A person working as a Yoga Instructor in Switzerland typically earns around 115,000 CHF per year. Salaries range from 53,000 CHF (lowest) to 183,000 CHF (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Yoga Instructor salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Yoga Instructor salaries in Switzerland range from 53,000 CHF per year (minimum salary) to 183,000 CHF per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 124,000 CHF per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Yoga Instructor(s) are earning less than 124,000 CHF while the other half are earning more than 124,000 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Yoga Instructor(s) are earning less than 79,800 CHF while 75% of them are earning more than 79,800 CHF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Yoga Instructor(s) are earning less than 166,000 CHF while 25% are earning more than 166,000 CHF.
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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Yoga Instructor salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Yoga Instructor with less than two years of experience makes approximately 60,200 CHF per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 80,300 CHF per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 119,000 CHF per year, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Yoga Instructor(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 145,000 CHF per year, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 158,000 CHF per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 171,000 CHF per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Yoga Instructor salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Yoga Instructor is 68,600 CHF per year.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 108,000 CHF per year, 57% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 181,000 CHF per year, 68% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+57%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Yoga Instructor employees in Switzerland earn 4% less than their female counterparts on average.
Yoga Instructor(s) in Switzerland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.
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.
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
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.
A Yoga Instructor is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.
39% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 61% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Yoga Instructor is 13% more than that of Fitness / Hair / Beauty. Also, Fitness / Hair / Beauty salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Art Therapist||92,200 CHF||-20%|
|Assistant Spa Manager||106,000 CHF||-8%|
|Beauty Advisor||101,000 CHF||-12%|
|Beauty Educator||121,000 CHF||+5%|
|Beauty Shop Coordinator||69,800 CHF||-39%|
|Beauty Supply Manager||172,000 CHF||+49%|
|Beauty Therapist||105,000 CHF||-9%|
|Cosmetic Sales||55,900 CHF||-51%|
|Day Spa Manager||175,000 CHF||+52%|
|Fitness and Wellness Coordinator||109,000 CHF||-5%|
|Fitness Instructor||69,800 CHF||-39%|
|Hair Replacement Specialist||155,000 CHF||+35%|
|Hair Stylist||57,000 CHF||-51%|
|Health Coach||137,000 CHF||+19%|
|Massage Therapist||77,600 CHF||-33%|
|Natural Remedy Consultant||141,000 CHF||+22%|
|Naturopath and Acupuncturist||57,400 CHF||-50%|
|Occupational Therapist||83,900 CHF||-27%|
|Occupational Therapy Assistant||62,100 CHF||-46%|
|Physical Therapy Attendant||56,500 CHF||-51%|
|Recreational Therapist||73,700 CHF||-36%|
|Salon Assistant||57,700 CHF||-50%|
|Salon Manager||160,000 CHF||+39%|
|Spa Manager||181,000 CHF||+57%|
|Spa Supervisor||145,000 CHF||+26%|
|Sport and Recreation Manager||196,000 CHF||+70%|
|Tattoo Artist||46,600 CHF||-60%|
|Weight Loss Consultant||178,000 CHF||+55%|
|Yoga Instructor||115,000 CHF||-0%|
|St. Gallen||116,000 CHF|
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.