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If you are one ian working and living there I want to ask you a question.
I'd like to get a salary reference/life cost for Switzerland.
- Two people living there.
- Only one of them have a job.
- 1 gasoline car.
- Rent a flat.
One annual salary of 100.000 CHF would be:
A) A normal salary that allows you to go on holidays out of the country twice per year.
B) A normal salary that allows you to go on holidays out of the country once per year.
C) A not so good salary, you reach the end of the month if you are careful.
D) A bad salary. You are dead by the second week of the month.
I went to Zug a few years ago to install a database.
At lunch I asked the people working there how to make a proper Käsefondue.
They all basically agreed on the ingredients, white wine, Gruyère (important), some other cheese (not important) and kirschwasser. And that's when the fight started.
Apparently, Kirschwasser is absolutely needed, or will destroy the fondue completely depending on who you ask.
I always have problems with women in my vicinity (wife, mother) that insist on "alcohol free" fondue, that must be a terrible sin in the eyes of the Swiss
I would definitively have problems with Kirchwasser too, it should be Kirschwasser !
Finally I would say:
"A) A normal *1) salary that allows you to go on holidays out of the country twice per year."
*1) Definitely above average
Btw: Sorry for the lot of modifications, I'm playing/learning with the html options
Keep in mind: Every worker (resident or from another country) has the right to wages that are customary in Switzerland. If an employer pays less wages to non-residents, he can be prosecuted. This I mention after reading your Profile, I think you are a wanted person here. Depending on your Age/Experience you can ask also for 120K and something more (Brutto)
Optimization potential (of course not so gladly seen here by someone):
You work in the north of Switzerland (Basel etc.) and live in Germany. Same in the south, working in Switzerland and living in Italy. The Problem in south is, it is much harder to find a Job in the south. And again same in the west, working e.g. in Geneva and living in France.
But then again wages in south/west are something lower than near Zurich
It does not solve my Problem, but it answers my question
I'm Swiss too, and while 0x[cantsaytherestoftheusername] has already answered many points I'd like to add my own; A Junior Software Engineer (.Net) gets after their apprenticeship a yearly salary of between ~58000 and ~70'000, depending on how well they've done in their exams.
A Software Engineer (also .Net) may get anything between 70'000 and 100'000 a year, and a Senior Software Engineer may get above 100'000.
Keep in mind that in our industry those levels are specific to every employer, so the border between Software Engineer and Senior may vary by a few grand. It also depends on the products develop - According to a recent survey, pharma pays best.
I've told you the baseline, keep in mind that any 'special' skills (HW programming skills, AI, a MIT degree) get you extra bucks.
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