postdoc salaries

postdoc salaries

  • Postdoc (postdoctoral position) gross salaries at universities are between 3’000 CHF and 8’000 CHF depending on the insitute, university, age and experience.
  • The average annual postdoc wage is approx. 85’200 CHF (glassdoor, 2019), that means 7.100 CHF/month.

Salaries in comparison

A graduated PhD who gets hired outside the university, earns on average more than a postdoc who is working at a university:

  • The annual gross salary (median) for PhDs 1 year after graduation in 2016 is: 90’000 CHF

Source: FOS /


  • Usual working time in Switzerland: 42 hours per week.
  • Holidays: Legally 4 weeks per year. Some companies give 5 weeks.