Swiss payroll for Corporations quintessentially encompasses all the key functions such as management of employee database, and also helps calculating salaries and wages, employer withholdings, bonuses, deduction, preparing pay slips etc. Likewise, it is also dependents on the variables such as the nature of employment-whether they are temporary, contractual or permanent, or whether the area company employs Swiss citizens, or from EU countries or foreign nationals.


Payroll Administration and Pension

Swiss Corporations for Corporations have established practices of hourly, daily, and weekly and monthly payment rules. All the employees are entitled for 20 days of statutory holidays as per annum and as an amount equal to 8.33% of global salary that must appear on the salary statement.

The contribution towards pension is mandatory for all employees who are employed in Swiss companies for three months or more thus swiss payroll for corporation. Pensions can be categorized under two heads, the “Risk element” and “Savings element”. While the “risk element” contributions cannot be recovered, it thereafter covers insurance for death or disability caused during work. On the other hand “Savings element” is all about the savings done that, can be recovered whenever and wherever (i) if the employee lives outside EU, (ii) leaves the Swiss Company or (iii) for he/she is buying a primary residence home.


  • All individuals who live in Switzerland and are employed there are entitled to 20 days of statutory holidays per annum.
  • An amount of 8.33% of global salary earnings representing holiday pay is shown on their pay stubs

Basis Salary

While calculating the “basis salary” of any employee the following parameters are adopted:

  • Calculation of “monthly gross salary” is done and is being multiplied either (I) daily rate by number of days worked or (ii) by hourly rate by number of hours worked
  • Next, the expatriate allowance is deducted against the social security granted by the Canton, in which the employer is based

The Employer Cost and Employee Contribution both provide an overview of necessary withholdings and contributions that are from the basis salary. Therefore the net salary is the result of the total amount after all such deductions

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