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Engineering Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Malaysia?

7,280 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in Malaysia typically earns around 7,280 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Engineering 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
Assembly Engineering Technician1,900 MYR
Assistant Chief Engineer8,490 MYR
Autocad Operator2,000 MYR
CAE Engineer2,970 MYR
Civil Engineer6,195 MYR
Contract Associate Engineer6,000 MYR
Corrosion Engineer2,500 MYR
Design Engineer6,809 MYR
Drafter5,000 MYR
Drilling Engineer13,600 MYR
Electrical Engineer6,363 MYR
Electrical Engineering Manager8,058 MYR
Engineer6,542 MYR
Engineering Technician3,850 MYR
Environmental Engineer3,000 MYR
Equipment Engineer8,213 MYR
Equipment Engineering Manager9,163 MYR
Field Engineer7,403 MYR
Field Engineering Manager15,022 MYR
Geotechnical Engineer13,893 MYR
Highway Engineer10,200 MYR
HVAC Engineering7,128 MYR
Industrial Engineer3,633 MYR
Instrumentation Engineer11,200 MYR
Maintenance Engineer5,664 MYR
Manufacturing Engineer4,475 MYR
Marine Engineer11,188 MYR
Materials Engineer11,650 MYR
Mechanical Engineer6,029 MYR
Mechanical Engineering Manager12,092 MYR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer16,319 MYR
Planning Engineer6,950 MYR
Principal Cost Engineer15,000 MYR
Process Engineer7,007 MYR
Product Development Engineer5,650 MYR
Product Engineer4,731 MYR
Production Engineer3,867 MYR
Production Manager8,000 MYR
Project Director39,667 MYR
Project Engineer5,105 MYR
Project Manager13,528 MYR
Purchasing Engineer6,000 MYR
Quality Assurance Engineer4,293 MYR
Safety Engineer10,400 MYR
Sales Engineer4,728 MYR
Senior Electrical Engineer6,610 MYR
Senior Sales Engineer7,833 MYR
Senior Service Engineer4,233 MYR
Structural Engineer7,000 MYR
Test Development Engineer4,200 MYR
Transportation Engineer4,650 MYR
Work Planner5,600 MYR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
3,500 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
5,300 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
8,600 MYR
or less
833 MYR
5,300 MYR
58,333 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Engineering salaries in Malaysia range between 833 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 58,333 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,300 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 5,300 MYR while the other half are earning more than 5,300 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 Engineering are earning less than 3,500 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,500 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 8,600 MYR while 25% are earning more than 8,600 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

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

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

Average Salary 2016    =  
6,780 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
6,970 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
7,138 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
7,280 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Engineering 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 2% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

37 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Engineering is 37 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 37 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 Engineering Jobs in Malaysia

7,280 MYR
7,347 MYR
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Malaysia salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 1% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang5,640 MYR
Ipoh4,533 MYR
Johor Bahru4,751 MYR
Klang5,375 MYR
Kota Kinabalu3,975 MYR
Kuala Lumpur8,981 MYR
Kuching4,828 MYR
Petaling Jaya6,675 MYR
Shah Alam5,358 MYR
Subang Jaya6,021 MYR
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