Managerial wages / low wages

Gross monthly wage of the top and upper management, 2018, Middle value (median) and percentile P90, in Swiss francs - Private and public sectors combined
Branches

Top and upper management

(median)

Top manager

(P90)

Branches with high remuneration
Manufacture of pharmaceutical products 23 234 42 914
Financial and insurance activities 17 909 43 005
Insurance 17 693 36 939
Energy supply 14 443 25 886
Public admin. and defence; social security 13 772 19 007
Manuf. of computer, electronic and optical products; watches 13 573 28 931
Branches with low remuneration
Printing, reproduction of recorded media 9 441 16 941
Construction 8 553 15 292
Manufacture of food products and beverages 7 864 15 701
Retail trade 7 447 14 491
Accommodation and food service activities 5 579 9 961
Other personal service activities 5 511 10 100
Total
10 312 22 036

Low remuneration

Rate of jobs with low remuneration by enterprise size and gender, 2018, private and public sectors combined, in %
  Total Women Men
Total 10.6 15.8 7.2
Less than 10 employees 19.2 28.9 13
10 - 49 employees 13.1 20.5 9.2
50 - 249 employees 11.1 17.3 7.2
250 and more employees 7.1 10.4 4.6

Evolution

Evolution of the rate of jobs with low remuneration, private and public sectors combined, in %
2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
11.4 11.5 11.3 10.1 10.2 10.6

Definition

A job is considered as a rule as “low remunerated” if on the basis of a full-time equivalent of 40 hours a week the calculated wage is inferior to two thirds of the standardized monthly wage (median), this means less than 4 359 francs per month for 2018.

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

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