How much money does a person working in Legal make in Malaysia?
8,651 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Legal in Malaysia typically earns around 8,651 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Legal jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
Salaries for specific jobs
|Administrative Law Judge||11,738 MYR|
|Associate Attorney||8,727 MYR|
|Candidate Attorney||8,051 MYR|
|Contracts Manager||9,011 MYR|
|Contracts Negotiator||8,338 MYR|
|Conveyancing Secretary||4,941 MYR|
|Corporate Counsel||8,650 MYR|
|Court Clerk||5,028 MYR|
|Court Judicial Assistant||6,847 MYR|
|Court Liaison Specialist||7,558 MYR|
|Court Reporter||8,631 MYR|
|Court Representative||7,415 MYR|
|Crown Prosecution Service Lawyer||12,844 MYR|
|Immigration Executive||12,054 MYR|
|In House Counsel||7,843 MYR|
|Intellectual Property Specialist||8,230 MYR|
|Judge Advocate||11,691 MYR|
|Law Clerk||5,495 MYR|
|Legal Administrative Assistant||6,005 MYR|
|Legal Advisor||9,877 MYR|
|Legal Assistant||5,463 MYR|
|Legal Associate||6,996 MYR|
|Legal Consultant||9,199 MYR|
|Legal Counsel||9,194 MYR|
|Legal Editor||7,019 MYR|
|Legal Executive||8,821 MYR|
|Legal Executive Secretary||6,249 MYR|
|Legal IP Officer||4,989 MYR|
|Legal Officer||5,655 MYR|
|Legal Services Director||13,635 MYR|
|Legal Services Manager||12,422 MYR|
|Legal Support Worker||4,647 MYR|
|Legislative Liaison||7,040 MYR|
|Litigation Attorney||11,788 MYR|
|Litigation Paralegal||11,329 MYR|
|Magistrate Judge||11,980 MYR|
|Patent Attorney||11,738 MYR|
|Staff Attorney||10,564 MYR|
Legal Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
The Legal salaries in Malaysia range between 4,744 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 13,362 MYR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 8,651 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Legal are earning less than 8,651 MYR while the other half are earning more than 8,651 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 Legal are earning less than 6,028 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,028 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Legal are earning less than 11,007 MYR while 25% are earning more than 11,007 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
Legal Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia
How do Legal salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +4% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +2% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +1% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Legal 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 1% 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.
Legal Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia
50 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Legal is 50 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 50 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.
Legal VS Other Jobs
We compared Malaysia salaries for Legal and All Jobs and we found that Legal salaries are 10% more than those of All Jobs.
Salary Comparison By City
|Johor Bahru||8,716 MYR|
|Kota Kinabalu||8,589 MYR|
|Kuala Lumpur||9,371 MYR|
|Petaling Jaya||9,114 MYR|
|Shah Alam||8,924 MYR|
|Subang Jaya||8,186 MYR|
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