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Swiss Earnings Structure Survey (ESS) 2020 In 2020, the median wage was CHF 6665

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The overall gender wage gap decreased in 2020

28.03.2022 - For the entire Swiss economy (private and public sectors together), the gross monthly median wage for a full-time job was CHF 6665 in 2020. The gap between the highest and lowest earners in the wage pyramid remained stable overall between 2008 and 2020. The Swiss wage landscape continues to be characterised by major differences between the economic sectors and regions. More than a third of employees (36.3%) received bonuses and one in ten people (10.5%) was a low wage earner. These are the initial findings of the Swiss Earnings Structure Survey 2020 conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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