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Information Technology Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Malaysia?

7,660 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Information Technology in Malaysia typically earns around 7,660 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Information Technology jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Applications Systems Specialist5,933 MYR
AS400 Programmer4,330 MYR
Business Analyst6,483 MYR
Business Process Consultant5,850 MYR
Business Systems Analyst7,500 MYR
C# Developer5,493 MYR
Chief Information Technology Officer17,400 MYR
Computer Technician3,500 MYR
Consultant7,763 MYR
CRM Application Administrator7,200 MYR
Data Analyst5,583 MYR
Data Architect13,000 MYR
Data Security Manager8,000 MYR
Data Warehousing Manager22,000 MYR
Database Administration Manager16,050 MYR
Database Administrator8,900 MYR
Database Developer7,000 MYR
Developer / Programmer (General)5,074 MYR
Development Manager14,746 MYR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager2,500 MYR
E-Commerce Sales Manager4,000 MYR
Enterprise Architecture Manager16,000 MYR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect18,000 MYR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager9,500 MYR
ERP / CRM - Technical Consultant9,567 MYR
ERP Project Manager19,000 MYR
Financial Systems Manager26,500 MYR
Flash Developer5,200 MYR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer5,500 MYR
Graphics Web Designer5,000 MYR
Help Desk Support3,753 MYR
Help Desk Support Assistant2,400 MYR
Information Services Consultant7,000 MYR
IT Administrator2,000 MYR
IT Director18,000 MYR
IT Manager10,368 MYR
IT Operations Manager5,050 MYR
IT Product Manager25,000 MYR
IT Support3,528 MYR
Java Developer7,248 MYR
Mobile Developer4,833 MYR
Multimedia Services Manager15,000 MYR
Network Administrator3,500 MYR
Network Analyst10,000 MYR
Network Engineer5,492 MYR
Network Specialist2,300 MYR
PHP Developer3,971 MYR
Project Coordinator5,605 MYR
Project Leader13,457 MYR
Project Manager11,249 MYR
Quality Assurance Manager10,000 MYR
Quality Specialist5,725 MYR
Sales Support Manager7,500 MYR
SAP Consultant7,500 MYR
Security Administrator2,500 MYR
Security Analyst3,775 MYR
Security Manager5,000 MYR
Security Specialist15,000 MYR
Senior Application Consultant10,100 MYR
Senior Business Analyst7,000 MYR
Senior Oracle Developer6,967 MYR
Senior Software Engineer4,733 MYR
Service Delivery Manager14,833 MYR
Sharepoint Developer9,000 MYR
Software Architect9,828 MYR
Software Engineer5,311 MYR
Software Sales5,278 MYR
Software Support Engineer5,749 MYR
Solutions Architect18,000 MYR
System Administrator5,992 MYR
Systems Analyst7,602 MYR
Systems Architect9,750 MYR
Systems Consultant11,300 MYR
Technical Consultant7,167 MYR
Technical Manager11,100 MYR
Technical Sales5,800 MYR
Tester5,033 MYR
Training Analyst3,000 MYR
UNIX Administrator7,150 MYR
VB Developer13,000 MYR
VB.NET Developer3,481 MYR
Web Designer4,080 MYR
Web Developer3,250 MYR
Web Editor2,000 MYR
Windows System Administrator4,933 MYR

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
4,000 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
6,000 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
9,000 MYR
or less
1,200 MYR
6,000 MYR
80,000 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Information Technology salaries in Malaysia range between 1,200 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 80,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,000 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 6,000 MYR while the other half are earning more than 6,000 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 values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 4,000 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,000 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 9,000 MYR while 25% are earning more than 9,000 MYR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of 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 and there is plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Information Technology Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

How do Information Technology salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2016    =  
7,134 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
7,334 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
7,466 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
7,660 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Information Technology salaries in Malaysia are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

39 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Information Technology is 39 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 39 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 they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison of Information Technology Jobs in Malaysia

7,660 MYR
7,347 MYR
Average Salary
Information Technology
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Malaysia salaries for Information Technology and All Jobs and we found that Information Technology salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ipoh7,000 MYR
Johor Bahru3,333 MYR
Kuala Lumpur8,224 MYR
Kuching2,333 MYR
Petaling Jaya6,881 MYR
Shah Alam4,744 MYR
Subang Jaya5,473 MYR
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