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Executive and Management Average Salaries in Switzerland 2020

How much money does a person working in Executive and Management make in Switzerland?

Average Yearly Salary
169,000 CHF
( 14,100 CHF monthly)


A person working in Executive and Management in Switzerland typically earns around 169,000 CHF per year. Salaries range from 55,300 CHF (lowest average) to 276,000 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 Executive and Management 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
Account Coordinator125,000 CHF
Administration Manager141,000 CHF
Area Manager134,000 CHF
Asset Protection Associate157,000 CHF
Assistant Director147,000 CHF
Assistant Manager155,000 CHF
Assistant Operations Manager170,000 CHF
Assistant Project Manager146,000 CHF
Assistant Section Head124,000 CHF
Assistant to CEO142,000 CHF
Assistant Vice President166,000 CHF
Associate Director157,000 CHF
Bid Manager173,000 CHF
Branch Manager170,000 CHF
Business Development Manager178,000 CHF
Business Operations Associate150,000 CHF
Business Operations Lead157,000 CHF
Campaign Manager163,000 CHF
Chairman of The Board274,000 CHF
Chairman Office Manager182,000 CHF
Chief Corporate Officer227,000 CHF
Chief Executive Officer300,000 CHF
Chief Financial Officer268,000 CHF
Chief of Staff140,000 CHF
Chief Operating Officer205,000 CHF
Chief Risk Officer191,000 CHF
Client Services Manager182,000 CHF
Commercial Project Manager158,000 CHF
Commodity Broker119,000 CHF
Corporate Affairs Executive178,000 CHF
Corporate Compliance Director180,000 CHF
Corporate Director191,000 CHF
Corporate Officer130,000 CHF
Corporate Partnerships Officer132,000 CHF
Country Manager220,000 CHF
Deputy Director199,000 CHF
Director224,000 CHF
Director of Accreditation189,000 CHF
Director of Catering Services171,000 CHF
Director of Client Services178,000 CHF
Director of Facilities Management158,000 CHF
Director of Operations189,000 CHF
Director of Process Simplification144,000 CHF
Director of Project Management202,000 CHF
Director of Revenue Management174,000 CHF
Director of Training and Development190,000 CHF
Distribution Manager205,000 CHF
Division Manager166,000 CHF
Duty Manager170,000 CHF
Engagement Manager194,000 CHF
Executive Director269,000 CHF
Executive Manager238,000 CHF
Franchise Manager253,000 CHF
General Manager215,000 CHF
Global Master Data Manager206,000 CHF
Head of Middle Office172,000 CHF
Head of Projects194,000 CHF
Head of Sustainability154,000 CHF
Housing Manager155,000 CHF
HSE Manager157,000 CHF
Key Account Manager155,000 CHF
Knowledge Manager184,000 CHF
Location Manager172,000 CHF
Logistics Manager155,000 CHF
Management Consultant147,000 CHF
Management Executive198,000 CHF
Manager200,000 CHF
Managing Director226,000 CHF
MIS Executive196,000 CHF
Ocean Services Manager198,000 CHF
Operations Assistant138,000 CHF
Operations Director221,000 CHF
Operations Executive208,000 CHF
Operations Manager204,000 CHF
Operations Supervisor183,000 CHF
Policy Administration Executive163,000 CHF
Private Sector Executive171,000 CHF
Product Development Manager192,000 CHF
Product Executive161,000 CHF
Production Executive194,000 CHF
Production Manager197,000 CHF
Production Supervisor160,000 CHF
Program Manager208,000 CHF
Programme Coordinator139,000 CHF
Project Control Manager200,000 CHF
Project Coordinator114,000 CHF
Project Management Officer132,000 CHF
Project Manager145,000 CHF
Project Portfolio Manager151,000 CHF
Quality Manager158,000 CHF
R/D Director168,000 CHF
Regional Director272,000 CHF
Regional Manager192,000 CHF
Relationship Manager198,000 CHF
Retail District Manager141,000 CHF
Revenue Manager155,000 CHF
Risk and Capital Manager211,000 CHF
Risk Officer143,000 CHF
Safety Manager150,000 CHF
Section Head150,000 CHF
Service Manager155,000 CHF
Shift Supervisor115,000 CHF
Solutions Manager136,000 CHF
Supervisor112,000 CHF
Supply Chain Manager209,000 CHF
Surveyor130,000 CHF
Technical Manager188,000 CHF
Territory Manager190,000 CHF
Validation Manager165,000 CHF
Vice President223,000 CHF
Zone Manager194,000 CHF

Executive and Management Jobs Salary Distribution in Switzerland

Median and salary distribution yearly Switzerland Executive and Management
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Executive and Management salaries in Switzerland range from 55,300 CHF per year (minimum average salary) to 276,000 CHF per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 182,000 CHF per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 182,000 CHF while the other half are earning more than 182,000 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 Executive and Management are earning less than 107,000 CHF while 75% of them are earning more than 107,000 CHF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 248,000 CHF while 25% are earning more than 248,000 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.

Executive and Management Salary Comparison By Gender

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

165,000 CHF
173,000 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Switzerland for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender yearly Switzerland
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Executive and Management Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Switzerland

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

Executive and Management

Executive and Management professionals in Switzerland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 12 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Switzerland Executive and Management
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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 2019

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Executive and Management Bonus and Incentive Rates in Switzerland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Switzerland Executive and Management
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Executive and Management is considered to be a high 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.

16% of surveyed staff in Executive and Management reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 84% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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

Executive and Management Hourly Average Wage in Switzerland

81 CHF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Switzerland is 81 CHF. This means that the average person in Switzerland earns approximately 81 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.

Executive and Management VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Executive and Management and Executive and Management yearly Switzerland
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The average salary for Executive and Management is 36% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Basel180,000 CHF
Bern173,000 CHF
Biel157,000 CHF
Geneve183,000 CHF
Lausanne176,000 CHF
Lugano160,000 CHF
Luzern167,000 CHF
St. Gallen163,000 CHF
Winterthur170,000 CHF
Zurich186,000 CHF
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