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Average salary
in Switzerland.


CONTRACT LANGUAGES German / French / English

PAYROLL TAX 8.17% – 23.50%


TIME TO HIRE 24 hours

What is the average salary in Switzerland?

The average salary in Switzerland is around 78,000 CHF per year.

What is the average salary in Bern?

People working in Bern typically earn around 127,000 CHF per year.

Are there regional variations in the Switzerland average wage?

There are only slight regional variations in average salaries around Switzerland. The biggest differences are found between sectors and roles.

How does the average salary in Switzerland compare to surrounding countries?

The average salary in Switzerland is one of the highest in the world.

Average salary in Switzerland based on Industry

No matter what industry an employee works in, the average salary will be influenced by formal qualifications and how many years of professional experience they have in the given industry.

What is the average salary for tech workers in Switzerland?

A mid-level professional working within the Information and technology sector in Switzerland has an average salary of 11,120 CHF per month.

What is the average salary for engineers in Switzerland?

A mid-level professional in the engineering sector will have an average salary of 10,760 CHF per month.

What is the average salary for salespeople in Switzerland?

A midlevel salesperson working within the retail sector can expect an average salary of 9’780 CHF per month

What is the average salary for my industry in Switzerland?

If you need to find out the average salary you should expect to give when hiring an employee in your sector in Switzerland, contact us for a free consultation for your hiring project.

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Your business can easily hire employees in Switzerland without opening a local entity. We handle local employment law, complex tax regulations, and international payroll in 180+ countries worldwide. All you need to do is focus on your business.


If your budget does not fit within the average salary range in Switzerland, you will have to source talent from another country with a lower average. Horizons can help you source top talent from countries that fit well within your budget and give you tips on other ways to attract talent as part of their employment package.

You will find that the average salary will depend on the sector rather than the region in Switzerland. Hiring outside major cities such as Geneva, Bern or Zurich will attract lower average salaries.

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