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Average Salary in Kuala Lumpur 2019

How much money does a person working in Kuala Lumpur make?

8,614 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Kuala Lumpur typically earns around 8,614 MYR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Distribution of Salaries in Kuala Lumpur | All Jobs

25% of people earn
3,780 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
6,000 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
10,000 MYR
or less
800 MYR
6,000 MYR
83,333 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Kuala Lumpur range between 800 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 83,333 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 6,000 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 6,000 MYR while the other half are earning more than 6,000 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 the population are earning less than 3,780 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,780 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 10,000 MYR while 25% are earning more than 10,000 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

Salary Trend and Forecast in Kuala Lumpur

How are Kuala Lumpur salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.

Average Salary 2016    =  
8,070 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
8,296 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
8,429 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
8,614 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Kuala Lumpur are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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.

Average Hourly Wage in Kuala Lumpur | All Jobs

44 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kuala Lumpur | All Jobs is 44 MYR. This means that the average person in Kuala Lumpur earns approximatly 44 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.

Salary Comparison in Kuala Lumpur

8,614 MYR
7,344 MYR
Average Salary
Kuala Lumpur
Average Salary
We compared salaries in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia and we found that Kuala Lumpur salaries are 17% more than those of Malaysia.

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Shah Alam5,772 MYR
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