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Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense make in Malaysia?

7,715 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense in Malaysia typically earns around 7,715 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 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
Aeronautical Engineer7,571 MYR
Aerospace Engineer8,682 MYR
Aerospace Technician7,015 MYR
Air Crew Officer6,038 MYR
Air Traffic Assistant7,226 MYR
Air Traffic Controller8,323 MYR
Aircraft Captain9,473 MYR
Aircraft Electrician6,805 MYR
Aircraft Engineer8,217 MYR
Aircraft Fueler5,730 MYR
Aircraft Maintenance Manager9,260 MYR
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor8,062 MYR
Aircraft Maintenance Technician5,542 MYR
Aircraft Mechanic6,652 MYR
Aircraft Quality Assurance9,201 MYR
Airfield Management Specialist9,296 MYR
Airfield Operations Specialist9,097 MYR
Airline Cabin Crew8,003 MYR
Airline Copilot9,070 MYR
Airlines Sales Manager8,243 MYR
Airlines Structural Assembler5,175 MYR
Airport Services Agent7,022 MYR
Airport Services Manager10,276 MYR
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic6,551 MYR
Aviation Analyst8,917 MYR
Aviation Inspector8,063 MYR
Aviation Manager10,651 MYR
Aviation Operations Controller8,051 MYR
Aviation Resources Manager9,949 MYR
Aviation Safety Manager10,255 MYR
Aviation Safety Officer8,299 MYR
Aviation Technician5,788 MYR
Cargo Executive7,090 MYR
Chief Pilot8,913 MYR
First Officer7,327 MYR
Fleet Management Officer6,391 MYR
Flight Attendant6,817 MYR
Flight Scheduler7,938 MYR
Flight Simulation Engineer7,604 MYR
Freight and Cargo Inspector7,043 MYR
Helicopter Pilot8,252 MYR
Loading Bridge Operator5,845 MYR
Pilot8,917 MYR
Ramp Agent5,987 MYR
Reservations Sales Agent6,576 MYR
Safety and Quality Specialist6,829 MYR
Test Pilot8,398 MYR

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries in Malaysia range between 5,229 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 10,651 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,715 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense are earning less than 7,715 MYR while the other half are earning more than 7,715 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 Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense are earning less than 5,825 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,825 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense are earning less than 9,183 MYR while 25% are earning more than 9,183 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

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

How do Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense
Average Salary 2016    =  
7,165 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
7,430 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
7,616 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +1%  
7,715 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense 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 1% 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.

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

45 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense is 45 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 45 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.

Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense and All Jobs and we found that Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang7,018 MYR
Ipoh8,247 MYR
Johor Bahru7,773 MYR
Klang7,156 MYR
Kota Kinabalu7,660 MYR
Kuala Lumpur8,357 MYR
Kuching7,492 MYR
Petaling Jaya8,128 MYR
Shah Alam7,958 MYR
Subang Jaya7,301 MYR
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