By economic sections

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.

Wage levels in Switzerland vary depending on the economic activity. You can find out here how big these differences are and how wide the wage range is in the individual economic activities.

Gross monthly wage (median, Q1, Q3) by economic sections, 2022, private and public sectors combined
  Quantile 25% Quantile 50% Quantile 75%
TOTAL 5 365 6 788 9 014
5 561 6 622 8 334
B Mining and quarrying 5 740 6 369 7 243
C Manufacturing 5 442 6 717 8 714
D Energy supply 7 051 8 494 10 527
E Water supply, waste management 5 393 6 447 7 916
F Construction 5 667 6 410 7 480
5 275 6 873 9 266
G Trade; repair of motor vehicles 4 827 5 897 8 049
H Transportation and storage 5 064 6 115 7 665
I Accommodation and food service activities 4 046 4 587 5 379
J Information and communication 6 989 9 131 11 756
K Financial and insurance activities 7 291 9 882 13 257
L Real estate activities 5 635 7 005 8 889
M Professional, scientific and technical activities 6 365 8 110 11 010
N Administrative and support service activities 4 662 5 614 6 838
O Public admin. and defence; social security 7 005 8 433 10 450
P Education 6 859 8 577 10 497
Q Human health and social work activities 5 438 6 609 8 062
R Arts, entertainment and recreation 5 071 6 509 8 500
S Other service activities 4 933 6 700 8 700

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