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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assembly Foreman||3,330 MYR|
|Assembly Line Worker||3,050 MYR|
|Assembly Supervisor||4,600 MYR|
|Assistance Maintenance Manager||7,320 MYR|
|Assistant Shipping Manager||7,410 MYR|
|Chemical Equipment Controller||6,990 MYR|
|Chemical Technican Apprentice||6,130 MYR|
|CNC Machinist||6,110 MYR|
|CNC Operator||5,220 MYR|
|CNC Programmer||6,100 MYR|
|Colour Technologist||5,240 MYR|
|Contracts Manager||7,430 MYR|
|Data Collection Coordinator||5,550 MYR|
|Demand Planner||4,990 MYR|
|Derrick Operator||4,130 MYR|
|Director of Manufacturing||8,410 MYR|
|Dock Worker||4,110 MYR|
|Drying Technician||4,170 MYR|
|Equipment Operator||3,870 MYR|
|Export Sales Coordinator||6,990 MYR|
|Factory Superintendent||5,080 MYR|
|Factory Worker||5,030 MYR|
|Failure Analysis Technician||5,390 MYR|
|Fiberglass Laminator||4,250 MYR|
|Food Technologist||5,860 MYR|
|Forklift Driver||4,250 MYR|
|Forming Machine Operator||4,620 MYR|
|Furnace Operator||4,110 MYR|
|Gas Appliance Repairer||4,270 MYR|
|General Warehouse Associate||6,410 MYR|
|Heavy Equipment Operator||5,030 MYR|
|HSE Manager||7,980 MYR|
|Industrial Engineer||7,360 MYR|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanic||6,210 MYR|
|Industrial Production Manager||10,400 MYR|
|Industrial Safety and Health Engineer||7,630 MYR|
|Intake Operator||4,790 MYR|
|Key Account Manager||8,600 MYR|
|Lift Truck Operator||4,360 MYR|
|Loading Supervisor||5,500 MYR|
|Logistic Coordinator||6,230 MYR|
|Logistics Clerk||5,180 MYR|
|Machine Operator||4,330 MYR|
|Maintenance Manager||7,190 MYR|
|Maintenance Store Clerk||4,050 MYR|
|Manufacturing Engineer||7,090 MYR|
|Manufacturing Engineering Manager||9,350 MYR|
|Manufacturing Engineering Technologist||8,240 MYR|
|Manufacturing Manager||9,760 MYR|
|Manufacturing Operative||6,760 MYR|
|Manufacturing Production Technician||5,030 MYR|
|Manufacturing Supervisor||6,550 MYR|
|Manufacturing Technician||4,790 MYR|
|Materials Supervisor||6,520 MYR|
|Mechanical Fitter Engineer||6,890 MYR|
|Mechanical Foreman||4,520 MYR|
|Merchandise Planner||5,650 MYR|
|Metrology Engineer||7,050 MYR|
|Operations Engineer||6,720 MYR|
|Operations Manager||8,970 MYR|
|Order Management Coordinator||6,830 MYR|
|Order Processing Manager||7,780 MYR|
|Order Selector||4,990 MYR|
|Package Handler||3,830 MYR|
|Packaging Manager||8,010 MYR|
|Packing Deputy Supervisor||5,650 MYR|
|Planning Manager||8,370 MYR|
|Plant Manager||9,390 MYR|
|Precision Instrument Repairer||5,230 MYR|
|Process Technician||5,390 MYR|
|Product Manager||8,540 MYR|
|Production Analyst||7,980 MYR|
|Production Director||10,500 MYR|
|Production Engineer||7,510 MYR|
|Production Engineering Supervisor||8,750 MYR|
|Production Inspector||7,670 MYR|
|Production Laborer||4,150 MYR|
|Production Manager||9,110 MYR|
|Production Scheduler||6,470 MYR|
|Production Supervisor||7,600 MYR|
|Quality Control Analyst||8,220 MYR|
|Quality Control Inspector||7,040 MYR|
|Quality Control Manager||9,070 MYR|
|Service Technician||4,940 MYR|
|SHEQ Officer||5,240 MYR|
|Shipping Manager||8,770 MYR|
|Small Engine Mechanic||5,420 MYR|
|Spray Painter||4,210 MYR|
|Sterile Processing Technician||4,220 MYR|
|Structural Welder||3,990 MYR|
|Supply Chain Operative||6,850 MYR|
|Technical Operator||4,840 MYR|
|Technology Development Manager||10,200 MYR|
|Testing Technician||7,070 MYR|
|Warehouse Operative||4,220 MYR|
|Warehouse Worker||4,450 MYR|
|Warranty Handler||5,770 MYR|
|Workshop Manager||7,570 MYR|
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
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.
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.
The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 22% less than that of All Jobs.
|Johor Bahru||6,210 MYR|
|Kota Kinabalu||6,120 MYR|
|Kuala Lumpur||6,680 MYR|
|Petaling Jaya||6,490 MYR|
|Shah Alam||6,360 MYR|
|Subang Jaya||5,830 MYR|