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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in Malaysia 2022

How much money does a person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining make in Malaysia?

Average Monthly Salary
5,930 MYR
( 71,200 MYR yearly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in Malaysia typically earns around 5,930 MYR per month. Salaries range from 2,160 MYR (lowest average) to 13,700 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining careers. 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
Assistant Yard Manager5,840 MYR
Associate Analyst6,670 MYR
Associate Landman2,800 MYR
Auxiliary Equipment Operator2,400 MYR
Biomass Plant Technician2,970 MYR
Biomass Power Plant Manager8,770 MYR
Chemical Plant Operator4,850 MYR
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer6,460 MYR
Completions Engineer5,770 MYR
Cost Controller4,410 MYR
Crude Oil Marketing Representative6,520 MYR
Dispatcher2,700 MYR
Distribution Manager8,760 MYR
Dragline Operator2,930 MYR
Driller Offsider2,200 MYR
Dump Truck Driver2,330 MYR
Electric and Gas Operations Manager14,000 MYR
Energy Advisor9,210 MYR
Energy Analyst8,790 MYR
Energy Auditor7,970 MYR
Energy Dispatch Director10,900 MYR
Energy Technical Assistant3,950 MYR
Energy Technical Manager7,430 MYR
Energy Technical Trainer5,460 MYR
Exploration Manager10,300 MYR
Field Safety Auditor6,780 MYR
Fluids Engineer6,090 MYR
Fuel Cell Engineer6,180 MYR
Fuel Cell Technician3,040 MYR
Fuels Handler2,820 MYR
Gas Compressor Operator2,590 MYR
Gas Distribution Plant Operator4,950 MYR
Gas Supply Manager9,490 MYR
Geologist10,500 MYR
Geophysicist11,500 MYR
Geothermal Production Manager9,980 MYR
Geothermal Technician4,210 MYR
HSE Engineer6,040 MYR
HSE Officer3,790 MYR
HSEQ Administrator4,220 MYR
Inspector5,420 MYR
Instructor5,150 MYR
Instrument Designer4,990 MYR
Lead Technical Field Advisor8,080 MYR
Logistics and Tool Coordinator5,140 MYR
Maintenance Engineer6,130 MYR
Maintenance Superintendent5,670 MYR
Material Controller3,980 MYR
Mine Engineer5,800 MYR
Mine Surveyor6,820 MYR
Mining Project Administrator5,620 MYR
Mining Project Assistant4,430 MYR
Mining Project Controls Consultant6,530 MYR
Mining Project Coordinator5,620 MYR
Mining Project Engineer5,680 MYR
Mining Project Manager7,440 MYR
Mining Site Manager8,260 MYR
Mining Team Leader6,440 MYR
NDT Technician3,710 MYR
Oil Service Unit Operator3,260 MYR
Oil Trader7,760 MYR
Oilwell Pumper2,320 MYR
Petroleum Engineer 7,180 MYR
Petroleum Geologist11,400 MYR
Petroleum Pump System Operator3,300 MYR
Pipeline Technician2,280 MYR
Power Coordinator3,610 MYR
Power Plant Operations Manager12,000 MYR
Power Plant Operator5,100 MYR
Radio Operator2,700 MYR
Reliability Engineer6,120 MYR
Reservoir Engineer5,610 MYR
Risk Analyst7,350 MYR
Roughneck6,250 MYR
Scaffolder3,880 MYR
Shutdown Engineer4,950 MYR
Solar Energy Installation Manager8,640 MYR
Solar Energy Systems Engineer6,270 MYR
Solar Photovoltaic Installer4,080 MYR
Solar Thermal Technician3,610 MYR
Supply Operations Manager10,400 MYR
Sustainability Specialist9,510 MYR
System Development Advisor6,720 MYR
Tanker Truck Driver2,450 MYR
Utility Operator3,270 MYR
Wind Energy Project Manager8,590 MYR

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in Malaysia range from 2,160 MYR per month (minimum average salary) to 13,700 MYR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,690 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 5,690 MYR while the other half are earning more than 5,690 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 3,530 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,530 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 9,320 MYR while 25% are earning more than 9,320 MYR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Malaysia costs anywhere from 32,900 Malaysian Ringgit(s) to 98,800 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Malaysia Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Malaysia who work in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

6,210 MYR
5,730 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malaysia for all Careers

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Malaysia

How much are annual salary increments in Malaysia for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Malaysia Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Malaysia / All Professions

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.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

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

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Malaysia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Malaysia for the year 2021. 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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Bonus and Incentive Rates in Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is considered to be a moderate 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.

50% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

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.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

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.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting 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.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

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.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

34 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia is 34 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximately 34 MYR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining monthly Malaysia
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang5,390 MYR
Ipoh6,340 MYR
Johor Bahru5,970 MYR
Klang5,500 MYR
Kota Kinabalu5,890 MYR
Kuala Lumpur6,420 MYR
Kuching5,760 MYR
Petaling Jaya6,250 MYR
Shah Alam6,120 MYR
Subang Jaya5,610 MYR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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 on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,310 MYR
Public Sector+9%
6,880 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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