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The median wages in the Canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden are at the level of the national average, around CHF 71,495. This median was calculated from 1,119 salary entries of the users of jobup.ch. The main cities are Herisau and Trogen. As the canton is mountainous and has no large cities, there are only a few large companies, but the many small and medium-sized companies offer many job opportunities.
In Appenzell Ausserrhoden, the best paid business sectors are the Leisure / Culture / Sports sector, the Small and medium-sized industries sector and the Waste management / Recycling / Environmental technology sector. Life in this canton is peaceful and pleasant: the region between Lake Constance and the Säntis offers many leisure, cultural and sporting opportunities. New inhabitants are welcomed and easily find their place in the community, in villages where everyone knows each other.