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Engineering Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

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

7,004 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in Malaysia typically earns around 7,004 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
Acoustics Engineer7,357 MYR
Assembly Engineering Technician6,576 MYR
Assistant Chief Engineer7,475 MYR
Associate Engineer6,778 MYR
Autocad Operator5,959 MYR
Automation Engineer7,885 MYR
Avionic System Support Engineer6,921 MYR
Biochemical Engineer7,747 MYR
BMS Engineer7,659 MYR
Bridge and Lock Tender6,847 MYR
Broadcast Engineer7,763 MYR
CAD Design Engineer6,570 MYR
CAD Designer5,616 MYR
CAE Engineer6,916 MYR
Ceramics Engineer7,015 MYR
Civil Engineer7,327 MYR
Commissioning Engineer7,398 MYR
Communications Engineer7,509 MYR
Condition Monitoring Engineer6,133 MYR
Contract Associate Engineer7,358 MYR
Control Systems Engineer7,484 MYR
Controls Engineer7,188 MYR
Controls Software Engineer7,501 MYR
Corrosion Engineer7,090 MYR
Design Engineer7,398 MYR
Drafter5,069 MYR
Drafting Manager7,843 MYR
Drilling Engineer6,847 MYR
Electrical Draughtsman4,317 MYR
Electrical Engineer7,861 MYR
Electrical Engineering Manager8,541 MYR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist7,509 MYR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler6,681 MYR
Energy Engineer7,777 MYR
Engine Assembler4,983 MYR
Engineer6,972 MYR
Engineering Account Manager6,985 MYR
Engineering Chief Designer7,188 MYR
Engineering Consultant8,548 MYR
Engineering Key Account Manager7,968 MYR
Engineering Lab Technician6,487 MYR
Engineering Planning Manager8,803 MYR
Engineering Production Manager8,631 MYR
Engineering Project Analyst8,003 MYR
Engineering Project Coordinator 7,156 MYR
Engineering Project Director9,260 MYR
Engineering Project Manager8,803 MYR
Engineering Research and Development Manager8,433 MYR
Engineering Safety Coordinator6,260 MYR
Engineering Sales Manager8,892 MYR
Engineering Technician6,456 MYR
Engineering Technologist6,586 MYR
Environmental Engineer7,584 MYR
Equipment Engineer7,192 MYR
Equipment Engineering Manager8,146 MYR
Estimator6,665 MYR
Fabrication Specialist5,881 MYR
Fabricator5,282 MYR
Facade Engineer7,649 MYR
Fiber Analyst6,047 MYR
Field Engineer6,916 MYR
Field Engineering Manager9,363 MYR
Fire Engineer7,608 MYR
Fitter and Turner4,070 MYR
Forestry Strategic Planner7,955 MYR
Generation Engineer8,650 MYR
Genetic Engineer8,714 MYR
Geological Engineer8,548 MYR
Geotechnical Engineer7,777 MYR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic5,845 MYR
Highway Engineer6,553 MYR
HSE Professional6,680 MYR
HVAC Engineer7,558 MYR
HVAC Supervisor7,398 MYR
Industrial Engineer6,570 MYR
Industrial Engineering Technologist6,916 MYR
Instrument Engineer7,603 MYR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer7,707 MYR
Instrumentation Engineer7,938 MYR
Instrumentation Manager8,537 MYR
Irrigation Engineer6,778 MYR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer7,484 MYR
Locomotive Engineer7,015 MYR
Maintenance Engineer6,886 MYR
Maintenance Fitter4,505 MYR
Maintenance Manager8,752 MYR
Manufacturing Engineer8,117 MYR
Marine Engineer6,421 MYR
Materials Engineer6,916 MYR
Materials Researcher7,883 MYR
Materials Technician6,916 MYR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer7,747 MYR
Mechanical Design Engineer7,707 MYR
Mechanical Designer6,921 MYR
Mechanical Engineer7,938 MYR
Mechanical Engineering Manager8,631 MYR
Mechanical Inspector7,604 MYR
Mechatronics Engineer6,708 MYR
Mining Engineer6,619 MYR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer8,264 MYR
Optical Engineer6,652 MYR
Optical Instrument Assembler6,147 MYR
PCB Assembler5,137 MYR
Photonics Engineer7,588 MYR
Photonics Technician6,358 MYR
Pipeline Engineer6,778 MYR
Piping Designer6,187 MYR
Piping Engineer7,192 MYR
Planning Engineer6,847 MYR
Pressure Vessel Inspector4,932 MYR
Principal Cost Engineer7,588 MYR
Principal Engineer7,509 MYR
Principal Support Engineer6,778 MYR
Process Engineer6,665 MYR
Process Operator5,820 MYR
Product Development Engineer7,553 MYR
Product Development Technician6,070 MYR
Product Engineer6,985 MYR
Product Safety Engineer6,875 MYR
Production Engineer7,434 MYR
Project Engineer7,707 MYR
Proposal Manager8,062 MYR
Purchasing Engineer6,758 MYR
Quality Assurance Engineer6,708 MYR
Rail Engineer6,916 MYR
Robotics Engineer8,062 MYR
Robotics Technician6,847 MYR
Safety Engineer7,022 MYR
Safety Inspector6,680 MYR
Safety Manager7,747 MYR
Safety Officer5,820 MYR
Sales Engineer7,192 MYR
Scheduling Engineer6,411 MYR
Service Engineer7,493 MYR
Solar Engineer7,321 MYR
Staff Engineer6,916 MYR
Static Equipment Engineer6,652 MYR
Stationary Engineer6,884 MYR
Stress Engineer6,752 MYR
Structural Analysis Engineer6,946 MYR
Structural Designer6,230 MYR
Structural Engineer7,262 MYR
Structural Technician6,187 MYR
Supply Chain Specialist7,509 MYR
Surveyor5,597 MYR
Technical Affairs Officer5,713 MYR
Technical Assistant5,846 MYR
Technical Engineer6,680 MYR
Technical Support Engineer6,230 MYR
Tender Engineer6,456 MYR
Test Development Engineer6,945 MYR
Transportation Engineer7,019 MYR
Validation Engineer6,708 MYR
Verification Engineer6,921 MYR
Wastewater Engineer7,090 MYR
Wind Energy Engineer7,228 MYR
Wind Energy Operations Manager8,618 MYR
Work Planner5,542 MYR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Engineering

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Engineering salaries in Malaysia range between 3,873 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 9,295 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,144 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 7,144 MYR while the other half are earning more than 7,144 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 4,958 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,958 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 8,549 MYR while 25% are earning more than 8,549 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Engineering
Average Salary 2016    =  
6,392 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,628 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
6,833 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
7,004 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 3% 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

40 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Engineering is 40 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 40 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang6,372 MYR
Ipoh7,487 MYR
Johor Bahru7,057 MYR
Klang6,497 MYR
Kota Kinabalu6,954 MYR
Kuala Lumpur7,587 MYR
Kuching6,801 MYR
Petaling Jaya7,379 MYR
Shah Alam7,225 MYR
Subang Jaya6,628 MYR
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