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Electrical Engineer Average Salary in Switzerland 2019

How much money does an Electrical Engineer make in Switzerland?

9,881 CHF per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Electrical Engineer in Switzerland typically earns around 9,881 CHF per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Electrical Engineer salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Electrical Engineer Salary Distribution in Switzerland

Median and salary distribution monthly Switzerland Electrical Engineer

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Electrical Engineer salaries in Switzerland range between 4,644 CHF per month (minimum salary) to 14,625 CHF per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 9,684 CHF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrical Engineer are earning less than 9,684 CHF while the other half are earning more than 9,684 CHF. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as Electrical Engineer are earning less than 6,448 CHF while 75% of them are earning more than 6,448 CHF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Electrical Engineer are earning less than 11,668 CHF while 25% are earning more than 11,668 CHF.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
5,343 CHF
2 - 5 Years    +37%  
7,339 CHF
5 - 10 Years    +12%  
8,237 CHF
10 - 15 Years    +22%  
10,034 CHF
15 - 20 Years    +18%  
11,830 CHF
20+ Years    +16%  
13,677 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Electrical Engineer salaries by experience level. An Electrical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 5,343 CHF per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 7,339 CHF per month, 37% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 8,237 CHF per month, 12% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Electrical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 10,034 CHF per month, 22% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 11,830 CHF per month, 18% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 13,677 CHF per month, 16% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Switzerland Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
6,740 CHF
Bachelor's Degree    +47%  
9,884 CHF
Master's Degree    +15%  
11,381 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Electrical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Electrical Engineer is 6,740 CHF per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 9,884 CHF per month, 47% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 11,381 CHF per month, 15% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Salary comparison by education level monthly Switzerland Electrical Engineer


Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
9,239 CHF
Male    +16%  
10,672 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Electrical Engineer employees in Switzerland earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Switzerland Electrical Engineer

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
8,745 CHF
Public Sector    +28%  
11,166 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Electrical Engineer employees in Switzerland earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Switzerland Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Switzerland

How are Electrical Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Switzerland Electrical Engineer
Average Salary 2016    =  
9,096 CHF
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
9,433 CHF
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
9,612 CHF
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
9,881 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Electrical Engineer salaries in Switzerland are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Electrical Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Switzerland

57 CHF per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Switzerland for Electrical Engineer is 57 CHF. This means that the average Electrical Engineer in Switzerland earns approximatly 57 CHF for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Electrical Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Electrical Engineer and Engineering monthly SwitzerlandWe compared Switzerland salaries for Electrical Engineer, Engineering, and All Jobs and we found that Electrical Engineer salaries are 17% more than those of Engineering. We also found out that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

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Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer9,248 CHF-6%
Assembly Engineering Technician7,640 CHF-23%
Assistant Chief Engineer9,406 CHF-5%
Associate Engineer8,185 CHF-17%
Autocad Operator6,923 CHF-30%
Automation Engineer9,238 CHF-7%
Avionic System Support Engineer8,367 CHF-15%
Biochemical Engineer9,356 CHF-5%
BMS Engineer9,628 CHF-3%
Bridge and Lock Tender8,782 CHF-11%
Broadcast Engineer9,768 CHF-1%
CAD Design Engineer8,100 CHF-18%
CAD Designer6,782 CHF-31%
CAE Engineer8,526 CHF-14%
Ceramics Engineer8,649 CHF-12%
Civil Engineer8,858 CHF-10%
Commissioning Engineer8,595 CHF-13%
Communications Engineer9,257 CHF-6%
Condition Monitoring Engineer7,718 CHF-22%
Contract Associate Engineer8,887 CHF-10%
Control Systems Engineer8,862 CHF-10%
Controls Engineer9,045 CHF-8%
Controls Software Engineer8,714 CHF-12%
Corrosion Engineer8,237 CHF-17%
Design Engineer9,691 CHF-2%
Drafter6,249 CHF-37%
Drafting Manager9,472 CHF-4%
Drilling Engineer8,782 CHF-11%
Electrical Draughtsman5,323 CHF-46%
Electrical Engineer9,881 CHF=
Electrical Engineering Manager10,530 CHF+7%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist9,258 CHF-6%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler8,069 CHF-18%
Energy Engineer10,188 CHF+3%
Engine Assembler6,270 CHF-37%
Engineer8,420 CHF-15%
Engineering Account Manager8,271 CHF-16%
Engineering Chief Designer9,045 CHF-8%
Engineering Consultant10,335 CHF+5%
Engineering Key Account Manager10,437 CHF+6%
Engineering Lab Technician7,681 CHF-22%
Engineering Planning Manager11,292 CHF+14%
Engineering Production Manager11,306 CHF+14%
Engineering Project Analyst9,867 CHF-0%
Engineering Project Coordinator 8,995 CHF-9%
Engineering Project Director11,195 CHF+13%
Engineering Project Manager11,292 CHF+14%
Engineering Research and Development Manager10,612 CHF+7%
Engineering Safety Coordinator8,029 CHF-19%
Engineering Sales Manager10,963 CHF+11%
Engineering Technician8,281 CHF-16%
Engineering Technologist7,798 CHF-21%
Environmental Engineer8,980 CHF-9%
Equipment Engineer8,356 CHF-15%
Equipment Engineering Manager10,250 CHF+4%
Estimator8,217 CHF-17%
Fabrication Specialist7,704 CHF-22%
Fabricator6,775 CHF-31%
Facade Engineer9,238 CHF-7%
Fiber Analyst7,601 CHF-23%
Field Engineer8,526 CHF-14%
Field Engineering Manager11,319 CHF+15%
Fire Engineer9,380 CHF-5%
Fitter and Turner4,921 CHF-50%
Forestry Strategic Planner10,010 CHF+1%
Generation Engineer10,457 CHF+6%
Genetic Engineer10,525 CHF+7%
Geological Engineer10,335 CHF+5%
Geotechnical Engineer10,188 CHF+3%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic7,347 CHF-26%
Highway Engineer8,406 CHF-15%
HSE Professional7,760 CHF-21%
HVAC Engineer9,501 CHF-4%
HVAC Supervisor8,595 CHF-13%
Industrial Engineer8,100 CHF-18%
Industrial Engineering Technologist8,526 CHF-14%
Instrument Engineer9,373 CHF-5%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer9,501 CHF-4%
Instrumentation Engineer9,596 CHF-3%
Instrumentation Manager11,182 CHF+13%
Irrigation Engineer8,185 CHF-17%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer8,862 CHF-10%
Locomotive Engineer8,649 CHF-12%
Maintenance Engineer8,153 CHF-17%
Maintenance Fitter5,555 CHF-44%
Maintenance Manager10,581 CHF+7%
Manufacturing Engineer9,430 CHF-5%
Marine Engineer8,079 CHF-18%
Materials Engineer8,526 CHF-14%
Materials Researcher9,334 CHF-6%
Materials Technician8,526 CHF-14%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer9,356 CHF-5%
Mechanical Design Engineer9,501 CHF-4%
Mechanical Designer8,367 CHF-15%
Mechanical Engineer9,596 CHF-3%
Mechanical Engineering Manager11,306 CHF+14%
Mechanical Inspector8,834 CHF-11%
Mechatronics Engineer8,441 CHF-15%
Mining Engineer8,161 CHF-17%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer10,388 CHF+5%
Optical Engineer8,532 CHF-14%
Optical Instrument Assembler7,727 CHF-22%
PCB Assembler6,334 CHF-36%
Photonics Engineer9,940 CHF+1%
Photonics Technician8,156 CHF-17%
Pipeline Engineer8,185 CHF-17%
Piping Designer7,326 CHF-26%
Piping Engineer8,356 CHF-15%
Planning Engineer8,782 CHF-11%
Pressure Vessel Inspector5,730 CHF-42%
Principal Cost Engineer9,940 CHF+1%
Principal Engineer9,258 CHF-6%
Principal Support Engineer8,185 CHF-17%
Process Engineer8,217 CHF-17%
Process Operator7,175 CHF-27%
Product Development Engineer9,121 CHF-8%
Product Development Technician7,951 CHF-20%
Product Engineer8,271 CHF-16%
Product Safety Engineer8,303 CHF-16%
Production Engineer9,535 CHF-4%
Project Engineer8,953 CHF-9%
Proposal Manager10,561 CHF+7%
Purchasing Engineer8,332 CHF-16%
Quality Assurance Engineer8,441 CHF-15%
Rail Engineer8,526 CHF-14%
Robotics Engineer10,561 CHF+7%
Robotics Technician8,782 CHF-11%
Safety Engineer8,489 CHF-14%
Safety Inspector7,760 CHF-21%
Safety Manager9,356 CHF-5%
Safety Officer7,175 CHF-27%
Sales Engineer8,356 CHF-15%
Scheduling Engineer7,751 CHF-22%
Service Engineer9,815 CHF-1%
Solar Engineer9,026 CHF-9%
Staff Engineer8,526 CHF-14%
Static Equipment Engineer8,532 CHF-14%
Stationary Engineer7,998 CHF-19%
Stress Engineer8,487 CHF-14%
Structural Analysis Engineer8,564 CHF-13%
Structural Designer7,839 CHF-21%
Structural Engineer8,771 CHF-11%
Structural Technician7,326 CHF-26%
Supply Chain Specialist9,258 CHF-6%
Surveyor6,766 CHF-32%
Technical Affairs Officer6,900 CHF-30%
Technical Assistant7,356 CHF-26%
Technical Engineer7,760 CHF-21%
Technical Support Engineer7,839 CHF-21%
Tender Engineer8,281 CHF-16%
Test Development Engineer8,909 CHF-10%
Transportation Engineer9,195 CHF-7%
Validation Engineer8,441 CHF-15%
Verification Engineer8,367 CHF-15%
Wastewater Engineer8,237 CHF-17%
Wind Energy Engineer8,911 CHF-10%
Wind Energy Operations Manager10,408 CHF+5%
Work Planner6,967 CHF-29%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Basel10,243 CHF
Bern9,459 CHF
Biel9,004 CHF
Geneve9,831 CHF
Lausanne10,227 CHF
Lugano8,672 CHF
Luzern9,423 CHF
St. Gallen8,693 CHF
Winterthur9,444 CHF
Zurich10,441 CHF
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