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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial make in Malaysia?

3,450 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in Malaysia typically earns around 3,450 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Administration / Reception / Secretarial 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
Administrative Assistant2,484 MYR
Administrative Manager4,918 MYR
Chief Administrator2,000 MYR
Clerk1,724 MYR
Clerk ( File )1,200 MYR
Clerk ( Mail Sorting )2,200 MYR
Document Controller10,000 MYR
Executive Assistant5,114 MYR
Executive Officer2,275 MYR
Executive Personal Assistant3,700 MYR
Keyboard and Data Entry Operators2,610 MYR
Office Coordinator2,308 MYR
Office Manager4,757 MYR
Personal Assistant3,641 MYR
Planning Assistant2,475 MYR
Receptionist1,700 MYR
Secretary4,843 MYR
Secretary ( CEO )4,400 MYR
Secretary ( Executive )2,900 MYR
Secretary ( Legal )2,900 MYR
Secretary ( Management Support )3,000 MYR
Typist1,600 MYR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
2,000 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
2,790 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
4,000 MYR
or less
Minimum
800 MYR
Median
2,790 MYR
Maximum
18,000 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Malaysia range between 800 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 18,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 2,790 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 2,790 MYR while the other half are earning more than 2,790 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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 2,000 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,000 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 4,000 MYR while 25% are earning more than 4,000 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

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

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

2016201720182019
Average Salary 2016    =  
3,232 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
3,323 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
3,396 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
3,450 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Administration / Reception / Secretarial 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

18 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 18 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 18 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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs in Malaysia

3,450 MYR
7,347 MYR
Average Salary
Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Malaysia salaries for Administration / Reception / Secretarial and All Jobs and we found that Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 53% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Johor Bahru3,360 MYR
Kuala Lumpur4,103 MYR
Kuching1,675 MYR
Petaling Jaya3,107 MYR
Shah Alam3,765 MYR
Subang Jaya1,920 MYR
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