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Human Resources Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Human Resources make in Malaysia?

8,028 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Human Resources in Malaysia typically earns around 8,028 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Human Resources 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
Benefits Administrator6,988 MYR
Benefits Analyst7,475 MYR
Benefits Manager9,090 MYR
Chief People Officer9,386 MYR
Compensation Analyst7,633 MYR
Compensation and Benefits Manager8,618 MYR
Compensation and Benefits Officer6,391 MYR
Compensation Manager8,442 MYR
Corporate Director of Human Resources11,382 MYR
Corporate Trainer8,365 MYR
Employee Benefits Administrator7,434 MYR
Employee Communications Manager7,961 MYR
Employee Development Specialist8,073 MYR
Employee Engagement Specialist7,968 MYR
Employee Health and Wellness Administrator8,083 MYR
Employee Performance Specialist7,939 MYR
Employee Relations Manager8,882 MYR
Employee Relations Practitioner8,243 MYR
Employee Services Manager8,837 MYR
Employment Advice Worker6,225 MYR
Employment Interviewer6,847 MYR
Employment Service Specialist7,256 MYR
Employment Services Coordinator7,093 MYR
Enrollment Counselor7,683 MYR
Equal Opportunity Representative8,015 MYR
Executive Human Capital Management11,376 MYR
Executive Recruiter8,596 MYR
Expatriate Administration Manager9,363 MYR
Expatriate Administration Supervisor7,208 MYR
Global Mobility Manager9,070 MYR
Headhunter8,682 MYR
Health Benefits Coordinator7,090 MYR
HRIS Analyst7,192 MYR
HRIS Manager8,803 MYR
HRIS Supervisor7,054 MYR
Human Resources Administration Specialist6,166 MYR
Human Resources Administrator7,123 MYR
Human Resources Advisor7,984 MYR
Human Resources Analyst7,357 MYR
Human Resources Assessor6,287 MYR
Human Resources Assistant Manager8,917 MYR
Human Resources Associate6,735 MYR
Human Resources Consultant8,037 MYR
Human Resources Data Analytics Manager8,868 MYR
Human Resources Generalist8,548 MYR
Human Resources Manager10,651 MYR
Human Resources Officer6,423 MYR
Human Resources Representative6,133 MYR
Human Resources Section Head7,885 MYR
Human Resources Superintendent6,070 MYR
Human Resources Training Executive8,314 MYR
Industrial Organizational Psychologist8,618 MYR
Job Evaluation Specialist8,582 MYR
Labor Relations Director9,481 MYR
Labor Relations Manager9,556 MYR
Labor Relations Specialist7,458 MYR
Learning and Development Manager8,530 MYR
Occupational Health and Safety Officer6,487 MYR
Organizational Development Consultant8,530 MYR
Organizational Development Manager8,794 MYR
Organizational Development Specialist7,156 MYR
Payroll Assistant5,069 MYR
Payroll Supervisor6,921 MYR
People Development Officer7,226 MYR
Personnel Officer6,004 MYR
Records Clerk3,605 MYR
Records Manager8,217 MYR
Recruiter8,794 MYR
Recruiting Coordinator6,386 MYR
Recruiting Manager11,187 MYR
Recruitment Consultant9,101 MYR
Recruitment Officer6,924 MYR
Recruitment Supervisor8,882 MYR
Research Associate8,345 MYR
SAP Resource Manager9,580 MYR
Talent Acquisition Specialist7,321 MYR
Talent Management Officer9,199 MYR
Training and Development Section Head8,548 MYR
Training Executive10,892 MYR
Training Officer6,310 MYR

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Human Resources

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Human Resources salaries in Malaysia range between 3,680 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 12,006 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 8,188 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 8,188 MYR while the other half are earning more than 8,188 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 Human Resources are earning less than 5,341 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,341 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 10,501 MYR while 25% are earning more than 10,501 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

Human Resources Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

How do Human Resources salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Human Resources
Average Salary 2016    =  
7,326 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
7,597 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
7,832 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
8,028 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Human Resources 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 2% 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.

Human Resources Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

46 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Human Resources is 46 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 46 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.

Human Resources VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Human Resources and Human Resources monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Human Resources and All Jobs and we found that Human Resources salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang7,303 MYR
Ipoh8,581 MYR
Johor Bahru8,088 MYR
Klang7,446 MYR
Kota Kinabalu7,970 MYR
Kuala Lumpur8,695 MYR
Kuching7,795 MYR
Petaling Jaya8,457 MYR
Shah Alam8,281 MYR
Subang Jaya7,596 MYR
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