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Insurance Average Salaries in Malaysia 2021

How much money does a person working in Insurance make in Malaysia?


Average Monthly Salary
6,610 MYR
( 79,300 MYR yearly)

LOW
2,450
MYR
AVERAGE
6,610
MYR
HIGH
12,700
MYR

A person working in Insurance in Malaysia typically earns around 6,610 MYR per month. Salaries range from 2,450 MYR (lowest average) to 12,700 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 Insurance 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
Actuarial Analyst8,820 MYR
Actuarial Assistant6,400 MYR
Actuary9,000 MYR
Adjustment Insurance Clerk2,380 MYR
Assistant Broker4,250 MYR
Assistant Claims Manager7,470 MYR
Associate Insurance Representative3,400 MYR
Auditing Insurance Manager9,800 MYR
Broker6,410 MYR
Claim Advocacy Professional6,620 MYR
Claims Adjuster2,530 MYR
Claims Analyst3,640 MYR
Claims Examiner3,400 MYR
Claims Manager9,500 MYR
Claims Processor2,580 MYR
Claims Representative2,850 MYR
Claims Resolution Specialist7,320 MYR
Claims Supervisor6,400 MYR
Complaints Specialist5,920 MYR
Compliance Officer5,630 MYR
Consultant6,400 MYR
Eligibility Specialist6,680 MYR
Insurance Account Manager8,580 MYR
Insurance Accounts Executive7,320 MYR
Insurance Agent4,000 MYR
Insurance Analyst6,710 MYR
Insurance Appraiser6,890 MYR
Insurance Claims Clerk2,380 MYR
Insurance Examiner6,040 MYR
Insurance Investigator6,400 MYR
Insurance Manager11,400 MYR
Insurance Operations Manager11,800 MYR
Insurance Policy Processing Clerk2,600 MYR
Insurance Pricing Assistant5,510 MYR
Insurance Program Manager9,150 MYR
Insurance Project Manager8,160 MYR
Insurance Quality Assurance Agent5,800 MYR
Insurance Sales Agent3,880 MYR
Insurance Sales Director11,100 MYR
Insurance Team Leader7,010 MYR
Insurance Underwriter4,900 MYR
Loss Control Specialist6,440 MYR
Loss Prevention Investigator7,140 MYR
Loss Prevention Manager9,310 MYR
Loss Prevention Specialist7,020 MYR
Marine Underwriter4,800 MYR
Medical Auditor6,730 MYR
Monitoring and Performance Officer4,750 MYR
Payment Services Specialist6,890 MYR
Policy Change Director9,980 MYR
Policy Change Supervisor7,110 MYR
Policy Change Technician3,280 MYR
Risk Analyst7,280 MYR
Risk Management Director13,000 MYR
Risk Management Supervisor8,650 MYR
Risk Manager12,000 MYR
Risk Modeling Manager12,400 MYR
Title Insurance Typist5,520 MYR
Training Manager7,420 MYR

Insurance Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

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

  • Salary Range

    Insurance salaries in Malaysia range from 2,450 MYR per month (minimum average salary) to 12,700 MYR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,210 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Insurance are earning less than 6,210 MYR while the other half are earning more than 6,210 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 Insurance are earning less than 3,900 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,900 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Insurance are earning less than 8,910 MYR while 25% are earning more than 8,910 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?

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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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education 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 multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Malaysia costs anywhere from 32,900 Malaysian Ringgit(s) to 98,800 Malaysian Ringgit(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Insurance Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Malaysia Insurance
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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 Insurance earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
6,850 MYR
Female-9%
6,240 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malaysia for all Careers

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Insurance Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Malaysia

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

Insurance

Insurance professionals in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Malaysia Insurance
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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 2020

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 2020. 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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Insurance Bonus and Incentive Rates in Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Insurance
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Insurance 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.

51% of surveyed staff in Insurance reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% 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
49%
No Bonus
51%

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.

Insurance Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia


38 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia is 38 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximately 38 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.

Insurance VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Insurance and Insurance monthly Malaysia
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The average salary for Insurance is 0% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang6,010 MYR
Ipoh7,060 MYR
Johor Bahru6,650 MYR
Klang6,130 MYR
Kota Kinabalu6,560 MYR
Kuala Lumpur7,150 MYR
Kuching6,410 MYR
Petaling Jaya6,960 MYR
Shah Alam6,810 MYR
Subang Jaya6,250 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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