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Average Salary in Shah Alam 2019

How much money does a person working in Shah Alam make?

8,120 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Shah Alam typically earns around 8,120 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 Shah Alam | All Jobs

Median and salary distribution monthly Shah Alam

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Shah Alam range between 1,099 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 35,956 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,795 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 7,795 MYR while the other half are earning more than 7,795 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 4,002 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,002 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 20,126 MYR while 25% are earning more than 20,126 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 Shah Alam

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Shah Alam
Average Salary 2016    =  
7,608 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
7,889 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
7,992 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
8,120 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Shah Alam 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
Accountant5,582 MYR
Administrative Assistant4,471 MYR
Architect7,709 MYR
Attorney12,242 MYR
Biomedical Engineer6,666 MYR
CAD Drafter6,350 MYR
Cashier4,476 MYR
Chartered Accountant6,934 MYR
Chef6,880 MYR
Chief Executive Officer19,384 MYR
Chief Financial Officer16,650 MYR
Civil Engineer7,576 MYR
Computer Technician6,443 MYR
Creative Director8,556 MYR
Dentist19,094 MYR
Developer / Programmer7,020 MYR
Electrical Engineer8,400 MYR
Elementary School Teacher5,730 MYR
Engineer7,339 MYR
Executive Chef7,005 MYR
Flight Attendant7,090 MYR
General Manager14,559 MYR
Graphic Designer5,866 MYR
Hotel Manager11,640 MYR
Human Resources Manager10,987 MYR
Internal Auditor8,442 MYR
Journalist8,239 MYR
Legal Assistant5,611 MYR
Mechanical Engineer8,191 MYR
Nurse6,344 MYR
Pharmacist9,211 MYR
Photographer5,449 MYR
Pilot9,860 MYR
Police Officer6,720 MYR
Project Manager9,451 MYR
Receptionist5,697 MYR
Sales Manager12,562 MYR
Sales Representative5,343 MYR
Secondary School Teacher6,653 MYR
Secretary4,462 MYR
Teacher5,992 MYR
Teller5,671 MYR
Travel Agent6,693 MYR
Waiter / Waitress5,051 MYR

Average Hourly Wage in Shah Alam | All Jobs

47 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Shah Alam | All Jobs is 47 MYR. This means that the average person in Shah Alam earns approximatly 47 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.

Shah Alam VS Malaysia

Salary Comparison Between Shah Alam and Malaysia monthlyWe compared salaries in Shah Alam and Malaysia and we found that Shah Alam salaries are 3% more than those of Malaysia.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang7,161 MYR
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Klang7,301 MYR
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Kuala Lumpur8,527 MYR
Kuching7,644 MYR
Petaling Jaya8,293 MYR
Shah Alam8,120 MYR
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