Swiss Earnings Structure Survey (ESS)

The Swiss Earnings Structure Survey (ESS) is a survey carried out every two years among private and public enterprises and administrations in Switzerland. It allows a regular description to be made of the earnings structure in all economic activities of the secondary and tertiary sectors based on representative data. It not only enquires after the economic activity and the size of the enterprise concerned, but also the individual characteristics of employees and their jobs.


The results of the Swiss Earnings Structure Survey (ESS) are available on the relevant topic pages:



Federal Statistical Office Swiss earnings structure survey
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
+41 0800 000 026

Monday to Friday
08.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.30


Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).