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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Malaysia?

8,201 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Teaching / Education in Malaysia typically earns around 8,201 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Teaching / Education 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
Academic Advisor8,230 MYR
Academic Coach8,631 MYR
Academic Manager9,683 MYR
Academic Specialist7,531 MYR
Academic Staff6,070 MYR
Accompanist6,708 MYR
Achievement Coach8,217 MYR
Admissions Specialist7,166 MYR
Agricultural Sciences Teacher6,487 MYR
Anthropology Teacher6,383 MYR
Arabic Language Teacher6,038 MYR
Archeology Teacher6,613 MYR
Architecture Teacher7,410 MYR
Archivist5,575 MYR
Art Teacher6,371 MYR
Assistant School Principal8,596 MYR
Assistant Teacher5,801 MYR
Biochemistry Professor 9,675 MYR
Biology Teacher6,921 MYR
Bursary Scheme Manager7,861 MYR
Business Teacher6,847 MYR
Chemistry Teacher6,166 MYR
Child Care Coordinator6,553 MYR
Child Care Worker5,442 MYR
Clinical School Psychologist10,070 MYR
College Aide8,217 MYR
College and Career Readiness Specialist8,970 MYR
College President13,141 MYR
Communications Teacher6,786 MYR
Community Education Officer5,801 MYR
Computer Science Teacher6,197 MYR
Computer Teacher6,197 MYR
Creative Writing Trainer7,883 MYR
Credit Counselor8,101 MYR
Cultural Studies Teacher6,101 MYR
Curriculum Developer8,682 MYR
Curriculum Specialist8,328 MYR
Demonstrator5,928 MYR
Deputy Controller of Examinations8,221 MYR
Director of Learning Technology8,537 MYR
Distance Learning Coordinator7,166 MYR
Economics Lecturer11,135 MYR
Education Administrator7,584 MYR
Education Assistant Director8,338 MYR
Education Assistant Principal7,185 MYR
Education Assistant Professor8,917 MYR
Education Consultant9,380 MYR
Education Coordinator6,805 MYR
Education Counselor7,707 MYR
Education Director12,008 MYR
Education Program Specialist8,482 MYR
Education Researcher9,865 MYR
Education Resource Specialist6,996 MYR
Education Services Facilitator7,608 MYR
Educational Psychologist10,584 MYR
EFL Teacher6,450 MYR
eLearning Trainer5,725 MYR
Elementary School Teacher5,488 MYR
Engineering Lecturer10,623 MYR
Engineering Teacher9,287 MYR
English Teacher6,225 MYR
ESL Teacher6,450 MYR
Faculty Assistant7,885 MYR
Foreign Language Teacher6,147 MYR
GED Teacher6,047 MYR
Geography Teacher6,386 MYR
Head of Mathematics Department8,714 MYR
Head of School11,304 MYR
High School Teacher7,357 MYR
History Teacher6,517 MYR
Infant Teacher4,881 MYR
Instructional Assistant6,985 MYR
Instructor7,633 MYR
Kindergarten Teacher5,335 MYR
Language Instructor For Expatriate5,434 MYR
Law Teacher9,105 MYR
Learning Designer7,905 MYR
Lecturer9,574 MYR
Librarian5,434 MYR
Library Assistant4,402 MYR
Library Director8,015 MYR
Library Specialist5,673 MYR
Life Sciences Teacher6,487 MYR
Math Lecturer12,094 MYR
Mathematics Teacher7,707 MYR
Mentor7,239 MYR
Middle School Teacher6,708 MYR
Music Teacher6,371 MYR
Nursery Manager9,684 MYR
Nursery Worker4,132 MYR
Paraprofessional8,537 MYR
Physical Education Specialist7,357 MYR
Physical Education Teacher5,632 MYR
Physics Teacher 6,477 MYR
Political Science Teacher7,192 MYR
Post Doctoral Researcher10,271 MYR
Preschool Education Administrator7,484 MYR
Preschool Teacher5,271 MYR
Primary School Teacher6,106 MYR
Principal8,803 MYR
Product Specialist7,410 MYR
Professor - Accounting12,212 MYR
Professor - Architecture11,572 MYR
Professor - Biology11,542 MYR
Professor - Business Administration11,589 MYR
Professor - Chemical Engineering11,827 MYR
Professor - Chemistry12,006 MYR
Professor - Civil Engineering11,476 MYR
Professor - Communication11,714 MYR
Professor - Computer Science11,501 MYR
Professor - Dentistry12,351 MYR
Professor - Drama11,703 MYR
Professor - Economics11,761 MYR
Professor - Education11,934 MYR
Professor - Electrical Engineering12,799 MYR
Professor - English10,794 MYR
Professor - Environmental Engineering11,910 MYR
Professor - Foreign Languages11,376 MYR
Professor - Geological Sciences12,125 MYR
Professor - History11,405 MYR
Professor - Industrial Engineering11,658 MYR
Professor - Law13,027 MYR
Professor - Legal Support10,813 MYR
Professor - Liberal Arts11,640 MYR
Professor - Marketing11,856 MYR
Professor - Mathematics13,101 MYR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering11,920 MYR
Professor - Medical Administration12,394 MYR
Professor - Medicine13,172 MYR
Professor - Music11,304 MYR
Professor - Nursing10,830 MYR
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences11,758 MYR
Professor - Philosophy12,212 MYR
Professor - Physical Therapy11,951 MYR
Professor - Physics12,716 MYR
Professor - Psychology11,892 MYR
Professor - Rehabilitation10,325 MYR
Professor - Social Work10,457 MYR
Professor - Sociology11,775 MYR
Professor - Special Education12,331 MYR
Psychology Teacher9,762 MYR
Public Management Assistant Professor10,275 MYR
School Counselor8,901 MYR
Science Educator6,570 MYR
Science Laboratory Assistant5,810 MYR
Science Teacher6,686 MYR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher6,817 MYR
Secondary School Teacher6,680 MYR
Special Education Teacher6,847 MYR
Special Needs Assistant5,744 MYR
Statistics Lecturer11,248 MYR
Student Accounts Coordinator6,576 MYR
Student Development Specialist7,398 MYR
Student Employment Specialist7,239 MYR
Student Services5,810 MYR
Student Support Manager7,905 MYR
Substitute Teacher5,651 MYR
Teacher5,869 MYR
Teacher Aide5,240 MYR
Teacher Trainer8,063 MYR
Training and Development Specialist8,582 MYR
Training Coordinator6,165 MYR
Tutor6,615 MYR
University Teacher11,362 MYR
Vocational Education Teacher6,101 MYR

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Teaching / Education

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Teaching / Education salaries in Malaysia range between 3,970 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 13,556 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,955 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 7,955 MYR while the other half are earning more than 7,955 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 Teaching / Education are earning less than 5,366 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,366 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 10,110 MYR while 25% are earning more than 10,110 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

Teaching / Education Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

How do Teaching / Education salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Teaching / Education
Average Salary 2016    =  
7,616 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
7,898 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
8,024 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
8,201 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Teaching / Education 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.

Teaching / Education Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

47 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Teaching / Education is 47 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 47 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.

Teaching / Education VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Teaching / Education and Teaching / Education monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Teaching / Education and All Jobs and we found that Teaching / Education salaries are 4% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang7,460 MYR
Ipoh8,766 MYR
Johor Bahru8,262 MYR
Klang7,606 MYR
Kota Kinabalu8,142 MYR
Kuala Lumpur8,883 MYR
Kuching7,963 MYR
Petaling Jaya8,639 MYR
Shah Alam8,459 MYR
Subang Jaya7,760 MYR
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