Are you interested in a career change? The AI development job pays very well.
no time? Blue News sums it up for you
- Those who are active in the field of artificial intelligence are among the highest earners in this country.
- In international comparison, Swiss salaries in this field are almost too low.
- At major Silicon Valley companies, annual salaries approaching the million mark are not uncommon.
Artificial Intelligence has been the hype of 2023. It seems like every company and every startup wants to be active in this field. No wonder there is a dire need for skilled workers here. Anyone who can prove their expertise here will be well paid.
According to a study by language learning platform Preply, there is an average salary of 107,600 francs in Swiss job offers for positions in the Artificial Intelligence category. This is much higher than the Swiss average of 76,500 francs.
Salaries of nearly millions at OpenAI
However, when negotiating salary, there may be a good opportunity to ask for more. Because Swiss AI salaries are small compared to what employees at leading AI company OpenAI earn.
According to Bloomberg, regular employees here – not managers – receive a basic salary ranging between $200,000 and $370,000. With bonuses, stock packages, etc., total compensation often reaches around $800,000.
This also partly explains why almost the entire workforce expressed solidarity with CEO Sam Altman, who was briefly fired. Among other things, the marketing of the nominally non-profit OpenAI project went too far for the board. But derailment under Altman may also have meant painful financial losses for permanent employees.
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