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Health and Medical Average Salaries in Switzerland 2022

How much money does a person working in Health and Medical make in Switzerland?

Average Yearly Salary
185,000 CHF
( 15,400 CHF monthly)


A person working in Health and Medical in Switzerland typically earns around 185,000 CHF per year. Salaries range from 38,700 CHF (lowest average) to 553,000 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 Health and Medical 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
Academic Clinician242,000 CHF
Acute Care Nurse112,000 CHF
Administrative Director221,000 CHF
Admitting Clerk42,700 CHF
Admitting Manager127,000 CHF
Admitting Officer91,600 CHF
Advanced Nutrition Aide182,000 CHF
Advanced Practice Provider175,000 CHF
Allergist233,000 CHF
Ambulance Dispatcher98,600 CHF
Ambulance Driver91,400 CHF
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic103,000 CHF
Ambulatory Services Director192,000 CHF
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor222,000 CHF
Anesthesia Technician140,000 CHF
Anesthesiologist380,000 CHF
Anesthesiology Assistant135,000 CHF
Assistant Director of Nursing175,000 CHF
Assistant Occupational Therapist103,000 CHF
Assistant Optometrist112,000 CHF
Assistant Physical Therapist99,800 CHF
Audiologist233,000 CHF
Behavioral Health Specialist144,000 CHF
Biomedical Engineering Director180,000 CHF
Biomedical Engineering Technician95,600 CHF
Breast Center Manager384,000 CHF
Cardiac Technician93,200 CHF
Cardiology Manager388,000 CHF
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist143,000 CHF
Cardiovascular Specialist491,000 CHF
Cardiovascular Technologist188,000 CHF
Care Assistant86,500 CHF
Care Coordinator61,100 CHF
Caregiver66,500 CHF
Case Manager144,000 CHF
Central Sterile Processing Technician112,000 CHF
Charge Entry Specialist116,000 CHF
Chief of Psychology416,000 CHF
Chief of Surgery577,000 CHF
Chiropractor147,000 CHF
Clinic Assistant85,100 CHF
Clinic Manager178,000 CHF
Clinic Navigator84,500 CHF
Clinical Application Specialist115,000 CHF
Clinical Biochemist216,000 CHF
Clinical Cytogeneticist186,000 CHF
Clinical Data Reviewer116,000 CHF
Clinical Development Specialist146,000 CHF
Clinical Director332,000 CHF
Clinical Field Associate118,000 CHF
Clinical Genetic Technologist189,000 CHF
Clinical Microbiologist248,000 CHF
Clinical Molecular Geneticist208,000 CHF
Clinical Neuropsychologist248,000 CHF
Clinical Policy Developer110,000 CHF
Clinical Psychologist408,000 CHF
Clinical Research Coordinator143,000 CHF
Clinical Scientist259,000 CHF
Clinical Social Worker96,000 CHF
CME Specialist202,000 CHF
Coding Practice Manager147,000 CHF
Community Relations Manager133,000 CHF
Company Nurse83,200 CHF
Correctional Treatment Specialist235,000 CHF
Counseling Psychologist307,000 CHF
Credentialing Analyst105,000 CHF
Critical Care Nurse116,000 CHF
CT Technologist123,000 CHF
Cytogenetic Technologist168,000 CHF
Data Coordinator57,000 CHF
Dental Assistant80,300 CHF
Dental Hygienist76,500 CHF
Dental Laboratory Technician82,300 CHF
Dental Receptionist68,500 CHF
Dental Technician77,300 CHF
Dental Therapist119,000 CHF
Dentist301,000 CHF
Dermatologist396,000 CHF
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer138,000 CHF
Dietetic Technician87,100 CHF
Dietitian257,000 CHF
Director of Medical Staff Services240,000 CHF
Discharge Coordinator57,400 CHF
Dispensing Optician120,000 CHF
District Nurse97,700 CHF
Doctor323,000 CHF
Dosimetrist175,000 CHF
EKG Technician109,000 CHF
Emergency Department Physician288,000 CHF
Emergency Management Director312,000 CHF
Emergency Response Specialist126,000 CHF
Emergency Services Director339,000 CHF
Endodontist350,000 CHF
Endoscopic Assistant99,800 CHF
Endoscopy Technician97,300 CHF
Enterostomal Therapist159,000 CHF
Epidemiologist202,000 CHF
ER Registration Supervisor79,300 CHF
Exercise Physiologist307,000 CHF
Family Nurse Practitioner113,000 CHF
FGP Ultrasound Techncian103,000 CHF
Food Services Director153,000 CHF
Forensic Pathologist326,000 CHF
General Medical Practitioner260,000 CHF
Genetic Counselor200,000 CHF
Head Nurse115,000 CHF
Health Compliance Director307,000 CHF
Health Economist307,000 CHF
Health Information Manager156,000 CHF
Health Services Manager261,000 CHF
Health Systems Specialist147,000 CHF
Health Technologist166,000 CHF
Health Unit Coordinator89,600 CHF
Healthcare Assistant99,800 CHF
Healthcare Consultant171,000 CHF
Healthcare Data Analyst121,000 CHF
Hearing Aid Specialist134,000 CHF
Histotechnologist151,000 CHF
Home Health Aide95,000 CHF
Home Health Scheduler67,000 CHF
Home Nurse94,100 CHF
ICU Registered Nurse108,000 CHF
Immunologist220,000 CHF
Industrial Hygienist160,000 CHF
Infection Control Coordinator118,000 CHF
Infection Control Practitioner273,000 CHF
Infection Preventionist179,000 CHF
Informatics Nurse Specialist106,000 CHF
Informatics Practice Specialist140,000 CHF
Intake Coordinator59,300 CHF
Internist416,000 CHF
Interventional Radiographer196,000 CHF
Interventionist365,000 CHF
Invasive Cardiologist492,000 CHF
Lab Assistant95,000 CHF
Laboratory Manager182,000 CHF
Laboratory Technician97,000 CHF
Lead Patient Account Representative109,000 CHF
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)96,800 CHF
Low Vision Therapist214,000 CHF
Mammography Technician101,000 CHF
Managed Care Assistant65,300 CHF
Maternity Services Director282,000 CHF
MDS Coordinator116,000 CHF
Medical Administrator144,000 CHF
Medical Assistant69,900 CHF
Medical Biller68,500 CHF
Medical Billing Clerk51,100 CHF
Medical Billing Specialist115,000 CHF
Medical Coder91,500 CHF
Medical Courier65,400 CHF
Medical Director282,000 CHF
Medical Equipment Maintenance Manager129,000 CHF
Medical Equipment Preparer102,000 CHF
Medical Forms Designer82,400 CHF
Medical Insurance Manager211,000 CHF
Medical Office Administrator116,000 CHF
Medical Office Assistant83,100 CHF
Medical Office Manager215,000 CHF
Medical Policy Manager186,000 CHF
Medical Policy Specialist115,000 CHF
Medical Project Coordinator76,600 CHF
Medical Records Administrator85,900 CHF
Medical Records Clerk38,300 CHF
Medical Records Coding Manager144,000 CHF
Medical Records Director168,000 CHF
Medical Records Transcriptionist66,900 CHF
Medical Scribe96,000 CHF
Medical Secretary63,800 CHF
Medical Staff Services Specialist136,000 CHF
Medical Technologist104,000 CHF
Medication Aide98,200 CHF
Mental Health Aide94,200 CHF
Mental Health Nurse105,000 CHF
Mental Health Technician96,600 CHF
Mental Health Therapst215,000 CHF
Mental Health Worker99,300 CHF
Mobile Phlebotomist79,100 CHF
MRI Technologist105,000 CHF
Music Therapist150,000 CHF
Naturopathic Physician384,000 CHF
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner147,000 CHF
Neonatologist280,000 CHF
Neurodiagnostic Techncian105,000 CHF
Neurologist372,000 CHF
Neurophysiology Technologist114,000 CHF
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant87,600 CHF
Nuclear Medical Technician133,000 CHF
Nuclear Medicine Physician329,000 CHF
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist140,000 CHF
Nurse99,800 CHF
Nurse Educator116,000 CHF
Nurse Midwife121,000 CHF
Nurse Practitioner127,000 CHF
Nursing Assistant93,900 CHF
Nursing Coordinator124,000 CHF
Nursing Director228,000 CHF
Nursing Services Instructor111,000 CHF
Nursing Supervisor149,000 CHF
Nutrition Assistant95,800 CHF
Nutrition Services Aide121,000 CHF
Obstetrician / Gynecologist348,000 CHF
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant106,000 CHF
Occupational Health Advisor188,000 CHF
Occupational Health Safety Specialist180,000 CHF
Occupational Therapist155,000 CHF
Oncology Specialty Representative117,000 CHF
Operating Room Scheduler89,100 CHF
Operating Room Services Director279,000 CHF
Ophthalmic Assistant106,000 CHF
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician107,000 CHF
Ophthalmologist261,000 CHF
Optician217,000 CHF
Optometrist269,000 CHF
Oral Surgeon380,000 CHF
Orthodontic Assistant84,700 CHF
Orthodontist361,000 CHF
Orthopedic Technician105,000 CHF
Orthoptist285,000 CHF
Orthotist288,000 CHF
Pathology Assistant99,800 CHF
Patient Account Represenatative102,000 CHF
Patient Care Coordinator125,000 CHF
Patient Care Manager190,000 CHF
Patient Care Services Executive152,000 CHF
Patient Care Technician96,500 CHF
Patient Management Coordinator89,000 CHF
Patient Registrar70,900 CHF
Patient Relations Manager155,000 CHF
Patient Representative88,500 CHF
Patient Safety Manager149,000 CHF
Patient Safety Specialist126,000 CHF
Patient Services Coordinator139,000 CHF
Patient Services Director200,000 CHF
Patient Sitter76,800 CHF
Pediatrician310,000 CHF
Perfusionist304,000 CHF
Periodontist367,000 CHF
Perioperative Aide123,000 CHF
Personal Support Worker76,000 CHF
Phlebotomist78,300 CHF
Physical Therapist212,000 CHF
Physical Therapy Aide84,800 CHF
Physical Therapy Assistant85,700 CHF
Physical Therapy Director247,000 CHF
Physician326,000 CHF
Physician - Anesthesiology466,000 CHF
Physician - Cardiology456,000 CHF
Physician - CCU261,000 CHF
Physician - Dermatology372,000 CHF
Physician - Emergency Room282,000 CHF
Physician - Endocrinology364,000 CHF
Physician - Family Practice256,000 CHF
Physician - Gastroenterology351,000 CHF
Physician - Generalist284,000 CHF
Physician - Geriatrics247,000 CHF
Physician - Hematology / Oncology349,000 CHF
Physician - Immunology / Allergy369,000 CHF
Physician - Infectious Disease318,000 CHF
Physician - Internal Medicine392,000 CHF
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine317,000 CHF
Physician - Nephrology392,000 CHF
Physician - Neurology396,000 CHF
Physician - Nuclear Medicine339,000 CHF
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology363,000 CHF
Physician - Occupational Medicine283,000 CHF
Physician - Ophthalmology243,000 CHF
Physician - Otolaryngology230,000 CHF
Physician - Pain Medicine217,000 CHF
Physician - Pathology279,000 CHF
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology348,000 CHF
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology336,000 CHF
Physician - Pediatrics307,000 CHF
Physician - Physiatry338,000 CHF
Physician - Podiatry313,000 CHF
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine250,000 CHF
Physician - Radiation Therapy374,000 CHF
Physician - Radiology378,000 CHF
Physician - Rheumatology337,000 CHF
Physician - Sports Medicine337,000 CHF
Physician - Urology441,000 CHF
Physician Assistant208,000 CHF
Physiotherapist234,000 CHF
Podiatrist233,000 CHF
Practice Manager245,000 CHF
Pre Authorization Case Manager147,000 CHF
Preventive Medicine Physician301,000 CHF
Program Coordinator62,300 CHF
Project Manager155,000 CHF
Prosthetist250,000 CHF
Prosthodontist350,000 CHF
Psychiatric Nurse95,000 CHF
Psychiatric Technician103,000 CHF
Psychiatrist319,000 CHF
Psychololgist333,000 CHF
Psychometrician288,000 CHF
Psychometrist168,000 CHF
Public Health Analyst227,000 CHF
Public Health Social Worker63,300 CHF
Public Health Specialist232,000 CHF
Quality Assurance Manager175,000 CHF
Radiation Therapist352,000 CHF
Radiation Therapy Technologist150,000 CHF
Radiographer230,000 CHF
Radiography Technologist137,000 CHF
Radiologic Technologist147,000 CHF
Radiologist338,000 CHF
Radiology Manager326,000 CHF
Radiology Technologist150,000 CHF
Registered Nurse97,900 CHF
Registered Nurse Case Manager125,000 CHF
Registered Respiratory Therapist202,000 CHF
Rehabilitation Director279,000 CHF
Rehabilitation Services Manager314,000 CHF
Respiratory Care Practitioner263,000 CHF
Respiratory Manager194,000 CHF
Respiratory Therapist206,000 CHF
Respiratory Therapy Technician117,000 CHF
School Nurse90,300 CHF
Skin Care Specialist182,000 CHF
Sonographer145,000 CHF
Sonography Technologist138,000 CHF
Speech and Language Pathologist218,000 CHF
Staff Nurse98,800 CHF
Surgeon416,000 CHF
Surgeon - Burn365,000 CHF
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic507,000 CHF
Surgeon - Heart Transplant559,000 CHF
Surgeon - Neurology486,000 CHF
Surgeon - Orthopedic554,000 CHF
Surgeon - Pediatric448,000 CHF
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive525,000 CHF
Surgeon - Trauma424,000 CHF
Surgical Assistant140,000 CHF
Surgical Instrument Techncian119,000 CHF
Surgical Technologist132,000 CHF
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager143,000 CHF
Theatre Manager169,000 CHF
Treatment Services Director354,000 CHF
Ultrasonographer116,000 CHF
Ultrasound Technologist113,000 CHF
Urologist450,000 CHF
Utilization Review Nurse105,000 CHF
Vascular Technologist99,800 CHF
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist212,000 CHF
Ward Manager175,000 CHF
Wellness Coordinator125,000 CHF
X-Ray Technologist143,000 CHF

Health and Medical Jobs Salary Distribution in Switzerland

Median and salary distribution yearly Switzerland Health and Medical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Health and Medical salaries in Switzerland range from 38,700 CHF per year (minimum average salary) to 553,000 CHF per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 189,000 CHF per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 189,000 CHF while the other half are earning more than 189,000 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 Health and Medical are earning less than 102,000 CHF while 75% of them are earning more than 102,000 CHF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 378,000 CHF while 25% are earning more than 378,000 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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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.

Health and Medical Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Switzerland Health and Medical
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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 Health and Medical earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

189,000 CHF
181,000 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Switzerland for all Careers

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Health and Medical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Switzerland

How much are annual salary increments in Switzerland for Health and Medical professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Health and Medical

Health and Medical 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 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Switzerland for the year 2021. 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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Health and Medical Bonus and Incentive Rates in Switzerland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Switzerland Health and Medical
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Health and Medical 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.

44% of surveyed staff in Health and Medical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Health and Medical Hourly Average Wage in Switzerland

89 CHF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Switzerland is 89 CHF. This means that the average person in Switzerland earns approximately 89 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.

Health and Medical VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Health and Medical is 49% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Basel197,000 CHF
Bern189,000 CHF
Biel172,000 CHF
Geneve200,000 CHF
Lausanne193,000 CHF
Lugano176,000 CHF
Luzern183,000 CHF
St. Gallen179,000 CHF
Winterthur186,000 CHF
Zurich204,000 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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