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Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering make in Malaysia?

6,486 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering in Malaysia typically earns around 6,486 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

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder5,869 MYR
Assistant Executive Housekeeper4,990 MYR
Assistant Food and Beverage Director9,199 MYR
Assistant Hospitality Manager10,070 MYR
Assistant Storekeeper4,132 MYR
Assistant Tour Manager6,735 MYR
Baker and Pastrycook5,140 MYR
Bakery Manager7,114 MYR
Bakery Superintendent5,820 MYR
Banquet Manager6,100 MYR
Banquet Server5,138 MYR
Bar Attendant5,189 MYR
Bar Manager7,883 MYR
Bar Supervisor6,268 MYR
Barista5,080 MYR
Bartender5,446 MYR
Bellman4,150 MYR
Beverage Manager7,283 MYR
Bistro Attendant4,889 MYR
Buffet Chef6,681 MYR
Buffet Host4,446 MYR
Buffet Manager7,531 MYR
Butcher and Slaughterer4,363 MYR
Cafeteria Manager6,847 MYR
Cake Decorator5,240 MYR
Casino Shift Manager8,970 MYR
Chain Store Customer Support6,287 MYR
Chef6,101 MYR
Club Manager8,243 MYR
Cluster Director9,977 MYR
Cluster Revenue Manager8,823 MYR
Cocktail Server4,598 MYR
Coffee Shop Manager8,328 MYR
Concierge4,695 MYR
Confectionery Baker5,342 MYR
Conference Services Manager7,022 MYR
Cook6,027 MYR
Corporate Sous Chef7,805 MYR
Corporate Travel Consultant6,778 MYR
Croupier5,691 MYR
Culinary Assistant4,989 MYR
Culinary Associate5,542 MYR
Dietary Aide6,147 MYR
Dining Room Supervisor6,847 MYR
Dishwasher3,225 MYR
Duty Manager7,558 MYR
Events Coordinator6,449 MYR
Executive Chef6,985 MYR
Executive Pastry Chef5,913 MYR
Fast Food Cook6,207 MYR
Fast Food Shift Supervisor6,652 MYR
Fine Dining Cook6,924 MYR
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef7,707 MYR
Fleet Manager7,939 MYR
Food and Beverage Manager8,062 MYR
Food Consultant8,706 MYR
Food Safety Coordinator7,357 MYR
Food Server4,454 MYR
Food Service Director8,283 MYR
Food Service Manager8,752 MYR
Food Service Sales7,501 MYR
Food Service Worker4,647 MYR
Front Desk Agent5,788 MYR
Front Office Manager7,283 MYR
Guest Service Executive9,042 MYR
Guest Service Representative5,942 MYR
Head Concierge6,087 MYR
Hospitality Director12,331 MYR
Hostess / Host5,942 MYR
Hotel Desk Clerk4,744 MYR
Hotel Maid3,359 MYR
Hotel Manager11,658 MYR
Hotel Sales Manager9,679 MYR
Hotel Service Supervisor8,345 MYR
Hotel Staff6,063 MYR
Inventory Coordinator5,335 MYR
Kitchen Manager6,639 MYR
Kitchen Staff5,282 MYR
Kitchen Supervisor6,070 MYR
Line Cook6,288 MYR
Luggage Porter3,036 MYR
Motel Manager8,163 MYR
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant3,942 MYR
Production Operator4,036 MYR
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator5,312 MYR
Receptionist5,959 MYR
Regional Restaurant Manager9,973 MYR
Restaurant Manager9,481 MYR
Room Reservations Manager8,837 MYR
Room Service Manager8,243 MYR
Sous Chef6,268 MYR
Supervisor of Food Services7,509 MYR
Tour Consultant6,875 MYR
Travel Agent6,615 MYR
Travel Consultant7,156 MYR
Waiter / Waitress4,553 MYR

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries in Malaysia range between 3,099 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 11,619 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,421 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 6,421 MYR while the other half are earning more than 6,421 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 4,284 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,284 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering are earning less than 8,840 MYR while 25% are earning more than 8,840 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,919 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,138 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
6,273 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
6,486 MYR
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

37 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering 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.

Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and Food  /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering and All Jobs and we found that Food /Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang5,900 MYR
Ipoh6,933 MYR
Johor Bahru6,535 MYR
Klang6,016 MYR
Kota Kinabalu6,439 MYR
Kuala Lumpur7,025 MYR
Kuching6,298 MYR
Petaling Jaya6,833 MYR
Shah Alam6,690 MYR
Subang Jaya6,137 MYR
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