Full-time live –in and live-out nanny salaries range between 3500CHF – 5000CHF per month gross on average depending on experience and qualifications and number of hours worked per month (full time standard hours are 43 hours a week in Zurich for nannies – each canton varies on standard hours too). For live-in nannies, an amount of 990CHF can be deducted from their salaries for food and accommodation. Hourly rates for nannies range between 20CHF-35CHF per hour gross on average, once again depending on experience and qualifications.
On top of the gross salary, the employer has to add his/ her contributions to AHV / AVS as per below, Accident Insurance and BVG (if salary above annual threshold of 21 150CHF). The employer is also responsible for deducting the employee contributions from the monthly gross salary and paying them to the appropriate institutions.
Below is a table outlining a gross monthly salary of 4000CHF and the relevant social deductions for the AHV / AVS – this is an example based on Zurich AHV office rates. Each canton varies slightly but this will give you a general idea.
|Social Contributions||%||Basis||Amount Employee||Amount Employer||Total|
|Admin Costs AHV||5.00||412.00||20.60||20.60|
|Amount in CHF||250.00||314.60|
|Total social deductions (to be billed to employer)||564.60|
Additional, the BVG amount is dependent on age of the person and salary and is paid half by employer and half by employee. The employer is billed for total amount.
The occupational accident insurance is paid for by the employer and the non-occupational insurance is usually deducted from the employee’s salary however the employer has to organize both insurance policies.
There is a minimum salary range for domestic staff including nannies in Switzerland based on experience and qualifications – please see link
For further details on salaries for nannies and contributions etc, see blog posts under Category “Switzerland Nanny Salaries etc”
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