A person working in Executive and Management in Kuala Lumpur typically earns around 9,650 MYR per month. Salaries range from 3,180 MYR (lowest average) to 15,900 MYR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Executive and Management careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Account Coordinator||6,770 MYR|
|Administration Manager||8,620 MYR|
|Area Manager||7,510 MYR|
|Asset Protection Associate||9,210 MYR|
|Assistant Director||8,640 MYR|
|Assistant Manager||9,030 MYR|
|Assistant Operations Manager||10,000 MYR|
|Assistant Project Manager||8,440 MYR|
|Assistant Section Head||7,220 MYR|
|Assistant to CEO||7,620 MYR|
|Assistant Vice President||9,490 MYR|
|Associate Director||8,450 MYR|
|Bid Manager||9,710 MYR|
|Branch Manager||9,160 MYR|
|Business Development Manager||10,300 MYR|
|Business Operations Associate||8,400 MYR|
|Business Operations Lead||8,800 MYR|
|Campaign Manager||9,490 MYR|
|Chairman of The Board||16,800 MYR|
|Chairman Office Manager||10,100 MYR|
|Chief Corporate Officer||13,200 MYR|
|Chief Executive Officer||16,300 MYR|
|Chief Financial Officer||15,000 MYR|
|Chief of Staff||7,970 MYR|
|Chief Operating Officer||12,400 MYR|
|Chief Risk Officer||10,300 MYR|
|Client Services Manager||11,100 MYR|
|Commercial Project Manager||8,890 MYR|
|Commodity Broker||6,600 MYR|
|Corporate Affairs Executive||9,660 MYR|
|Corporate Compliance Director||10,900 MYR|
|Corporate Director||11,600 MYR|
|Corporate Officer||7,930 MYR|
|Corporate Partnerships Officer||7,980 MYR|
|Country Manager||13,400 MYR|
|Deputy Director||12,200 MYR|
|Director of Accreditation||10,500 MYR|
|Director of Catering Services||9,560 MYR|
|Director of Client Services||10,300 MYR|
|Director of Facilities Management||8,890 MYR|
|Director of Operations||11,000 MYR|
|Director of Process Simplification||8,750 MYR|
|Director of Project Management||11,300 MYR|
|Director of Revenue Management||9,680 MYR|
|Director of Training and Development||10,800 MYR|
|Distribution Manager||11,700 MYR|
|Division Manager||9,720 MYR|
|Duty Manager||9,630 MYR|
|Engagement Manager||11,100 MYR|
|Executive Director||15,400 MYR|
|Executive Manager||12,800 MYR|
|Franchise Manager||13,700 MYR|
|General Manager||12,400 MYR|
|Global Master Data Manager||11,700 MYR|
|Head of Middle Office||9,840 MYR|
|Head of Projects||10,900 MYR|
|Head of Sustainability||8,800 MYR|
|Housing Manager||8,710 MYR|
|HSE Manager||8,710 MYR|
|Key Account Manager||9,440 MYR|
|Knowledge Manager||10,300 MYR|
|Location Manager||10,400 MYR|
|Logistics Manager||8,400 MYR|
|Management Consultant||8,530 MYR|
|Management Executive||12,000 MYR|
|Managing Director||13,100 MYR|
|MIS Executive||11,100 MYR|
|Ocean Services Manager||11,600 MYR|
|Operations Assistant||8,050 MYR|
|Operations Director||11,900 MYR|
|Operations Executive||12,200 MYR|
|Operations Manager||11,700 MYR|
|Operations Supervisor||9,870 MYR|
|Policy Administration Executive||9,120 MYR|
|Private Sector Executive||10,100 MYR|
|Product Development Manager||11,300 MYR|
|Product Executive||9,770 MYR|
|Production Executive||11,400 MYR|
|Production Manager||10,600 MYR|
|Production Supervisor||9,770 MYR|
|Program Manager||11,300 MYR|
|Programme Coordinator||7,800 MYR|
|Project Control Manager||11,700 MYR|
|Project Coordinator||6,890 MYR|
|Project Management Officer||8,030 MYR|
|Project Manager||8,580 MYR|
|Project Portfolio Manager||9,200 MYR|
|Quality Manager||8,490 MYR|
|R/D Director||9,760 MYR|
|Regional Director||14,700 MYR|
|Regional Manager||11,100 MYR|
|Relationship Manager||10,700 MYR|
|Retail District Manager||7,670 MYR|
|Revenue Manager||8,750 MYR|
|Risk and Capital Manager||12,200 MYR|
|Risk Officer||8,300 MYR|
|Safety Manager||8,130 MYR|
|Section Head||8,050 MYR|
|Service Manager||8,710 MYR|
|Shift Supervisor||6,650 MYR|
|Solutions Manager||7,600 MYR|
|Supply Chain Manager||11,300 MYR|
|Technical Manager||10,100 MYR|
|Territory Manager||11,200 MYR|
|Validation Manager||9,720 MYR|
|Vice President||13,500 MYR|
|Zone Manager||11,800 MYR|
Executive and Management salaries in Kuala Lumpur range from 3,180 MYR per month (minimum average salary) to 15,900 MYR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 10,400 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 10,400 MYR while the other half are earning more than 10,400 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 people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 6,130 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 6,130 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Executive and Management are earning less than 14,200 MYR while 25% are earning more than 14,200 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 the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Malaysia costs anywhere from 32,900 Malaysian Ringgit(s) to 98,800 Malaysian Ringgit(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Malaysia who work in Executive and Management earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Executive and Management professionals in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 14 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 2021. 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.
Executive and Management is considered to be a high bonus-based field 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.
22% of surveyed staff in Executive and Management reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 78% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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 Executive and Management is 35% more than that of All Jobs.
|Johor Bahru||8,980 MYR|
|Kota Kinabalu||8,850 MYR|
|Kuala Lumpur||9,650 MYR|
|Petaling Jaya||9,390 MYR|
|Shah Alam||9,190 MYR|
|Subang Jaya||8,430 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.