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Automotive Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Automotive make in Malaysia?

5,473 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Automotive in Malaysia typically earns around 5,473 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Automotive 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
After Sales Automotive Manager8,752 MYR
Alignment Technician4,648 MYR
Auto Damage Adjuster4,357 MYR
Auto Detailer3,849 MYR
Auto Parts Manager8,037 MYR
Automotive Assembler3,942 MYR
Automotive Assembly Manager7,410 MYR
Automotive Body Repairer3,991 MYR
Automotive Branch Manager7,747 MYR
Automotive Central Planner4,792 MYR
Automotive Electrician4,213 MYR
Automotive Estimating Manager7,398 MYR
Automotive Estimator7,784 MYR
Automotive General Manager9,146 MYR
Automotive Inventory Officer4,011 MYR
Automotive Parts Supplier5,558 MYR
Automotive Project Engineer5,906 MYR
Automotive Project Manager7,415 MYR
Automotive Purchase Manager7,415 MYR
Automotive Sales6,916 MYR
Automotive Technician4,316 MYR
Automotive Test Engineer7,166 MYR
Automotive Warranty Administrator5,597 MYR
Automotive Warranty Clerk4,553 MYR
Car Parts and Accessories Fitter3,868 MYR
Damage Appraiser6,165 MYR
Diesel Engine Specialist4,726 MYR
Job Card Opener3,389 MYR
Lube Technician3,619 MYR
Master File Maintenance4,694 MYR
Materials Planner6,230 MYR
Mechanic4,233 MYR
Motor Vehicle Inspector5,976 MYR
Service Advisor6,100 MYR
Service Manager7,784 MYR
Stock Controller5,140 MYR
Technical Advisor5,725 MYR
Tire Retreader4,408 MYR
Used Car Manager8,003 MYR
Vehicle Body Maker4,376 MYR
Vehicle Examiner5,035 MYR
Vehicle Painter4,174 MYR
Vehicle Trimmer4,598 MYR
Welder3,728 MYR

Automotive Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Automotive

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Automotive salaries in Malaysia range between 3,389 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 8,714 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,419 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Automotive are earning less than 5,419 MYR while the other half are earning more than 5,419 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 Automotive are earning less than 3,964 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,964 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Automotive are earning less than 6,925 MYR while 25% are earning more than 6,925 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

Automotive Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Automotive
Average Salary 2016    =  
4,994 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
5,179 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
5,293 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
5,473 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Automotive 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.

Automotive Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

32 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Automotive is 32 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 32 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.

Automotive VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Automotive and Automotive monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Automotive and All Jobs and we found that Automotive salaries are 30% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang4,979 MYR
Ipoh5,851 MYR
Johor Bahru5,514 MYR
Klang5,077 MYR
Kota Kinabalu5,434 MYR
Kuala Lumpur5,928 MYR
Kuching5,315 MYR
Petaling Jaya5,766 MYR
Shah Alam5,646 MYR
Subang Jaya5,179 MYR
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