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Swiss Salary Guide

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By GlobalNomad - Posted on
18 August 2011
I need some insight into salaries in Switzerland, anyone have any suggestions for a site I could use to make comparisons?
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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.
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The sallaries oscillates between 3,200chf-12,000 chf per month

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Anonymous's picture

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

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Anonymous's picture

Bare minimum for basic living no exttas, 60k chf
Most swiss work for more unless part time or there are two households salaries

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Anonymous's picture

You can use the salary calculator, at least it can give you an idea of the expected salary.

Unfortunately it's not in english, but luckily we have google translator...

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So, is a job paying 2000 chf a month before tax a bad salary? Accommodation and food to come out of this too

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So, is a job paying 2000 chf a month before tax a bad salary? Accommodation and food to come out of this too

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