How much money does a person working in Malaysia make?
7,387 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Malaysia typically earns around 7,387 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Distribution of Salaries in Malaysia | All Jobs
25% of people earn
50% of people earn
75% of people earn
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
Salaries in Malaysia range between 800 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 83,333 MYR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,000 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 5,000 MYR while the other half are earning more than 5,000 MYR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph, with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of the population are earning less than 3,220 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,220 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 8,400 MYR while 25% of them are earning more than 8,400 MYR.
What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median, then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary
Salary Trend and Forecast in Malaysia
How are Malaysia salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in Malaysia over the past few years.
|Average Salary 2015|| = |
|Average Salary 2016|| +2% |
|Average Salary 2017|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +2% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Malaysia are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 2% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.
Average Hourly Wage in Malaysia | All Jobs
38 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia | All Jobs is 38 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 38 MYR for every worked hour.
Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage, the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and is considered to the be the standard.
Salary Comparison By Job Category (Average Monthly Salary)
|Job Category||Average Salary|
|Accounting and Finance||6,281 MYR|
|Administration / Reception / Secretarial||3,301 MYR|
|Advertising / Grapic Design / Event Management||5,959 MYR|
|Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense||9,766 MYR|
|Business Planning||7,018 MYR|
|Care Giving and Child Care||4,000 MYR|
|Cleaning and Housekeeping||900 MYR|
|Construction / Building / Installation||6,173 MYR|
|Courier / Delivery / Transport / Drivers||2,182 MYR|
|Customer Service and Call Center||4,101 MYR|
|Electrical and Electronics Trades||4,753 MYR|
|Executive and Management||12,909 MYR|
|Facilities / Maintenance / Repair||4,634 MYR|
|Factory and Manufacturing||6,617 MYR|
|Fashion and Apparel||11,167 MYR|
|Fitness / Hair / Beauty||1,100 MYR|
|Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering||5,227 MYR|
|Gardening / Farming / Fishing||2,500 MYR|
|Government and Defence||15,060 MYR|
|Health and Medical||7,817 MYR|
|Human Resources||6,794 MYR|
|Import and Export||2,833 MYR|
|Independent Jobs||4,583 MYR|
|Information Technology||7,780 MYR|
|Law Enforcement / Security / Fire||6,658 MYR|
|Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment||4,896 MYR|
|Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining||12,911 MYR|
|Pet Care||3,184 MYR|
|Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology||12,752 MYR|
|Public Relations||5,997 MYR|
|Publishing and Printing||5,333 MYR|
|Purchasing and Inventory||7,123 MYR|
|Quality Control and Compliance||6,192 MYR|
|Real Estate||15,181 MYR|
|Recreation and Sports||6,000 MYR|
|Sales Retail and Wholesale||5,803 MYR|
|Science and Technical Services||7,163 MYR|
|Teaching / Education||6,741 MYR|
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Salary Comparison By City (Average Monthly Salary)
|Johor Bahru||5,919 MYR|
|Kota Kinabalu||4,615 MYR|
|Kuala Lumpur||8,712 MYR|
|Petaling Jaya||5,978 MYR|
|Shah Alam||5,800 MYR|
|Subang Jaya||5,848 MYR|