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Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment make in Malaysia?

7,443 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Malaysia typically earns around 7,443 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 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
3D Artist6,853 MYR
3D Designer6,786 MYR
3D Generalist6,652 MYR
3D Visualization Specialist6,383 MYR
Acrobatic Rigger5,632 MYR
Actor10,275 MYR
Associate Media Director8,003 MYR
Associate Producer9,586 MYR
Broadcast Associate5,725 MYR
Broadcast News Analyst6,972 MYR
Broadcast Technician5,039 MYR
Broadcasting Journalist7,321 MYR
Broadcasting Presenter9,473 MYR
Camera Equipment Repairer4,842 MYR
Cartoonist / Animator7,022 MYR
CAS Engineer7,861 MYR
Censorship Executive9,042 MYR
Choreographer6,946 MYR
Colorist4,694 MYR
Communications Manager9,856 MYR
Correspondent8,146 MYR
Dance Director7,458 MYR
Dancer6,101 MYR
Director of Photography8,166 MYR
Disc Jockey5,312 MYR
Editorial Assistant5,549 MYR
Events Manager7,239 MYR
Graphic Designer5,039 MYR
Illustrator6,310 MYR
Instructional Designer6,027 MYR
Journalist7,861 MYR
Makeup Artist6,162 MYR
Media Design Manager11,086 MYR
Media Equipment Operator5,069 MYR
Media Operations Manager9,682 MYR
Media Producer8,323 MYR
Media Product Development Manager10,446 MYR
Media Program Director12,111 MYR
Media Relations Manager10,908 MYR
Media Sales Manager11,572 MYR
Movement and Dance Coordinator7,633 MYR
Multimedia Coordinator6,652 MYR
Multimedia Designer6,047 MYR
Music Consultant6,355 MYR
Musician5,442 MYR
News Associate6,487 MYR
News Reporter9,146 MYR
Producer10,982 MYR
Product Designer5,987 MYR
Production Artist6,988 MYR
Production Assistant5,538 MYR
Production Director9,392 MYR
Production Technician4,990 MYR
Program Researcher7,668 MYR
Promotion Coordinator6,474 MYR
Sound Engineer7,531 MYR
Stage Technician5,292 MYR
Sub Editor5,691 MYR
Television Executive Producer12,330 MYR
Transmission Engineer6,639 MYR
Video Editor6,065 MYR
Video Producer7,043 MYR
Videographer6,230 MYR
Visual Designer6,853 MYR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment salaries in Malaysia range between 4,842 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 12,587 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,666 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 7,666 MYR while the other half are earning more than 7,666 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 5,628 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,628 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment are earning less than 10,734 MYR while 25% are earning more than 10,734 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

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

How do Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
Average Salary 2016    =  
6,733 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,982 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
7,219 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
7,443 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 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.

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

43 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment is 43 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 43 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.

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment and Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment and All Jobs and we found that Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang6,771 MYR
Ipoh7,957 MYR
Johor Bahru7,499 MYR
Klang6,904 MYR
Kota Kinabalu7,390 MYR
Kuala Lumpur8,062 MYR
Kuching7,227 MYR
Petaling Jaya7,841 MYR
Shah Alam7,678 MYR
Subang Jaya7,043 MYR
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