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Managing Director Average Salary in Switzerland 2019

How much money does a Managing Director make in Switzerland?

17,190 CHF per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as a Managing Director in Switzerland typically earns around 17,190 CHF per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Managing Director salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Managing Director Salary Distribution in Switzerland

Median and salary distribution monthly Switzerland Managing Director

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Managing Director salaries in Switzerland range between 7,564 CHF per month (minimum salary) to 25,957 CHF per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 17,362 CHF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Managing Director are earning less than 17,362 CHF while the other half are earning more than 17,362 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 people working as Managing Director are earning less than 11,217 CHF while 75% of them are earning more than 11,217 CHF. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Managing Director are earning less than 22,093 CHF while 25% are earning more than 22,093 CHF.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Managing Director Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
9,127 CHF
2 - 5 Years    +31%  
11,978 CHF
5 - 10 Years    +18%  
14,185 CHF
10 - 15 Years    +27%  
18,048 CHF
15 - 20 Years    +12%  
20,255 CHF
20+ Years    +20%  
24,210 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experience level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Managing Director salaries by experience level. A Managing Director with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 9,127 CHF per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 11,978 CHF per month, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 14,185 CHF per month, 18% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Managing Director(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 18,048 CHF per month, 27% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 20,255 CHF per month, 12% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 24,210 CHF per month, 20% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Switzerland Managing Director

Managing Director Salary Comparison By Education

Certificate or Diploma    =  
12,254 CHF
Bachelor's Degree    +29%  
15,841 CHF
Master's Degree    +26%  
19,979 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Managing Director salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Managing Director is 12,254 CHF per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 15,841 CHF per month, 29% more than someone with Certificate or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 19,979 CHF per month, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Switzerland Managing Director

Managing Director Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
15,815 CHF
Male    +16%  
18,308 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Managing Director employees in Switzerland earn 16% more than their female counterparts.

Salary comparison by gender monthly Switzerland Managing Director

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
14,955 CHF
Public Sector    +28%  
19,167 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Managing Director employees in Switzerland earn 28% more than their private sector counterparts.

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Switzerland Managing Director

Managing Director Salary Trend and Forecast in Switzerland

How are Managing Director salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Switzerland Managing Director
Average Salary 2016    =  
15,825 CHF
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
16,411 CHF
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
16,870 CHF
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
17,190 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Managing Director salaries in Switzerland are on the rise in the year 2019 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 continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Managing Director Average Hourly Wage in Switzerland

99 CHF per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Switzerland for Managing Director is 99 CHF. This means that the average Managing Director in Switzerland earns approximatly 99 CHF for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Managing Director VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Managing Director and Executive and Management monthly SwitzerlandWe compared Switzerland salaries for Managing Director, Executive and Management, and All Jobs and we found that Managing Director salaries are 33% more than those of Executive and Management. We also found out that Executive and Management salaries are 36% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Account Coordinator9,501 CHF-45%
Administration Manager10,744 CHF-37%
Area Manager10,232 CHF-40%
Asset Protection Associate11,938 CHF-31%
Assistant Director11,207 CHF-35%
Assistant Manager11,818 CHF-31%
Assistant Operations Manager12,918 CHF-25%
Assistant Project Manager11,106 CHF-35%
Assistant Section Head9,406 CHF-45%
Assistant to CEO10,810 CHF-37%
Assistant Vice President12,668 CHF-26%
Associate Director11,920 CHF-31%
Bid Manager13,165 CHF-23%
Branch Manager12,923 CHF-25%
Business Development Manager13,588 CHF-21%
Business Operations Associate11,450 CHF-33%
Business Operations Lead11,933 CHF-31%
Campaign Manager12,416 CHF-28%
Chairman of The Board20,890 CHF+22%
Chairman Office Manager13,868 CHF-19%
Chief Corporate Officer17,309 CHF+1%
Chief Executive Officer22,803 CHF+33%
Chief Financial Officer20,300 CHF+18%
Chief of Staff10,642 CHF-38%
Chief Operating Officer14,696 CHF-15%
Chief Risk Officer14,555 CHF-15%
Client Services Manager13,848 CHF-19%
Commercial Project Manager12,058 CHF-30%
Commodity Broker9,045 CHF-47%
Corporate Affairs Executive13,556 CHF-21%
Corporate Compliance Director13,682 CHF-20%
Corporate Director14,533 CHF-15%
Corporate Officer9,925 CHF-42%
Corporate Partnerships Officer10,068 CHF-41%
Country Manager16,713 CHF-3%
Deputy Director15,160 CHF-12%
Director17,054 CHF-1%
Director of Accreditation14,351 CHF-17%
Director of Catering Services13,034 CHF-24%
Director of Client Services13,588 CHF-21%
Director of Facilities Management12,058 CHF-30%
Director of Operations14,351 CHF-17%
Director of Process Simplification10,992 CHF-36%
Director of Project Management15,379 CHF-11%
Director of Revenue Management13,266 CHF-23%
Director of Training and Development14,428 CHF-16%
Distribution Manager15,582 CHF-9%
Division Manager12,662 CHF-26%
Duty Manager12,923 CHF-25%
Engagement Manager14,734 CHF-14%
Executive Director20,483 CHF+19%
Executive Manager18,141 CHF+6%
Franchise Manager19,257 CHF+12%
General Manager16,372 CHF-5%
Global Master Data Manager15,684 CHF-9%
Head of Middle Office13,077 CHF-24%
Head of Projects14,764 CHF-14%
Head of Sustainability11,688 CHF-32%
Housing Manager11,811 CHF-31%
HSE Manager11,939 CHF-31%
Key Account Manager11,815 CHF-31%
Knowledge Manager14,008 CHF-19%
Location Manager13,097 CHF-24%
Logistics Manager11,782 CHF-31%
Management Consultant11,226 CHF-35%
Management Executive15,085 CHF-12%
Manager15,202 CHF-12%
Managing Director17,190 CHF=
MIS Executive14,910 CHF-13%
Ocean Services Manager15,075 CHF-12%
Operations Assistant10,492 CHF-39%
Operations Director16,813 CHF-2%
Operations Executive15,835 CHF-8%
Operations Manager15,507 CHF-10%
Operations Supervisor13,927 CHF-19%
Policy Administration Executive12,425 CHF-28%
Private Sector Executive13,041 CHF-24%
Product Development Manager14,618 CHF-15%
Product Executive12,279 CHF-29%
Production Executive14,739 CHF-14%
Production Manager15,034 CHF-13%
Production Supervisor12,176 CHF-29%
Program Manager15,836 CHF-8%
Programme Coordinator10,581 CHF-38%
Project Control Manager15,227 CHF-11%
Project Coordinator8,654 CHF-50%
Project Management Officer10,043 CHF-42%
Project Manager11,073 CHF-36%
Project Portfolio Manager11,460 CHF-33%
Quality Manager12,052 CHF-30%
R/D Director12,774 CHF-26%
Regional Director20,702 CHF+20%
Regional Manager14,651 CHF-15%
Relationship Manager15,076 CHF-12%
Retail District Manager10,768 CHF-37%
Revenue Manager11,804 CHF-31%
Risk and Capital Manager16,069 CHF-7%
Risk Officer10,863 CHF-37%
Safety Manager11,402 CHF-34%
Section Head11,431 CHF-34%
Service Manager11,811 CHF-31%
Shift Supervisor8,744 CHF-49%
Solutions Manager10,354 CHF-40%
Supervisor8,564 CHF-50%
Supply Chain Manager15,934 CHF-7%
Surveyor9,925 CHF-42%
Technical Manager14,288 CHF-17%
Territory Manager14,496 CHF-16%
Validation Manager12,549 CHF-27%
Vice President16,956 CHF-1%
Zone Manager14,770 CHF-14%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Basel19,505 CHF
Bern17,391 CHF
Biel16,299 CHF
Geneve19,437 CHF
Lausanne18,151 CHF
Lugano16,274 CHF
Luzern16,571 CHF
St. Gallen17,530 CHF
Winterthur17,857 CHF
Zurich19,353 CHF
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