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which salary expectations and gross/net salary? (Zurich, art field, gallery manager)

Hi and thanks to everyone who will be kind enough to help me!

I've moved to Zuerich recently and I'm currently looking for a job. I am totally not used to this way of having to declare your salary expectations when I have no idea what the median salary rates are for this type of work in my field here in Zuerich. And also I'm really very confused over how I can work out the next salary from the gross amount! Please help!

I'm talking contemporary art, the position would be gallery manager or gallery assistant for a private gallery, I'm looking to do a 60% job (preferably) or max 80%. How much is it fair to ask as a monthly salary (gross) and how much will I be taking home in the end?

I have roughly 6 years international work experience in the field working with important institutions and galleries, I have a BA in Fine Art from the UK and 75% of a 2 years MA from Sweden (which I'll finish eventually), lots and lots of skills, two perfect languages (English + Italian), rusty French, and I'm currently studying German too.. I'm 32 years old, female, with no family or partner, and I will be working and living in Zuerich, I'm an EU citizen and I would need to sort out my medical insurance and everything as well...

Thanks a lot to those who will help!
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Re: which salary expectations and gross/net salary? (Zurich, art field, gallery manag

About 700,000chf a year (give or take).

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Re: which salary expectations and gross/net salary? (Zurich, art field, gallery manag

Hi Latos
I am not really in the arts area, so will be difficult to give you an idea. Just bear in mind that in Zurich salaries are much higher than London, sometimes double and so are the expenses. So if for example you were making 35 GBP in London expect to make about 70-100K CHF (just a guess) here. Then expect about 30% of that to go towards taxes, compulsory pension and various insrance schemes (accident etc). Your French and Italian skills may not neccesarily give you a higher income but may make your CV standout compared to the rest. Whatever you do, be persistent as well as consistent and good luck!

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Hi and thanks to everyone who will be kind enough to help me!

I've moved to Zuerich recently and I'm currently looking for a job. I am totally not used to this way of having to declare your salary expectations when I have no idea what the median salary rates are for this type of work in my field here in Zuerich. And also I'm really very confused over how I can work out the next salary from the gross amount! Please help!

I'm talking contemporary art, the position would be gallery manager or gallery assistant for a private gallery, I'm looking to do a 60% job (preferably) or max 80%. How much is it fair to ask as a monthly salary (gross) and how much will I be taking home in the end?

I have roughly 6 years international work experience in the field working with important institutions and galleries, I have a BA in Fine Art from the UK and 75% of a 2 years MA from Sweden (which I'll finish eventually), lots and lots of skills, two perfect languages (English + Italian), rusty French, and I'm currently studying German too.. I'm 32 years old, female, with no family or partner, and I will be working and living in Zuerich, I'm an EU citizen and I would need to sort out my medical insurance and everything as well...

Thanks a lot to those who will help!
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