How much money does a person working in Construction / Building / Installation make in Malaysia?
6,149 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Construction / Building / Installation in Malaysia typically earns around 6,149 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
|Boat Builders and Shipwrights||15,000 MYR|
|Building Monitor||5,000 MYR|
|Civil Engineer||6,275 MYR|
|Construction Coordinator||5,225 MYR|
|Construction Manager||10,000 MYR|
|Construction Project Manager||6,000 MYR|
|Construction Supervisor||3,225 MYR|
|Contracts Manager||18,000 MYR|
|Electrical Engineering Supervisor||2,000 MYR|
|Field Engineer - Construction||8,600 MYR|
|Health and Safety Officer||4,325 MYR|
|Installation Manager||14,000 MYR|
|Land Surveyor||6,917 MYR|
|Operations Manager||10,000 MYR|
|Project Coordinator||2,800 MYR|
|Project Engineer||4,964 MYR|
|Project Manager||9,119 MYR|
|Quantity Surveyors||4,284 MYR|
|Site engineer||4,700 MYR|
|Technical Draughtsman||3,080 MYR|
Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia
25% of people earn
50% of people earn
75% of people earn
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
The Construction / Building / Installation salaries in Malaysia range between 910 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 23,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,000 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 5,000 MYR while the other half are earning more than 5,000 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 3,300 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,300 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Construction / Building / Installation are earning less than 8,000 MYR while 25% are earning more than 8,000 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.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +2% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +1% |
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.
Salary Comparison of Construction / Building / Installation Jobs in Malaysia
Construction / Building / Installation
We compared Malaysia salaries for Construction / Building / Installation and All Jobs and we found that Construction / Building / Installation salaries are 17% less than those of All Jobs.
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