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Travel Agent Average Salary in Malaysia 2020

How much money does a Travel Agent make in Malaysia?

Average Monthly Salary
6,620 MYR
( 79,400 MYR yearly)


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 Salary Distribution in Malaysia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Travel Agent salaries in Malaysia range from 3,110 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 10,500 MYR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median 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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Travel Agent Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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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.

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.

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.

Travel Agent average salary change by experience in Malaysia

0 - 2 Years
3,590 MYR
2 - 5 Years+38%
4,950 MYR
5 - 10 Years+42%
7,040 MYR
10 - 15 Years+22%
8,580 MYR
15 - 20 Years+6%
9,060 MYR
20+ Years+9%
9,870 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Travel Agent Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Travel Agent(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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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.

Travel Agent average salary difference by education level in Malaysia

High School
4,280 MYR
Certificate or Diploma+51%
6,490 MYR
Bachelor's Degree+50%
9,720 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Travel Agent Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Travel Agent employees in Malaysia earn 14% more than their female counterparts.

6,240 MYR
7,090 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malaysia for all Careers

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Travel Agent Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Malaysia

How much are annual salary increments in Malaysia for Travel Agent(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Travel Agent

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.

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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

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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 2019

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Travel Agent Bonus and Incentive Rates in Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Travel Agent
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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.

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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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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.

Private Sector
7,550 MYR
Public Sector+9%
8,220 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Travel Agent Salary Trend and Forecast in Malaysia

How are Travel Agent salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
5,820 MYR
Average Salary 2017+4%
6,040 MYR
Average Salary 2018+3%
6,240 MYR
Average Salary 2019+3%
6,440 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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.

Travel Agent Average Hourly Wage in Malaysia

38 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia is 38 MYR. This means that the average Travel Agent in Malaysia earns approximately 38 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.

Travel Agent VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Travel Agent and Food / Hospitality / Tourism / Catering monthly Malaysia
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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.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
All Rounder5,870 MYR-11%
Assistant Executive Housekeeper4,990 MYR-25%
Assistant Food and Beverage Director9,200 MYR+39%
Assistant Hospitality Manager10,100 MYR+53%
Assistant Storekeeper4,130 MYR-38%
Assistant Tour Manager6,730 MYR+2%
Baker and Pastrycook5,140 MYR-22%
Bakery Manager7,110 MYR+7%
Bakery Superintendent5,820 MYR-12%
Banquet Manager6,100 MYR-8%
Banquet Server5,140 MYR-22%
Bar Attendant5,190 MYR-22%
Bar Manager7,880 MYR+19%
Bar Supervisor6,270 MYR-5%
Barista5,080 MYR-23%
Bartender5,450 MYR-18%
Bellman4,150 MYR-37%
Beverage Manager7,280 MYR+10%
Bistro Attendant4,890 MYR-26%
Buffet Chef6,680 MYR+1%
Buffet Host4,450 MYR-33%
Buffet Manager7,530 MYR+14%
Butcher and Slaughterer4,360 MYR-34%
Cafeteria Manager6,850 MYR+4%
Cake Decorator5,240 MYR-21%
Casino Shift Manager8,970 MYR+36%
Chain Store Customer Support6,290 MYR-5%
Chef6,100 MYR-8%
Club Manager8,240 MYR+25%
Cluster Director9,980 MYR+51%
Cluster Revenue Manager8,820 MYR+33%
Cocktail Server4,600 MYR-30%
Coffee Shop Manager8,330 MYR+26%
Concierge4,700 MYR-29%
Confectionery Baker5,340 MYR-19%
Conference Services Manager7,020 MYR+6%
Cook6,030 MYR-9%
Corporate Sous Chef7,810 MYR+18%
Corporate Travel Consultant6,780 MYR+2%
Croupier5,690 MYR-14%
Culinary Assistant4,990 MYR-25%
Culinary Associate5,540 MYR-16%
Dietary Aide6,150 MYR-7%
Dining Room Supervisor6,850 MYR+4%
Dishwasher3,230 MYR-51%
Duty Manager7,560 MYR+14%
Events Coordinator6,450 MYR-2%
Executive Chef6,990 MYR+6%
Executive Pastry Chef5,910 MYR-11%
Fast Food Cook6,210 MYR-6%
Fast Food Shift Supervisor6,650 MYR+1%
Fine Dining Cook6,920 MYR+5%
Fine Dining Restaurant Chef7,710 MYR+17%
Fleet Manager7,940 MYR+20%
Food and Beverage Manager8,060 MYR+22%
Food Consultant8,710 MYR+32%
Food Safety Coordinator7,360 MYR+11%
Food Server4,450 MYR-33%
Food Service Director8,280 MYR+25%
Food Service Manager8,750 MYR+32%
Food Service Sales7,500 MYR+13%
Food Service Worker4,650 MYR-30%
Front Desk Agent5,790 MYR-12%
Front Office Manager7,280 MYR+10%
Guest Service Executive9,040 MYR+37%
Guest Service Representative5,940 MYR-10%
Head Concierge6,090 MYR-8%
Hospitality Director12,300 MYR+86%
Hostess / Host5,940 MYR-10%
Hotel Desk Clerk4,740 MYR-28%
Hotel Maid3,360 MYR-49%
Hotel Manager11,700 MYR+77%
Hotel Sales Manager9,680 MYR+46%
Hotel Service Supervisor8,340 MYR+26%
Hotel Staff6,060 MYR-8%
Inventory Coordinator5,340 MYR-19%
Kitchen Manager6,640 MYR+0%
Kitchen Staff5,280 MYR-20%
Kitchen Supervisor6,070 MYR-8%
Line Cook6,290 MYR-5%
Luggage Porter3,040 MYR-54%
Motel Manager8,160 MYR+23%
Pastrycooking and Baking Assistant3,940 MYR-40%
Production Operator4,040 MYR-39%
Quality, Health and Safety Coordinator5,310 MYR-20%
Receptionist5,960 MYR-10%
Regional Restaurant Manager9,970 MYR+51%
Restaurant Manager9,480 MYR+43%
Room Reservations Manager8,840 MYR+34%
Room Service Manager8,240 MYR+25%
Sous Chef6,270 MYR-5%
Supervisor of Food Services7,510 MYR+14%
Tour Consultant6,880 MYR+4%
Travel Agent6,620 MYR+0%
Travel Consultant7,160 MYR+8%
Waiter / Waitress4,550 MYR-31%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang5,640 MYR
Ipoh6,730 MYR
Johor Bahru6,800 MYR
Klang6,170 MYR
Kota Kinabalu6,540 MYR
Kuala Lumpur6,990 MYR
Kuching6,210 MYR
Petaling Jaya7,040 MYR
Shah Alam6,690 MYR
Subang Jaya6,200 MYR
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