Salarium - Statistical salary calculator

Updated on February 23, 2023

What is Salarium?

The statistical salary calculator ‘Salarium’ is an interactive application which allows you to obtain for a specific job (region, economic branch, occupational group, etc) and for a selection of individual characteristics (age, level of education, years of service etc.) the following salary information:

  • the gross monthly salary (median value)
  • the salary dispersion (interquartile range)

The results are distributed by gender and nationality (Swiss and foreign nationality by residence status) and do not constitute a recommended salary. They were obtained using a model calculation (estimate) and are based on the salaries actually paid in 2020. The results may be unconstitutional from a gender equality point of view (Art. 8 para 3 Cst.) and contrary to the prohibition of discrimination (Art. 3 EqA) and the right to national treatment according to the Switzerland-EU Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons.

How to use Salarium

Step 1: fill out the five compulsory fields (*) of the profile, i.e. region, business sector, occupation, professional position and working hours.

Step 2: fill out one or more optional fields depending on how much detail you wish for the profile in which you are interested. Please note: fields left empty are automatically assigned the value most frequently observed in the Swiss Earnings Structure Survey (ESS) for the chosen business sector (e.g. the field "education" when left empty most often takes the value corresponding to "apprenticeship completed").

► Once the profile is confirmed, the Salarium will carry out the calculations and display the results.


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