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Sales Retail and Wholesale Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Sales Retail and Wholesale make in Malaysia?

5,757 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Sales Retail and Wholesale in Malaysia typically earns around 5,757 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Sales Retail and Wholesale 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
Account Manager4,907 MYR
Area Manager8,172 MYR
Area Sales Manager4,000 MYR
Assistant Retail Store Manager2,625 MYR
Branch Manager5,804 MYR
Cashier900 MYR
Key Account Manager6,500 MYR
National Sales Manager11,140 MYR
Purchasing and Sales Executive3,195 MYR
Regional Sales Manager10,700 MYR
Retail Operations Manager10,500 MYR
Retail Sales Associate1,900 MYR
Retail Store Manager4,900 MYR
Retail Store Sales Person2,375 MYR
Sales Assistant2,298 MYR
Sales Consultant5,500 MYR
Sales Coordinator2,300 MYR
Sales Executive4,619 MYR
Sales Manager8,645 MYR
Sales Representative3,138 MYR
Sales Specialist5,093 MYR
Sales Support2,975 MYR
Sales Support Manager2,500 MYR
Sales Trainer4,500 MYR
Senior Sales Executive4,767 MYR
Supervisor1,600 MYR

Sales Retail and Wholesale Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
3,030 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
4,400 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
6,700 MYR
or less
900 MYR
4,400 MYR
34,500 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Sales Retail and Wholesale salaries in Malaysia range between 900 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 34,500 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,400 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Sales Retail and Wholesale are earning less than 4,400 MYR while the other half are earning more than 4,400 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 Sales Retail and Wholesale are earning less than 3,030 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,030 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Sales Retail and Wholesale are earning less than 6,700 MYR while 25% are earning more than 6,700 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

Sales Retail and Wholesale Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

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

Average Salary 2016    =  
5,393 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
5,544 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
5,633 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
5,757 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Sales Retail and Wholesale 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.

Sales Retail and Wholesale Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

30 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Sales Retail and Wholesale is 30 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 30 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 Sales Retail and Wholesale Jobs in Malaysia

5,757 MYR
7,347 MYR
Average Salary
Sales Retail and Wholesale
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Malaysia salaries for Sales Retail and Wholesale and All Jobs and we found that Sales Retail and Wholesale salaries are 22% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ipoh6,004 MYR
Johor Bahru3,748 MYR
Kota Kinabalu6,064 MYR
Kuala Lumpur6,380 MYR
Kuching3,100 MYR
Petaling Jaya5,094 MYR
Shah Alam4,787 MYR
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