Private and public sectors

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.

Find out here how high the wage level is in the public and private sector.

Gross monthly wage, 2022 - Middle value (median), in Swiss francs
  Professional position
Total 1+2 3 4 5
Total 6 510 10 373 8 751 7 186 5 927
  women 6 017 9 124 8 101 6 823 5 571
men 6 816 10 873 9 127 7 369 6 127
Total 8 094 11 665 9 470 8 558 7 455
  women 7 723 10 520 8 908 8 018 7 305
men 8 559 12 331 9 882 8 961 7 647
Total 6 788 10 683 8 915 7 427 6 165
  women 6 397 9 565 8 317 7 075 5 944
men 7 066 11 212 9 293 7 635 6 305
Professional position :
1+2 = Upper and middle management
3 = Lower management
4 = Lowest management level
5 = No management function

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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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