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Construction / Building / Installation Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Construction / Building / Installation make in Malaysia?

5,585 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Malaysia typically earns around 5,585 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Construction / Building / Installation 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
Adjudicator5,138 MYR
Assembler4,837 MYR
Boat Builder and Shipwright5,488 MYR
Bricklayer4,213 MYR
Building Administrator5,292 MYR
Building Contracts Manager8,854 MYR
Building Inspector5,673 MYR
Building Monitor4,025 MYR
Building Sales Manager8,243 MYR
Cabinetmaker4,743 MYR
Carpenter5,190 MYR
Civil Engineer6,829 MYR
Civil Technician5,725 MYR
Concreter5,086 MYR
Construction and Maintenance Manager5,913 MYR
Construction Assistant5,644 MYR
Construction Coordinator5,913 MYR
Construction Estimator6,391 MYR
Construction Field Engineer6,945 MYR
Construction General Manager7,747 MYR
Construction Inventory Officer4,376 MYR
Construction Operations Manager7,283 MYR
Construction Project Coordinator7,019 MYR
Construction Project Engineer7,140 MYR
Construction Project Manager9,473 MYR
Construction Project Planner7,093 MYR
Construction Quality Control Manager8,382 MYR
Construction Safety Officer6,585 MYR
Construction Superintendent7,086 MYR
Construction Supervisor7,475 MYR
Construction Technical Assistant5,237 MYR
Construction Technical Officer5,089 MYR
Construction Technical Writer4,743 MYR
Construction Technician4,317 MYR
Crane and Tower Operator4,648 MYR
Diesel Mechanic4,011 MYR
Drywall Installer4,499 MYR
Electrical Draftsman4,333 MYR
Electrical Engineering Supervisor7,410 MYR
Electrical Engineering Technician5,673 MYR
Electrician6,513 MYR
Elevator Installer and Repairer5,343 MYR
Engineer6,829 MYR
Excavator Operator5,292 MYR
Floor Finisher5,644 MYR
Floor Manager6,038 MYR
Foreman3,849 MYR
Frame and Truss Detailer4,291 MYR
Furniture Finisher3,873 MYR
Gas Technician 3,794 MYR
Handyman3,794 MYR
Health and Safety Coordinator5,857 MYR
Health and Safety Officer4,787 MYR
Installation Manager7,784 MYR
Installer4,551 MYR
Insulation Installer4,304 MYR
Labourer3,355 MYR
Land Surveyor5,241 MYR
Lift Technician4,213 MYR
Material Tester4,837 MYR
Model Maker5,189 MYR
Order Picker4,108 MYR
Painter4,217 MYR
Pipe Layer3,755 MYR
Pipefitter3,969 MYR
Plumber4,268 MYR
Property Coordinator7,114 MYR
Purchasing Manager7,603 MYR
Quantity Surveyor6,585 MYR
Roof Slater and Tiler4,691 MYR
Sheet Metal Mechanic5,446 MYR
Site Clerk4,268 MYR
Site engineer6,517 MYR
Site Leader7,434 MYR
Stock Controller5,444 MYR
Structural Steel Construction Worker5,039 MYR
Technical Draughtsman5,039 MYR
Tendering Manager9,146 MYR
Tower Crane Operator4,092 MYR
Wall and Floor Tiler4,173 MYR
Warehouse Manager7,683 MYR
Welder4,108 MYR
Welding Superintendent4,889 MYR

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Construction / Building / Installation

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Malaysia range between 3,389 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 9,199 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,585 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 5,585 MYR while the other half are earning more than 5,585 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 Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 4,038 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,038 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 7,392 MYR while 25% are earning more than 7,392 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

Construction / Building / Installation Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Construction / Building / Installation
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,187 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
5,379 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
5,513 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
5,585 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Construction / Building / Installation 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 1% 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.

Construction / Building / Installation Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

32 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Construction / Building / Installation 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.

Construction / Building / Installation VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Construction / Building / Installation and Construction / Building / Installation monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Construction / Building / Installation and All Jobs and we found that Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang5,081 MYR
Ipoh5,970 MYR
Johor Bahru5,627 MYR
Klang5,180 MYR
Kota Kinabalu5,545 MYR
Kuala Lumpur6,049 MYR
Kuching5,423 MYR
Petaling Jaya5,884 MYR
Shah Alam5,761 MYR
Subang Jaya5,285 MYR
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