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Old 11.12.2008, 08:42
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Salary question - transfer within company, to Zurich


My husband is a senior software system engineer, with 20 years of experience at highly regarded software companies. We're thinking of a transfer to Zurich, with the company he's currently working at. His currently salary is approximatly 150K USD.

What would you expect the equivalent salary to be in Zurich, in Swiss Francs? If anyone has had a similar transfer - was there any cost of living adjustment?

Any advice or tips or personal stories greatly appreciated!

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Re: Salary question - transfer within company, to Zurich

Yes there should be a COLA adjustment but have no idea what it would be from you region in the USA. My guess is pretty significant (30%?). A few months ago when the dollar and the Swiss France were at parity, it might have been even higher. A few other things to be aware of: tax planning assistance because you will need to file in both countries; housing assistance both in finding and maybe help with rent and then schooling if there are children.
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