It is not very surprising to hear that salary in Switzerland is one of the highest in the world to compensate the very high cost of living there. PhD and Postdoc are not exceptions and get paid well.
Gross salary of PhD students and Postdocs in Switzerland
The gross salary of PhD students is around 50000 Swiss Franc (CHF) per year which means around 4200 CHF per months. However, if you are not fully employed (less than 100%), your salary will be accordingly less.
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A fresh postdoc but earn way more than a PhD student in Switzerland. A fully employed postdoc (100%) annual gross salary is 95000 CHF which means around 7900 CHF per month.
Net salary of PhD students and Postdocs in Switzerland
The nest salary of an employee in Switzerland (including PhD students and Postdocs) depends on the city of residency, marital status and number of kids. If a PhD student is single and does not have any kid and lives in Zurich, his/her net salary will be around 3500 CHF per months. However a married PhD student in Zurich who has a kid whereas his life partner does not work, he will earn 4050 CHF per month. So as in Germany, your net salary differs based on your personal life conditions.
For a Postdoc the same rule as above will be applied. So, a married postdoc will take more home than a single one. For instance a single postdoc who has no kids and lives in Zurich, will get 6300 CHF per month as net salary. For a married postdoc with children and wife who does not work, the net salary would be 7050 CHF per month.
ETHZ provides a calculator for salary that you can find here.
In addition to the mentioned deduction, you can apply for some other deductions such as transport, food, and union membership (for details see the link).
- See also: Salary of PhD student and Postdoc in Germany
- See also: Salary of PhD student and Postdoc in Switzerland
- See also: Salary of PhD student and Postdoc in Sweden
- See also: The comparison of the postdoc salary in different countries.
- See also: The comparison of PhD salary in different countries.
- See also: Salary of Marie-curie postdoctoral fellowship
You can also find more details about the study programs in various european countries such as admission requirements, the cost of student life, tuition fees and how to apply for a PhD programs.
- Study in Germany
- Study in Denmark
- Study in Sweden
- Study in Switzerland
- Study in Netherlands
- Study in Austria
- Study in United Kingdom (UK)
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