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Executive and Management Average Salaries in Malaysia 2023

How much money does a person working in Executive and Management make in Malaysia?

Average Monthly Salary
8,910 MYR
( 107,000 MYR yearly)


A person working in Executive and Management in Malaysia typically earns around 8,910 MYR per month. Salaries range from 2,940 MYR (lowest average) to 14,700 MYR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Executive and Management careers. 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
Account Coordinator6,380 MYR
Administration Manager7,800 MYR
Area Manager7,000 MYR
Asset Protection Associate8,170 MYR
Assistant Director7,670 MYR
Assistant Manager8,580 MYR
Assistant Operations Manager9,010 MYR
Assistant Project Manager7,910 MYR
Assistant Section Head6,310 MYR
Assistant to CEO6,960 MYR
Assistant Vice President8,500 MYR
Associate Director7,840 MYR
Bid Manager9,180 MYR
Branch Manager8,500 MYR
Business Development Manager9,680 MYR
Business Operations Associate7,830 MYR
Business Operations Lead8,330 MYR
Campaign Manager9,010 MYR
Chairman of The Board15,200 MYR
Chairman Office Manager9,300 MYR
Chief Corporate Officer12,600 MYR
Chief Executive Officer15,300 MYR
Chief Financial Officer14,200 MYR
Chief of Staff7,140 MYR
Chief Operating Officer10,700 MYR
Chief Risk Officer9,570 MYR
Client Services Manager10,100 MYR
Commercial Project Manager8,410 MYR
Commodity Broker6,060 MYR
Corporate Affairs Executive9,100 MYR
Corporate Compliance Director9,560 MYR
Corporate Director10,400 MYR
Corporate Officer7,070 MYR
Corporate Partnerships Officer6,890 MYR
Country Manager12,100 MYR
Deputy Director11,000 MYR
Director11,700 MYR
Director of Accreditation9,620 MYR
Director of Catering Services8,920 MYR
Director of Client Services9,680 MYR
Director of Facilities Management8,410 MYR
Director of Operations9,620 MYR
Director of Process Simplification7,680 MYR
Director of Project Management10,700 MYR
Director of Revenue Management8,890 MYR
Director of Training and Development9,490 MYR
Distribution Manager10,500 MYR
Division Manager8,490 MYR
Duty Manager8,500 MYR
Engagement Manager10,300 MYR
Executive Director14,000 MYR
Executive Manager11,700 MYR
Franchise Manager12,900 MYR
General Manager11,400 MYR
Global Master Data Manager10,300 MYR
Head of Middle Office8,950 MYR
Head of Projects10,300 MYR
Head of Sustainability8,000 MYR
Housing Manager8,240 MYR
HSE Manager8,000 MYR
Key Account Manager8,420 MYR
Knowledge Manager9,580 MYR
Location Manager9,150 MYR
Logistics Manager7,910 MYR
Management Consultant8,000 MYR
Management Executive10,500 MYR
Manager10,200 MYR
Managing Director12,500 MYR
MIS Executive9,600 MYR
Ocean Services Manager10,100 MYR
Operations Assistant7,030 MYR
Operations Director11,100 MYR
Operations Executive10,800 MYR
Operations Manager10,600 MYR
Operations Supervisor9,160 MYR
Policy Administration Executive8,500 MYR
Private Sector Executive9,100 MYR
Product Development Manager10,000 MYR
Product Executive8,580 MYR
Production Executive10,100 MYR
Production Manager9,680 MYR
Production Supervisor8,840 MYR
Program Manager10,600 MYR
Programme Coordinator7,380 MYR
Project Control Manager10,400 MYR
Project Coordinator6,040 MYR
Project Management Officer7,150 MYR
Project Manager7,730 MYR
Project Portfolio Manager8,320 MYR
Quality Manager7,760 MYR
R/D Director9,270 MYR
Regional Director13,600 MYR
Regional Manager10,400 MYR
Relationship Manager10,100 MYR
Retail District Manager7,220 MYR
Revenue Manager7,600 MYR
Risk and Capital Manager11,400 MYR
Risk Officer7,890 MYR
Safety Manager7,650 MYR
Section Head7,360 MYR
Service Manager8,240 MYR
Shift Supervisor6,230 MYR
Solutions Manager7,080 MYR
Supervisor5,860 MYR
Supply Chain Manager10,500 MYR
Surveyor7,070 MYR
Technical Manager9,200 MYR
Territory Manager9,920 MYR
Validation Manager8,760 MYR
Vice President11,800 MYR
Zone Manager10,500 MYR

Executive and Management Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Executive and Management
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Executive and Management salaries in Malaysia range from 2,940 MYR per month (minimum average salary) to 14,700 MYR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,090 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 9,090 MYR while the other half are earning more than 9,090 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 Executive and Management are earning less than 5,410 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,410 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 12,100 MYR while 25% are earning more than 12,100 MYR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Malaysia costs anywhere from 32,900 Malaysian Ringgit(s) to 98,800 Malaysian Ringgit(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Executive and Management Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Malaysia Executive and Management
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Malaysia who work in Executive and Management earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

9,210 MYR
8,500 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malaysia for all Careers

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Executive and Management Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Malaysia

How much are annual salary increments in Malaysia for Executive and Management professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Executive and Management

Executive and Management professionals in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Malaysia Executive and Management
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Malaysia / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Malaysia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Malaysia for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Executive and Management Bonus and Incentive Rates in Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Executive and Management
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Executive and Management is considered to be a high bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

22% of surveyed staff in Executive and Management reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 78% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Executive and Management Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

51 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia is 51 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximately 51 MYR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Executive and Management VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Executive and Management and Executive and Management monthly Malaysia
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The average salary for Executive and Management is 35% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang8,110 MYR
Ipoh9,530 MYR
Johor Bahru8,980 MYR
Klang8,270 MYR
Kota Kinabalu8,850 MYR
Kuala Lumpur9,650 MYR
Kuching8,650 MYR
Petaling Jaya9,390 MYR
Shah Alam9,190 MYR
Subang Jaya8,430 MYR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Malaysia earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,310 MYR
Public Sector+9%
6,880 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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