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Power Plant Operator Average Salary in Malaysia 2020

How much money does a Power Plant Operator make in Malaysia?


Average Monthly Salary
5,100 MYR
( 61,200 MYR yearly)

LOW
2,550
MYR
AVERAGE
5,100
MYR
HIGH
7,910
MYR

A person working as a Power Plant Operator in Malaysia typically earns around 5,100 MYR per month. Salaries range from 2,550 MYR (lowest) to 7,910 MYR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Power Plant Operator salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Power Plant Operator Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Power Plant Operator
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Power Plant Operator salaries in Malaysia range from 2,550 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 7,910 MYR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,100 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 5,100 MYR while the other half are earning more than 5,100 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 3,440 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,440 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Power Plant Operator(s) are earning less than 6,500 MYR while 25% are earning more than 6,500 MYR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Power Plant Operator Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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 Power Plant Operator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Power Plant Operator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,060 MYR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,050 MYR per month, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,420 MYR per month, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Power Plant Operator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 6,460 MYR per month, 19% 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 6,970 MYR per month, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 7,480 MYR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Power Plant Operator average salary change by experience in Malaysia

0 - 2 Years
3,060 MYR
2 - 5 Years+32%
4,050 MYR
5 - 10 Years+34%
5,420 MYR
10 - 15 Years+19%
6,460 MYR
15 - 20 Years+8%
6,970 MYR
20+ Years+7%
7,480 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Power Plant Operator Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Power Plant Operator(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Power Plant Operator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Power Plant Operator is 4,050 MYR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 5,660 MYR per month, 40% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 7,050 MYR per month, 25% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.


Power Plant Operator average salary difference by education level in Malaysia

High School
4,050 MYR
Certificate or Diploma+40%
5,660 MYR
Bachelor's Degree+25%
7,050 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Power Plant Operator Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Power Plant Operator employees in Malaysia earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
5,220 MYR
Female-5%
4,950 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malaysia for all Careers

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Power Plant Operator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Malaysia

How much are annual salary increments in Malaysia for Power Plant Operator(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Power Plant Operator

Power Plant Operator(s) in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Malaysia / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Malaysia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
4%
Energy
8%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
7%
Travel
2%
Construction
6%
Education
1%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Malaysia for the year 2019. 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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Power Plant Operator Bonus and Incentive Rates in Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Power Plant Operator
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A Power Plant Operator is considered to be a moderate 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.

46% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
54%
No Bonus
46%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Power Plant Operator Average Hourly Wage in Malaysia


29 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia is 29 MYR. This means that the average Power Plant Operator in Malaysia earns approximately 29 MYR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Power Plant Operator VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Power Plant Operator and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Malaysia
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The average salary for Power Plant Operator is 14% less than that of Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining. Also, Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries are 10% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Yard Manager5,840 MYR+15%
Associate Analyst6,670 MYR+31%
Associate Landman2,800 MYR-45%
Auxiliary Equipment Operator2,400 MYR-53%
Biomass Plant Technician2,970 MYR-42%
Biomass Power Plant Manager8,770 MYR+72%
Chemical Plant Operator4,850 MYR-5%
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer6,460 MYR+27%
Completions Engineer5,770 MYR+13%
Cost Controller4,410 MYR-14%
Crude Oil Marketing Representative6,520 MYR+28%
Dispatcher2,700 MYR-47%
Distribution Manager8,760 MYR+72%
Dragline Operator2,930 MYR-43%
Driller Offsider2,200 MYR-57%
Dump Truck Driver2,330 MYR-54%
Electric and Gas Operations Manager14,000 MYR+170%
Energy Advisor9,210 MYR+81%
Energy Analyst8,790 MYR+72%
Energy Auditor7,970 MYR+56%
Energy Dispatch Director10,900 MYR+110%
Energy Technical Assistant3,950 MYR-23%
Energy Technical Manager7,430 MYR+46%
Energy Technical Trainer5,460 MYR+7%
Exploration Manager10,300 MYR+100%
Field Safety Auditor6,780 MYR+33%
Fluids Engineer6,090 MYR+19%
Fuel Cell Engineer6,180 MYR+21%
Fuel Cell Technician3,040 MYR-40%
Fuels Handler2,820 MYR-45%
Gas Compressor Operator2,590 MYR-49%
Gas Distribution Plant Operator4,950 MYR-3%
Gas Supply Manager9,490 MYR+86%
Geologist10,500 MYR+110%
Geophysicist11,500 MYR+130%
Geothermal Production Manager9,980 MYR+96%
Geothermal Technician4,210 MYR-17%
HSE Engineer6,040 MYR+18%
HSE Officer3,790 MYR-26%
HSEQ Administrator4,220 MYR-17%
Inspector5,420 MYR+6%
Instructor5,150 MYR+1%
Instrument Designer4,990 MYR-2%
Lead Technical Field Advisor8,080 MYR+58%
Logistics and Tool Coordinator5,140 MYR+1%
Maintenance Engineer6,130 MYR+20%
Maintenance Superintendent5,670 MYR+11%
Material Controller3,980 MYR-22%
Mine Engineer5,800 MYR+14%
Mine Surveyor6,820 MYR+34%
Mining Project Administrator5,620 MYR+10%
Mining Project Assistant4,430 MYR-13%
Mining Project Controls Consultant6,530 MYR+28%
Mining Project Coordinator5,620 MYR+10%
Mining Project Engineer5,680 MYR+11%
Mining Project Manager7,440 MYR+46%
Mining Site Manager8,260 MYR+62%
Mining Team Leader6,440 MYR+26%
NDT Technician3,710 MYR-27%
Oil Service Unit Operator3,260 MYR-36%
Oil Trader7,760 MYR+52%
Oilwell Pumper2,320 MYR-55%
Petroleum Engineer 7,180 MYR+41%
Petroleum Geologist11,400 MYR+120%
Petroleum Pump System Operator3,300 MYR-35%
Pipeline Technician2,280 MYR-55%
Power Coordinator3,610 MYR-29%
Power Plant Operations Manager12,000 MYR+140%
Power Plant Operator5,100 MYR=
Radio Operator2,700 MYR-47%
Reliability Engineer6,120 MYR+20%
Reservoir Engineer5,610 MYR+10%
Risk Analyst7,350 MYR+44%
Roughneck6,250 MYR+23%
Scaffolder3,880 MYR-24%
Shutdown Engineer4,950 MYR-3%
Solar Energy Installation Manager8,640 MYR+69%
Solar Energy Systems Engineer6,270 MYR+23%
Solar Photovoltaic Installer4,080 MYR-20%
Solar Thermal Technician3,610 MYR-29%
Supply Operations Manager10,400 MYR+100%
Sustainability Specialist9,510 MYR+86%
System Development Advisor6,720 MYR+32%
Tanker Truck Driver2,450 MYR-52%
Utility Operator3,270 MYR-36%
Wind Energy Project Manager8,590 MYR+68%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang4,740 MYR
Ipoh5,560 MYR
Johor Bahru5,260 MYR
Klang4,860 MYR
Kota Kinabalu5,140 MYR
Kuala Lumpur5,690 MYR
Kuching5,040 MYR
Petaling Jaya5,440 MYR
Shah Alam5,350 MYR
Subang Jaya4,960 MYR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
6,310 MYR
Public Sector+9%
6,880 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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