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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Malaysia?

6,533 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Malaysia typically earns around 6,533 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Factory and Manufacturing 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
Assembly Foreman3,770 MYR
Assembly Supervisor10,000 MYR
CNC Programmer3,250 MYR
Demand Planner2,500 MYR
Food Technologist1,850 MYR
Industrial Engineer3,500 MYR
Machine Operator9,500 MYR
Maintenance Manager9,000 MYR
Manufacturing Engineer5,464 MYR
Manufacturing Manager11,295 MYR
Materials Management Supervisor1,600 MYR
Merchandise Planner4,200 MYR
Planner5,800 MYR
Production Engineer5,129 MYR
Production Engineering Supervisor2,000 MYR
Production Manager7,918 MYR
Production Supervisor3,500 MYR
Quality Control Analyst4,350 MYR
Quality Control Inspector2,500 MYR
Quality Control Manager5,698 MYR
Technology Development Manager7,000 MYR
Testing Technician1,655 MYR

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
3,500 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
5,448 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
8,500 MYR
or less
1,500 MYR
5,448 MYR
22,000 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Malaysia range between 1,500 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 22,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,448 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 5,448 MYR while the other half are earning more than 5,448 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 3,500 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,500 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 8,500 MYR while 25% are earning more than 8,500 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

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

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

Average Salary 2016    =  
6,120 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
6,291 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
6,430 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
6,533 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Factory and Manufacturing 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

33 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Factory and Manufacturing is 33 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 33 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 Factory and Manufacturing Jobs in Malaysia

6,533 MYR
7,347 MYR
Average Salary
Factory and Manufacturing
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Malaysia salaries for Factory and Manufacturing and All Jobs and we found that Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ipoh6,143 MYR
Johor Bahru6,941 MYR
Klang4,699 MYR
Kuala Lumpur9,681 MYR
Shah Alam5,761 MYR
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