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Nursery Teacher Average Salary in Malaysia 2020

How much money does a Nursery Teacher make in Malaysia?


Average Monthly Salary
2,530 MYR
( 30,300 MYR yearly)

LOW
1,260
MYR
AVERAGE
2,530
MYR
HIGH
3,910
MYR

A person working as a Nursery Teacher in Malaysia typically earns around 2,530 MYR per month. Salaries range from 1,260 MYR (lowest) to 3,910 MYR (highest).

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

Nursery Teacher Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Nursery Teacher
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Nursery Teacher salaries in Malaysia range from 1,260 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 3,910 MYR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,530 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Nursery Teacher(s) are earning less than 2,530 MYR while the other half are earning more than 2,530 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 Nursery Teacher(s) are earning less than 1,710 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,710 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Nursery Teacher(s) are earning less than 3,220 MYR while 25% are earning more than 3,220 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

Nursery Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Malaysia Nursery Teacher
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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 Nursery Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Nursery Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,520 MYR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,010 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 2,680 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, Nursery Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,200 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 3,450 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 3,700 MYR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Nursery Teacher average salary change by experience in Malaysia

0 - 2 Years
1,520 MYR
2 - 5 Years+32%
2,010 MYR
5 - 10 Years+34%
2,680 MYR
10 - 15 Years+19%
3,200 MYR
15 - 20 Years+8%
3,450 MYR
20+ Years+7%
3,700 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Nursery Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

Salary comparison by education level monthly Malaysia Nursery Teacher
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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 Nursery Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Nursery Teacher is 2,010 MYR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,750 MYR per month, 37% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 3,540 MYR per month, 29% more than someone with a Bachelor's Degree.


Nursery Teacher average salary difference by education level in Malaysia

Certificate or Diploma
2,010 MYR
Bachelor's Degree+37%
2,750 MYR
Master's Degree+29%
3,540 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Malaysia costs anywhere from 32,900 Malaysian Ringgit(s) to 98,800 Malaysian Ringgit(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Nursery Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Malaysia Nursery Teacher
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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 Nursery Teacher employees in Malaysia earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
2,440 MYR
Male+6%
2,590 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malaysia for all Careers

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Nursery Teacher Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Malaysia

How much are annual salary increments in Malaysia for Nursery Teacher(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Nursery Teacher

Nursery Teacher(s) in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 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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Nursery Teacher Bonus and Incentive Rates in Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Nursery Teacher
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A Nursery Teacher is considered to be a low 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.

72% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
28%
No Bonus
72%

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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
6,320 MYR
Public Sector+9%
6,880 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Nursery Teacher Average Hourly Wage in Malaysia


15 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia is 15 MYR. This means that the average Nursery Teacher in Malaysia earns approximately 15 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.

Nursery Teacher VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Nursery Teacher and Care Giving and Child Care monthly Malaysia
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The average salary for Nursery Teacher is 50% less than that of Care Giving and Child Care. Also, Care Giving and Child Care salaries are 24% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Activity Assistant2,300 MYR-9%
Advice Worker2,730 MYR+8%
Care Manager8,160 MYR+220%
Care Worker2,250 MYR-11%
Child Care Assistant Director6,120 MYR+140%
Child Care Specialist9,480 MYR+280%
Child Care Teacher2,690 MYR+7%
Child Development Center Assistant3,690 MYR+46%
Child Development Specialist9,200 MYR+260%
Child Life Specialist9,480 MYR+280%
Child Protection Officer2,980 MYR+18%
Child Psychotherapist9,980 MYR+300%
Clinical Care Coordinator2,970 MYR+18%
Custodian4,340 MYR+72%
Day Care Director11,200 MYR+340%
Elderly Care Giver2,190 MYR-13%
Group Home Manager11,500 MYR+360%
Kids Activity Assistant2,130 MYR-16%
Live In Carer2,680 MYR+6%
Nanny2,660 MYR+5%
Nursery Nurse2,840 MYR+12%
Nursery Teacher2,530 MYR+0%
Nursing Home Administrator3,610 MYR+43%
Personal Assistant2,180 MYR-14%
Physical Health and Wellness Specialist9,500 MYR+280%
Preschool Education Coordinator4,470 MYR+77%
Primary Therapist7,080 MYR+180%
Psychiatric Aide3,140 MYR+24%
Rehabilitation Counselor8,550 MYR+240%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang2,390 MYR
Ipoh2,670 MYR
Johor Bahru2,510 MYR
Klang2,430 MYR
Kota Kinabalu2,620 MYR
Kuala Lumpur2,830 MYR
Kuching2,550 MYR
Petaling Jaya2,640 MYR
Shah Alam2,580 MYR
Subang Jaya2,360 MYR
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