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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?

7,101 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Science and Technical Services in Malaysia typically earns around 7,101 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
Biochemist4,500 MYR
Chemist8,070 MYR
Food Scientist1,200 MYR
Geologist4,850 MYR
Laboratory Manager8,333 MYR
Laboratory Technician2,150 MYR
Life Scientist4,750 MYR
Medical Scientist20,000 MYR
Metallurgist1,900 MYR
Meteorologist10,000 MYR
Microbiologist2,300 MYR
Technical Manager11,850 MYR
Technician3,125 MYR

Science and Technical Services Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
2,486 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
3,500 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
8,900 MYR
or less
Minimum
1,200 MYR
Median
3,500 MYR
Maximum
50,000 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Science and Technical Services salaries in Malaysia range between 1,200 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 50,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,500 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 3,500 MYR while the other half are earning more than 3,500 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 2,486 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,486 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Science and Technical Services are earning less than 8,900 MYR while 25% are earning more than 8,900 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.

2016201720182019
Average Salary 2016    =  
6,613 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
6,798 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
6,962 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
7,101 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 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.

Science and Technical Services Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

36 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Science and Technical Services is 36 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 36 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 Science and Technical Services Jobs in Malaysia

7,101 MYR
7,380 MYR
Average Salary
Science and Technical Services
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Malaysia salaries for Science and Technical Services and All Jobs and we found that Science and Technical Services salaries are 4% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Johor Bahru3,743 MYR
Kuala Lumpur12,358 MYR
Petaling Jaya5,521 MYR
Shah Alam2,788 MYR
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