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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Kuala Lumpur 2024

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Kuala Lumpur?


Average Monthly Salary
4,980 MYR
( 59,700 MYR yearly)

LOW
1,810
MYR
AVERAGE
4,980
MYR
HIGH
12,200
MYR
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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur typically earns around 4,980 MYR. Salaries range from 1,810 MYR (lowest average) to 12,200 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 Factory and Manufacturing 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
Factory and Manufacturing
3D Printing Technician4,420 MYR
Additive Manufacturing Engineer6,180 MYR
Assembly Foreman2,110 MYR
Assembly Line Worker1,960 MYR
Assembly Supervisor2,930 MYR
Assistance Maintenance Manager7,110 MYR
Assistant Shipping Manager6,770 MYR
Automation Process Analyst4,620 MYR
Chemical Equipment Controller5,000 MYR
Chemical Technican Apprentice3,920 MYR
CNC Machinist4,810 MYR
CNC Operator4,200 MYR
CNC Programmer4,780 MYR
Colour Technologist2,490 MYR
Contracts Manager8,750 MYR
Data Collection Coordinator3,560 MYR
Demand Planner3,120 MYR
Derrick Operator2,160 MYR
Digital Twin Engineer5,990 MYR
Director of Manufacturing12,000 MYR
Dock Worker1,960 MYR
Drying Technician1,960 MYR
Equipment Operator1,810 MYR
Export Sales Coordinator6,510 MYR
Factory Superintendent3,060 MYR
Factory Worker2,120 MYR
Failure Analysis Technician3,130 MYR
Fiberglass Laminator2,200 MYR
Food Technologist3,720 MYR
Forklift Driver2,140 MYR
Forklift Operator2,030 MYR
Forming Machine Operator2,190 MYR
Furnace Operator2,130 MYR
Gas Appliance Repairer2,070 MYR
General Warehouse Associate3,430 MYR
Green Product Designer5,680 MYR
Heavy Equipment Operator2,600 MYR
HSE Manager8,800 MYR
Industrial Cybersecurity Specialist6,550 MYR
Industrial Engineer6,480 MYR
Industrial Machinery Mechanic4,140 MYR
Industrial Production Manager11,900 MYR
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer6,620 MYR
Intake Operator2,700 MYR
Key Account Manager9,650 MYR
Lean Manufacturing Specialist6,340 MYR
Lift Truck Operator2,100 MYR
Loading Supervisor3,520 MYR
Logistic Coordinator5,330 MYR
Logistics Clerk2,560 MYR
Machine Operator2,110 MYR
Machinist2,090 MYR
Maintenance Manager7,600 MYR
Maintenance Store Clerk2,260 MYR
Manufacturing Engineer6,360 MYR
Manufacturing Engineering Manager9,850 MYR
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist7,720 MYR
Manufacturing Manager11,300 MYR
Manufacturing Operative3,520 MYR
Manufacturing Production Technician2,520 MYR
Manufacturing Supervisor5,630 MYR
Manufacturing Technician2,440 MYR
Materials Manager9,430 MYR
Materials Supervisor5,890 MYR
Mechanical Fitter Engineer6,910 MYR
Mechanical Foreman2,130 MYR
Merchandise Planner3,500 MYR
Metrology Engineer6,490 MYR
Operations Engineer6,390 MYR
Operations Manager10,100 MYR
Order Management Coordinator5,040 MYR
Order Processing Manager8,300 MYR
Order Selector2,610 MYR
Package Handler1,900 MYR
Packaging Manager7,130 MYR
Packer2,040 MYR
Packing Deputy Supervisor5,190 MYR
Planning Manager9,320 MYR
Plant Manager11,200 MYR
Precision Instrument Repairer3,030 MYR
Predictive Maintenance Analyst6,260 MYR
Process Technician2,560 MYR
Product Manager10,200 MYR
Production Analyst9,130 MYR
Production Director12,100 MYR
Production Engineer6,930 MYR
Production Engineering Supervisor10,300 MYR
Production Inspector6,860 MYR
Production Laborer1,820 MYR
Production Manager11,600 MYR
Production Operator2,760 MYR
Production Scheduler5,040 MYR
Production Supervisor6,570 MYR
Production Technician2,890 MYR
Production Worker2,530 MYR
Quality Control Analyst8,320 MYR
Quality Control Inspector6,930 MYR
Quality Control Manager9,430 MYR
Service Technician2,500 MYR
SHEQ Officer3,210 MYR
Shipping Manager9,970 MYR
Small Engine Mechanic3,630 MYR
Smart Factory Consultant8,240 MYR
Spray Painter2,080 MYR
Sterile Processing Technician2,420 MYR
Structural Welder1,930 MYR
Supply Chain Operative5,690 MYR
Sustainable Manufacturing Specialist8,720 MYR
Technical Operator2,790 MYR
Technology Development Manager11,300 MYR
Testing Technician4,800 MYR
Toolmaker3,420 MYR
Warehouse Forklift Operator2,100 MYR
Warehouse Operative2,280 MYR
Warehouse Worker2,310 MYR
Warranty Handler3,740 MYR
Welder1,950 MYR
Workshop Manager7,180 MYR


Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Kuala Lumpur

Median and salary distribution Kuala Lumpur Factory and Manufacturing monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
6,200 MYR or more
10% of people earn
5,120 to 6,200 MYR
20% of people earn
2,740 MYR or less
65% of people earn
2,740 to 5,120 MYR
Minimum Salary
1,810 MYR
Median
4,680 MYR
Maximum
12,200 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur range from 1,810 MYR (starting average salary) to 12,200 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 Factory and Manufacturing is 4,680 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur earn less than 3,590 MYR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 5,930 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 2,740 MYR to 5,120 MYR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 2,740 MYR mark, while 10% ranged from 5,120 MYR to 6,200 MYR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 6,200 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 Factory and Manufacturing 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?

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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 Factory and Manufacturing 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 / Factory and Manufacturing / Kuala Lumpur

Salary comparison by gender Malaysia Factory and Manufacturing 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Malaysia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 8%.

Male
4,750 MYR
Female-8%
4,380 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malaysia for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Malaysia
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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Factory and Manufacturing / Kuala Lumpur

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

Professionals working in Factory and Manufacturing 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 Factory and Manufacturing
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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 / Factory and Manufacturing / Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Factory and Manufacturing
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100% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing 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
100%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 / Factory and Manufacturing / Kuala Lumpur


29 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Factory and Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur is 29 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur is 10 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
Ampang4,180 MYR
Ipoh4,910 MYR
Johor Bahru4,630 MYR
Klang4,260 MYR
Kota Kinabalu4,560 MYR
Kuala Lumpur4,980 MYR
Kuching4,460 MYR
Petaling Jaya4,840 MYR
Shah Alam4,740 MYR
Subang Jaya4,350 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 4,680 MYR and 5,930 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 Factory and Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur ranges from 1,810 MYR to 3,590 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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