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Switzerland - Salaries
In terms of disposable income, Switzerland was placed second only to the USA, using household income and expenditure figures dating from 2004/05. The UK was in 4th place in the comparison. An average gross salary would be in the region of CHF 6,000 a month, but up to CHF 9,000 in the financial sector. Single people and dual-income married couples without children are the most heavily taxed, while single parents and single-income married couples with children enjoy a much lower tax rate.
For those needing to convert a portion of a Swiss salary to your home currency, bear in mind that the currently strong Swiss franc, compared with the weak currency of many expat countries, will be advantageous. However, as with all currency exchange, this is subject to fluctuation.
In summer 2011 a selection of the positions for which expat candidates were being sought offered the following salaries:
Master Data Clerk CHF 50,000 to 75,000
Advertising Sales Executive CHF 70,000 to 90,000
Bilingual Customer Service CHF 70,000 to 90,000
Bilingual Legal Secretary CHF 70,000 to 90,000
Bilingual Marketing Director CHF 90,000 to 110,000
Senior J2EE Developer CHF 110,000
SAP Analyst CHF 110,000 to 115,000
FX Buisness Analyst CHF 110,000 to 150,000
Enterprise Architect CHF 120,000 to 125,000
Senior SAP Consultant CHF 120,000 to 140,000
Clinical Project Manager CHF 120,000 to 170,000
Capital Markets Banking Consultant CHF 165,000 to 195,000
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