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Stretching from the Jura mountains to the Alps and Lake Geneva, the Canton of Vaud is the largest canton in French-speaking Switzerland. There are many job opportunities in Lausanne (capital of the canton and Olympic capital), but also in other cities such as Yverdon-les-Bains, Montreux, Morges, Nyon or Vevey. The median salary in the Canton of Vaud is 74 018 CHF, based on 26 703 salary indications of jobup.ch users.
The sectors that pay the best in the Canton of Vaud are Small and medium-sized industries, Clothing / Textiles and Plant / Machine / Metal construction. The cost of living is rather high, especially along the Lake Geneva arc and in the big cities, but life is more affordable in the other regions. Numerous national and even international sporting and cultural events punctuate life in the canton throughout the year: Athletissima in Lausanne, Montreux Jazz and Christmas market in Montreux, Paléo Festival in Nyon.