A person working as an Elementary School Teacher in Switzerland typically earns around 133,000 CHF per year. Salaries range from 65,300 CHF (lowest) to 208,000 CHF (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Elementary School Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Elementary School Teacher salaries in Switzerland range from 65,300 CHF per year (minimum salary) to 208,000 CHF per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 136,000 CHF per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 136,000 CHF while the other half are earning more than 136,000 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 Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 90,600 CHF while 75% of them are earning more than 90,600 CHF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 175,000 CHF while 25% are earning more than 175,000 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 Elementary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Elementary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 77,500 CHF per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 99,600 CHF per year, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 137,000 CHF per year, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Elementary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 170,000 CHF per year, 24% 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 182,000 CHF per year, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 194,000 CHF per year, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
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 Elementary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Elementary School Teacher is 96,700 CHF per year.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 155,000 CHF per year, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Switzerland costs anywhere from 81,300 Swiss Franc(s) to 244,000 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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Elementary School Teacher employees in Switzerland earn 4% more than their female counterparts.
Elementary School Teacher(s) in Switzerland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% 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 2019. 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.
An Elementary School Teacher is considered to be a low 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.
67% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Elementary School Teacher employees in Switzerland earn 4% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Elementary School Teacher salaries in Switzerland are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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 Elementary School Teacher is 34% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||204,000 CHF||+53%|
|Academic Coach||206,000 CHF||+54%|
|Academic Manager||245,000 CHF||+84%|
|Academic Specialist||187,000 CHF||+40%|
|Academic Staff||163,000 CHF||+22%|
|Achievement Coach||216,000 CHF||+62%|
|Admissions Specialist||178,000 CHF||+33%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||158,000 CHF||+18%|
|Anthropology Teacher||162,000 CHF||+21%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||156,000 CHF||+17%|
|Archeology Teacher||171,000 CHF||+28%|
|Architecture Teacher||188,000 CHF||+41%|
|Art Teacher||152,000 CHF||+14%|
|Assistant School Principal||218,000 CHF||+63%|
|Assistant Teacher||144,000 CHF||+8%|
|Biochemistry Professor||250,000 CHF||+87%|
|Biology Teacher||172,000 CHF||+29%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||203,000 CHF||+52%|
|Business Teacher||180,000 CHF||+35%|
|Chemistry Teacher||166,000 CHF||+24%|
|Child Care Coordinator||173,000 CHF||+30%|
|Child Care Worker||140,000 CHF||+5%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||240,000 CHF||+80%|
|College Aide||216,000 CHF||+62%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||231,000 CHF||+73%|
|College President||333,000 CHF||+150%|
|Communications Teacher||165,000 CHF||+24%|
|Community Education Officer||144,000 CHF||+8%|
|Computer Science Teacher||154,000 CHF||+15%|
|Computer Teacher||154,000 CHF||+15%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||192,000 CHF||+44%|
|Credit Counselor||205,000 CHF||+54%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||154,000 CHF||+15%|
|Curriculum Developer||211,000 CHF||+58%|
|Curriculum Specialist||206,000 CHF||+54%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||196,000 CHF||+47%|
|Director of Learning Technology||230,000 CHF||+72%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||178,000 CHF||+33%|
|Economics Lecturer||276,000 CHF||+110%|
|Education Administrator||184,000 CHF||+38%|
|Education Assistant Director||215,000 CHF||+61%|
|Education Assistant Principal||175,000 CHF||+31%|
|Education Assistant Professor||226,000 CHF||+69%|
|Education Consultant||228,000 CHF||+71%|
|Education Coordinator||176,000 CHF||+32%|
|Education Counselor||195,000 CHF||+46%|
|Education Director||298,000 CHF||+120%|
|Education Program Specialist||206,000 CHF||+54%|
|Education Researcher||235,000 CHF||+76%|
|Education Resource Specialist||181,000 CHF||+36%|
|Education Services Facilitator||193,000 CHF||+45%|
|Educational Psychologist||263,000 CHF||+97%|
|EFL Teacher||173,000 CHF||+30%|
|eLearning Trainer||145,000 CHF||+9%|
|Elementary School Teacher||133,000 CHF||-0%|
|Engineering Lecturer||286,000 CHF||+110%|
|Engineering Teacher||235,000 CHF||+76%|
|English Teacher||158,000 CHF||+18%|
|ESL Teacher||173,000 CHF||+30%|
|Faculty Assistant||200,000 CHF||+50%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||159,000 CHF||+19%|
|GED Teacher||156,000 CHF||+17%|
|Geography Teacher||155,000 CHF||+16%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||216,000 CHF||+62%|
|Head of School||270,000 CHF||+100%|
|High School Teacher||190,000 CHF||+42%|
|History Teacher||168,000 CHF||+26%|
|Infant Teacher||123,000 CHF||-8%|
|Instructional Assistant||170,000 CHF||+27%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||135,000 CHF||+1%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||137,000 CHF||+3%|
|Law Teacher||235,000 CHF||+76%|
|Learning Designer||200,000 CHF||+50%|
|Library Assistant||116,000 CHF||-13%|
|Library Director||191,000 CHF||+43%|
|Library Specialist||149,000 CHF||+12%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||158,000 CHF||+18%|
|Math Lecturer||312,000 CHF||+130%|
|Mathematics Teacher||184,000 CHF||+38%|
|Middle School Teacher||173,000 CHF||+30%|
|Music Teacher||152,000 CHF||+14%|
|Nursery Manager||255,000 CHF||+91%|
|Nursery Worker||107,000 CHF||-20%|
|Physical Education Specialist||190,000 CHF||+42%|
|Physical Education Teacher||143,000 CHF||+7%|
|Physics Teacher||164,000 CHF||+23%|
|Political Science Teacher||171,000 CHF||+28%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||270,000 CHF||+100%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||182,000 CHF||+36%|
|Preschool Teacher||136,000 CHF||+2%|
|Primary School Teacher||152,000 CHF||+14%|
|Product Specialist||188,000 CHF||+41%|
|Professor - Accounting||303,000 CHF||+130%|
|Professor - Architecture||311,000 CHF||+130%|
|Professor - Biology||304,000 CHF||+130%|
|Professor - Business Administration||299,000 CHF||+120%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||299,000 CHF||+120%|
|Professor - Chemistry||298,000 CHF||+120%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||279,000 CHF||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||279,000 CHF||+110%|
|Professor - Computer Science||297,000 CHF||+120%|
|Professor - Dentistry||313,000 CHF||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||290,000 CHF||+120%|
|Professor - Economics||316,000 CHF||+140%|
|Professor - Education||314,000 CHF||+140%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||330,000 CHF||+150%|
|Professor - English||273,000 CHF||+100%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||295,000 CHF||+120%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||276,000 CHF||+110%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||289,000 CHF||+120%|
|Professor - History||295,000 CHF||+120%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||295,000 CHF||+120%|
|Professor - Law||323,000 CHF||+140%|
|Professor - Legal Support||291,000 CHF||+120%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||306,000 CHF||+130%|
|Professor - Marketing||300,000 CHF||+120%|
|Professor - Mathematics||338,000 CHF||+150%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||302,000 CHF||+130%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||307,000 CHF||+130%|
|Professor - Medicine||320,000 CHF||+140%|
|Professor - Music||270,000 CHF||+100%|
|Professor - Nursing||280,000 CHF||+110%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||298,000 CHF||+120%|
|Professor - Philosophy||303,000 CHF||+130%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||321,000 CHF||+140%|
|Professor - Physics||335,000 CHF||+150%|
|Professor - Psychology||307,000 CHF||+130%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||261,000 CHF||+96%|
|Professor - Social Work||259,000 CHF||+94%|
|Professor - Sociology||286,000 CHF||+110%|
|Professor - Special Education||294,000 CHF||+120%|
|Psychology Teacher||233,000 CHF||+75%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||245,000 CHF||+84%|
|School Counselor||234,000 CHF||+75%|
|Science Educator||166,000 CHF||+24%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||144,000 CHF||+8%|
|Science Teacher||162,000 CHF||+21%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||173,000 CHF||+30%|
|Secondary School Teacher||159,000 CHF||+19%|
|Special Education Teacher||180,000 CHF||+35%|
|Special Needs Assistant||148,000 CHF||+11%|
|Statistics Lecturer||296,000 CHF||+120%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||157,000 CHF||+18%|
|Student Development Specialist||199,000 CHF||+49%|
|Student Employment Specialist||191,000 CHF||+43%|
|Student Services||144,000 CHF||+8%|
|Student Support Manager||200,000 CHF||+50%|
|Substitute Teacher||135,000 CHF||+1%|
|Teacher Aide||135,000 CHF||+1%|
|Teacher Trainer||208,000 CHF||+56%|
|Training and Development Specialist||209,000 CHF||+57%|
|Training Coordinator||147,000 CHF||+10%|
|University Teacher||287,000 CHF||+120%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||154,000 CHF||+15%|
|St. Gallen||126,000 CHF|