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Average Salary in Kuching 2019

How much money does a person working in Kuching make?

4,890 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Kuching typically earns around 4,890 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

25% of people earn
2,110 MYR
or less
50% of people earn
3,500 MYR
or less
75% of people earn
6,800 MYR
or less
Minimum
900 MYR
Median
3,500 MYR
Maximum
19,000 MYR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Kuching range between 900 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 19,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,500 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 3,500 MYR while the other half are earning more than 3,500 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 2,110 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,110 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 6,800 MYR while 25% are earning more than 6,800 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

Salaries for specific job categories

Choose your job category from below to explore specific salary details

Engineering

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.

2016201720182019
Average Salary 2016    =  
4,501 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
4,627 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
4,756 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
4,890 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 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.


Average Hourly Wage in Kuching | All Jobs

25 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kuching | All Jobs is 25 MYR. This means that the average person in Kuching earns approximatly 25 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 Kuching

4,890 MYR
7,380 MYR
Average Salary
Kuching
Average Salary
Malaysia
We compared salaries in Kuching and Malaysia and we found that Kuching salaries are 34% less than those of Malaysia.

Salary Comparison By City

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Ampang4,106 MYR
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Kuala Lumpur8,688 MYR
Kuching4,890 MYR
Petaling Jaya5,973 MYR
Shah Alam5,800 MYR
Subang Jaya5,877 MYR
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