Posted by
on 18 Aug 2011
I need some insight into salaries in Switzerland, anyone have any suggestions for a site I could use to make comparisons?
Stephanie on 18 Aug 2011
The Swiss are notoriously private and secretive about nearly everything, and salaries are no different. As a result there's often little info out there about how much people are making and what you can you use as yardstick. That said, Salarium - is a great resource which provides information on specific jobs based on your age, experience, and education. It's only currently available in French, German and Italian - but see if you can use Google Translate to get it in English.

Also keep in mind that taxes will be deducted for each pay cheque you receive. These can amount to a fair bit of cash, so don't get too excited by a high monthly gross.

All this said, the Swiss are known to provide employees with slightly higher salaries.
Anonymous (not verified) on 4 Mar 2012
The sallaries oscillates between 3,200chf-12,000 chf per month
Anonymous (not verified) on 26 Aug 2012
For good life in zurich, 10'000 per month less Rent 2500 min. For something decent... Taxes, 20-30% if you are not married to swiss taken off byemployer monthly Living : transit, health, food, petty fees, insurances 1000-1200 The rest is disposable and you can save something
Anonymous (not verified) on 26 Aug 2012
Bare minimum for basic living no exttas, 60k chf Most swiss work for more unless part time or there are two households salaries
Anonymous (not verified) on 4 Nov 2012
You can use the salary calculator, at least it can give you an idea of the expected salary. http://www.lohnrechner.ch/ Unfortunately it's not in english, but luckily we have google translator...
Anonymous (not verified) on 27 Oct 2014
So, is a job paying 2000 chf a month before tax a bad salary? Accommodation and food to come out of this too
Anonymous (not verified) on 27 Oct 2014
So, is a job paying 2000 chf a month before tax a bad salary? Accommodation and food to come out of this too