How much money does a person working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering make in Malaysia?
5,227 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Malaysia typically earns around 5,227 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Salaries for specific jobs
|Bar Attendant||3,250 MYR|
|Cake Decorator||3,000 MYR|
|Chain Store Customer Support||2,200 MYR|
|Chef ( Buffet )||4,000 MYR|
|Chef ( Executive )||7,000 MYR|
|Cook ( Fine Dining )||5,000 MYR|
|Hotel Manager||11,600 MYR|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||2,300 MYR|
|Restaurant Manager||3,667 MYR|
|Room Reservations Manager||5,670 MYR|
|Sales Manager||4,000 MYR|
|Travel Agent and Tour Guide||2,150 MYR|
Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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 Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Malaysia range between 1,300 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 30,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,000 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 4,000 MYR while the other half are earning more than 4,000 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 Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 2,500 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,500 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 6,700 MYR while 25% are earning more than 6,700 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
Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia
How do Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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|| +3% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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.
Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia
27 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering is 27 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 27 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 Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs in Malaysia
Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
We compared Malaysia salaries for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and All Jobs and we found that Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 29% less than those of All Jobs.
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