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Architect Average Salary in Malaysia 2018

How much money does an Architect make in Malaysia?

5,580 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working as an Architect in Malaysia typically earns around 5,580 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Architect salaries may differ drasticlty based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find detialed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Architect Salary Distribution in Malaysia

25% of people earn
4,000 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
4,950 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
6,050 MYR
or less
2,500 MYR
4,950 MYR
14,000 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Architect salaries in Malaysia range between 2,500 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 14,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,950 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Architect are earning less than 4,950 MYR while the other half are earning more than 4,950 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 similar values: the 25th and 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working as Architect are earning less than 4,000 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,000 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working as Architect are earning less than 6,050 MYR while 25% of them are earning more than 6,050 MYR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should I be looking at?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both 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. You have plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. Luckily for you, we have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Architect Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

0 - 2 Years    =  
3,765 MYR
2 - 5 Years    +34%  
5,030 MYR
5 - 10 Years    +46%  
7,330 MYR
10 - 15 Years    +17%  
8,595 MYR
15 - 20 Years    +27%  
10,895 MYR
20+ Years    +12%  
12,160 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Experince level is the most important factor in determining your salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Architect salaries by experience level. An Architect with less than two years of experience makes approximatly 3,765 MYR per month. While someone with experience level between two and five years is expected to to earn 5,030 MYR per month, 34% more than someone with with less than two year's experience. Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 7,330 MYR per month, 46% more than a person with two to five years of experience. Additionally, Architect(s) who whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 8,595 MYR per month, 17% more than a person with five to ten years of experience. If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 10,895 MYR per month, 27% more than a person with ten to fifteen years of experience. Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 12,160 MYR per month, 12% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Architect Salary Comparison By Education

Certification or Diploma    =  
5,260 MYR
Bachelor's Degree    +35%  
7,100 MYR
Master's Degree    +69%  
11,988 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add into your income? We broke down Architect salaries by education level in order to make a comparison. When the education level is Certification or Diploma, the average salary of an Architect is 5,260 MYR per month. While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 7,100 MYR per month, 35% more than someone with Certification or Diploma. A Master's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 11,988 MYR per month, 69% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Architect Salary Comparison By Gender

Female    =  
5,078 MYR
Male    +18%  
5,971 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Architect employees in Malaysia earn 18% more than their female counterparts.

Public / Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Private Sector    =  
4,799 MYR
Public Sector    +30%  
6,250 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the goverment? Public sector Architect employees in Malaysia earn 30% more than their private sector counterparts.

Architect Salary Trend and Forecast in Malaysia

How are Architect salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average Architect salary in Malaysia in recent years.

Average Salary 2015    =  
5,228 MYR
Average Salary 2016    +2%  
5,353 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
5,503 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
5,580 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Architect salaries in Malaysia are on the rise in the year 2018 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2018 are 1% higher than those of 2017. The trend suggests a slow yet slow continous increase in pay in 2019 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Architect Average Hourly Wage in Malaysia

29 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Architect is 29 MYR. This means that the average Architect in Malaysia earns approximatly 29 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 is considered to the be the standard.

Architect VS Architecture VS All Jobs

Average Salary in Malaysia for Architect5,580 MYR
5,335 MYR
7,387 MYR

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Salary Comparison By City (Average Monthly Salary)

CityAverage Salary
Kuala Lumpur5,444 MYR
Other4,500 MYR
Petaling Jaya6,000 MYR
Shah Alam8,000 MYR

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