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
|Accreditation Specialist||6,749 MYR|
|Administrative Aide||3,067 MYR|
|Administrative Analyst||4,743 MYR|
|Administrative Assistant||4,316 MYR|
|Administrative Associate||4,173 MYR|
|Administrative Manager||4,888 MYR|
|Administrative Receptionist||4,007 MYR|
|Board Secretary||4,435 MYR|
|Central Office Operator||3,794 MYR|
|Commercial Administrator||5,501 MYR|
|Commissions Processor||4,938 MYR|
|Conveyancing Secretary||4,313 MYR|
|Document Controller||3,792 MYR|
|Document Management Specialist||4,837 MYR|
|Executive Assistant||5,162 MYR|
|Executive Personal Assistant||6,207 MYR|
|Executive Secretary||5,343 MYR|
|Front Desk Attendant||4,224 MYR|
|Front Desk Coordinator||4,837 MYR|
|Front Desk Manager||6,162 MYR|
|Group Services Manager||8,230 MYR|
|Head Receptionist||5,325 MYR|
|Key Account Assistant||5,434 MYR|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||2,905 MYR|
|Leasing Administrator||4,885 MYR|
|Legal Secretary||4,408 MYR|
|Mailroom Manager||4,491 MYR|
|Management Support Secretary||5,039 MYR|
|Master Programme Coordinator||7,398 MYR|
|Medical Receptionist||4,600 MYR|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||5,651 MYR|
|Meeting and Event Manager||7,188 MYR|
|Night Manager||5,869 MYR|
|Office Administrator||6,225 MYR|
|Office Assistant||3,562 MYR|
|Office Manager||5,597 MYR|
|Office Services Coordinator||5,039 MYR|
|Operations Analyst||6,294 MYR|
|Operations Manager||7,905 MYR|
|Personal Assistant||4,743 MYR|
|Planning Assistant||4,695 MYR|
|Process Expert||5,942 MYR|
|Program Coordinator||5,744 MYR|
|Programme Assistant||4,941 MYR|
|Project Administrator||6,786 MYR|
|Project Coordinator||6,852 MYR|
|Reception Team Lead||6,585 MYR|
|Records Officer||3,755 MYR|
|Schedule Officer||3,557 MYR|
|School Secretary||4,333 MYR|
|Switchboard Operator||3,562 MYR|
|Technical Program Manager||6,758 MYR|
|Technical Project Manager||7,262 MYR|
|Wayleave Officer||3,628 MYR|
Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia
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.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +4% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +2% |
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
We 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
|Johor Bahru||4,773 MYR|
|Kota Kinabalu||4,704 MYR|
|Kuala Lumpur||5,132 MYR|
|Petaling Jaya||4,991 MYR|
|Shah Alam||4,887 MYR|
|Subang Jaya||4,483 MYR|
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