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What is an average Salary in Zurich In IT Sector

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I am looking for a job in IT in Zurich, What would be an average package in zurich in IT industry , is 80,000 a good package as i have heard that zurich is a costly city.

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80'000 is good
90'000 is better
120'000 is dreamland
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CHF120,000 is the official EF minimum wage.
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Contractors get now what permies used to get. Permies are fired and new ones are hired off-shore.
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I am looking for a job in IT in Zurich, What would be an average package in zurich in IT industry , is 80,000 a good package as i have heard that zurich is a costly city.

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80k is a great salary for a 20 yr old technician and a shit salary for an IT director. If you want a meaningful answer do you have to ask a meaningful question, adding for example your education, work experience and some high level details on the job you are looking at.

Overall is 80k not a great package for Zurich as your costs will be very high.
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If you really are an expert, I'd say that 80k is way too low. An average guy with five years can make around 100k, key specialists 120-140. And that's for permanent positions, not contractors which can make more...

The costs in Zurich are at a level that is hard to imagine if you are living in India. If you can make half of your offer in India will you be better off there... but of course is it hard to put a price tag on international experience.
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Welcome to EF Rajat. Your salary depends as much on your experience and the technology you are in as it does on the company (sector, size etc) and the role you are selected for. Although from what I hear from my friends who have similar experience in Oracle technologies 80K CHF per year is way to small. The average seems to be closer to 120K.

However if you are new in Zurich and want to gain a foothold you should grab whatever opportunity that you are getting. You can venture out and look for further increases once you settle down.

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Welcome to EF Rajat. Your salary depends as much on your experience and the technology you are in as it does on the company (sector, size etc) and the role you are selected for. Although from what I hear from my friends who have similar experience in Oracle technologies 80K CHF per year is way to small. The average seems to be closer to 120K.

However if you are new in Zurich and want to gain a foothold you should grab whatever opportunity that you are getting. You can venture out and look for further increases once you settle down.

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No way 80k, that's a decent entry level.

100k would be good, 120k plus are what my colleagues are on and the contractors exceed that amount too.
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Hi,

I am looking for a job in IT in Zurich, What would be an average package in zurich in IT industry , is 80,000 a good package as i have heard that zurich is a costly city.

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If you're selling PCs, then it's high. If you're a Business Informatics specialist, then it's low.

"Job in IT" is hardly specific is it?

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Drip feeding information? 80K seems about right.
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Re: What is an average Salary in Zurich In IT Sector

Silly question, but you do have a job offer or some other "official" tie to Switzerland, right (EU citizenship, family, etc)? It's not exactly like you can up sticks and arbitrarily decide that you want to work here.

If you do have an offer, that's fantastic; congratulations, you've already jumped the largest hurdle that many, many others (included yours truly) cannot. It may be worth sticking with 80 for awhile and then try a lateral transfer, provided you have an unrestricted B visa.

If you don't have an offer, I would recommend getting one first before asking on here; the salaries can vary from company to company and you're kind of at their mercy.

Good luck -- you'll need it.
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Silly question, but you do have a job offer or some other "official" tie to Switzerland, right (EU citizenship, family, etc)? It's not exactly like you can up sticks and arbitrarily decide that you want to work here.

If you do have an offer, that's fantastic; congratulations, you've already jumped the largest hurdle that many, many others (included yours truly) cannot. It may be worth sticking with 80 for awhile and then try a lateral transfer, provided you have an unrestricted B visa.

If you don't have an offer, I would recommend getting one first before asking on here; the salaries can vary from company to company and you're kind of at their mercy.

Good luck -- you'll need it.
There is no shortage of Indians working in IT here (often employed by Indian outsourcing companies)
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Silly question, but you do have a job offer or some other "official" tie to Switzerland, right (EU citizenship, family, etc)? It's not exactly like you can up sticks and arbitrarily decide that you want to work here.

If you do have an offer, that's fantastic; congratulations, you've already jumped the largest hurdle that many, many others (included yours truly) cannot. It may be worth sticking with 80 for awhile and then try a lateral transfer, provided you have an unrestricted B visa.

If you don't have an offer, I would recommend getting one first before asking on here; the salaries can vary from company to company and you're kind of at their mercy.

Good luck -- you'll need it.
The question was more to know the general trend and average salaries in my line of work in swiss . I do have a long term assignment here in Zurich and looking at the discussion at EF think I got a better offer.
Thanks for the reply . have a nice day ahead.
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Re: What is an average Salary in Zurich In IT Sector

Have you got 10 years experience in Oracle ERP? Or have you been working in IT for 10 years?
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Re: What is an average Salary in Zurich In IT Sector

A friend of mine got an offer of 125K CHF plus 1000CHF pm as housing allowance for one year long.
He got a Masters, 8 years of exp as Senior Software Engineer.

The amount of salary really depends on the company and how you negotiate.
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What is "in IT"?

Java Developer - 80-110 CHF/hr (contract) or 120K per annum permie
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Java Developer - 80-110 CHF/hr (contract) or 120K per annum permie
Actually - that would not be the average. It would be what you aim for after 3-5 years experience in the finance/insurance sector.

My badly made point is that the average "IT" wage is meaningless. It's like asking what is the average finance salary, or the average science salary, or the average medical salary. There are lots of different jobs in these sectors - some very high paying, some very low paying.
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Re: What is an average Salary in Zurich In IT Sector

Agree, IT is a little generic to give estimates!
I know that as a software engineer at Google Zürich you may start around 80-90K a year.
Then it depends a lot on the experience and on the company.
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