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Architecture Average Salaries in Malaysia 2019

How much money does a person working in Architecture make in Malaysia?

6,678 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Architecture in Malaysia typically earns around 6,678 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Architecture 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
Architect7,327 MYR
Architectural Designer6,735 MYR
Architectural Drafter5,673 MYR
Architectural Manager8,970 MYR
Architectural Technician7,484 MYR
Architecture Consultant7,509 MYR
Architecture Estimating Manager7,571 MYR
Architecture Specifications Writer5,162 MYR
Assistant Architectural Manager8,382 MYR
CAD Drafter5,632 MYR
CAD Manager7,188 MYR
Design and Decoration Assistant6,004 MYR
Design Manager7,696 MYR
Drafting Supervisor6,680 MYR
Facilities and Project Manager8,794 MYR
Facility Planner7,734 MYR
Interior Design Assistant5,282 MYR
Interior Designer7,208 MYR
Kitchen Designer6,615 MYR
Landscape Architect7,239 MYR
Landscape Artist6,681 MYR
Landscaper6,386 MYR
Mapping Technician5,772 MYR
Mechanical Drafter6,449 MYR
Photogrammetrist6,106 MYR

Architecture Jobs Salary Distribution in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution monthly Malaysia Architecture

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Architecture salaries in Malaysia range between 5,229 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 8,618 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,945 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Architecture are earning less than 6,945 MYR while the other half are earning more than 6,945 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 Architecture are earning less than 5,478 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 5,478 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Architecture are earning less than 8,404 MYR while 25% are earning more than 8,404 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

Architecture Salary Forecast and Trend in Malaysia

How do Architecture salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Malaysia Architecture
Average Salary 2016    =  
5,988 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
6,210 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
6,440 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
6,678 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Architecture 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 4% 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.

Architecture Hourly Average Wage in Malaysia

39 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Malaysia for Architecture is 39 MYR. This means that the average person in Malaysia earns approximatly 39 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.

Architecture VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Architecture and Architecture monthly MalaysiaWe compared Malaysia salaries for Architecture and All Jobs and we found that Architecture salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang6,075 MYR
Ipoh7,139 MYR
Johor Bahru6,728 MYR
Klang6,194 MYR
Kota Kinabalu6,630 MYR
Kuala Lumpur7,233 MYR
Kuching6,484 MYR
Petaling Jaya7,035 MYR
Shah Alam6,888 MYR
Subang Jaya6,319 MYR
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