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Executive and Management Average Salaries in Kuala Lumpur 2024

How much money does a person working in Executive and Management make in Kuala Lumpur?

Average Monthly Salary
9,740 MYR
( 117,000 MYR yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Executive and Management in Kuala Lumpur typically earns around 9,740 MYR. Salaries range from 3,190 MYR (lowest average) to 15,900 MYR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Executive and Management domain in Kuala Lumpur exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Executive and Management
Account Coordinator6,770 MYR
Account Director8,370 MYR
Account Executive8,050 MYR
Account Manager7,660 MYR
Administration Manager8,620 MYR
Administration Officer4,220 MYR
Administration Supervisor6,700 MYR
Administrative Clerk3,320 MYR
Administrative Officer3,270 MYR
Area Director7,780 MYR
Area Manager7,510 MYR
Asset Protection Associate9,210 MYR
Assistant Director8,650 MYR
Assistant General Manager9,210 MYR
Assistant Manager9,030 MYR
Assistant Managing Director10,300 MYR
Assistant Operations Manager10,000 MYR
Assistant Project Manager8,440 MYR
Assistant Section Head7,220 MYR
Assistant to CEO7,620 MYR
Assistant Vice President9,490 MYR
Associate Account Director8,710 MYR
Associate Director8,450 MYR
Bid Manager9,710 MYR
Branch Manager9,160 MYR
Business Development Manager10,300 MYR
Business Operations Associate8,400 MYR
Business Operations Lead8,800 MYR
Campaign Manager9,490 MYR
Catering Coordinator5,020 MYR
Catering Manager8,440 MYR
CEO16,900 MYR
Chairman of The Board16,800 MYR
Chairman Office Manager10,100 MYR
Chief Commercial Officer11,500 MYR
Chief Corporate Officer13,200 MYR
Chief Digital Officer11,800 MYR
Chief Digital Strategy Officer12,200 MYR
Chief Digital Transformation Officer10,500 MYR
Chief Ethics Officer9,860 MYR
Chief Executive Officer16,300 MYR
Chief Financial Officer15,000 MYR
Chief Investment Officer12,700 MYR
Chief of Staff7,970 MYR
Chief Operating Officer12,400 MYR
Chief Privacy Officer10,000 MYR
Chief Resilience Officer12,200 MYR
Chief Risk Officer10,300 MYR
Chief Strategy Officer12,900 MYR
Chief Trust and Safety Officer10,200 MYR
Client Account Manager9,800 MYR
Client Accounts Officer8,380 MYR
Client Services Manager11,100 MYR
Commercial Director11,600 MYR
Commercial Manager9,670 MYR
Commercial Project Manager8,890 MYR
Commodity Broker6,600 MYR
COO12,900 MYR
Corporate Affairs Executive9,660 MYR
Corporate Compliance Director10,900 MYR
Corporate Director11,600 MYR
Corporate Officer7,930 MYR
Corporate Partnerships Officer7,980 MYR
Country Manager13,400 MYR
Department Head9,980 MYR
Department Manager10,100 MYR
Department Supervisor8,880 MYR
Deputy Director12,200 MYR
Deputy Manager12,000 MYR
Director12,500 MYR
Director of Accreditation10,500 MYR
Director of Catering Services9,560 MYR
Director of Client Services10,300 MYR
Director of Facilities Management8,890 MYR
Director of Operations11,000 MYR
Director of Process Simplification8,750 MYR
Director of Product Management10,800 MYR
Director of Project Management11,300 MYR
Director of Revenue Management9,680 MYR
Director of Training and Development10,800 MYR
Distribution Manager11,700 MYR
Division Manager9,720 MYR
Duty Manager9,630 MYR
Engagement Manager11,100 MYR
Executive Director15,400 MYR
Executive Manager12,800 MYR
Franchise Manager13,700 MYR
General Manager12,400 MYR
Generational Consultant8,580 MYR
Global Master Data Manager11,700 MYR
Global Technical Lead7,340 MYR
Head of Investment11,100 MYR
Head of Middle Office9,840 MYR
Head of Projects10,900 MYR
Head of Strategy12,600 MYR
Head of Supply Chain10,400 MYR
Head of Sustainability8,800 MYR
Housing Manager8,710 MYR
HSE Manager8,710 MYR
Innovation Manager8,980 MYR
Key Account Manager9,440 MYR
Knowledge Manager10,300 MYR
Location Manager10,400 MYR
Logistics Executive8,310 MYR
Logistics Manager8,400 MYR
Management Consultant8,540 MYR
Management Executive12,000 MYR
Manager11,400 MYR
Managing Director13,100 MYR
MIS Executive11,100 MYR
Ocean Services Manager11,600 MYR
Online Business Manager15,300 MYR
Operational Manager11,000 MYR
Operations Analyst9,430 MYR
Operations Assistant8,060 MYR
Operations Director11,900 MYR
Operations Executive12,200 MYR
Operations Manager11,700 MYR
Operations Supervisor9,870 MYR
Planning Director11,800 MYR
PMO Manager10,700 MYR
Policy Administration Executive9,120 MYR
Private Sector Executive10,100 MYR
Product Development Manager11,300 MYR
Product Executive9,770 MYR
Production Executive11,400 MYR
Production Manager10,600 MYR
Production Supervisor9,770 MYR
Program Director11,500 MYR
Program Manager11,300 MYR
Programme Coordinator7,810 MYR
Project Control Manager11,700 MYR
Project Coordinator6,890 MYR
Project Management Officer8,030 MYR
Project Manager8,580 MYR
Project Portfolio Manager9,200 MYR
Quality Manager8,490 MYR
R/D Director9,760 MYR
Regional Director14,700 MYR
Regional Manager11,100 MYR
Relationship Manager10,700 MYR
Retail District Manager7,670 MYR
Revenue Manager8,750 MYR
Risk and Capital Manager12,200 MYR
Risk Officer8,300 MYR
Safety Manager8,130 MYR
Section Head8,050 MYR
Service Manager8,710 MYR
Shift Supervisor6,650 MYR
Solutions Manager7,600 MYR
Supervisor6,780 MYR
Supply Chain Manager11,300 MYR
Surveyor7,930 MYR
Technical Director10,600 MYR
Technical Manager10,100 MYR
Territory Manager11,200 MYR
Validation Manager9,720 MYR
Vice President13,500 MYR
Zone Manager11,800 MYR

Executive and Management Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Kuala Lumpur

Median and salary distribution Kuala Lumpur Executive and Management monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
8,610 MYR or more
10% of people earn
7,290 to 8,610 MYR
20% of people earn
4,370 MYR or less
65% of people earn
4,370 to 7,290 MYR
Minimum Salary
3,190 MYR
9,110 MYR
15,900 MYR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Executive and Management in Kuala Lumpur range from 3,190 MYR (starting average salary) to 15,900 MYR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Executive and Management is 9,110 MYR, implying that half of the workforce in Kuala Lumpur earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Executive and Management in Kuala Lumpur earn less than 6,860 MYR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 10,800 MYR, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Executive and Management in Kuala Lumpur. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 4,370 MYR to 7,290 MYR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 4,370 MYR mark, while 10% ranged from 7,290 MYR to 8,610 MYR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 8,610 MYR or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees in Executive and Management in Kuala Lumpur having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income?

We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degree levels across many jobs in Executive and Management in Kuala Lumpur, below are our findings.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a certificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Malaysia costs anywhere from 33,100 MYR to 99,200 MYR and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Executive and Management / Kuala Lumpur

Salary comparison by gender Malaysia Executive and Management monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? In the field of Executive and Management in Malaysia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 8%.

9,290 MYR
8,580 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malaysia for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Executive and Management / Kuala Lumpur

How much are annual salary increments in Kuala Lumpur for individuals working in Executive and Management? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Executive and Management in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately % every months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Malaysia Executive and Management
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Malaysia / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Malaysia
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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one-year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 / Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Malaysia is 6%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Executive and Management / Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Executive and Management
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100% of surveyed staff in Executive and Management reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while % said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from % to % of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus, where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Hourly Average Wage / Executive and Management / Kuala Lumpur

56 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Executive and Management in Kuala Lumpur is 56 MYR.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually, jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fixed 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 the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Executive and Management in Kuala Lumpur is 18 MYR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang8,180 MYR
Ipoh9,610 MYR
Johor Bahru9,060 MYR
Klang8,340 MYR
Kota Kinabalu8,930 MYR
Kuala Lumpur9,740 MYR
Kuching8,730 MYR
Petaling Jaya9,480 MYR
Shah Alam9,280 MYR
Subang Jaya8,510 MYR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Malaysia is 9% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
6,340 MYR
Public Sector+9%
6,900 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Executive and Management in Kuala Lumpur?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 9,110 MYR and 10,800 MYR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Executive and Management in Kuala Lumpur ranges from 3,190 MYR to 6,860 MYR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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