By groups of occupations

Data up to 2020 – The 2022 data will be updated during the 2nd quarter of 2024.

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.

Based on employees' occupations, wages can be classified according to the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) and compared internationally. Find out here, how high the wage level is in the individual main occupational groups.

Further information



Statistical sources and concepts


Federal Statistical Office Section Wages and Working Conditions
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel



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