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Marketing Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

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

6,513 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Marketing in Malaysia typically earns around 6,513 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Marketing 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
Account Handler2,000 MYR
Assistant Brand Manager3,917 MYR
Assistant Marketing Manager4,520 MYR
Brand Ambassador15,000 MYR
Brand Manager8,815 MYR
Brand Marketing4,100 MYR
Communications Officer7,000 MYR
Digital Marketing Strategist 4,337 MYR
Event Marketing7,250 MYR
Market Development Manager10,944 MYR
Market Research Analyst5,343 MYR
Market Research Manager6,525 MYR
Marketing Advisor2,200 MYR
Marketing Analyst5,000 MYR
Marketing Assistant3,450 MYR
Marketing Director33,500 MYR
Marketing Executive3,506 MYR
Marketing Manager7,696 MYR
Marketing Specialist5,133 MYR
Product Development4,757 MYR
Product Manager3,000 MYR
Product Marketing Manager8,427 MYR
Sales and Marketing Assistant2,900 MYR
Sales Manager8,477 MYR
Senior Marketing Consultant5,300 MYR
Senior Sales Manager12,250 MYR

Marketing Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
3,600 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
5,000 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
7,000 MYR
or less
1,600 MYR
5,000 MYR
55,000 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Marketing salaries in Malaysia range between 1,600 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 55,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 5,000 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Marketing are earning less than 5,000 MYR while the other half are earning more than 5,000 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 Marketing are earning less than 3,600 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,600 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Marketing are earning less than 7,000 MYR while 25% are earning more than 7,000 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

Marketing Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

How do Marketing salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2016    =  
5,995 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
6,163 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
6,335 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
6,513 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Marketing 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 3% 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.

Marketing Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

33 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Marketing is 33 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 33 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 Marketing Jobs in Malaysia

6,513 MYR
7,347 MYR
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Malaysia salaries for Marketing and All Jobs and we found that Marketing salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ipoh9,233 MYR
Johor Bahru4,517 MYR
Klang4,840 MYR
Kota Kinabalu3,650 MYR
Kuala Lumpur7,089 MYR
Kuching3,933 MYR
Petaling Jaya6,045 MYR
Shah Alam7,285 MYR
Subang Jaya5,486 MYR
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