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Publishing and Printing Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Publishing and Printing make in Malaysia?

6,914 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Publishing and Printing in Malaysia typically earns around 6,914 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Publishing and Printing 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
Art Director8,230 MYR
Art Supervisor6,985 MYR
Artist7,707 MYR
Assistant Editor5,788 MYR
Associate Content Management Specialist7,604 MYR
Associate Editor6,038 MYR
Binder and Finisher4,248 MYR
Bindery Supervisor5,190 MYR
Circulations Director8,442 MYR
Color Technician3,717 MYR
Commissioning Editor6,786 MYR
Communications Editor6,349 MYR
Content Management Assistant5,786 MYR
Content Writer6,665 MYR
CopyWriter6,972 MYR
Corporate Print Center Specialist6,294 MYR
Curator7,022 MYR
DTP Operator5,786 MYR
Editor6,985 MYR
Electronic Publisher7,501 MYR
Fashion Subeditor6,545 MYR
Media Design Manager9,488 MYR
Media Planner7,805 MYR
Photographer6,005 MYR
Planning and Supply Manager10,686 MYR
Print Production Coordinator6,545 MYR
Print Production Manager9,488 MYR
Printing Press Operator5,755 MYR
Production Editor6,551 MYR
Proofreader5,906 MYR
Publishing and Printing Coordinator6,988 MYR
Publishing and Printing Manager9,106 MYR
Publishing and Printing Supervisor8,811 MYR
Publishing Specialist8,119 MYR
Reporter8,618 MYR
Technical Writer7,086 MYR
Technical Writing Manager8,837 MYR

Publishing and Printing Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Publishing and Printing

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Publishing and Printing salaries in Malaysia range between 3,680 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 10,167 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,637 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Publishing and Printing are earning less than 6,637 MYR while the other half are earning more than 6,637 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 Publishing and Printing are earning less than 4,643 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,643 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Publishing and Printing are earning less than 7,730 MYR while 25% are earning more than 7,730 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

Publishing and Printing Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Publishing and Printing
Average Salary 2016    =  
6,478 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,718 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
6,805 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
6,914 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Publishing and Printing 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.

Publishing and Printing Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

40 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Publishing and Printing is 40 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 40 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.

Publishing and Printing VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Publishing and Printing and Publishing and Printing monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Publishing and Printing and All Jobs and we found that Publishing and Printing salaries are 12% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang6,289 MYR
Ipoh7,391 MYR
Johor Bahru6,966 MYR
Klang6,413 MYR
Kota Kinabalu6,864 MYR
Kuala Lumpur7,489 MYR
Kuching6,713 MYR
Petaling Jaya7,284 MYR
Shah Alam7,132 MYR
Subang Jaya6,543 MYR
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