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Swiss Salary - Personal Wages Calculator

I found this excellent site, not sure if it is already listed. But I know a lot of people want to know if their salary is normal to the Swiss standard.

Have a look. It is in French, German and Italian only but only takes a little effort to use the drop down boxes to get a report.

http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/e.../salarium.html

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I found this excellent site, not sure if it is already listed. But I know a lot of people want to know if their salary is normal to the Swiss standard.

Have a look. It is in French, German and Italian only but only takes a little effort to use the drop down boxes to get a report.

http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/e.../salarium.html
Very good,
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Re: Job Calculator in Switzerland

very interesting!
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Re: Job Calculator in Switzerland

It got me right on the mark. Seems quite accurate!
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Re: Job Calculator in Switzerland

... and confirmation that officially women earn less than men in Switzerland.
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... and confirmation that officially women earn less than men in Switzerland.
Exactly. I knew there would be a difference but I am shocked about how much it is. Unfortunately I am a woman...
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Re: Job Calculator in Switzerland

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I found this excellent site, not sure if it is already listed. But I know a lot of people want to know if their salary is normal to the Swiss standard.

Have a look. It is in French, German and Italian only but only takes a little effort to use the drop down boxes to get a report.

http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/e.../salarium.html


Very interesting especially when you play around with the variables. B visa vs. Swiss came out very different from what we expected.
Thanks very much for posting this link.
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Old 27.09.2010, 22:15
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Re: Job Calculator in Switzerland

Wow! I found out to be exactly in the middle!
Big brother in watching us...
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Old 28.09.2010, 08:13
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Re: Job Calculator in Switzerland

Yep.. accurate for me as well.. put me in the 50%... makes me wonder if the comp. and ben. people in these big companies do much more than look up the numbers on this site
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Old 28.09.2010, 09:00
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Re: Job Calculator in Switzerland

pretty good! make this a sticky, refer any new posts to it and delete them!

you need to speak french or german though!
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Old 28.09.2010, 09:06
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Re: Job Calculator in Switzerland

Ah - Mod sighs deeply.
I made it a Sticky yesterday - temporarily at least.
I'm for ever giving folk links to stickies and outside links, but if 'helpful' EFers give detailed information each time (even if it's wrong!!), the person making the request is NEVER going to bother to look things up. And as the info given only applies to this particular case, the next person who comes along with a similar, but not quite identical request, asks again.
Ah - Mod sighs deeply again.
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The ultimate salary thread

We get quite a lot of threads on EF asking if a certain salary is reasonable for a certain post, or how much a person can expect with X qualification for Y job.

To make all this easier, I suggest making an ultimate salary thread that works like this:

-we describe a certain qualification, a certain position if possible, and the type of company (without naming them!) and approximate salaries that we know of /have heard of

I can start with a few:

-Chemical Engineering graduate (Masters) from one of the two polytechnic schools: you can expect to start at around 80k CHF a year, from what I've been told. Typical employers could be in pharma, chemical products, oil refining or perfumes/aromes. The cantons of Basel and Valais in particular have quite a few employers.

-Engineering internships (graduate students): One of the polytechnic schools suggests 800.- a month as a reasonable sum, although I have known of people who have earned up to 3k a month.

-Chemical Engineering PHD, big pharma: I was told at a job fair that salaries started at around 90k CHF a year.
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Re: The ultimate salary thread

Administration with bachelors
5k
Hospitality with 2 degrees 5-6k (can be less depending where you start)
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Old 08.10.2010, 18:04
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IMCR @ ETH Postdoc - 80k, PhD student - at half rate.
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Old 09.10.2010, 08:27
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Re: The ultimate salary thread

Bachelors, Elect. Engineering, lots of experience, 117K plus bonus.
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Early Childhood teachers - 60K maybe.
Primary School 80K plus...
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Re: Swiss Salary - Personal Wages Calculator

Hi,
I am coming to Basel on coming March for study . I am looking for idea about part time Job there. Can anyone suggest me on this please ?
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Re: Swiss Salary - Personal Wages Calculator

I do wonder how many people get caught out- attracted by what seems a large salary, but not realising that the cost of living, accomodation, health care, etc, will more than wipe off any salary increase and actually leave them much worse off.
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Old 10.10.2010, 11:43
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Re: Swiss Salary - Personal Wages Calculator

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This is so true, 5k in switzerland is equal to 2.5 k in the US in terms of living.

I used to have equivalent to $ 2.5 k to 3.5 k working in in various locations and could easily afford very nice life style, in Switzerland i make more than double that and hardly can finish the month, living in a single bedroom apt and hanging out much less.

If some people care about decent lifestyle and savings, don't think the high swiss salary will cover that unless you cross the 8k to 10k a month, any thing less is just to have basic living.
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It was not the case for us (the 30% salary increase and lifestyle possibilities are more exciting than a $500,000 mortgage to buy a shack in Sydney...but then again, when we left interest rates were heading for 9% and now our friends are paying 5%...in their case, the crash was positive, as long as they manage to keep their jobs...
 

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