LAW SALARY IN SWITZERLAND

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Average gross salary for Law GROSS SALARY
CHF 126,060
Average gorss salary (USD) for Law GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 131,422
Average net salary for Law NET SALARY
CHF 96,703
The most typical salary for Law MOST TYPICAL GROSS
CHF 93,600
  Updated: 22 Aug 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 23%
  Salary entries: 33

Law Earnings in Switzerland

Average salary for Law in Switzerland is CHF 126,060.

Average take home earning is CHF 96,703 (Net).

The most typical salary is CHF 93,600 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
6 % CHF 200,000
12 % CHF 192,500
24 % CHF 182,250
52 % CHF 120,000
82 % CHF 93,600
91 % CHF 60,000
97 % CHF 32,500
Career Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Lawyer CHF 121,750 US$ 126,584 16
Corporate Counsel Lawyer CHF 165,250 US$ 173,192 08
Paralegal Manager CHF 133,333 US$ 137,805 03
Judge CHF 150,000 US$ 151,298 01
Public Interest Lawyer CHF 75,000 US$ 75,649 01
City Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Geneva CHF 130,181 US$ 134,738 11
Zurich CHF 129,625 US$ 138,017 08
Lausanne CHF 117,250 US$ 123,701 04
Basel CHF 153,333 US$ 159,945 03
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  SALARY BY LEVEL   LAW   SWITZERLAND

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 254,915 CHF 250,000
01
205K US$ 201,744 CHF 200,000
01
195K US$ 197,555 CHF 192,500
02
185K US$ 192,238 CHF 182,250
04
175K US$ 173,903 CHF 170,000
02
155K US$ 159,470 CHF 151,750
04
135K US$ 140,184 CHF 132,500
02
125K US$ 125,952 CHF 120,000
01
115K US$ 116,887 CHF 110,000
02
105K US$ 107,477 CHF 101,666
03
95K US$ 96,602 CHF 93,600
05
75K US$ 76,647 CHF 72,500
02
65K US$ 64,777 CHF 60,000
01
35K US$ 32,946 CHF 32,500
02
Less US$ 1,026 CHF 1,000
01

  SALARY BY GENDER   LAW   SWITZERLAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 130,793 CHF 125,578 19
Women US$ 134,780 CHF 129,500 12
N/A US$ 117,253 CHF 110,000 02

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   LAW   SWITZERLAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 159,366 CHF 152,333 09
Masters Degree US$ 133,108 CHF 127,888 18
Bachelors Degree US$ 84,451 CHF 81,166 06

Law workers holding Doctorate Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in Switzerland. With an earned Doctorate Degree, they grosses CHF 152,333. While Law workers with Bachelors Degree education earn the least, with an average gross income of CHF 81,166. This is 88.71% lower of what Doctorate Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   LAW   SWITZERLAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 128,052 CHF 122,000 07
16-20 Years US$ 182,842 CHF 176,750 04
12-16 Years US$ 179,770 CHF 171,666 03
8-12 Years US$ 161,663 CHF 153,750 04
4-8 Years US$ 116,422 CHF 112,571 07
2-4 Years US$ 95,679 CHF 94,000 02
1-2 Years US$ 93,800 CHF 90,666 03
0-1 Year US$ 78,511 CHF 73,666 03

Law workers in Switzerland with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 16-20 Years of experience earn a gross average of CHF 176,750 compared to CHF 73,666 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 16-20 Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 132.89%.


  SALARY BY AGE   LAW   SWITZERLAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
57-62 US$ 50,040 CHF 47,500 02
51-56 US$ 254,915 CHF 250,000 01
45-50 US$ 162,803 CHF 156,750 08
39-44 US$ 169,873 CHF 159,000 03
33-38 US$ 153,042 CHF 146,571 07
27-32 US$ 97,072 CHF 94,571 07
22-26 US$ 61,529 CHF 58,666 03
N/A US$ 117,253 CHF 110,000 02
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  SALARY BY CAREER   LAW   SWITZERLAND

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Corporate Counsel Lawyer US$ 173,192 CHF 165,250 08
2. Judge US$ 151,298 CHF 150,000 01
3. Paralegal Manager US$ 137,805 CHF 133,333 03
4. Lawyer US$ 126,584 CHF 121,750 16
5. Public Interest Lawyer US$ 75,649 CHF 75,000 01
6. Other Law Career US$ 71,422 CHF 66,250 04

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In Switzerland economy, Corporate Counsel Lawyer is on the top list of highest earners, earning an average gross salary of CHF 165,250. Judge and Paralegal Manager follow, earning CHF 150,000 and CHF 133,333, respectively. Other Law Career earn a gross annual average of CHF 66,250, while Public Interest Lawyer earn CHF 75,000. The gap between the lowest and the highest paid careers is 142.49%.


  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   LAW   SWITZERLAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 148,230 CHF 142,166 24
Contract US$ 108,126 CHF 103,833 06
Self Employed US$ 43,557 CHF 41,666 03
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  SALARY BY CITY   LAW   SWITZERLAND

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Basel Law in Basel US$ 159,945 CHF 153,333 03
2. Geneva Law in Geneva US$ 134,738 CHF 130,181 11
3. Zurich Law in Zurich US$ 138,017 CHF 129,625 08
4. Lausanne Law in Lausanne US$ 123,701 CHF 117,250 04

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    LAW

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Switzerland Switzerland US$ 131,422 CHF 126,060 33
2. France France Law in France US$ 102,595 EUR 82,871 19
3. United Kingdom United Kingdom Law in United Kingdom US$ 94,287 GBP 62,755 77
4. United States United States Law US$ 93,863 US$ 93,863 469
5. Canada Canada Law in Canada US$ 91,504 CA$ 99,303 91
6. Germany Germany Law in Germany US$ 85,958 EUR 68,311 17
7. Australia Australia Law in Australia US$ 85,244 AU$ 99,620 50
8. Finland Finland Law in Finland US$ 81,089 EUR 66,153 13
9. Norway Norway Law in Norway US$ 72,541 NOK 561,342 08
10. Mexico Mexico Law in Mexico US$ 68,679 MXN 1,125,492 08

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(15/15)  PARTNER


 Posted: 22 Aug 2020

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "IP, high stakes negotiation, business development, advocacy."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 30,000
US$ 30,590


(14/15)  DIRECTOR OF PATENTS


 Posted: 20 Aug 2020

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Bioengineering Patent litigation."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 250,000
US$ 254,915


(13/15)  SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL


 Posted: 13 Aug 2020

Doctorate Degree, 4-8 years: "Not available/not willing to share."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 170,000
US$ 173,342


(12/15)  LAWYER


 Posted: 04 Mar 2020

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "M&A, Tax, Corporate law."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 92,000
US$ 93,809


(11/15)  CONTRACT WRITER


 Posted: 03 Jul 2019

Masters Degree, 0-1 year: "Writing contracts."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 1,000
US$ 1,026


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(10/15)  CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL


 Posted: 06 Feb 2019

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "Chief Legal Counsel and Executive member."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 190,000
US$ 194,990


(9/15)  TAX AND LEGAL CONSULTANT


 Posted: 15 Jan 2019

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Tax and Legal consulting services."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 98,000
US$ 100,574


(8/15)  SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL


 Posted: 06 Dec 2018

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Advise to top management; Private Equity; Corporate Governance; Business Law."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 180,000
US$ 184,727


(7/15)  PATENT ATTORNEY


 Posted: 09 Jun 2018

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Working with various internal business functions to ensure patent/design rights are proactively captured; identifying potential 3rd party rights and ensuring company is able to proceed further in terms of purchase, supply and launch. ? Working with a network of local patent counsels to drive prosecution of the patent and design portfolio. ? Working with Japan Tobacco's relevant Patent and Legal teams to ensure information flows to and from Tokyo on key projects, with particular focus on R&D. ? Provide education within JTI to increase patent and design knowledge and awareness. To include on-site training to identified stakeholders and by participating in the drafting of guidelines to explain the processes related to patents. ? Maintain specialized knowledge of Intellectual Property Law worldwide by means of legal seminars and self-education. ? Monitoring tobacco industry third party rights through a commercial patent database such as Questel Orbit, Patbase or equivalents and by analysing watch reports, which are circulated within the company. ? Manage various tasks and projects as they arise and upon Line Manager’s request."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 110,000
US$ 112,889


(6/15)  HEAD OF LEGAL SERVICES


 Posted: 22 Mar 2018

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Managing legal services."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 170,000
US$ 174,465


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(5/15)  LEGAL DIRECTOR


 Posted: 19 Feb 2018

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "Legal counsel for 8 years and compliance manager for 2 years."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 195,000
US$ 200,121


(4/15)  LAWYER


 Posted: 11 Feb 2018

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Graduate seior lawyer on track for partner."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 180,000
US$ 184,727


(3/15)  SENIOR ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 27 Sep 2017

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Arbitration lawyer. Not Swiss qualified. Working mainly in sports arbitration."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 135,000
US$ 136,168


(2/15)  CLERK


 Posted: 28 Aug 2017

Masters Degree, 1-2 years: "Law Clerk working at a Federal Court."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 97,000
US$ 97,839


(1/15)  JUDGE


 Posted: 23 Aug 2017

Doctorate Degree, 4-8 years: "Civil Law, Divorce, Family Law, Trial, court hearing."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 150,000
US$ 151,298


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