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Human Resources Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

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

6,787 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Human Resources in Malaysia typically earns around 6,787 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 Administrator3,400 MYR
Compensation Analyst5,200 MYR
Compensation Manager6,445 MYR
Consultant5,583 MYR
Corporate Director Of Human Resources14,000 MYR
Employee Development Specialist7,377 MYR
Employee Relations Manager5,000 MYR
Employee Services Manager5,267 MYR
Executive Human Capital Management2,826 MYR
Expatriate Administration Manager13,500 MYR
Global Mobility Manager15,000 MYR
HR Data Analytics Manager12,000 MYR
HR Executive4,050 MYR
HR Generalist4,500 MYR
HRIS Analyst5,000 MYR
HRIS Manager9,367 MYR
HRIS Supervisor3,800 MYR
Human Resources (HR) Officer2,800 MYR
Human Resources Administrator3,657 MYR
Human Resources Assistant Manager5,304 MYR
Human Resources Manager9,370 MYR
Human Resources Section Head18,400 MYR
Learning And Development Manager7,000 MYR
Records Manager4,000 MYR
Recruiter4,328 MYR
Recruiting Manager14,000 MYR
Senior HR Executive4,700 MYR
Talent Acquisition Specialist4,488 MYR
Talent Management Officer1,700 MYR

Human Resources Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
3,300 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
5,000 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
9,000 MYR
or less
1,700 MYR
5,000 MYR
40,000 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Human Resources salaries in Malaysia range between 1,700 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 40,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,000 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 5,000 MYR while the other half are earning more than 5,000 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 Human Resources are earning less than 3,300 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,300 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 9,000 MYR while 25% are earning more than 9,000 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.

Average Salary 2016    =  
6,321 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
6,498 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
6,654 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
6,787 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

35 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Human Resources is 35 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 35 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 Human Resources Jobs in Malaysia

6,787 MYR
7,344 MYR
Average Salary
Human Resources
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Malaysia salaries for Human Resources and All Jobs and we found that Human Resources salaries are 8% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ipoh2,350 MYR
Johor Bahru8,443 MYR
Kuala Lumpur7,882 MYR
Kuching4,850 MYR
Petaling Jaya4,237 MYR
Shah Alam6,875 MYR
Subang Jaya5,350 MYR
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