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Legal Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Legal make in Malaysia?

7,605 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Legal in Malaysia typically earns around 7,605 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

Job TitleAverage Salary
Attorney4,200 MYR
Lawyer5,000 MYR
Legal Advisor7,067 MYR
Legal Assistant3,940 MYR
Legal Consultant13,000 MYR
Legal Editor3,500 MYR
Legal Services Director29,083 MYR
Legal Services Manager7,583 MYR
Senior Legal Executive6,550 MYR
Senior Paralegal9,336 MYR

Legal Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
4,000 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
5,500 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
8,348 MYR
or less
1,500 MYR
5,500 MYR
41,667 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Legal salaries in Malaysia range between 1,500 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 41,667 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,500 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Legal are earning less than 5,500 MYR while the other half are earning more than 5,500 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 4,000 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,000 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Legal are earning less than 8,348 MYR while 25% are earning more than 8,348 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    =  
7,167 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
7,368 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
7,515 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
7,605 MYR
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

39 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Legal is 39 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 39 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 Legal Jobs in Malaysia

7,605 MYR
7,348 MYR
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Malaysia salaries for Legal and All Jobs and we found that Legal salaries are 3% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ipoh3,600 MYR
Kuala Lumpur8,384 MYR
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