Swiss wage index

Wage growth in 2023

The Swiss nominal wage index rose by an average of 1.7% in 2023 compared with 2022, to 102.4 points (base 2020 = 100). Given an average annual inflation rate of +2.1%, real wages fell by 0.4% (96.9 points, base 2020 = 100) according to calculations by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

Nominal and real wage growth in 2023
    Nominal wages in %
Real wages in %
Total economy 1,7 -0,4
Inflation 2,1%    
Sector 2 2,1 0,0
Sector 3 1,6 -0,5
Men 1,7 -0,4
Women 1,8 -0,3

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Wage growth in Switzerland. Quarterly estimates of wage growth for all employees.

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Wage growth in Switzerland since 1942. Indices and real and nominal change by sex for all employees.


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