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Librarian Average Salary in Malaysia 2020

How much money does a Librarian make in Malaysia?

Average Monthly Salary
4,580 MYR
( 55,000 MYR yearly)


A person working as a Librarian in Malaysia typically earns around 4,580 MYR per month. Salaries range from 2,380 MYR (lowest) to 7,010 MYR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Librarian salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Librarian Salary Distribution in Malaysia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Librarian salaries in Malaysia range from 2,380 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 7,010 MYR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,400 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Librarian(s) are earning less than 4,400 MYR while the other half are earning more than 4,400 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.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 3,050 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,050 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Librarian(s) are earning less than 5,480 MYR while 25% are earning more than 5,480 MYR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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 plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Librarian Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Librarian salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Librarian with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,710 MYR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,630 MYR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 4,720 MYR per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Librarian(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 5,720 MYR per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 6,250 MYR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 6,570 MYR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Librarian average salary change by experience in Malaysia

0 - 2 Years
2,710 MYR
2 - 5 Years+34%
3,630 MYR
5 - 10 Years+30%
4,720 MYR
10 - 15 Years+21%
5,720 MYR
15 - 20 Years+9%
6,250 MYR
20+ Years+5%
6,570 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Librarian Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Librarian(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Librarian salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Librarian is 3,400 MYR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 6,130 MYR per month, 80% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Librarian average salary difference by education level in Malaysia

Certificate or Diploma
3,400 MYR
Bachelor's Degree+80%
6,130 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Librarian Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Librarian employees in Malaysia earn 8% less than their female counterparts on average.

4,430 MYR
4,800 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malaysia for all Careers

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Librarian Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Malaysia

How much are annual salary increments in Malaysia for Librarian(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Librarian(s) in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Malaysia / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Malaysia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Malaysia for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Librarian Bonus and Incentive Rates in Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Librarian
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A Librarian is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Librarian Average Hourly Wage in Malaysia

26 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia is 26 MYR. This means that the average Librarian in Malaysia earns approximately 26 MYR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Librarian VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Librarian and Teaching / Education monthly Malaysia
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The average salary for Librarian is 34% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

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Academic Coach7,280 MYR+59%
Academic Manager8,170 MYR+78%
Academic Specialist6,350 MYR+39%
Academic Staff5,120 MYR+12%
Accompanist5,660 MYR+23%
Achievement Coach6,930 MYR+51%
Admissions Specialist6,040 MYR+32%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher5,470 MYR+19%
Anthropology Teacher5,380 MYR+17%
Arabic Language Teacher5,090 MYR+11%
Archeology Teacher5,580 MYR+22%
Architecture Teacher6,250 MYR+36%
Archivist4,700 MYR+3%
Art Teacher5,370 MYR+17%
Assistant School Principal7,250 MYR+58%
Assistant Teacher4,890 MYR+7%
Biochemistry Professor 10,000 MYR+120%
Biology Teacher5,840 MYR+27%
Bursary Scheme Manager6,630 MYR+45%
Business Teacher5,770 MYR+26%
Chemistry Teacher5,200 MYR+13%
Child Care Coordinator5,530 MYR+21%
Child Care Worker4,590 MYR+0%
Clinical School Psychologist8,490 MYR+85%
College Aide6,930 MYR+51%
College and Career Readiness Specialist7,570 MYR+65%
College President12,400 MYR+170%
Communications Teacher5,720 MYR+25%
Community Education Officer4,890 MYR+7%
Computer Science Teacher5,230 MYR+14%
Computer Teacher5,230 MYR+14%
Creative Writing Trainer6,650 MYR+45%
Credit Counselor6,830 MYR+49%
Cultural Studies Teacher5,150 MYR+12%
Curriculum Developer7,320 MYR+60%
Curriculum Specialist7,020 MYR+53%
Demonstrator5,000 MYR+9%
Deputy Controller of Examinations6,930 MYR+51%
Director of Learning Technology7,200 MYR+57%
Distance Learning Coordinator6,040 MYR+32%
Economics Lecturer9,390 MYR+100%
Education Administrator6,400 MYR+40%
Education Assistant Director7,030 MYR+53%
Education Assistant Principal6,060 MYR+32%
Education Assistant Professor7,520 MYR+64%
Education Consultant7,910 MYR+73%
Education Coordinator5,740 MYR+25%
Education Counselor6,500 MYR+42%
Education Director10,100 MYR+120%
Education Program Specialist7,150 MYR+56%
Education Researcher8,320 MYR+82%
Education Resource Specialist5,900 MYR+29%
Education Services Facilitator6,420 MYR+40%
Educational Psychologist8,930 MYR+95%
EFL Teacher5,440 MYR+19%
eLearning Trainer4,830 MYR+5%
Elementary School Teacher4,630 MYR+1%
Engineering Lecturer8,960 MYR+96%
Engineering Teacher7,830 MYR+71%
English Teacher5,250 MYR+15%
ESL Teacher5,440 MYR+19%
Faculty Assistant6,650 MYR+45%
Foreign Language Teacher5,180 MYR+13%
GED Teacher5,100 MYR+11%
Geography Teacher5,390 MYR+18%
Head of Mathematics Department7,350 MYR+60%
Head of School9,530 MYR+110%
High School Teacher6,200 MYR+35%
History Teacher5,500 MYR+20%
Infant Teacher4,120 MYR-10%
Instructional Assistant5,890 MYR+29%
Instructor6,440 MYR+41%
Kindergarten Teacher4,500 MYR-2%
Language Instructor For Expatriate4,580 MYR-0%
Law Teacher7,680 MYR+68%
Learning Designer6,670 MYR+46%
Lecturer9,690 MYR+110%
Librarian4,580 MYR-0%
Library Assistant3,710 MYR-19%
Library Director6,760 MYR+48%
Library Specialist4,780 MYR+4%
Life Sciences Teacher5,470 MYR+19%
Math Lecturer10,200 MYR+120%
Mathematics Teacher6,500 MYR+42%
Mentor6,110 MYR+33%
Middle School Teacher5,660 MYR+23%
Music Teacher5,370 MYR+17%
Nursery Manager8,170 MYR+78%
Nursery Worker3,490 MYR-24%
Paraprofessional7,200 MYR+57%
Physical Education Specialist6,200 MYR+35%
Physical Education Teacher4,750 MYR+4%
Physics Teacher 5,460 MYR+19%
Political Science Teacher6,070 MYR+32%
Post Doctoral Researcher8,660 MYR+89%
Preschool Education Administrator6,310 MYR+38%
Preschool Teacher4,450 MYR-3%
Primary School Teacher5,150 MYR+12%
Principal7,920 MYR+73%
Product Specialist6,250 MYR+36%
Professor - Accounting10,300 MYR+120%
Professor - Architecture9,760 MYR+110%
Professor - Biology9,730 MYR+110%
Professor - Business Administration9,770 MYR+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering9,980 MYR+120%
Professor - Chemistry10,100 MYR+120%
Professor - Civil Engineering9,680 MYR+110%
Professor - Communication9,880 MYR+120%
Professor - Computer Science9,700 MYR+110%
Professor - Dentistry10,400 MYR+130%
Professor - Drama9,870 MYR+120%
Professor - Economics9,920 MYR+120%
Professor - Education10,100 MYR+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering10,800 MYR+140%
Professor - English9,100 MYR+99%
Professor - Environmental Engineering10,000 MYR+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages9,600 MYR+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences10,200 MYR+120%
Professor - History9,620 MYR+110%
Professor - Industrial Engineering9,830 MYR+110%
Professor - Law11,000 MYR+140%
Professor - Legal Support9,120 MYR+99%
Professor - Liberal Arts9,820 MYR+110%
Professor - Marketing10,000 MYR+120%
Professor - Mathematics11,000 MYR+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering10,100 MYR+120%
Professor - Medical Administration10,500 MYR+130%
Professor - Medicine12,100 MYR+160%
Professor - Music9,530 MYR+110%
Professor - Nursing9,130 MYR+99%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences9,920 MYR+120%
Professor - Philosophy10,300 MYR+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy10,100 MYR+120%
Professor - Physics10,700 MYR+130%
Professor - Psychology10,000 MYR+120%
Professor - Rehabilitation8,710 MYR+90%
Professor - Social Work8,820 MYR+92%
Professor - Sociology9,930 MYR+120%
Professor - Special Education10,400 MYR+130%
Psychology Teacher8,530 MYR+86%
Public Management Assistant Professor8,670 MYR+89%
School Counselor7,510 MYR+64%
Science Educator5,540 MYR+21%
Science Laboratory Assistant4,900 MYR+7%
Science Teacher5,640 MYR+23%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher5,750 MYR+25%
Secondary School Teacher5,630 MYR+23%
Special Education Teacher5,770 MYR+26%
Special Needs Assistant4,850 MYR+6%
Statistics Lecturer9,490 MYR+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator5,550 MYR+21%
Student Development Specialist6,240 MYR+36%
Student Employment Specialist6,110 MYR+33%
Student Services4,900 MYR+7%
Student Support Manager6,670 MYR+46%
Substitute Teacher4,770 MYR+4%
Teacher4,950 MYR+8%
Teacher Aide4,420 MYR-4%
Teacher Trainer6,800 MYR+48%
Training and Development Specialist7,240 MYR+58%
Training Coordinator5,200 MYR+13%
Tutor5,580 MYR+22%
University Teacher9,580 MYR+110%
Vocational Education Teacher5,150 MYR+12%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang4,410 MYR
Ipoh4,700 MYR
Johor Bahru4,860 MYR
Klang4,460 MYR
Kota Kinabalu4,420 MYR
Kuala Lumpur5,170 MYR
Kuching4,290 MYR
Petaling Jaya4,710 MYR
Shah Alam4,580 MYR
Subang Jaya4,530 MYR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Malaysia earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
6,310 MYR
Public Sector+9%
6,880 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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