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Employee Development Specialist Average Salary in Switzerland 2020

How much money does an Employee Development Specialist make in Switzerland?

Average Yearly Salary
131,000 CHF
( 10,900 CHF monthly)


A person working as an Employee Development Specialist in Switzerland typically earns around 131,000 CHF per year. Salaries range from 64,100 CHF (lowest) to 204,000 CHF (highest).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Employee Development Specialist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Employee Development Specialist Salary Distribution in Switzerland

Median and salary distribution yearly Switzerland Employee Development Specialist
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Employee Development Specialist salaries in Switzerland range from 64,100 CHF per year (minimum salary) to 204,000 CHF per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 133,000 CHF per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Employee Development Specialist(s) are earning less than 133,000 CHF while the other half are earning more than 133,000 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 Employee Development Specialist(s) are earning less than 88,800 CHF while 75% of them are earning more than 88,800 CHF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Employee Development Specialist(s) are earning less than 172,000 CHF while 25% are earning more than 172,000 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

Employee Development Specialist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Employee Development Specialist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Employee Development Specialist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 75,900 CHF per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 97,600 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 135,000 CHF per year, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Employee Development Specialist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 167,000 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 179,000 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 191,000 CHF per year, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Employee Development Specialist average salary change by experience in Switzerland

0 - 2 Years
75,900 CHF
2 - 5 Years+29%
97,600 CHF
5 - 10 Years+38%
135,000 CHF
10 - 15 Years+24%
167,000 CHF
15 - 20 Years+7%
179,000 CHF
20+ Years+7%
191,000 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Employee Development Specialist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Employee Development Specialist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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 Employee Development Specialist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Employee Development Specialist is 94,800 CHF per year.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 152,000 CHF per year, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Employee Development Specialist average salary difference by education level in Switzerland

Bachelor's Degree
94,800 CHF
Master's Degree+60%
152,000 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 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.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Employee Development Specialist Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Switzerland Employee Development Specialist
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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 Employee Development Specialist employees in Switzerland earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

133,000 CHF
128,000 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Switzerland for all Careers

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Employee Development Specialist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Switzerland

How much are annual salary increments in Switzerland for Employee Development Specialist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Employee Development Specialist

Employee Development Specialist(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.

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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

Information Technology

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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Employee Development Specialist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Switzerland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Switzerland Employee Development Specialist
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An Employee Development Specialist 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.

42% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% 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.

Employee Development Specialist Average Hourly Wage in Switzerland

63 CHF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Switzerland is 63 CHF. This means that the average Employee Development Specialist in Switzerland earns approximately 63 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.

Employee Development Specialist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Employee Development Specialist and Human Resources yearly Switzerland
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The average salary for Employee Development Specialist is 12% more than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.

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Employee Relations Manager140,000 CHF+7%
Employee Relations Practitioner148,000 CHF+13%
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Employment Advice Worker65,300 CHF-50%
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Employment Service Specialist83,900 CHF-36%
Employment Services Coordinator92,200 CHF-29%
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Human Resources Analyst121,000 CHF-7%
Human Resources Assessor73,600 CHF-44%
Human Resources Assistant Manager146,000 CHF+12%
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Human Resources Consultant153,000 CHF+17%
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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Basel141,000 CHF
Bern142,000 CHF
Biel120,000 CHF
Geneve153,000 CHF
Lausanne136,000 CHF
Lugano131,000 CHF
Luzern131,000 CHF
St. Gallen136,000 CHF
Winterthur136,000 CHF
Zurich150,000 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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