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Average Salary in Petaling Jaya 2019

How much money does a person working in Petaling Jaya make?

8,293 MYR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Petaling Jaya typically earns around 8,293 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

Median and salary distribution monthly Petaling Jaya

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

Salaries in Petaling Jaya range between 1,123 MYR per month (minimum salary) to 36,723 MYR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 8,127 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of the population are earning less than 8,127 MYR while the other half are earning more than 8,127 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 4,162 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,162 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of the population are earning less than 21,528 MYR while 25% are earning more than 21,528 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.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Petaling Jaya
Average Salary 2016    =  
7,635 MYR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
7,917 MYR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
8,067 MYR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
8,293 MYR
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 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
Accountant5,667 MYR
Administrative Assistant4,232 MYR
Architect7,646 MYR
Attorney11,586 MYR
Biomedical Engineer7,250 MYR
CAD Drafter6,347 MYR
Cashier4,741 MYR
Chartered Accountant7,414 MYR
Chef6,876 MYR
Chief Executive Officer18,211 MYR
Chief Financial Officer17,177 MYR
Civil Engineer7,224 MYR
Computer Technician6,554 MYR
Creative Director8,704 MYR
Dentist20,416 MYR
Developer / Programmer7,639 MYR
Electrical Engineer7,891 MYR
Elementary School Teacher5,979 MYR
Engineer7,646 MYR
Executive Chef7,023 MYR
Flight Attendant6,865 MYR
General Manager13,988 MYR
Graphic Designer6,025 MYR
Hotel Manager11,987 MYR
Human Resources Manager11,221 MYR
Internal Auditor8,880 MYR
Journalist8,381 MYR
Legal Assistant5,886 MYR
Mechanical Engineer7,957 MYR
Nurse6,664 MYR
Pharmacist9,256 MYR
Photographer5,622 MYR
Pilot9,651 MYR
Police Officer6,902 MYR
Project Manager9,181 MYR
Receptionist4,821 MYR
Sales Manager13,432 MYR
Sales Representative5,173 MYR
Secondary School Teacher6,685 MYR
Secretary4,368 MYR
Teacher6,401 MYR
Teller5,508 MYR
Travel Agent7,039 MYR
Waiter / Waitress4,816 MYR

Average Hourly Wage in Petaling Jaya | All Jobs

48 MYR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Petaling Jaya | All Jobs is 48 MYR. This means that the average person in Petaling Jaya earns approximatly 48 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.

Petaling Jaya VS Malaysia

Salary Comparison Between Petaling Jaya and Malaysia monthlyWe compared salaries in Petaling Jaya and Malaysia and we found that Petaling Jaya salaries are 5% more than those of Malaysia.

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