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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?

8,384 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology in Malaysia typically earns around 8,384 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 Pharmacist6,517 MYR
Assistant Pharmacy Director12,104 MYR
Associate Medical Affairs Director11,703 MYR
Bioinformatics Scientist10,446 MYR
Bioinformatics Technician7,212 MYR
Biological Scientist12,111 MYR
Biological Technician6,829 MYR
Biomedical Engineer6,786 MYR
Biomedical Engineering Director10,173 MYR
Biostatistician8,051 MYR
Biotechnologist 7,883 MYR
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager7,256 MYR
Chemical Process Technician6,570 MYR
Clinical Consultant8,283 MYR
Clinical Data Manager8,991 MYR
Clinical Data Specialist8,039 MYR
Clinical Operations Manager10,070 MYR
Clinical Pharmacist8,537 MYR
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist9,580 MYR
Clinical Programmer5,335 MYR
Clinical Project Manager8,142 MYR
Clinical Research Associate7,923 MYR
Clinical Research Manager9,296 MYR
Clinical Study Manager10,271 MYR
Compliance Specialist8,721 MYR
Cytology Laboratory Technologist7,166 MYR
Cytotechnologist7,385 MYR
GCP Auditor8,217 MYR
Hospital Pharmacy Technician7,475 MYR
Manufacturing Engineer7,358 MYR
Medical Affairs Director11,658 MYR
Medical Representative 5,976 MYR
Medical Science Liaison8,413 MYR
Molecular and Cellular Biologist9,566 MYR
Nuclear Pharmacist1,098 MYR
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead12,330 MYR
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager11,907 MYR
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer8,566 MYR
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager8,314 MYR
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor9,390 MYR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant6,805 MYR
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist7,707 MYR
Pharmaceutical Research Associate9,181 MYR
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist10,379 MYR
Pharmaceutical Researcher11,476 MYR
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager10,671 MYR
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager10,813 MYR
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative6,474 MYR
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager9,200 MYR
Pharmaceutical Team Leader8,991 MYR
Pharmaceutical Technologist6,988 MYR
Pharmacist9,248 MYR
Pharmacy Aide6,719 MYR
Pharmacy Manager12,459 MYR
Pharmacy Stock Controller6,027 MYR
Pharmacy Technician6,106 MYR
Records Management Coordinator5,644 MYR
Shift Encapsulator5,881 MYR
Staff Pharmacist9,070 MYR

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries in Malaysia range between 1,065 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 12,587 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 8,133 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 8,133 MYR while the other half are earning more than 8,133 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 4,139 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,139 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology are earning less than 9,738 MYR while 25% are earning more than 9,738 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Average Salary 2016    =  
7,787 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
8,075 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
8,204 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
8,384 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

48 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology is 48 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 48 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.

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology and All Jobs and we found that Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang7,627 MYR
Ipoh8,963 MYR
Johor Bahru8,447 MYR
Klang7,777 MYR
Kota Kinabalu8,325 MYR
Kuala Lumpur9,082 MYR
Kuching8,141 MYR
Petaling Jaya8,833 MYR
Shah Alam8,649 MYR
Subang Jaya7,934 MYR
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