By major regions

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.

In addition to a representative overview of the wage situation of employees in the industry and service sectors at national level, the ESS also provides a description of the wage structure in the seven major regions. You can find out here how high the wage levels are in Switzerland's seven major regions.

Gross monthly wage by major region, 2022, middle value (median), in Swiss francs, private and public sectors combined
  Professional position
Total 1+2 3 4 5
Lake Geneva Region 6 849 11 111 9 284 7 406 6 220
Espace Mittelland 6 752 10 162 8 565 7 410 6 240
Northwestern Switzerland 6 969 10 715 8 966 7 655 6 412
Zurich 7 229 11 758 9 683 7 990 6 256
Eastern Switzerland 6 344 9 479 7 879 6 822 5 897
Central Switzerland 6 779 10 171 8 501 7 317 6 190
Ticino 5 590 8 755 6 707 6 034 5 184
Switzerland 6 788 10 683 8 915 7 427 6 165
Professional position :
1+2 = Upper and middle management
3 = Lower management
4 = Lowest management level
5 = No management function

Table by main regions

Data up to 2020


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