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Minimum wages in the domestic services sector (01.2018)

CTT J 1 50 .03, Art. 10 Wages (Art. 322, 323, 323b and 360a CO) The minimum gross wages, full time, are as follows: (45 hours of work per week)

Qualified gardener with a CFC — Federal VET (Vocational Education and Training) Diploma — or equivalent qualification or experience 4’889 CHF
Qualified employee with a CFC or, for the following professions, equivalent qualification or five years of experience:

Cooks and chauffeurs
Butlers and housekeepers
4’509 CHF
Qualified employee with an AFP — Federal VET (Vocational Education and Training) Certificate 4’095 CHF
Qualified employee with another qualification 4’077 CHF
Unqualified employee with at least four years of relevant professional experience 4’077 CHF
Unqualified employee 3’801 CHF

Minimum wages, part time

Minimum hourly wage without qualifications
Vacations not included Vacations included (4 weeks/8.33%) Vacations included (5 weeks/10.64%)
Gross Wages CHF 19.50 CHF 21.12 CHF 21.57
Net wages less than 8 hours/week CHF 18.25 CHF 19.80 CHF 20.20
Net wages from 8 hours/week CHF 17.80 CHF 19.30 CHF 19.70

If vacations are included in the wages, no wages are paid during the employee's vacations. Otherwise, the wages are paid during the employee's vacations.

Minimum hourly wage without qualifications with at least four years of relevant professional experience
Vacations not included Vacations included (4 weeks/8.33%) Vacations included (5 weeks/10.64%)
Gross Wages CHF 20.91 CHF 22.65 CHF 23.14
Net wages less than 8 hours/week CHF 19.60 CHF 21.20 CHF 21.65
Net wages from 8 hours/week CHF 19.10 CHF 20.70 CHF 21.15

If vacations are included in the wages, no wages are paid during the employee's vacations. Otherwise, the wages are paid during the employee's vacations.

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