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Public Relations Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Public Relations make in Malaysia?

8,384 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Public Relations 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 Public Relations 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
Communications Associate6,027 MYR
Communications Specialist7,123 MYR
Director of Communications11,589 MYR
Government Relations Officer7,336 MYR
Head of Public Relations13,072 MYR
Investor Relations Officer8,134 MYR
Media Relations Specialist8,062 MYR
Meetings Coordinator5,185 MYR
Public Relations Manager12,094 MYR
Public Relations Officer6,585 MYR
Public Relations Practitioner7,212 MYR
Public Relations Specialist6,665 MYR
Relationship Management Officer6,162 MYR

Public Relations Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Public Relations

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Public Relations salaries in Malaysia range between 5,132 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 13,072 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 8,468 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Public Relations are earning less than 8,468 MYR while the other half are earning more than 8,468 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 Public Relations are earning less than 6,120 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,120 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Public Relations are earning less than 10,985 MYR while 25% are earning more than 10,985 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

Public Relations Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Public Relations
Average Salary 2016    =  
7,718 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
8,004 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
8,228 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
8,384 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Public Relations 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.

Public Relations Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

48 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Public Relations 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.

Public Relations VS Other Jobs

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

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang7,627 MYR
Ipoh8,962 MYR
Johor Bahru8,447 MYR
Klang7,776 MYR
Kota Kinabalu8,324 MYR
Kuala Lumpur9,081 MYR
Kuching8,141 MYR
Petaling Jaya8,833 MYR
Shah Alam8,648 MYR
Subang Jaya7,934 MYR
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