The basic salary for staff members employed under public law is defined in the cantonal salary regulations and is paid out in either 12 or 13 monthly installments depending on the type of employment. Compensation for academic staff and instructors is governed by a separate set of regulations.
Allowances and benefits may also be paid in addition to the base salary, such as:
- Child and/or education allowances
- Function-based allowances
The following may be deducted from the base salary:
- Withholding tax for foreign employees resident in the Canton of Zurich or abroad
- Voluntary top-up cover for accidents