Woman)
Posted 20 July 2022

What I do?

"Build the whole People function."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Winterthur Masters Degree 4-8 Years Expert 129,400 CHF

14/50  Senior Tax Manager (Man)
Posted 20 July 2022

What I do?

"International taxation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lausanne Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 175,600 CHF

13/50  Head Compensation & Benefits (Man)
Posted 18 July 2022

What I do?

"Global remuneration policies, salary bands."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 148,800 CHF

12/50  Informatiker Efz (Man)
Posted 15 July 2022

What I do?

"Python."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Bern High School 1-2 Years Advanced 61,700 CHF

11/50  Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 14 July 2022

What I do?

"Software Engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 112,200 CHF

10/50  Assistant (Woman)
Posted 13 July 2022

What I do?

"Assisting director and team."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lugano Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 66,900 CHF

9/50  Logistics Operations Manager (Man)
Posted 12 July 2022

What I do?

"Management of logistics operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 4-8 Years Expert 132,800 CHF

8/50  Human Resources (Woman)
Posted 16 June 2022

What I do?

"Recruitment, Development, Compliance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert 132,000 CHF

7/50  Financial Reporting Analyst (Man)
Posted 15 June 2022

What I do?

"Financial Planning and Analysis."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lausanne High School 8-12 Years Advanced 103,700 CHF

6/50  Project Manager Hvac (Man)
Posted 15 June 2022

What I do?

"Project Management and design of HVAC installations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Bern Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 98,000 CHF

5/50  Consultant In Financial Services Transformation (Man)
Posted 12 June 2022

What I do?

"Consult clients."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 0-1 Year Basic 89,500 CHF

4/50  Backend Software Engineer (Man)
Posted 10 June 2022

What I do?

"Golang, Microservices."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lucerne Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 94,300 CHF

3/50  Sales Project Manager (Woman)
Posted 10 June 2022

What I do?

"25 years of experience."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Geneva Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 158,400 CHF

2/50  Director Business Development And Alliances (Man)
Posted 10 June 2022

What I do?

"Technology licensing, project management, contract negotiation and execution, legal and business operations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Geneva Masters Degree 8-12 Years Expert 52,400 CHF

1/50  Hotel General Manager (Man)
Posted 09 June 2022

What I do?

"Hotel General Manager."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Zurich Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 120,400 CHF


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