Wages, income from employment and labour costs

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Earnings Structure

Gross monthly wage by economic activity, sex, professional position, skills level and in international comparison

Swiss Earnings Structure Survey

Further information on Swiss earnings structure survey.

At a glance

Key figures
Gross monthly salary (median), 2022 - Total economy, in francs

Total

6 788

Women

6 397

Men

7 066
Sources: Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Swiss Earnings Structure Survey (ESS)
Growth in salaries/wages 2023, in %
nominal wages 1.7
real wages -0.4
Sources: Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Swiss Wage Index
Hourly costs structure of the workforce, 2020
Total secondary and tertiary sectors, in francs 63.62

Hourly costs, in %

79.7

Wages and salaries, in %

17.4

Other costs, in %

2.9
Sources: Swiss Federal Statistical Office, Labour cost structural statistics

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Earnings Structure

Gross monthly wage by economic activity, sex, professional position, skills level and in international comparison

Swiss wage index

Wage growth in Switzerland. Nominal and real indices by economic activity and growth in gross wages.

Income from employment

Income of employees and self-employed persons by occupational group, work-time percentage and sex

Labour costs

Level and structure of labour costs per hour by economic activities and business size. International comparison

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Federal Statistical Office Section Wages and Working Conditions
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CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland

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