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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

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

6,741 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Teaching / Education in Malaysia typically earns around 6,741 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 Advisor3,500 MYR
Administrative Director17,833 MYR
Art Teacher3,150 MYR
Assistant School Principal4,650 MYR
Biology Teacher33,500 MYR
Chemistry Teacher3,450 MYR
Child Care Coordinator2,000 MYR
Child Care Worker1,900 MYR
Computer Teacher4,844 MYR
Economics Lecturer4,500 MYR
Elementary School Teacher2,908 MYR
English Teacher3,350 MYR
Head of School9,028 MYR
History Teacher3,100 MYR
Lecturer4,900 MYR
Librarian1,900 MYR
Math Lecturer7,500 MYR
Mathematics Teacher2,000 MYR
Mentor3,550 MYR
Professor - Accounting5,850 MYR
Professor - Communication3,000 MYR
Professor - Education10,000 MYR
Professor - Electrical Engineering9,000 MYR
Professor - Geological Sciences9,000 MYR
Professor - Mathematics4,800 MYR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering5,100 MYR
Professor - Medicine6,800 MYR
Professor - Physics8,000 MYR
Professor - Psychology5,500 MYR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher5,500 MYR
Secondary School Teacher1,200 MYR
Senior Lecturer4,000 MYR
Special Education Teacher8,000 MYR
Student Services2,000 MYR
Teacher8,975 MYR
Tutor4,000 MYR

Teaching / Education Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
3,000 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
4,000 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
7,250 MYR
or less
1,200 MYR
4,000 MYR
80,000 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Teaching / Education salaries in Malaysia range between 1,200 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 80,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,000 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 4,000 MYR while the other half are earning more than 4,000 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 3,000 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,000 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 7,250 MYR while 25% are earning more than 7,250 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.

Average Salary 2016    =  
6,353 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
6,531 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
6,622 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
6,741 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

35 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Teaching / Education is 35 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 35 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 Teaching / Education Jobs in Malaysia

6,741 MYR
7,344 MYR
Average Salary
Teaching / Education
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Malaysia salaries for Teaching / Education and All Jobs and we found that Teaching / Education salaries are 8% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Johor Bahru3,367 MYR
Kuala Lumpur7,369 MYR
Kuching6,480 MYR
Petaling Jaya3,893 MYR
Subang Jaya17,608 MYR
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