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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?

6,164 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Malaysia typically earns around 6,164 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 Foreman3,326 MYR
Assembly Line Worker3,053 MYR
Assembly Supervisor4,599 MYR
Assistance Maintenance Manager7,321 MYR
Assistant Shipping Manager7,410 MYR
Chemical Equipment Controller6,988 MYR
Chemical Technican Apprentice6,126 MYR
CNC Machinist6,106 MYR
CNC Operator5,216 MYR
CNC Programmer6,100 MYR
Colour Technologist5,240 MYR
Contracts Manager7,434 MYR
Data Collection Coordinator5,549 MYR
Demand Planner4,990 MYR
Derrick Operator4,132 MYR
Director of Manufacturing8,413 MYR
Dock Worker4,108 MYR
Drying Technician4,173 MYR
Equipment Operator3,873 MYR
Export Sales Coordinator6,988 MYR
Factory Superintendent5,080 MYR
Factory Worker5,035 MYR
Failure Analysis Technician5,389 MYR
Fiberglass Laminator4,248 MYR
Food Technologist5,857 MYR
Forklift Driver4,248 MYR
Forming Machine Operator4,624 MYR
Furnace Operator4,110 MYR
Gas Appliance Repairer4,274 MYR
General Warehouse Associate6,411 MYR
Heavy Equipment Operator5,035 MYR
HSE Manager7,978 MYR
Industrial Engineer7,358 MYR
Industrial Machinery Mechanic6,207 MYR
Industrial Production Manager10,434 MYR
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer7,630 MYR
Intake Operator4,787 MYR
Key Account Manager8,596 MYR
Lift Truck Operator4,363 MYR
Loading Supervisor5,501 MYR
Logistic Coordinator6,230 MYR
Logistics Clerk5,175 MYR
Machine Operator4,333 MYR
Machinist3,942 MYR
Maintenance Manager7,188 MYR
Maintenance Store Clerk4,051 MYR
Manufacturing Engineer7,086 MYR
Manufacturing Engineering Manager9,350 MYR
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist8,243 MYR
Manufacturing Manager9,762 MYR
Manufacturing Operative6,758 MYR
Manufacturing Production Technician5,028 MYR
Manufacturing Supervisor6,551 MYR
Manufacturing Technician4,792 MYR
Materials Supervisor6,517 MYR
Mechanical Fitter Engineer6,886 MYR
Mechanical Foreman4,522 MYR
Merchandise Planner5,651 MYR
Metrology Engineer7,054 MYR
Operations Engineer6,719 MYR
Operations Manager8,970 MYR
Order Management Coordinator6,829 MYR
Order Processing Manager7,777 MYR
Order Selector4,990 MYR
Package Handler3,833 MYR
Packaging Manager8,015 MYR
Packer3,162 MYR
Packing Deputy Supervisor5,655 MYR
Planning Manager8,365 MYR
Plant Manager9,392 MYR
Precision Instrument Repairer5,229 MYR
Process Technician5,394 MYR
Product Manager8,541 MYR
Production Analyst7,978 MYR
Production Director10,543 MYR
Production Engineer7,509 MYR
Production Engineering Supervisor8,752 MYR
Production Inspector7,668 MYR
Production Laborer4,150 MYR
Production Manager9,106 MYR
Production Scheduler6,474 MYR
Production Supervisor7,604 MYR
Quality Control Analyst8,217 MYR
Quality Control Inspector7,040 MYR
Quality Control Manager9,070 MYR
Service Technician4,938 MYR
SHEQ Officer5,237 MYR
Shipping Manager8,768 MYR
Small Engine Mechanic5,423 MYR
Spray Painter4,213 MYR
Sterile Processing Technician4,224 MYR
Structural Welder3,991 MYR
Supply Chain Operative6,853 MYR
Technical Operator4,842 MYR
Technology Development Manager10,179 MYR
Testing Technician7,068 MYR
Toolmaker5,542 MYR
Warehouse Operative4,217 MYR
Warehouse Worker4,446 MYR
Warranty Handler5,772 MYR
Welder4,505 MYR
Workshop Manager7,571 MYR

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Factory and Manufacturing

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Malaysia range between 2,905 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 11,619 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,225 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 6,225 MYR while the other half are earning more than 6,225 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 4,108 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,108 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 9,101 MYR while 25% are earning more than 9,101 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Factory and Manufacturing
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,674 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
5,884 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
6,049 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
6,164 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

36 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Factory and Manufacturing is 36 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 36 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Factory and Manufacturing and Factory and Manufacturing monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Factory and Manufacturing and All Jobs and we found that Factory and Manufacturing salaries are 22% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang5,607 MYR
Ipoh6,589 MYR
Johor Bahru6,210 MYR
Klang5,717 MYR
Kota Kinabalu6,120 MYR
Kuala Lumpur6,676 MYR
Kuching5,985 MYR
Petaling Jaya6,494 MYR
Shah Alam6,358 MYR
Subang Jaya5,833 MYR
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