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Information Technology Average Salaries in Switzerland 2021

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Switzerland?


Average Yearly Salary
124,000 CHF
( 10,400 CHF monthly)

LOW
64,500
CHF
AVERAGE
124,000
CHF
HIGH
203,000
CHF

A person working in Information Technology in Switzerland typically earns around 124,000 CHF per year. Salaries range from 64,500 CHF (lowest average) to 203,000 CHF (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer114,000 CHF
ABAP Developer110,000 CHF
Advertising Account Planner108,000 CHF
Android Developer122,000 CHF
Angular Developer112,000 CHF
Application Consultant151,000 CHF
Applications System Specialist110,000 CHF
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist153,000 CHF
Artificial Intelligence Developer154,000 CHF
AS400 Programmer131,000 CHF
Assistant Information Technology Manager152,000 CHF
Assistant Service Delivery Manager147,000 CHF
Avaloq Developer116,000 CHF
BizTalk Developer 128,000 CHF
Blockchain Associate120,000 CHF
Blockchain Developer114,000 CHF
Build and Release Engineer109,000 CHF
Business Intelligence Analyst128,000 CHF
Business Intelligence Developer133,000 CHF
Business Objects Developer117,000 CHF
Business Process Consultant134,000 CHF
Business Systems Analyst109,000 CHF
C# Developer128,000 CHF
C++ Developer130,000 CHF
Capacity Planning Manager173,000 CHF
Change Administrator109,000 CHF
Chief Information Security Officer179,000 CHF
Client Delivery Manager158,000 CHF
CMS Developer105,000 CHF
Computer Animator111,000 CHF
Computer Hardware Engineer105,000 CHF
Computer Networks Architect133,000 CHF
Computer Operator87,400 CHF
Computer Technician101,000 CHF
Copy Editor98,800 CHF
CRM Application Administrator118,000 CHF
Cross Platform Security Manager167,000 CHF
Curam Developer98,800 CHF
Data Analyst117,000 CHF
Data Architect126,000 CHF
Data Center Technician109,000 CHF
Data Entry Supervisor82,300 CHF
Data Manager161,000 CHF
Data Modeling Analyst129,000 CHF
Data Quality Analyst124,000 CHF
Data Security Analyst128,000 CHF
Data Security Manager173,000 CHF
Data Warehousing Manager157,000 CHF
Data Warehousing Specialist112,000 CHF
Database Administration Manager149,000 CHF
Database Administrator124,000 CHF
Database Analyst130,000 CHF
Database Developer128,000 CHF
Database Report Writer120,000 CHF
Delivery Manager124,000 CHF
Developer / Programmer122,000 CHF
Development Manager166,000 CHF
Director of Application Development188,000 CHF
Director of Technology203,000 CHF
Disaster Recovery Analyst115,000 CHF
Documentation Specialist104,000 CHF
E-Commerce Manager150,000 CHF
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst145,000 CHF
E-Commerce Marketing Manager160,000 CHF
E-Commerce Sales Manager168,000 CHF
E-Commerce Strategy Manager180,000 CHF
Enterprise Architecture Manager152,000 CHF
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect157,000 CHF
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager188,000 CHF
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant135,000 CHF
ERP Analyst131,000 CHF
ERP Project Manager166,000 CHF
Ethical Hacker112,000 CHF
Financial Systems Manager182,000 CHF
Flash Developer106,000 CHF
Front End Developer100,000 CHF
Full Stack Developer123,000 CHF
Functional Analyst124,000 CHF
Game Developer117,000 CHF
GIS Analyst111,000 CHF
GIS Developer117,000 CHF
Global BI Analyst134,000 CHF
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer109,000 CHF
Graphics Programmer113,000 CHF
Graphics Web Designer100,000 CHF
Hardware Design Engineer124,000 CHF
Hardware Engineering Manager183,000 CHF
Hardware Technician99,800 CHF
Head of Development166,000 CHF
Help Desk Analyst115,000 CHF
Help Desk Manager137,000 CHF
Help Desk Support84,500 CHF
Helpdesk Manager147,000 CHF
Imaging Programmer110,000 CHF
Informatics Optimization Specialist123,000 CHF
Information Assurance Analyst127,000 CHF
Information Program Director166,000 CHF
Information Security Administrator142,000 CHF
Information Security Analyst156,000 CHF
Information Security Engineer127,000 CHF
Information Security Manager186,000 CHF
Information Security Specialist154,000 CHF
Information Services Consultant141,000 CHF
Information Technology Administrator96,800 CHF
Information Technology Asset Manager159,000 CHF
Information Technology Consultant153,000 CHF
Information Technology Coordinator101,000 CHF
Information Technology Director207,000 CHF
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer104,000 CHF
Information Technology Manager218,000 CHF
Information Technology Operations Manager194,000 CHF
Information Technology Product Manager182,000 CHF
Information Technology Project Administrator99,800 CHF
Information Technology Project Coordinator123,000 CHF
Information Technology Project Leader144,000 CHF
Information Technology Project Manager186,000 CHF
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager144,000 CHF
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)141,000 CHF
Information Technology Quality Specialist122,000 CHF
Information Technology Support81,500 CHF
Information Technology Team Leader155,000 CHF
Information Technology Trainer133,000 CHF
Information Technology Training Analyst130,000 CHF
Interface Design Manager158,000 CHF
Interface Designer97,800 CHF
IOS Developer132,000 CHF
Java Developer137,000 CHF
Javascript Developer128,000 CHF
Lead Developer137,000 CHF
Linux Administrator119,000 CHF
Lotus Domino Administrator122,000 CHF
Lotus Notes Developer121,000 CHF
Mail Server Administrator109,000 CHF
Major Incident Manager147,000 CHF
Managed Service Specialist128,000 CHF
Microsystems Engineer121,000 CHF
Mobile Developer121,000 CHF
Multimedia Developer112,000 CHF
Multimedia Services Manager146,000 CHF
Network Administration Team Lead143,000 CHF
Network Administrator107,000 CHF
Network Analyst114,000 CHF
Network and Infrastructure Manager190,000 CHF
Network Engineer110,000 CHF
Network Engineering Manager145,000 CHF
Network Security Systems Manager157,000 CHF
Network Specialist125,000 CHF
Network Technician99,800 CHF
Nodejs Developer136,000 CHF
NT Systems Administrator109,000 CHF
Numerical Control Programmer104,000 CHF
Online Banking Manager192,000 CHF
Online Banking Specialist144,000 CHF
OPS Manager180,000 CHF
Oracle Database Administrator112,000 CHF
Oracle Developer136,000 CHF
Perl Developer110,000 CHF
PHP Developer105,000 CHF
Python Developer128,000 CHF
Records Manager98,800 CHF
Remedy Developer95,800 CHF
Reporting Analyst117,000 CHF
Ruby Developer114,000 CHF
Salesforce Administrator123,000 CHF
Salesforce Developer92,700 CHF
SAP Consultant129,000 CHF
SAS Programmer110,000 CHF
Scrum Master98,800 CHF
SEO Associate102,000 CHF
SEO Manager156,000 CHF
Service Delivery Manager166,000 CHF
Service Level Manager155,000 CHF
Service Support Lead122,000 CHF
SharePoint Administrator115,000 CHF
Sharepoint Consultant124,000 CHF
Sharepoint Developer134,000 CHF
Shift Leader133,000 CHF
SOA Analyst121,000 CHF
SOC Engineer114,000 CHF
Software Analyst124,000 CHF
Software Architect122,000 CHF
Software Development Manager160,000 CHF
Software Engineer124,000 CHF
Software QA Engineer112,000 CHF
Software Sales111,000 CHF
Software Specialist113,000 CHF
Software Support Engineer99,800 CHF
Software Test Engineer107,000 CHF
Solutions Architect166,000 CHF
Storage Engineer99,300 CHF
Supervisor85,500 CHF
Support Analyst107,000 CHF
Support Specialist121,000 CHF
System Administrator110,000 CHF
Systems Analyst122,000 CHF
Systems Architect127,000 CHF
Systems Consultant143,000 CHF
Systems Engineer104,000 CHF
Systems Integrator126,000 CHF
Technical Analyst109,000 CHF
Technical Consultant136,000 CHF
Technical Manager131,000 CHF
Technical Project Manager163,000 CHF
Technical Sales120,000 CHF
Technical Trainer128,000 CHF
Technical Writer113,000 CHF
Technology Business Analyst120,000 CHF
Technology Director211,000 CHF
Technology Specialist149,000 CHF
Teradata Developer97,300 CHF
Test Analyst114,000 CHF
Tester107,000 CHF
Testing Manager160,000 CHF
TIBCO Developer107,000 CHF
UNIX Administrator124,000 CHF
Usability Engineer123,000 CHF
User Experience Consultant127,000 CHF
User Experience Design Expert123,000 CHF
User Experience Designer107,000 CHF
User Experience Researcher125,000 CHF
User Interface Designer115,000 CHF
VB Developer92,200 CHF
VB.NET Developer123,000 CHF
Video Game Designer108,000 CHF
Visual Information Specialist118,000 CHF
Web Applications Manager141,000 CHF
Web Content Specialist134,000 CHF
Web Designer107,000 CHF
Web Developer109,000 CHF
Web Editor102,000 CHF
Web Project Manager142,000 CHF
Web Promotions Specialist123,000 CHF
Web Security Administrator129,000 CHF
Web Security Manager188,000 CHF
Web Support Analyst91,900 CHF
Web Writer103,000 CHF
Webmaster98,800 CHF
Windows System Administrator112,000 CHF
Wireless Consultant141,000 CHF
Writer and Documentor103,000 CHF

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Switzerland

Median and salary distribution yearly Switzerland Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in Switzerland range from 64,500 CHF per year (minimum average salary) to 203,000 CHF per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 119,000 CHF per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 119,000 CHF while the other half are earning more than 119,000 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 82,800 CHF while 75% of them are earning more than 82,800 CHF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 155,000 CHF while 25% are earning more than 155,000 CHF.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Switzerland costs anywhere from 51,600 Swiss Franc(s) to 155,000 Swiss Franc(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Switzerland Information Technology
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Switzerland who work in Information Technology earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
127,000 CHF
Female-4%
122,000 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Switzerland for all Careers

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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Switzerland

How much are annual salary increments in Switzerland for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in Switzerland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Switzerland / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Switzerland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
3%
Energy
6%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
3%
Travel
6%
Construction
9%
Education
3%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Switzerland for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in Switzerland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Switzerland Information Technology
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Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

47% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
53%
No Bonus
47%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Switzerland


60 CHF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Switzerland is 60 CHF. This means that the average person in Switzerland earns approximately 60 CHF for every worked hour.


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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology yearly Switzerland
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The average salary for Information Technology is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Basel132,000 CHF
Bern127,000 CHF
Biel116,000 CHF
Geneve135,000 CHF
Lausanne130,000 CHF
Lugano118,000 CHF
Luzern123,000 CHF
St. Gallen120,000 CHF
Winterthur125,000 CHF
Zurich137,000 CHF

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Switzerland earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
121,000 CHF
Public Sector+4%
126,000 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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