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Software developer salaries in Bern

Hi All,
I need some help.
I was offered 5000 CHF netto for Software Developer position in Bern.
I don't have any idea if it is good or not for a skilled programmer with 8 years experience (6 on C++ and 2 on C#).
I have seen some figures on Federal Statistics Office but they are from 2004. Also there are gross salaries. How much is gross for 5000 ?
Maybe someone can give an idea about market level in IT industry.
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Old 08.09.2007, 13:02
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Re: Software developer salaries in Bern

For an example, my wife gets about 4000chf collecting plates in a large restaurant. With your experience, I would push for MUCH more.
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Re: Software developer salaries in Bern

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4000 CHF netto or gross ?
whet percent from gross are taxes there ?
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4000 CHF netto or gross ?
whet percent from gross are taxes there ?
The words "tax calculator" combined with the search function of this forum are your friend.

In order to give you an answer, we need more information. 5000 net of social deductions and tax is average to good. 5000 net of social deductions not much.

Also some employers (banks among others) will pay more than others.
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The words "tax calculator" combined with the search function of this forum are your friend.

In order to give you an answer, we need more information. 5000 net of social deductions and tax is average to good. 5000 net of social deductions not much.

Also some employers (banks among others) will pay more than others.
My potential employer is not a bank They said it will be 5700 after taxes.
Then I'll have to pay 500 for pension fund and 200 for health insurance.
And I'll remain with 5000.
Unfortunately I don't remember it will be X 12 or X 13.
Average to good overall or in IT industry ?
Need more info about my skills or about my contract ?
Skills :
6 years C++ ( 4.60 out of 5 on Brainbench test)
2 years C#
4 years SQL
I won't post my cv here

Contract :
I don't have yet one. I have performed a technical test in their office and I was 100% correct. They told me about their offer (5700) and they will decide this week if I will be accepted or not. And I wonder to accept or not their offer if they will decide positively

Thanks.
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Re: Software developer salaries in Bern

8 years skilled programmer. Ask for MORE! Else, find others. I'm sure there are many other employers out there who will be able to appreciate your skills better.

Good Luck!
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Re: Software developer salaries in Bern

Ask for double, at least. My boyfriend is a financial journalist.
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10k net after tax for code monkeys?

Possible for senior roles or contractors, but you top out somewhere between 90K to 135K gross per year at a Zürich bank for standard programmers.
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Re: Software developer salaries in Bern

Not after tax.
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Not after tax.
OP questioned if 5000 net was OK: you implied 10k net with your statement.
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Re: Software developer salaries in Bern

Yes, I realize that. I forgot to mention the "after tax" part to my boyfriend.
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Re: Software developer salaries in Bern

so 10k gross will be around 7k net after paying taxes, pension , health insurence , social contributions, etc ??
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