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Science and Technical Services Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Science and Technical Services make in Malaysia?

8,641 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Science and Technical Services in Malaysia typically earns around 8,641 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Science and Technical Services 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
3D Lab Technologist7,659 MYR
Algorithm Developer8,424 MYR
Analytical Chemist9,770 MYR
Anthropologist9,171 MYR
Archeologist8,631 MYR
Assistant Breeder5,039 MYR
Astronomer13,229 MYR
Atmospheric and Space Scientist10,858 MYR
Behavior Analyst8,752 MYR
Behavior Intervention Specialist8,062 MYR
Biochemist9,974 MYR
Biofuels Processing Technician6,586 MYR
Biofuels Production Manager9,042 MYR
Biologist9,011 MYR
Biomedical Scientist11,382 MYR
Biophysicist11,135 MYR
Chemical Engineer7,961 MYR
Chemical Technologist7,633 MYR
Chemist10,271 MYR
Chief Technologist12,331 MYR
Climate Change Analyst9,473 MYR
Clinical Laboratory Scientist10,063 MYR
Computer Scientist9,473 MYR
Conservation Scientist10,255 MYR
Data Scientist9,081 MYR
DNA Analyst10,078 MYR
Ecologist10,760 MYR
Economic Development Specialist11,691 MYR
Flavourist7,054 MYR
Food Scientist8,283 MYR
Forensic Scientist9,146 MYR
Formulation Technologist6,230 MYR
Fraud Investigator8,063 MYR
Genomics Scientist11,576 MYR
Geographer8,582 MYR
Geographic Information Systems Technician6,474 MYR
Geological Data Technician6,225 MYR
Geological Technician7,192 MYR
Geologist10,078 MYR
Geomatics Scientist9,977 MYR
Geophysical Data Technician5,976 MYR
Geospatial Information Scientist and Technologist9,070 MYR
Hydrologist9,159 MYR
Industrial Ecologist9,201 MYR
Intelligence Analyst8,252 MYR
Knowledge Management Specialist8,119 MYR
Laboratory Manager9,106 MYR
Laboratory Researcher7,321 MYR
Laboratory Technician6,310 MYR
Life Sciences Analyst8,328 MYR
Life Scientist10,361 MYR
Marine Architect8,768 MYR
Marine Biologist9,880 MYR
Marine Superintendent7,123 MYR
Materials Analyst6,972 MYR
Materials Scientist9,580 MYR
Mathematician11,304 MYR
Medical Scientist10,734 MYR
Metallurgist9,287 MYR
Meteorologist9,464 MYR
Microbiologist10,244 MYR
Natural Language Processing Researcher8,230 MYR
Natural Resource Specialist8,682 MYR
Natural Sciences Manager10,926 MYR
Nuclear Engineer13,205 MYR
Physical Scientist9,876 MYR
Physicist11,589 MYR
Political Scientist11,118 MYR
Polygraph Examiner5,928 MYR
Polysomnographic Technologist7,938 MYR
Product Development Scientist9,058 MYR
Quantitative Research Analyst9,159 MYR
Quantitative Researcher8,537 MYR
Radiation Protection Specialist8,314 MYR
Refrigeration Technician5,558 MYR
Research Scientist9,199 MYR
Risk Safety Engineer7,188 MYR
Scientific Photographer7,458 MYR
Scientific Programmer7,978 MYR
Scientist10,078 MYR
Service Engineer7,410 MYR
Service Technician6,386 MYR
Social Science Research Assistant7,192 MYR
Social Scientist9,201 MYR
Sociologist9,683 MYR
Soil Scientist9,159 MYR
Statistical Analyst7,093 MYR
Statistical Assistant6,126 MYR
Statistician8,354 MYR
Survey Analyst6,972 MYR
Survey Researcher6,686 MYR
Surveying and Mapping Technician6,063 MYR
Team Leader8,650 MYR
Technical Manager8,541 MYR
Technical Officer5,820 MYR
Technical Service Director9,481 MYR
Technical Services Regulatory Affairs Specialist7,633 MYR
Technical Services Research and Development Manager11,856 MYR
Technical Services Research Coordinator8,264 MYR
Technician5,282 MYR
Water Ecologist10,671 MYR
Wildlife Biologist10,582 MYR

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Science and Technical Services

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Science and Technical Services salaries in Malaysia range between 4,938 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 13,072 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 8,814 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 8,814 MYR while the other half are earning more than 8,814 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 Science and Technical Services are earning less than 6,188 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,188 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 11,381 MYR while 25% are earning more than 11,381 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

Science and Technical Services Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Science and Technical Services
Average Salary 2016    =  
7,885 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
8,177 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
8,430 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
8,641 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Science and Technical Services 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.

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

50 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Science and Technical Services is 50 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 50 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.

Science and Technical Services VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Science and Technical Services and Science and Technical Services monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Science and Technical Services and All Jobs and we found that Science and Technical Services salaries are 10% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang7,861 MYR
Ipoh9,237 MYR
Johor Bahru8,706 MYR
Klang8,015 MYR
Kota Kinabalu8,579 MYR
Kuala Lumpur9,360 MYR
Kuching8,390 MYR
Petaling Jaya9,103 MYR
Shah Alam8,913 MYR
Subang Jaya8,177 MYR
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