A person working as a Psychiatrist in Malaysia typically earns around 16,600 MYR per month. Salaries range from 8,810 MYR (lowest) to 25,300 MYR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Psychiatrist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Psychiatrist salaries in Malaysia range from 8,810 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 25,300 MYR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 15,600 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Psychiatrist(s) are earning less than 15,600 MYR while the other half are earning more than 15,600 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 Psychiatrist(s) are earning less than 11,000 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 11,000 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Psychiatrist(s) are earning less than 19,200 MYR while 25% are earning more than 19,200 MYR.
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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Psychiatrist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Psychiatrist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 10,100 MYR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,400 MYR per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 17,600 MYR per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Psychiatrist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 20,600 MYR per month, 17% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 22,600 MYR per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 24,000 MYR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Psychiatrist employees in Malaysia earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
Psychiatrist(s) in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 14% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Malaysia for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
A Psychiatrist is considered to be a high bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
20% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 80% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Psychiatrist is 7% more than that of Doctor / Physician. Also, Doctor / Physician salaries are 57% more than those of Health and Medical.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Advanced Nutrition Aide||9,500 MYR||-43%|
|Advanced Practice Provider||9,270 MYR||-44%|
|Behavioral Health Specialist||7,500 MYR||-55%|
|Clinical Psychologist||20,000 MYR||+20%|
|Correctional Treatment Specialist||13,000 MYR||-22%|
|Counseling Psychologist||16,300 MYR||-2%|
|Emergency Department Physician||15,000 MYR||-10%|
|Exercise Physiologist||16,300 MYR||-2%|
|Forensic Pathologist||17,700 MYR||+6%|
|General Medical Practitioner||13,300 MYR||-20%|
|Genetic Counselor||10,600 MYR||-36%|
|Invasive Cardiologist||26,100 MYR||+57%|
|Mental Health Therapst||11,400 MYR||-31%|
|Naturopathic Physician||20,000 MYR||+20%|
|Neurophysiology Technologist||5,570 MYR||-66%|
|Nuclear Medicine Physician||16,800 MYR||+1%|
|Obstetrician / Gynecologist||17,800 MYR||+7%|
|Occupational Health Safety Specialist||9,580 MYR||-42%|
|Physical Therapist||10,400 MYR||-37%|
|Physical Therapy Director||12,400 MYR||-25%|
|Physician - Anesthesiology||23,800 MYR||+43%|
|Physician - Cardiology||23,800 MYR||+43%|
|Physician - CCU||13,900 MYR||-16%|
|Physician - Dermatology||20,200 MYR||+22%|
|Physician - Emergency Room||15,600 MYR||-6%|
|Physician - Endocrinology||18,600 MYR||+12%|
|Physician - Family Practice||13,300 MYR||-20%|
|Physician - Gastroenterology||18,600 MYR||+12%|
|Physician - Generalist||13,900 MYR||-16%|
|Physician - Geriatrics||12,400 MYR||-25%|
|Physician - Hematology / Oncology||17,900 MYR||+8%|
|Physician - Immunology / Allergy||19,600 MYR||+18%|
|Physician - Infectious Disease||17,300 MYR||+4%|
|Physician - Internal Medicine||21,700 MYR||+31%|
|Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine||16,200 MYR||-3%|
|Physician - Nephrology||20,400 MYR||+23%|
|Physician - Neurology||21,000 MYR||+26%|
|Physician - Nuclear Medicine||16,600 MYR||-0%|
|Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology||18,100 MYR||+9%|
|Physician - Occupational Medicine||14,500 MYR||-13%|
|Physician - Ophthalmology||12,700 MYR||-24%|
|Physician - Otolaryngology||12,300 MYR||-26%|
|Physician - Pain Medicine||11,800 MYR||-29%|
|Physician - Pathology||15,400 MYR||-7%|
|Physician - Pediatric Cardiology||17,800 MYR||+7%|
|Physician - Pediatric Neonatology||17,500 MYR||+5%|
|Physician - Pediatrics||16,300 MYR||-2%|
|Physician - Physiatry||16,600 MYR||-0%|
|Physician - Podiatry||15,700 MYR||-6%|
|Physician - Pulmonary Medicine||12,800 MYR||-23%|
|Physician - Radiation Therapy||19,500 MYR||+17%|
|Physician - Radiology||20,100 MYR||+21%|
|Physician - Rheumatology||18,300 MYR||+10%|
|Physician - Sports Medicine||18,600 MYR||+12%|
|Physician - Urology||22,500 MYR||+35%|
|Physician Assistant||10,800 MYR||-35%|
|Preventive Medicine Physician||15,400 MYR||-7%|
|Registered Respiratory Therapist||10,900 MYR||-34%|
|Skin Care Specialist||9,500 MYR||-43%|
|Vision Rehabilitation Therapist||10,400 MYR||-37%|
|Johor Bahru||17,300 MYR|
|Kota Kinabalu||17,000 MYR|
|Kuala Lumpur||18,300 MYR|
|Petaling Jaya||18,700 MYR|
|Shah Alam||18,700 MYR|
|Subang Jaya||16,600 MYR|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Malaysia earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.