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
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.
|Average Salary 2016|| = |
|Average Salary 2017|| +4% |
|Average Salary 2018|| +2% |
|Average Salary 2019|| +3% |
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
|Administrative Assistant||4,232 MYR|
|Biomedical Engineer||7,250 MYR|
|CAD Drafter||6,347 MYR|
|Chartered Accountant||7,414 MYR|
|Chief Executive Officer||18,211 MYR|
|Chief Financial Officer||17,177 MYR|
|Civil Engineer||7,224 MYR|
|Computer Technician||6,554 MYR|
|Creative Director||8,704 MYR|
|Developer / Programmer||7,639 MYR|
|Electrical Engineer||7,891 MYR|
|Elementary School Teacher||5,979 MYR|
|Executive Chef||7,023 MYR|
|Flight Attendant||6,865 MYR|
|General Manager||13,988 MYR|
|Graphic Designer||6,025 MYR|
|Hotel Manager||11,987 MYR|
|Human Resources Manager||11,221 MYR|
|Internal Auditor||8,880 MYR|
|Legal Assistant||5,886 MYR|
|Mechanical Engineer||7,957 MYR|
|Police Officer||6,902 MYR|
|Project Manager||9,181 MYR|
|Sales Manager||13,432 MYR|
|Sales Representative||5,173 MYR|
|Secondary School Teacher||6,685 MYR|
|Travel Agent||7,039 MYR|
|Waiter / Waitress||4,816 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
We compared salaries in Petaling Jaya and Malaysia and we found that Petaling Jaya salaries are 5% more than those of Malaysia.
Salary Comparison By City
|Johor Bahru||7,931 MYR|
|Kota Kinabalu||7,816 MYR|
|Kuala Lumpur||8,527 MYR|
|Petaling Jaya||8,293 MYR|
|Shah Alam||8,120 MYR|
|Subang Jaya||7,449 MYR|
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