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 salaries in Malaysia range from 2,380 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 7,010 MYR per month (maximum 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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.
|Certificate or Diploma|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||6,940 MYR||+51%|
|Academic Coach||7,280 MYR||+59%|
|Academic Manager||8,170 MYR||+78%|
|Academic Specialist||6,350 MYR||+39%|
|Academic Staff||5,120 MYR||+12%|
|Achievement Coach||6,930 MYR||+51%|
|Admissions Specialist||6,040 MYR||+32%|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||5,470 MYR||+19%|
|Anthropology Teacher||5,380 MYR||+17%|
|Arabic Language Teacher||5,090 MYR||+11%|
|Archeology Teacher||5,580 MYR||+22%|
|Architecture Teacher||6,250 MYR||+36%|
|Art Teacher||5,370 MYR||+17%|
|Assistant School Principal||7,250 MYR||+58%|
|Assistant Teacher||4,890 MYR||+7%|
|Biochemistry Professor||10,000 MYR||+120%|
|Biology Teacher||5,840 MYR||+27%|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||6,630 MYR||+45%|
|Business Teacher||5,770 MYR||+26%|
|Chemistry Teacher||5,200 MYR||+13%|
|Child Care Coordinator||5,530 MYR||+21%|
|Child Care Worker||4,590 MYR||+0%|
|Clinical School Psychologist||8,490 MYR||+85%|
|College Aide||6,930 MYR||+51%|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||7,570 MYR||+65%|
|College President||12,400 MYR||+170%|
|Communications Teacher||5,720 MYR||+25%|
|Community Education Officer||4,890 MYR||+7%|
|Computer Science Teacher||5,230 MYR||+14%|
|Computer Teacher||5,230 MYR||+14%|
|Creative Writing Trainer||6,650 MYR||+45%|
|Credit Counselor||6,830 MYR||+49%|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||5,150 MYR||+12%|
|Curriculum Developer||7,320 MYR||+60%|
|Curriculum Specialist||7,020 MYR||+53%|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||6,930 MYR||+51%|
|Director of Learning Technology||7,200 MYR||+57%|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||6,040 MYR||+32%|
|Economics Lecturer||9,390 MYR||+100%|
|Education Administrator||6,400 MYR||+40%|
|Education Assistant Director||7,030 MYR||+53%|
|Education Assistant Principal||6,060 MYR||+32%|
|Education Assistant Professor||7,520 MYR||+64%|
|Education Consultant||7,910 MYR||+73%|
|Education Coordinator||5,740 MYR||+25%|
|Education Counselor||6,500 MYR||+42%|
|Education Director||10,100 MYR||+120%|
|Education Program Specialist||7,150 MYR||+56%|
|Education Researcher||8,320 MYR||+82%|
|Education Resource Specialist||5,900 MYR||+29%|
|Education Services Facilitator||6,420 MYR||+40%|
|Educational Psychologist||8,930 MYR||+95%|
|EFL Teacher||5,440 MYR||+19%|
|eLearning Trainer||4,830 MYR||+5%|
|Elementary School Teacher||4,630 MYR||+1%|
|Engineering Lecturer||8,960 MYR||+96%|
|Engineering Teacher||7,830 MYR||+71%|
|English Teacher||5,250 MYR||+15%|
|ESL Teacher||5,440 MYR||+19%|
|Faculty Assistant||6,650 MYR||+45%|
|Foreign Language Teacher||5,180 MYR||+13%|
|GED Teacher||5,100 MYR||+11%|
|Geography Teacher||5,390 MYR||+18%|
|Head of Mathematics Department||7,350 MYR||+60%|
|Head of School||9,530 MYR||+110%|
|High School Teacher||6,200 MYR||+35%|
|History Teacher||5,500 MYR||+20%|
|Infant Teacher||4,120 MYR||-10%|
|Instructional Assistant||5,890 MYR||+29%|
|Kindergarten Teacher||4,500 MYR||-2%|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||4,580 MYR||-0%|
|Law Teacher||7,680 MYR||+68%|
|Learning Designer||6,670 MYR||+46%|
|Library Assistant||3,710 MYR||-19%|
|Library Director||6,760 MYR||+48%|
|Library Specialist||4,780 MYR||+4%|
|Life Sciences Teacher||5,470 MYR||+19%|
|Math Lecturer||10,200 MYR||+120%|
|Mathematics Teacher||6,500 MYR||+42%|
|Middle School Teacher||5,660 MYR||+23%|
|Music Teacher||5,370 MYR||+17%|
|Nursery Manager||8,170 MYR||+78%|
|Nursery Worker||3,490 MYR||-24%|
|Physical Education Specialist||6,200 MYR||+35%|
|Physical Education Teacher||4,750 MYR||+4%|
|Physics Teacher||5,460 MYR||+19%|
|Political Science Teacher||6,070 MYR||+32%|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||8,660 MYR||+89%|
|Preschool Education Administrator||6,310 MYR||+38%|
|Preschool Teacher||4,450 MYR||-3%|
|Primary School Teacher||5,150 MYR||+12%|
|Product Specialist||6,250 MYR||+36%|
|Professor - Accounting||10,300 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Architecture||9,760 MYR||+110%|
|Professor - Biology||9,730 MYR||+110%|
|Professor - Business Administration||9,770 MYR||+110%|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||9,980 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Chemistry||10,100 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||9,680 MYR||+110%|
|Professor - Communication||9,880 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Computer Science||9,700 MYR||+110%|
|Professor - Dentistry||10,400 MYR||+130%|
|Professor - Drama||9,870 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Economics||9,920 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Education||10,100 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||10,800 MYR||+140%|
|Professor - English||9,100 MYR||+99%|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||10,000 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||9,600 MYR||+110%|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||10,200 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - History||9,620 MYR||+110%|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||9,830 MYR||+110%|
|Professor - Law||11,000 MYR||+140%|
|Professor - Legal Support||9,120 MYR||+99%|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||9,820 MYR||+110%|
|Professor - Marketing||10,000 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Mathematics||11,000 MYR||+140%|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||10,100 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Medical Administration||10,500 MYR||+130%|
|Professor - Medicine||12,100 MYR||+160%|
|Professor - Music||9,530 MYR||+110%|
|Professor - Nursing||9,130 MYR||+99%|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||9,920 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Philosophy||10,300 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||10,100 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Physics||10,700 MYR||+130%|
|Professor - Psychology||10,000 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||8,710 MYR||+90%|
|Professor - Social Work||8,820 MYR||+92%|
|Professor - Sociology||9,930 MYR||+120%|
|Professor - Special Education||10,400 MYR||+130%|
|Psychology Teacher||8,530 MYR||+86%|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||8,670 MYR||+89%|
|School Counselor||7,510 MYR||+64%|
|Science Educator||5,540 MYR||+21%|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||4,900 MYR||+7%|
|Science Teacher||5,640 MYR||+23%|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||5,750 MYR||+25%|
|Secondary School Teacher||5,630 MYR||+23%|
|Special Education Teacher||5,770 MYR||+26%|
|Special Needs Assistant||4,850 MYR||+6%|
|Statistics Lecturer||9,490 MYR||+110%|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||5,550 MYR||+21%|
|Student Development Specialist||6,240 MYR||+36%|
|Student Employment Specialist||6,110 MYR||+33%|
|Student Services||4,900 MYR||+7%|
|Student Support Manager||6,670 MYR||+46%|
|Substitute Teacher||4,770 MYR||+4%|
|Teacher Aide||4,420 MYR||-4%|
|Teacher Trainer||6,800 MYR||+48%|
|Training and Development Specialist||7,240 MYR||+58%|
|Training Coordinator||5,200 MYR||+13%|
|University Teacher||9,580 MYR||+110%|
|Vocational Education Teacher||5,150 MYR||+12%|
|Johor Bahru||4,860 MYR|
|Kota Kinabalu||4,420 MYR|
|Kuala Lumpur||5,170 MYR|
|Petaling Jaya||4,710 MYR|
|Shah Alam||4,580 MYR|
|Subang Jaya||4,530 MYR|
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.