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Developers and Programmers Average Salaries in Malaysia 2023

How much money does a person working in Developers and Programmers make in Malaysia?


Average Monthly Salary
6,040 MYR
( 72,400 MYR yearly)

LOW
4,900
MYR
AVERAGE
6,040
MYR
HIGH
8,330
MYR

A person working in Developers and Programmers in Malaysia typically earns around 6,040 MYR per month. Salaries range from 4,900 MYR (lowest average) to 8,330 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 Developers and Programmers 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
ABAP Developer6,070 MYR
Android Developer6,350 MYR
Angular Developer5,970 MYR
AS400 Programmer6,950 MYR
Avaloq Developer5,920 MYR
BizTalk Developer 7,070 MYR
Build and Release Engineer5,800 MYR
Business Intelligence Developer7,040 MYR
Business Objects Developer6,080 MYR
C# Developer6,810 MYR
C++ Developer7,070 MYR
CMS Developer5,580 MYR
Curam Developer5,150 MYR
Developer / Programmer6,760 MYR
Flash Developer5,420 MYR
Front End Developer5,230 MYR
Full Stack Developer6,670 MYR
Game Developer5,860 MYR
GIS Developer6,360 MYR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer5,670 MYR
Graphics Programmer5,780 MYR
Imaging Programmer5,840 MYR
IOS Developer7,280 MYR
Java Developer6,720 MYR
Javascript Developer6,530 MYR
Lead Developer7,130 MYR
Mobile Developer6,570 MYR
Multimedia Developer5,610 MYR
Nodejs Developer6,940 MYR
Oracle Developer6,940 MYR
Perl Developer5,610 MYR
PHP Developer5,460 MYR
Python Developer7,070 MYR
Remedy Developer4,990 MYR
Ruby Developer6,080 MYR
Salesforce Developer4,830 MYR
SAS Programmer6,070 MYR
Sharepoint Developer6,730 MYR
Software Development Manager8,840 MYR
Software QA Engineer5,740 MYR
Software Test Engineer5,580 MYR
Teradata Developer5,070 MYR
TIBCO Developer5,670 MYR
User Experience Designer5,890 MYR
VB Developer4,900 MYR
VB.NET Developer6,670 MYR

Developers and Programmers Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Developers and Programmers
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Developers and Programmers salaries in Malaysia range from 4,900 MYR per month (minimum average salary) to 8,330 MYR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,800 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Developers and Programmers are earning less than 5,800 MYR while the other half are earning more than 5,800 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 Developers and Programmers are earning less than 4,810 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,810 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Developers and Programmers are earning less than 6,780 MYR while 25% are earning more than 6,780 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?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

Developers and Programmers Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Malaysia Developers and Programmers
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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 Developers and Programmers earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
6,320 MYR
Female-8%
5,840 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malaysia for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Malaysia
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Developers and Programmers Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Malaysia

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

Developers and Programmers

Developers and Programmers professionals in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Malaysia Developers and Programmers
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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

Banking
4%
Energy
8%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
7%
Travel
2%
Construction
6%
Education
1%

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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Developers and Programmers Bonus and Incentive Rates in Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Developers and Programmers
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Developers and Programmers is considered to be a moderate 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.

50% of surveyed staff in Developers and Programmers reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
50%
No Bonus
50%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Developers and Programmers Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia


35 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia is 35 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximately 35 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.

Developers and Programmers VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Developers and Programmers and Information Technology monthly Malaysia
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The average salary for Developers and Programmers is 9% less than that of Information Technology. Also, Information Technology salaries are 0% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang5,490 MYR
Ipoh6,450 MYR
Johor Bahru6,080 MYR
Klang5,600 MYR
Kota Kinabalu5,990 MYR
Kuala Lumpur6,540 MYR
Kuching5,860 MYR
Petaling Jaya6,360 MYR
Shah Alam6,230 MYR
Subang Jaya5,710 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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