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Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology make in Malaysia?

12,752 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Malaysia typically earns around 12,752 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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
Assistant Pharmacy Director2,350 MYR
Associate Medical Affairs Director40,000 MYR
Biostatistician1,900 MYR
Clinical Pharmacist3,000 MYR
Clinical Research Associate52,917 MYR
Drug Safety / Medical Information Specialist6,328 MYR
Medical Science Liaison30,000 MYR
Pharmacist11,303 MYR
Pharmacy Manager7,000 MYR
Regulatory Affairs Specialist5,500 MYR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
5,500 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
6,200 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
15,000 MYR
or less
1,900 MYR
6,200 MYR
56,000 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Malaysia range between 1,900 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 56,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,200 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 6,200 MYR while the other half are earning more than 6,200 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 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 5,500 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,500 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 15,000 MYR while 25% are earning more than 15,000 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

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

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

Average Salary 2016    =  
12,018 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
12,354 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
12,527 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
12,752 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology 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 2% 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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

65 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology is 65 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 65 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 Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs in Malaysia

12,752 MYR
7,344 MYR
Average Salary
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Malaysia salaries for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and All Jobs and we found that Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 74% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ipoh5,750 MYR
Kota Kinabalu10,900 MYR
Kuala Lumpur16,611 MYR
Petaling Jaya5,050 MYR
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