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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?

4,738 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in Malaysia typically earns around 4,738 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
Accreditation Specialist6,749 MYR
Administrative Aide3,067 MYR
Administrative Analyst4,743 MYR
Administrative Assistant4,316 MYR
Administrative Associate4,173 MYR
Administrative Manager4,888 MYR
Administrative Receptionist4,007 MYR
Board Secretary4,435 MYR
Central Office Operator3,794 MYR
Clerk3,359 MYR
Commercial Administrator5,501 MYR
Commissions Processor4,938 MYR
Conveyancing Secretary4,313 MYR
Document Controller3,792 MYR
Document Management Specialist4,837 MYR
Executive Assistant5,162 MYR
Executive Personal Assistant6,207 MYR
Executive Secretary5,343 MYR
Front Desk Attendant4,224 MYR
Front Desk Coordinator4,837 MYR
Front Desk Manager6,162 MYR
Group Services Manager8,230 MYR
Head Receptionist5,325 MYR
Key Account Assistant5,434 MYR
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator2,905 MYR
Leasing Administrator4,885 MYR
Legal Secretary4,408 MYR
Librarian4,842 MYR
Mailroom Manager4,491 MYR
Management Support Secretary5,039 MYR
Master Programme Coordinator7,398 MYR
Medical Receptionist4,600 MYR
Meeting and Event Assistant5,651 MYR
Meeting and Event Manager7,188 MYR
Night Manager5,869 MYR
Office Administrator6,225 MYR
Office Assistant3,562 MYR
Office Manager5,597 MYR
Office Services Coordinator5,039 MYR
Operations Analyst6,294 MYR
Operations Manager7,905 MYR
Personal Assistant4,743 MYR
Planning Assistant4,695 MYR
Process Expert5,942 MYR
Program Coordinator5,744 MYR
Programme Assistant4,941 MYR
Project Administrator6,786 MYR
Project Coordinator6,852 MYR
Reception Team Lead6,585 MYR
Receptionist4,435 MYR
Records Officer3,755 MYR
Schedule Officer3,557 MYR
School Secretary4,333 MYR
Secretary4,036 MYR
Switchboard Operator3,562 MYR
Technical Program Manager6,758 MYR
Technical Project Manager7,262 MYR
Typist3,036 MYR
Wayleave Officer3,628 MYR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Administration / Reception / Secretarial

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Malaysia range between 2,905 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 8,811 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,785 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 4,785 MYR while the other half are earning more than 4,785 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 3,460 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,460 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 6,934 MYR while 25% are earning more than 6,934 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Administration / Reception / Secretarial
Average Salary 2016    =  
4,361 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
4,522 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
4,649 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
4,738 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

27 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 27 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 27 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Administration / Reception / Secretarial and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Administration / Reception / Secretarial and All Jobs and we found that Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 40% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang4,310 MYR
Ipoh5,065 MYR
Johor Bahru4,773 MYR
Klang4,394 MYR
Kota Kinabalu4,704 MYR
Kuala Lumpur5,132 MYR
Kuching4,600 MYR
Petaling Jaya4,991 MYR
Shah Alam4,887 MYR
Subang Jaya4,483 MYR
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