Lawyer Salary in Switzerland

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Average gross salary for Lawyer GROSS SALARY
CHF 130,428
Average gorss salary (USD) for Lawyer GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 135,782
Average net salary for Lawyer NET SALARY
CHF 99,586
The most typical salary for Lawyer MOST TYPICAL GROSS
CHF 152,333
  Updated: 03 Jul 2019   Diff. gross vs. net: 23%
  Salary entries: 14

Lawyer Earnings in Switzerland

Average salary for Lawyer in Switzerland is CHF 130,428 (Gross). All data are based on our survey (14 individual salary entries). Average take home earning is CHF 99,586 (Net). The most typical salary is CHF 152,333 (Gross).

Earning percentages

Percentage of people earn this salary or more
7 % CHF 190,000
21 % CHF 180,000
29 % CHF 170,000
50 % CHF 152,333
93 % CHF 94,000
100 % CHF 1,000

Earning by cities

City Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Geneva CHF 132,000 US$ 137,989 05
Zurich CHF 129,600 US$ 135,425 05

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Salary entries from individual employees for Lawyer in Switzerland

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CONTRACT WRITER


 Posted: 03 Jul 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

LAWYER


 Posted: 17 Aug 2016

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Legal advice, compliance,drafting, negotiation."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 150,000
US$ 151,308

LAWYER


 Posted: 25 Mar 2016

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Legal Counsel at NGO lobbying the UN."
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 105,000
US$ 105,916

LAWYER


 Posted: 11 Dec 2013

Masters Degree education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
CHF 91,000
US$ 100,005

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  SALARY BY LEVEL   LAWYER   SWITZERLAND

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
195K US$ 194,990 CHF 190,000
01
185K US$ 184,727 CHF 180,000
02
175K US$ 174,465 CHF 170,000
01
155K US$ 162,194 CHF 152,333
03
135K US$ 136,168 CHF 135,000
01
125K US$ 125,952 CHF 120,000
01
105K US$ 107,235 CHF 102,500
02
95K US$ 98,922 CHF 94,000
02
Less US$ 1,026 CHF 1,000
01

  SALARY BY GENDER   LAWYER   SWITZERLAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 157,802 CHF 151,166 06
Women US$ 119,939 CHF 116,500 06
N/A US$ 117,253 CHF 110,000 02

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   LAWYER   SWITZERLAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 177,579 CHF 168,500 02
Masters Degree US$ 130,898 CHF 125,818 11
Bachelors Degree US$ 105,916 CHF 105,000 01

Lawyer workers holding Doctorate Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in Switzerland. With an earned Doctorate Degree, they grosses CHF 168,500. While Lawyer workers with Bachelors Degree education earn the least, with an average gross income of CHF 105,000. This is 67.66% lower of what Doctorate Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   LAWYER   SWITZERLAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 184,727 CHF 180,000 01
16-20 Years US$ 176,541 CHF 169,000 03
12-16 Years US$ 194,990 CHF 190,000 01
8-12 Years US$ 150,773 CHF 145,000 03
4-8 Years US$ 100,005 CHF 91,000 01
1-2 Years US$ 101,878 CHF 101,000 02
0-1 Year US$ 78,511 CHF 73,666 03

Lawyer workers in Switzerland with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 12-16 Years of experience earn a gross average of CHF 190,000 compared to CHF 73,666 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 12-16 Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 148.36%.


  SALARY BY AGE   LAWYER   SWITZERLAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
45-50 US$ 181,306 CHF 176,666 03
39-44 US$ 182,710 CHF 173,500 02
33-38 US$ 138,081 CHF 131,500 04
27-32 US$ 97,839 CHF 97,000 01
22-26 US$ 53,471 CHF 53,000 02
N/A US$ 117,253 CHF 110,000 02
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  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   LAWYER   SWITZERLAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 138,035 CHF 132,545 11
Contract US$ 127,524 CHF 122,666 03
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  SALARY BY CITY   LAWYER   SWITZERLAND

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Geneva Lawyer in Geneva US$ 137,989 CHF 132,000 05
2. Zurich Lawyer in Zurich US$ 135,425 CHF 129,600 05

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    LAWYER

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Switzerland Switzerland US$ 135,782 CHF 130,428 14
2. France France Lawyer in France US$ 116,742 EUR 91,777 09
3. United States United States Lawyer US$ 115,558 US$ 115,558 154
4. Canada Canada Lawyer in Canada US$ 104,746 CA$ 113,657 35
5. United Kingdom United Kingdom Lawyer in United Kingdom US$ 94,607 GBP 63,243 39
6. Australia Australia Lawyer in Australia US$ 86,386 AU$ 102,880 25
7. Finland Finland Lawyer in Finland US$ 82,176 EUR 65,683 06
8. Germany Germany Lawyer in Germany US$ 79,881 EUR 62,985 07
9. India India Lawyer in India US$ 46,834 INR 2,937,500 12
10. Italy Italy Lawyer in Italy US$ 46,686 EUR 39,983 06

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