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Average Salary in Kuching 2019

How much money does a person working in Kuching make?

7,644 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Kuching typically earns around 7,644 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 Kuching | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Kuching

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Kuching range between 1,035 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 33,847 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,949 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 7,949 MYR while the other half are earning more than 7,949 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 4,043 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,043 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 22,570 MYR while 25% are earning more than 22,570 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 Kuching

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Kuching
Average Salary 2016    =  
6,854 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
7,108 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +4%  
7,371 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +4%  
7,644 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Kuching are on the rise 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.

Salaries for popular jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accountant5,271 MYR
Administrative Assistant4,160 MYR
Architect6,665 MYR
Attorney11,391 MYR
Biomedical Engineer6,400 MYR
CAD Drafter6,042 MYR
Cashier4,353 MYR
Chartered Accountant6,374 MYR
Chef6,546 MYR
Chief Executive Officer18,109 MYR
Chief Financial Officer16,392 MYR
Civil Engineer6,672 MYR
Computer Technician5,782 MYR
Creative Director7,678 MYR
Dentist17,551 MYR
Developer / Programmer6,730 MYR
Electrical Engineer7,469 MYR
Elementary School Teacher5,336 MYR
Engineer7,188 MYR
Executive Chef6,656 MYR
Flight Attendant6,848 MYR
General Manager13,434 MYR
Graphic Designer5,240 MYR
Hotel Manager10,911 MYR
Human Resources Manager10,875 MYR
Internal Auditor7,828 MYR
Journalist7,772 MYR
Legal Assistant5,762 MYR
Mechanical Engineer7,900 MYR
Nurse6,192 MYR
Pharmacist8,741 MYR
Photographer5,365 MYR
Pilot9,475 MYR
Police Officer6,308 MYR
Project Manager8,680 MYR
Receptionist4,086 MYR
Sales Manager12,152 MYR
Sales Representative5,161 MYR
Secondary School Teacher5,998 MYR
Secretary4,080 MYR
Teacher6,101 MYR
Teller5,208 MYR
Travel Agent6,206 MYR
Waiter / Waitress4,680 MYR

Average Hourly Wage in Kuching | All Jobs

44 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

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

Kuching VS Malaysia

Salary Comparison Between Kuching and Malaysia monthlyWe compared salaries in Kuching and Malaysia and we found that Kuching salaries are 3% less 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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