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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Malaysia 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
6,160 MYR
( 74,000 MYR yearly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Malaysia typically earns around 6,160 MYR per month. Salaries range from 2,900 MYR (lowest average) to 11,600 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 Factory and Manufacturing 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
Assembly Foreman3,330 MYR
Assembly Line Worker3,050 MYR
Assembly Supervisor4,600 MYR
Assistance Maintenance Manager7,320 MYR
Assistant Shipping Manager7,410 MYR
Chemical Equipment Controller6,990 MYR
Chemical Technican Apprentice6,130 MYR
CNC Machinist6,110 MYR
CNC Operator5,220 MYR
CNC Programmer6,100 MYR
Colour Technologist5,240 MYR
Contracts Manager7,430 MYR
Data Collection Coordinator5,550 MYR
Demand Planner4,990 MYR
Derrick Operator4,130 MYR
Director of Manufacturing8,410 MYR
Dock Worker4,110 MYR
Drying Technician4,170 MYR
Equipment Operator3,870 MYR
Export Sales Coordinator6,990 MYR
Factory Superintendent5,080 MYR
Factory Worker5,030 MYR
Failure Analysis Technician5,390 MYR
Fiberglass Laminator4,250 MYR
Food Technologist5,860 MYR
Forklift Driver4,250 MYR
Forming Machine Operator4,620 MYR
Furnace Operator4,110 MYR
Gas Appliance Repairer4,270 MYR
General Warehouse Associate6,410 MYR
Heavy Equipment Operator5,030 MYR
HSE Manager7,980 MYR
Industrial Engineer7,360 MYR
Industrial Machinery Mechanic6,210 MYR
Industrial Production Manager10,400 MYR
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer7,630 MYR
Intake Operator4,790 MYR
Key Account Manager8,600 MYR
Lift Truck Operator4,360 MYR
Loading Supervisor5,500 MYR
Logistic Coordinator6,230 MYR
Logistics Clerk5,180 MYR
Machine Operator4,330 MYR
Machinist3,940 MYR
Maintenance Manager7,190 MYR
Maintenance Store Clerk4,050 MYR
Manufacturing Engineer7,090 MYR
Manufacturing Engineering Manager9,350 MYR
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist8,240 MYR
Manufacturing Manager9,760 MYR
Manufacturing Operative6,760 MYR
Manufacturing Production Technician5,030 MYR
Manufacturing Supervisor6,550 MYR
Manufacturing Technician4,790 MYR
Materials Supervisor6,520 MYR
Mechanical Fitter Engineer6,890 MYR
Mechanical Foreman4,520 MYR
Merchandise Planner5,650 MYR
Metrology Engineer7,050 MYR
Operations Engineer6,720 MYR
Operations Manager8,970 MYR
Order Management Coordinator6,830 MYR
Order Processing Manager7,780 MYR
Order Selector4,990 MYR
Package Handler3,830 MYR
Packaging Manager8,010 MYR
Packer3,160 MYR
Packing Deputy Supervisor5,650 MYR
Planning Manager8,370 MYR
Plant Manager9,390 MYR
Precision Instrument Repairer5,230 MYR
Process Technician5,390 MYR
Product Manager8,540 MYR
Production Analyst7,980 MYR
Production Director10,500 MYR
Production Engineer7,510 MYR
Production Engineering Supervisor8,750 MYR
Production Inspector7,670 MYR
Production Laborer4,150 MYR
Production Manager9,110 MYR
Production Scheduler6,470 MYR
Production Supervisor7,600 MYR
Quality Control Analyst8,220 MYR
Quality Control Inspector7,040 MYR
Quality Control Manager9,070 MYR
Service Technician4,940 MYR
SHEQ Officer5,240 MYR
Shipping Manager8,770 MYR
Small Engine Mechanic5,420 MYR
Spray Painter4,210 MYR
Sterile Processing Technician4,220 MYR
Structural Welder3,990 MYR
Supply Chain Operative6,850 MYR
Technical Operator4,840 MYR
Technology Development Manager10,200 MYR
Testing Technician7,070 MYR
Toolmaker5,540 MYR
Warehouse Operative4,220 MYR
Warehouse Worker4,450 MYR
Warranty Handler5,770 MYR
Welder4,500 MYR
Workshop Manager7,570 MYR

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Malaysia range from 2,900 MYR per month (minimum average salary) to 11,600 MYR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,290 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 6,290 MYR while the other half are earning more than 6,290 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 4,140 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,140 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 9,130 MYR while 25% are earning more than 9,130 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 39,400 Malaysian Ringgit(s) to 118,000 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Malaysia Factory and Manufacturing
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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 earn 11% more than their female counterparts.

5,770 MYR
6,420 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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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Malaysia

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

Factory and Manufacturing

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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Malaysia Factory and Manufacturing
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Malaysia
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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 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Malaysia for the year 2019. 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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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low 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.

72% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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.

Private Sector
7,550 MYR
Public Sector+9%
8,220 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Factory and Manufacturing
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Average Salary 2016
5,470 MYR
Average Salary 2017+4%
5,670 MYR
Average Salary 2018+3%
5,830 MYR
Average Salary 2019+2%
5,940 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Malaysia are rising in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

36 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia is 36 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximately 36 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly Malaysia
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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 22% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang5,610 MYR
Ipoh6,590 MYR
Johor Bahru6,210 MYR
Klang5,720 MYR
Kota Kinabalu6,120 MYR
Kuala Lumpur6,680 MYR
Kuching5,990 MYR
Petaling Jaya6,490 MYR
Shah Alam6,360 MYR
Subang Jaya5,830 MYR
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