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Confectionery Baker Average Salary in Switzerland 2022

How much money does a Confectionery Baker make in Switzerland?

Average Yearly Salary
49,900 CHF
( 4,160 CHF monthly)


A person working as a Confectionery Baker in Switzerland typically earns around 49,900 CHF per year. Salaries range from 26,000 CHF (lowest) to 76,400 CHF (highest).

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

Confectionery Baker Salary Distribution in Switzerland

Median and salary distribution yearly Switzerland Confectionery Baker
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Confectionery Baker salaries in Switzerland range from 26,000 CHF per year (minimum salary) to 76,400 CHF per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 47,900 CHF per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Confectionery Baker(s) are earning less than 47,900 CHF while the other half are earning more than 47,900 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 Confectionery Baker(s) are earning less than 33,200 CHF while 75% of them are earning more than 33,200 CHF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Confectionery Baker(s) are earning less than 59,700 CHF while 25% are earning more than 59,700 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

Confectionery Baker Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience yearly Switzerland Confectionery Baker
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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 Confectionery Baker salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Confectionery Baker with less than two years of experience makes approximately 29,500 CHF per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 39,600 CHF per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 51,400 CHF per year, 30% 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, Confectionery Baker(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 62,300 CHF per year, 21% 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 68,100 CHF per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 71,600 CHF per year, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Confectionery Baker average salary change by experience in Switzerland

0 - 2 Years
29,500 CHF
2 - 5 Years+34%
39,600 CHF
5 - 10 Years+30%
51,400 CHF
10 - 15 Years+21%
62,300 CHF
15 - 20 Years+9%
68,100 CHF
20+ Years+5%
71,600 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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Confectionery Baker Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Confectionery Baker(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 Confectionery Baker salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Confectionery Baker is 37,100 CHF per year.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 62,300 CHF per year, 68% more than someone having a High School degree.

Confectionery Baker average salary difference by education level in Switzerland

High School
37,100 CHF
Certificate or Diploma+68%
62,300 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Confectionery Baker Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Confectionery Baker employees in Switzerland earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

51,000 CHF
48,900 CHF
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Switzerland for all Careers

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Confectionery Baker Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Switzerland

How much are annual salary increments in Switzerland for Confectionery Baker(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Confectionery Baker

Confectionery Baker(s) in Switzerland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Switzerland Confectionery Baker
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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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Confectionery Baker Bonus and Incentive Rates in Switzerland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Switzerland Confectionery Baker
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A Confectionery Baker 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.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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.

Confectionery Baker Average Hourly Wage in Switzerland

24 CHF per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Switzerland is 24 CHF. This means that the average Confectionery Baker in Switzerland earns approximately 24 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.

Confectionery Baker VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Confectionery Baker and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering yearly Switzerland
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The average salary for Confectionery Baker is 40% less than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 33% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder53,400 CHF+7%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper37,200 CHF-25%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director159,000 CHF+220%
Assistant Hospitality Manager171,000 CHF+240%
Assistant Storekeeper35,900 CHF-28%
Assistant Tour Manager84,200 CHF+69%
Baker and Pastrycook45,900 CHF-8%
Bakery Manager97,900 CHF+96%
Bakery Superintendent60,200 CHF+21%
Banquet Manager64,500 CHF+29%
Banquet Server40,500 CHF-19%
Bar Attendant41,000 CHF-18%
Bar Manager83,800 CHF+68%
Bar Supervisor58,300 CHF+17%
Barista50,400 CHF+1%
Bartender48,900 CHF-2%
Bellman40,300 CHF-19%
Beverage Manager101,000 CHF+100%
Bistro Attendant41,900 CHF-16%
Buffet Chef73,700 CHF+48%
Buffet Host41,300 CHF-17%
Buffet Manager93,100 CHF+86%
Butcher and Slaughterer35,300 CHF-29%
Cafeteria Manager81,100 CHF+62%
Cake Decorator49,900 CHF-0%
Casino Shift Manager150,000 CHF+200%
Chain Store Customer Support65,200 CHF+31%
Chef75,700 CHF+52%
Club Manager150,000 CHF+200%
Cluster Director200,000 CHF+300%
Cluster Revenue Manager143,000 CHF+190%
Cocktail Server43,500 CHF-13%
Coffee Shop Manager138,000 CHF+180%
Concierge40,500 CHF-19%
Confectionery Baker49,900 CHF-0%
Conference Services Manager93,100 CHF+86%
Cook69,100 CHF+38%
Corporate Sous Chef115,000 CHF+130%
Corporate Travel Consultant111,000 CHF+120%
Croupier56,800 CHF+14%
Culinary Assistant37,600 CHF-25%
Culinary Associate37,900 CHF-24%
Dietary Aide83,900 CHF+68%
Dining Room Supervisor75,100 CHF+50%
Dishwasher33,900 CHF-32%
Duty Manager99,800 CHF+100%
Events Coordinator63,900 CHF+28%
Executive Chef89,400 CHF+79%
Executive Pastry Chef73,000 CHF+46%
Fast Food Cook65,900 CHF+32%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor71,200 CHF+43%
Fine Dining Cook118,000 CHF+140%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef113,000 CHF+130%
Fleet Manager190,000 CHF+280%
Food and Beverage Manager155,000 CHF+210%
Food Consultant129,000 CHF+160%
Food Safety Coordinator95,800 CHF+92%
Food Server38,700 CHF-22%
Food Service Director147,000 CHF+190%
Food Service Manager167,000 CHF+230%
Food Service Sales96,000 CHF+92%
Food Service Worker41,100 CHF-18%
Front Desk Agent46,600 CHF-7%
Front Office Manager85,500 CHF+71%
Guest Service Executive132,000 CHF+160%
Guest Service Representative53,200 CHF+7%
Head Concierge60,500 CHF+21%
Hospitality Director235,000 CHF+370%
Hostess / Host46,600 CHF-7%
Hotel Desk Clerk45,200 CHF-9%
Hotel Maid34,600 CHF-31%
Hotel Manager230,000 CHF+360%
Hotel Sales Manager168,000 CHF+240%
Hotel Service Supervisor131,000 CHF+160%
Hotel Staff42,300 CHF-15%
Inventory Coordinator51,800 CHF+4%
Kitchen Manager80,300 CHF+61%
Kitchen Staff44,500 CHF-11%
Kitchen Supervisor70,500 CHF+41%
Line Cook69,300 CHF+39%
Luggage Porter34,300 CHF-31%
Motel Manager135,000 CHF+170%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant42,000 CHF-16%
Production Operator63,800 CHF+28%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator74,400 CHF+49%
Receptionist47,000 CHF-6%
Regional Restaurant Manager175,000 CHF+250%
Restaurant Manager151,000 CHF+200%
Room Reservations Manager151,000 CHF+200%
Room Service Manager144,000 CHF+190%
Sous Chef86,600 CHF+73%
Supervisor of Food Services108,000 CHF+120%
Tour Consultant111,000 CHF+120%
Travel Agent81,400 CHF+63%
Travel Consultant120,000 CHF+140%
Waiter / Waitress41,100 CHF-18%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Basel52,800 CHF
Bern50,700 CHF
Biel45,500 CHF
Geneve53,800 CHF
Lausanne51,700 CHF
Lugano46,500 CHF
Luzern48,500 CHF
St. Gallen47,600 CHF
Winterthur49,600 CHF
Zurich54,900 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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