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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?

7,478 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Purchasing and Inventory in Malaysia typically earns around 7,478 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
Asset Management Associate7,054 MYR
Asset Protection Associate6,665 MYR
Asset Protection Specialist7,262 MYR
Assistant Buyer6,260 MYR
Buyer7,584 MYR
Capacity Planner8,426 MYR
Category Manager8,447 MYR
Channel Services Representative7,114 MYR
Contracts Manager8,955 MYR
Contracts Specialist7,571 MYR
Demand Planner6,884 MYR
Demand Planning Manager8,596 MYR
Distribution Assistant6,287 MYR
Distribution Manager10,671 MYR
Inventory Control Clerk5,495 MYR
Inventory Control Manager8,252 MYR
Inventory Management Associate7,604 MYR
Inventory Specialist7,434 MYR
Logistics Engineer6,166 MYR
Master Planner6,786 MYR
Material Handler5,039 MYR
Material Planning Specialist6,207 MYR
Merchandise Manager7,873 MYR
Procurement Administrator8,482 MYR
Procurement Agent7,683 MYR
Procurement Analyst8,631 MYR
Procurement Clerk6,087 MYR
Procurement Engineer7,054 MYR
Production Planner6,487 MYR
Project Buyer7,123 MYR
Purchaser7,192 MYR
Purchasing Assistant6,047 MYR
Purchasing Manager11,542 MYR
Purchasing Supervisor8,433 MYR
Shipping and Receiving Clerk5,282 MYR
Shipping Coordinator6,652 MYR
Stock Clerk4,938 MYR
Stock Regulator5,713 MYR
Storage Manager8,955 MYR
Store Keeper6,004 MYR
Stores and Logistics Coordinator7,019 MYR
Supply Chain Analyst8,955 MYR
Supply Chain Coordinator7,584 MYR
Supply Chain Development Manager9,393 MYR
Supply Chain Manager11,676 MYR
Supply Planner6,778 MYR
Warehouse Assistant4,291 MYR
Warehouse Clerk4,261 MYR
Warehouse Executive9,659 MYR
Warehouse Lead8,682 MYR
Warehouse Manager9,296 MYR
Warehouse Supervisor8,955 MYR
Wholesale Buyer7,239 MYR

Purchasing and Inventory Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Purchasing and Inventory

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Purchasing and Inventory salaries in Malaysia range between 4,163 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 12,200 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,777 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Purchasing and Inventory are earning less than 7,777 MYR while the other half are earning more than 7,777 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 5,373 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,373 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Purchasing and Inventory are earning less than 10,788 MYR while 25% are earning more than 10,788 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Purchasing and Inventory
Average Salary 2016    =  
6,706 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,954 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
7,211 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
7,478 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 4% 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

43 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Purchasing and Inventory is 43 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 43 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.

Purchasing and Inventory VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Purchasing and Inventory and Purchasing and Inventory monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Purchasing and Inventory and All Jobs and we found that Purchasing and Inventory salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang6,802 MYR
Ipoh7,994 MYR
Johor Bahru7,534 MYR
Klang6,936 MYR
Kota Kinabalu7,424 MYR
Kuala Lumpur8,100 MYR
Kuching7,261 MYR
Petaling Jaya7,878 MYR
Shah Alam7,713 MYR
Subang Jaya7,076 MYR
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