A person working as a Travel Agent in Malaysia typically earns around 6,620 MYR per month. Salaries range from 3,110 MYR (lowest) to 10,500 MYR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Travel Agent salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Travel Agent salaries in Malaysia range from 3,110 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 10,500 MYR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 7,010 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 7,010 MYR while the other half are earning more than 7,010 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 Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 4,550 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,550 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Travel Agent(s) are earning less than 9,260 MYR while 25% are earning more than 9,260 MYR.
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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Travel Agent salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Travel Agent with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,590 MYR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,950 MYR per month, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 7,040 MYR per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Travel Agent(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 8,580 MYR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 9,060 MYR per month, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 9,870 MYR per month, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+38%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Travel Agent salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Travel Agent is 4,280 MYR per month.
While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 6,490 MYR per month, 51% more than someone having a High School degree.
A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 9,720 MYR per month, 50% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.
|Certificate or Diploma||+51%|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Travel Agent employees in Malaysia earn 14% more than their female counterparts.
Travel Agent(s) in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Malaysia for the year 2019. 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.
A Travel Agent is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.
43% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 57% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Travel Agent employees in Malaysia earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Travel Agent salaries in Malaysia are on the rise in the year 2020 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 continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.
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.
The average salary for Travel Agent is 2% more than that of Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering. Also, Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering salaries are 18% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|All Rounder||5,870 MYR||-11%|
|Assistant Executive Housekeeper||4,990 MYR||-25%|
|Assistant Food and Beverage Director||9,200 MYR||+39%|
|Assistant Hospitality Manager||10,100 MYR||+53%|
|Assistant Storekeeper||4,130 MYR||-38%|
|Assistant Tour Manager||6,730 MYR||+2%|
|Baker and Pastrycook||5,140 MYR||-22%|
|Bakery Manager||7,110 MYR||+7%|
|Bakery Superintendent||5,820 MYR||-12%|
|Banquet Manager||6,100 MYR||-8%|
|Banquet Server||5,140 MYR||-22%|
|Bar Attendant||5,190 MYR||-22%|
|Bar Manager||7,880 MYR||+19%|
|Bar Supervisor||6,270 MYR||-5%|
|Beverage Manager||7,280 MYR||+10%|
|Bistro Attendant||4,890 MYR||-26%|
|Buffet Chef||6,680 MYR||+1%|
|Buffet Host||4,450 MYR||-33%|
|Buffet Manager||7,530 MYR||+14%|
|Butcher and Slaughterer||4,360 MYR||-34%|
|Cafeteria Manager||6,850 MYR||+4%|
|Cake Decorator||5,240 MYR||-21%|
|Casino Shift Manager||8,970 MYR||+36%|
|Chain Store Customer Support||6,290 MYR||-5%|
|Club Manager||8,240 MYR||+25%|
|Cluster Director||9,980 MYR||+51%|
|Cluster Revenue Manager||8,820 MYR||+33%|
|Cocktail Server||4,600 MYR||-30%|
|Coffee Shop Manager||8,330 MYR||+26%|
|Confectionery Baker||5,340 MYR||-19%|
|Conference Services Manager||7,020 MYR||+6%|
|Corporate Sous Chef||7,810 MYR||+18%|
|Corporate Travel Consultant||6,780 MYR||+2%|
|Culinary Assistant||4,990 MYR||-25%|
|Culinary Associate||5,540 MYR||-16%|
|Dietary Aide||6,150 MYR||-7%|
|Dining Room Supervisor||6,850 MYR||+4%|
|Duty Manager||7,560 MYR||+14%|
|Events Coordinator||6,450 MYR||-2%|
|Executive Chef||6,990 MYR||+6%|
|Executive Pastry Chef||5,910 MYR||-11%|
|Fast Food Cook||6,210 MYR||-6%|
|Fast Food Shift Supervisor||6,650 MYR||+1%|
|Fine Dining Cook||6,920 MYR||+5%|
|Fine Dining Restaurant Chef||7,710 MYR||+17%|
|Fleet Manager||7,940 MYR||+20%|
|Food and Beverage Manager||8,060 MYR||+22%|
|Food Consultant||8,710 MYR||+32%|
|Food Safety Coordinator||7,360 MYR||+11%|
|Food Server||4,450 MYR||-33%|
|Food Service Director||8,280 MYR||+25%|
|Food Service Manager||8,750 MYR||+32%|
|Food Service Sales||7,500 MYR||+13%|
|Food Service Worker||4,650 MYR||-30%|
|Front Desk Agent||5,790 MYR||-12%|
|Front Office Manager||7,280 MYR||+10%|
|Guest Service Executive||9,040 MYR||+37%|
|Guest Service Representative||5,940 MYR||-10%|
|Head Concierge||6,090 MYR||-8%|
|Hospitality Director||12,300 MYR||+86%|
|Hostess / Host||5,940 MYR||-10%|
|Hotel Desk Clerk||4,740 MYR||-28%|
|Hotel Maid||3,360 MYR||-49%|
|Hotel Manager||11,700 MYR||+77%|
|Hotel Sales Manager||9,680 MYR||+46%|
|Hotel Service Supervisor||8,340 MYR||+26%|
|Hotel Staff||6,060 MYR||-8%|
|Inventory Coordinator||5,340 MYR||-19%|
|Kitchen Manager||6,640 MYR||+0%|
|Kitchen Staff||5,280 MYR||-20%|
|Kitchen Supervisor||6,070 MYR||-8%|
|Line Cook||6,290 MYR||-5%|
|Luggage Porter||3,040 MYR||-54%|
|Motel Manager||8,160 MYR||+23%|
|Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant||3,940 MYR||-40%|
|Production Operator||4,040 MYR||-39%|
|Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator||5,310 MYR||-20%|
|Regional Restaurant Manager||9,970 MYR||+51%|
|Restaurant Manager||9,480 MYR||+43%|
|Room Reservations Manager||8,840 MYR||+34%|
|Room Service Manager||8,240 MYR||+25%|
|Sous Chef||6,270 MYR||-5%|
|Supervisor of Food Services||7,510 MYR||+14%|
|Tour Consultant||6,880 MYR||+4%|
|Travel Agent||6,620 MYR||+0%|
|Travel Consultant||7,160 MYR||+8%|
|Waiter / Waitress||4,550 MYR||-31%|
|Johor Bahru||6,800 MYR|
|Kota Kinabalu||6,540 MYR|
|Kuala Lumpur||6,990 MYR|
|Petaling Jaya||7,040 MYR|
|Shah Alam||6,690 MYR|
|Subang Jaya||6,200 MYR|