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Purchasing and Inventory Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Purchasing and Inventory make in Malaysia?

7,527 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Purchasing and Inventory in Malaysia typically earns around 7,527 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Purchasing and Inventory 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
Buyer4,611 MYR
Contract Specialist9,417 MYR
Contracts Manager20,833 MYR
Demand Planning Manager37,000 MYR
Inventory Control Clerk2,700 MYR
Inventory Control Manager10,000 MYR
Procurement Analyst2,900 MYR
Procurement Engineer2,667 MYR
Purchasing Assistant2,329 MYR
Purchasing Manager9,149 MYR
Store Keeper7,200 MYR
Supply Chain Coordinator2,275 MYR
Supply Chain Manager11,300 MYR
Warehouse Executive3,000 MYR
Warehouse Manager6,250 MYR
Warehouse Supervisor7,283 MYR

Purchasing and Inventory Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
2,700 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
4,444 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
8,500 MYR
or less
1,000 MYR
4,444 MYR
70,000 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Purchasing and Inventory salaries in Malaysia range between 1,000 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 70,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,444 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Purchasing and Inventory are earning less than 4,444 MYR while the other half are earning more than 4,444 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 Purchasing and Inventory are earning less than 2,700 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,700 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Purchasing and Inventory are earning less than 8,500 MYR while 25% are earning more than 8,500 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

Purchasing and Inventory Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

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

Average Salary 2016    =  
6,928 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
7,122 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
7,322 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
7,527 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Purchasing and Inventory 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 3% 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.

Purchasing and Inventory Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

39 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Purchasing and Inventory is 39 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 39 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.

Salary Comparison of Purchasing and Inventory Jobs in Malaysia

7,527 MYR
7,347 MYR
Average Salary
Purchasing and Inventory
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Malaysia salaries for Purchasing and Inventory and All Jobs and we found that Purchasing and Inventory salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ipoh6,342 MYR
Johor Bahru4,000 MYR
Klang3,334 MYR
Kuala Lumpur9,218 MYR
Kuching4,375 MYR
Petaling Jaya15,215 MYR
Shah Alam6,126 MYR
Subang Jaya4,550 MYR
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