Swiss Earnings Structure Survey - In 2018, the median wage was CHF 6538

Neuch√Ętel, 21.04.2020 - For the entire Swiss economy (private and public sectors together), the gross monthly median wage for a full-time job was CHF 6538 in 2018. Distinct wage gaps can still be seen between economic activities and by region. Between the highest and lowest earners in the wage pyramid, these differences remained fairly stable between 2008 and 2018. In Switzerland, almost a third of employees receive bonuses. These are some of the initial findings of the Swiss Earnings Structure Survey conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

This press release and further information on this topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

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