Managerial wages / low wages

Gross monthly wage of the top and upper management, 2016, 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 23 164 53 785
Financial service activities 20 034 48 946
Insurance 18 957 53 592
Telecommunications 16 601 32 015
Activ. of head offices; management consultancy 15 938 41 963
Scientific research and development 15 392 32 330
Branches with low remuneration
Printing, reproduction of recorded media 9 412 12 997
Manufacture of food products and beverages 8 524 17 234
Construction 8 347 13 374
Retail trade 7 153 12 418
Accommodation and food service activities 6 258 9 817
Other personal service activities 6 000 10 149
Total
10 245 20 528

Low remuneration

Rate of jobs with low remuneration by enterprise size and gender, 2016, private and public sectors combined, in %
  Total Women Men
Total   10.2   15.8   6.6
Less than 10 employees   19.9   29.2   13.5
10 - 49 employees   12.5   20.1   8.5
50 - 249 employees   10.3   16.9   6.4
250 and more employees   6.8   10.6   4.0

Evolution

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

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 4 335 francs per month for 2016.

Contact

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

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