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Average Salary in Ipoh 2019

How much money does a person working in Ipoh make?

8,415 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Ipoh typically earns around 8,415 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 Ipoh | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Ipoh

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Ipoh range between 1,139 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 37,262 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 8,667 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 8,667 MYR while the other half are earning more than 8,667 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 4,413 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,413 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 24,343 MYR while 25% are earning more than 24,343 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 Ipoh

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Ipoh
Average Salary 2016    =  
7,612 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
7,894 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
8,162 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
8,415 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Ipoh are on the rise in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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
Accountant5,820 MYR
Administrative Assistant4,527 MYR
Architect7,452 MYR
Attorney12,394 MYR
Biomedical Engineer7,184 MYR
CAD Drafter6,082 MYR
Cashier4,946 MYR
Chartered Accountant7,584 MYR
Chef6,590 MYR
Chief Executive Officer19,784 MYR
Chief Financial Officer17,079 MYR
Civil Engineer7,606 MYR
Computer Technician6,704 MYR
Creative Director8,903 MYR
Dentist20,882 MYR
Developer / Programmer7,544 MYR
Electrical Engineer8,573 MYR
Elementary School Teacher5,810 MYR
Engineer7,452 MYR
Executive Chef7,394 MYR
Flight Attendant6,995 MYR
General Manager14,491 MYR
Graphic Designer6,045 MYR
Hotel Manager11,962 MYR
Human Resources Manager11,386 MYR
Internal Auditor8,487 MYR
Journalist8,573 MYR
Legal Assistant6,265 MYR
Mechanical Engineer8,074 MYR
Nurse6,386 MYR
Pharmacist9,700 MYR
Photographer5,589 MYR
Pilot9,631 MYR
Police Officer6,924 MYR
Project Manager9,316 MYR
Receptionist4,836 MYR
Sales Manager13,739 MYR
Sales Representative5,271 MYR
Secondary School Teacher7,006 MYR
Secretary4,359 MYR
Teacher6,574 MYR
Teller5,589 MYR
Travel Agent6,728 MYR
Waiter / Waitress5,071 MYR

Average Hourly Wage in Ipoh | All Jobs

49 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ipoh | All Jobs is 49 MYR. This means that the average person in Ipoh earns approximatly 49 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.

Ipoh VS Malaysia

Salary Comparison Between Ipoh and Malaysia monthlyWe compared salaries in Ipoh and Malaysia and we found that Ipoh salaries are 7% 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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