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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?

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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Boat Builders and Shipwrights15,000 MYR
Building Monitor5,000 MYR
Civil Engineer6,275 MYR
Construction Coordinator5,225 MYR
Construction Manager10,000 MYR
Construction Project Manager6,000 MYR
Construction Supervisor3,225 MYR
Contracts Manager18,000 MYR
Electrical Engineering Supervisor2,000 MYR
Engineer4,367 MYR
Field Engineer - Construction8,600 MYR
Foreman910 MYR
Health and Safety Officer4,325 MYR
Installation Manager14,000 MYR
Land Surveyor6,917 MYR
Operations Manager10,000 MYR
Plumber2,000 MYR
Project Coordinator2,800 MYR
Project Engineer4,964 MYR
Project Manager9,119 MYR
Quantity Surveyors4,284 MYR
Site engineer4,700 MYR
Technical Draughtsman3,080 MYR

Construction / Building / Installation Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
3,300 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
5,000 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
8,000 MYR
or less
Minimum
910 MYR
Median
5,000 MYR
Maximum
23,000 MYR

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.

2016201720182019
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,794 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
5,957 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
6,076 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
6,149 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.

Salary Comparison of Construction / Building / Installation Jobs in Malaysia

6,149 MYR
7,380 MYR
Average Salary
Construction / Building / Installation
Average Salary
All Jobs
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.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang3,750 MYR
Johor Bahru4,880 MYR
Kota Kinabalu5,667 MYR
Kuala Lumpur6,949 MYR
Kuching4,850 MYR
Petaling Jaya6,144 MYR
Shah Alam5,693 MYR
Subang Jaya6,033 MYR
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