How much money does a person working in Petaling Jaya make?
5,973 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Petaling Jaya typically earns around 5,973 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 Petaling Jaya | All Jobs
25% of people earn
50% of people earn
75% of people earn
Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles
Salaries in Petaling Jaya range between 1,100 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 70,000 MYR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 4,420 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 4,420 MYR while the other half are earning more than 4,420 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 3,000 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,000 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 7,000 MYR while 25% are earning more than 7,000 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 Petaling Jaya
How are Petaling Jaya salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary over the past few years.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +3% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +2% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +2% |
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salaries in Petaling Jaya 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.
Average Hourly Wage in Petaling Jaya | All Jobs
31 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage
The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Petaling Jaya | All Jobs is 31 MYR. This means that the average person in Petaling Jaya earns approximatly 31 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 Petaling Jaya
We compared salaries in Petaling Jaya and Malaysia and we found that Petaling Jaya salaries are 19% less than those of Malaysia.
Salary Comparison By City
|Johor Bahru||5,913 MYR|
|Kota Kinabalu||4,615 MYR|
|Kuala Lumpur||8,688 MYR|
|Petaling Jaya||5,973 MYR|
|Shah Alam||5,800 MYR|
|Subang Jaya||5,877 MYR|