Working in Switzerland: The Pros and Cons

If you have just arrived in Switzerland or are planning to move there, here’s a list of the pros and cons of working in this Alpine country.

Pro: High salaries

The Swiss rejected the idea of a federal minimum wage in 2014. Several cantons have mulled it over since and Neuchâtel will likely to be the first canton to introduce it (at 20 francs an hour).

Salaries are generally high though. In 2016, Switzerland’s average wage was, the third highest of OECD countries after Luxembourg and the USA at $60,124.

In this country, high salaries are necessary though because Switzerland is one of the most expensive places to live in Europe.

Con: Gender pay gap 

Men are very likely to earn...

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