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Compensation and Insurance


Salaries are based on the salary system of the Canton of Zurich for public-law employment. Individual salaries are determined according to the role and the employee’s experience and qualifications. There are fixed salary classification guidelines for academic positions and teaching appointments.

Salary System of the Canton of Zurich (in German)
Guidelines for the Classification of Academic Positions at UZH (PDF, 215 KB)
Remuneration Rates for Teaching Appointments at UZH (PDF, 31 KB)


Equal Pay Analysis at the University of Zurich

The equal pay analysis at the University of Zurich is repeated on a regular basis. Please find the details of the current analysis here:

UZH Equal Pay Analysis 2023


Our employees are insured with the pension fund of the Canton of Zurich (BVK). Junior academics, student assistants, and resident and attending physicians are insured with the Verband Schweizerischer Assistenz- und Oberärztinnen und -ärzte (VSAO) pension fund.

Pension Fund of the Canton of Zurich (BVK) (in German)
VSAO Pension Fund (in German)