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Basel-Stadt is the smallest and most densely populated canton in Switzerland. Wages in Basel-Stadt are among the highest in Switzerland, with a median of CHF 78 000. This value is based on 11 274 salary data submitted to our free salary comparison tool. Although the canton is called "Basel-Stadt", there are actually three cities in this region: Basel, Bettingen and Riehen.
Salaries in Basel are very attractive, but some sectors pay better than others. The Retail business sector pays the best, followed by Clothing / Textiles and Plant / Machine / Metal construction. Basel is a cosmopolitan urban centre, and with more than 30 museums, it has a very wide cultural offer. Access to France and Germany is quick and easy, and the Basel-Mulhouse airport opens the doors to Europe.