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Average Salary in Johor Bahru 2019

How much money does a person working in Johor Bahru make?

7,931 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Johor Bahru typically earns around 7,931 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 Johor Bahru | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Johor Bahru

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Johor Bahru range between 1,073 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 35,120 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 8,010 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 8,010 MYR while the other half are earning more than 8,010 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 4,088 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,088 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 21,996 MYR while 25% are earning more than 21,996 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 Johor Bahru

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Johor Bahru
Average Salary 2016    =  
7,301 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
7,571 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
7,783 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
7,931 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Johor Bahru 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.


Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant5,518 MYR
Administrative Assistant4,165 MYR
Architect7,242 MYR
Attorney11,404 MYR
Biomedical Engineer7,032 MYR
CAD Drafter5,865 MYR
Cashier4,499 MYR
Chartered Accountant6,829 MYR
Chef6,355 MYR
Chief Executive Officer18,358 MYR
Chief Financial Officer15,930 MYR
Civil Engineer6,937 MYR
Computer Technician6,344 MYR
Creative Director8,424 MYR
Dentist18,803 MYR
Developer / Programmer7,365 MYR
Electrical Engineer7,955 MYR
Elementary School Teacher5,354 MYR
Engineer7,604 MYR
Executive Chef7,096 MYR
Flight Attendant6,954 MYR
General Manager14,505 MYR
Graphic Designer5,664 MYR
Hotel Manager12,367 MYR
Human Resources Manager10,731 MYR
Internal Auditor8,578 MYR
Journalist8,112 MYR
Legal Assistant5,756 MYR
Mechanical Engineer8,002 MYR
Nurse6,476 MYR
Pharmacist9,288 MYR
Photographer5,214 MYR
Pilot9,479 MYR
Police Officer6,489 MYR
Project Manager9,233 MYR
Receptionist4,311 MYR
Sales Manager12,371 MYR
Sales Representative5,240 MYR
Secondary School Teacher6,708 MYR
Secretary4,290 MYR
Teacher5,926 MYR
Teller5,540 MYR
Travel Agent6,800 MYR
Waiter / Waitress4,625 MYR

Average Hourly Wage in Johor Bahru | All Jobs

46 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Johor Bahru | All Jobs is 46 MYR. This means that the average person in Johor Bahru earns approximatly 46 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.

Johor Bahru VS Malaysia

Salary Comparison Between Johor Bahru and Malaysia monthlyWe compared salaries in Johor Bahru and Malaysia and we found that Johor Bahru salaries are 1% more than those of Malaysia.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang7,161 MYR
Ipoh8,415 MYR
Johor Bahru7,931 MYR
Klang7,301 MYR
Kota Kinabalu7,816 MYR
Kuala Lumpur8,527 MYR
Kuching7,644 MYR
Petaling Jaya8,293 MYR
Shah Alam8,120 MYR
Subang Jaya7,449 MYR
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