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Information Technology Average Salaries in Kuala Lumpur 2024

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in Kuala Lumpur?

Average Monthly Salary
7,350 MYR
( 88,200 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 Information Technology in Kuala Lumpur typically earns around 7,350 MYR. Salaries range from 3,720 MYR (lowest average) to 11,700 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 Information Technology 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
Information Technology
2nd Line Systems Engineer6,890 MYR
A/B Testing Specialist5,930 MYR
ABAP Developer6,380 MYR
Advertising Account Planner6,510 MYR
Amazon Web Services Specialist8,600 MYR
Android Developer6,810 MYR
Angular Developer6,320 MYR
Angular JS Programmer6,440 MYR
Application Consultant8,490 MYR
Application Developer7,190 MYR
Application Management Analyst7,110 MYR
Applications Engineer6,170 MYR
Applications Support5,050 MYR
Applications System Specialist6,480 MYR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Analyst7,900 MYR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Developer7,630 MYR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Ethics Officer9,280 MYR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Governance Specialist9,410 MYR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Implementation Officer9,660 MYR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Lead10,200 MYR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Officer10,200 MYR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Prompt Specialist6,890 MYR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Research Scientist9,810 MYR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Sales8,240 MYR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Software Engineer7,510 MYR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Strategist10,200 MYR
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning Trainer7,480 MYR
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist8,620 MYR
Artificial Intelligence Developer8,750 MYR
AS400 Programmer7,720 MYR
Assembly Developer7,820 MYR
Assistant Information Technology Manager8,960 MYR
Assistant Information Technology Project Manager8,530 MYR
Assistant Service Delivery Manager8,650 MYR
Avaloq Developer6,780 MYR
Back End Developer6,860 MYR
Big Data Architect7,990 MYR
BigQuery Specialist8,600 MYR
BizTalk Developer 7,440 MYR
Blockchain Associate7,040 MYR
Blockchain Developer6,670 MYR
Blockchain Engineer7,240 MYR
Build and Release Engineer6,610 MYR
Business Intelligence Analyst7,760 MYR
Business Intelligence Consultant10,300 MYR
Business Intelligence Developer7,820 MYR
Business Intelligence Manager10,600 MYR
Business Objects Developer6,860 MYR
Business Process Analyst7,630 MYR
Business Process Consultant7,550 MYR
Business Systems Analyst6,610 MYR
C Developer8,150 MYR
C# Developer7,380 MYR
C++ Developer7,550 MYR
Capacity Planning Manager9,370 MYR
Cassandra Specialist7,220 MYR
Change Administrator6,080 MYR
Chatbot Developer6,500 MYR
ChatGPT Expert6,570 MYR
Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer12,000 MYR
Chief Cloud Officer10,800 MYR
Chief Data Governance Officer10,300 MYR
Chief Data Officer10,600 MYR
Chief Digital Ethics Officer9,220 MYR
Chief Digital Officer10,800 MYR
Chief Information Officer11,600 MYR
Chief Information Security Officer10,400 MYR
Chief Innovation Officer10,500 MYR
Chief Privacy Officer8,880 MYR
Client Delivery Manager9,630 MYR
Clojure Developer8,990 MYR
Cloud Compliance Architect6,740 MYR
Cloud Computing Specialist7,750 MYR
Cloud Infrastructure Engineer7,010 MYR
Cloud Migration Specialist7,660 MYR
Cloud Security Architect7,440 MYR
Cloud Services Engineer7,050 MYR
Cloud Solutions Architect8,410 MYR
Cloud-Based Inventory Manager7,510 MYR
CMS Developer5,900 MYR
Computer Animator5,950 MYR
Computer Engineer5,810 MYR
Computer Hardware Engineer5,900 MYR
Computer Network Support Specialist6,600 MYR
Computer Networks Architect7,220 MYR
Computer Operator4,710 MYR
Computer Programmer7,190 MYR
Computer Security Specialist8,840 MYR
Computer Support Specialist5,770 MYR
Computer Technician5,510 MYR
Computer Virtualization Implementation Specialist7,510 MYR
Copy Editor5,960 MYR
Cosmos DB Specialist6,650 MYR
Couch DB Specialist7,080 MYR
CRM Application Administrator6,740 MYR
CRM Manager7,440 MYR
Cross Platform Security Manager9,780 MYR
Curam Developer5,960 MYR
Cyber Security Consultant8,320 MYR
Cyber Security Researcher8,450 MYR
Cyber Security Specialist8,320 MYR
Cybersecurity Analyst7,560 MYR
Cybersecurity Architect7,680 MYR
Cybersecurity Compliance Specialist6,830 MYR
Cybersecurity Engineer7,370 MYR
Cybersecurity Manager10,300 MYR
Dart Developer5,520 MYR
Data Analyst6,860 MYR
Data Analytics Engineer6,700 MYR
Data Architect7,440 MYR
Data Center Specialist6,950 MYR
Data Center Technician6,390 MYR
Data Entry Coordintor3,810 MYR
Data Entry Supervisor4,410 MYR
Data Governance Manager9,550 MYR
Data Management Specialist8,540 MYR
Data Manager8,920 MYR
Data Modeling Analyst6,940 MYR
Data Privacy and Protection Manager9,180 MYR
Data Quality Analyst7,000 MYR
Data Security Analyst6,950 MYR
Data Security Manager10,100 MYR
Data Technician4,160 MYR
Data Visualisation Analyst6,860 MYR
Data Visualization Specialist7,290 MYR
Data Warehousing Manager9,490 MYR
Data Warehousing Specialist6,780 MYR
Data-driven Designer6,430 MYR
Database Administration Manager9,060 MYR
Database Administrator7,570 MYR
Database Analyst7,220 MYR
Database Developer7,150 MYR
Database Report Writer6,720 MYR
Deep Learning Developer6,900 MYR
Delivery Manager7,550 MYR
Delphi Developer7,670 MYR
Desktop Support Engineer5,100 MYR
Desktop Support Technician4,800 MYR
Desktop Virtualization Engineer5,570 MYR
Developer / Programmer7,110 MYR
Developer Evangelist6,990 MYR
Development Architect6,600 MYR
Development Group Supervisor7,710 MYR
Development Manager10,000 MYR
DevOps Engineer7,040 MYR
Digital Ethics Consultant7,520 MYR
Digital Forensics Expert7,110 MYR
Director of Application Development10,100 MYR
Director of Technology12,300 MYR
Disaster Recovery Analyst6,990 MYR
Disaster Recovery Specialist6,780 MYR
Django Specialist6,580 MYR
Documentation Specialist6,330 MYR
Driver Developer7,400 MYR
E-Commerce Manager8,830 MYR
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst8,580 MYR
E-Commerce Marketing Manager8,580 MYR
E-Commerce Sales Manager9,070 MYR
E-Commerce Strategy Manager9,750 MYR
E-waste Recycling Specialist6,520 MYR
E-waste Technician5,440 MYR
Edge Computing Engineer6,680 MYR
Elixir Developer8,720 MYR
Embedded Software Developer7,570 MYR
Enterprise Architecture Manager9,250 MYR
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect9,600 MYR
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager11,500 MYR
Erlang Developer9,360 MYR
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant7,690 MYR
ERP Analyst7,300 MYR
ERP Project Manager9,240 MYR
Ethical Hacker6,580 MYR
Financial Systems Manager10,200 MYR
Firebird Specialist6,580 MYR
Flash Developer6,200 MYR
Front End Developer6,050 MYR
Front End Web Developer6,230 MYR
Full Stack Developer7,480 MYR
Functional Analyst7,550 MYR
Game Developer6,640 MYR
GIS Analyst6,160 MYR
GIS Developer7,140 MYR
Global BI Analyst7,530 MYR
Go Developer8,870 MYR
Google Cloud Specialist8,780 MYR
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer6,390 MYR
Graphics Programmer6,450 MYR
Graphics Web Designer5,750 MYR
Groovy Developer8,070 MYR
Hardware Design Engineer6,670 MYR
Hardware Engineering Manager10,300 MYR
Hardware Technician5,420 MYR
Haskell Developer7,260 MYR
Head of Development10,000 MYR
Head of Information Technology11,600 MYR
Help Desk Analyst6,650 MYR
Help Desk Manager7,840 MYR
Help Desk Support4,870 MYR
Help Desk Technician4,930 MYR
Helpdesk Manager7,910 MYR
IBM DB2 Specialist6,430 MYR
Imaging Programmer6,480 MYR
InfluxDB Specialist6,410 MYR
Informatics Optimization Specialist7,100 MYR
Information Assurance Analyst7,410 MYR
Information Program Director10,000 MYR
Information Security Administrator8,350 MYR
Information Security Analyst8,450 MYR
Information Security Associate7,330 MYR
Information Security Director9,930 MYR
Information Security Engineer6,830 MYR
Information Security Manager9,980 MYR
Information Security Specialist8,320 MYR
Information Services Consultant8,100 MYR
Information Systems Developer6,340 MYR
Information Systems Manager11,200 MYR
Information Systems Penetration Testing Specialist7,840 MYR
Information Systems Vulnerability Assessment Specialist8,070 MYR
Information Technology Administrator5,860 MYR
Information Technology Analyst6,860 MYR
Information Technology Architect7,060 MYR
Information Technology Asset Manager9,130 MYR
Information Technology Business Analyst7,330 MYR
Information Technology Compliance Manager10,200 MYR
Information Technology Consultant8,700 MYR
Information Technology Coordinator5,710 MYR
Information Technology Director12,000 MYR
Information Technology Engineer6,260 MYR
Information Technology Executive10,600 MYR
Information Technology Helpdesk4,530 MYR
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer6,020 MYR
Information Technology Manager12,300 MYR
Information Technology Operation Engineer6,020 MYR
Information Technology Operations Manager11,800 MYR
Information Technology Product Manager10,700 MYR
Information Technology Project Administrator5,750 MYR
Information Technology Project Coordinator7,050 MYR
Information Technology Project Leader8,280 MYR
Information Technology Project Manager10,800 MYR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager8,390 MYR
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)8,060 MYR
Information Technology Quality Specialist7,470 MYR
Information Technology Risk Manager11,000 MYR
Information Technology Sales Manager9,830 MYR
Information Technology Specialist8,610 MYR
Information Technology Staff5,170 MYR
Information Technology Support4,740 MYR
Information Technology Systems Analyst7,820 MYR
Information Technology Team Leader8,360 MYR
Information Technology Trainer7,590 MYR
Information Technology Training Analyst7,390 MYR
Interface Design Manager8,940 MYR
Interface Designer5,950 MYR
IOS Developer8,050 MYR
Java Developer7,350 MYR
Javascript Developer6,930 MYR
jQuery Specialist7,220 MYR
Kotlin Developer8,410 MYR
Laravel Specialist6,610 MYR
Lead Developer8,250 MYR
Linux Administrator6,790 MYR
Lisp Developer8,710 MYR
Lotus Domino Administrator7,330 MYR
Lotus Notes Developer7,010 MYR
Lua Developer8,310 MYR
Mail Server Administrator6,280 MYR
Major Incident Manager7,880 MYR
Malware Analysis Expert7,620 MYR
Managed Service Specialist6,950 MYR
MariaDB Specialist6,830 MYR
MATLAB Developer7,760 MYR
Microsoft Azure Specialist8,090 MYR
Microsoft SQL Server Specialist7,470 MYR
Microsystems Engineer7,020 MYR
Mobile Developer7,010 MYR
Mobile Interface Designer7,310 MYR
MongoDB Specialist7,290 MYR
Multimedia Developer6,050 MYR
Multimedia Services Manager8,350 MYR
MySQL Specialist6,720 MYR
Neo4J Specialist6,900 MYR
Network Administration Team Lead8,720 MYR
Network Administrator6,510 MYR
Network Analyst6,340 MYR
Network and Infrastructure Manager10,600 MYR
Network Engineer6,170 MYR
Network Engineering Manager8,170 MYR
Network Security Systems Manager8,840 MYR
Network Specialist7,110 MYR
Network Support Engineer5,720 MYR
Network Support Specialist5,900 MYR
Network Technician5,690 MYR
Neural Network Engineer7,840 MYR
NextJs Specialist6,920 MYR
Nodejs Developer7,740 MYR
NT Systems Administrator6,290 MYR
Numerical Control Programmer5,600 MYR
Objective-C Developer8,350 MYR
Online Banking Manager11,600 MYR
Online Banking Specialist8,750 MYR
OPS Manager10,200 MYR
Oracle Database Administrator6,790 MYR
Oracle Database Specialist8,310 MYR
Oracle Developer7,370 MYR
Perl Developer5,960 MYR
PHP Developer6,330 MYR
PostgreSQL Specialist7,220 MYR
PowerShell Developer6,670 MYR
Principal Consultant7,220 MYR
Principal Data Engineer7,200 MYR
Program Lead8,930 MYR
Python Developer7,820 MYR
R Language Developer7,960 MYR
React Specialist7,700 MYR
Records Manager5,960 MYR
Redis Specialist6,530 MYR
Remedy Developer5,490 MYR
Reporting Analyst6,720 MYR
Reverse Engineering Expert7,940 MYR
Robotic Process Automation Compliance Analyst6,480 MYR
Robotic Process Automation Developer5,680 MYR
Ruby Developer6,750 MYR
Rust Developer8,670 MYR
Salesforce Administrator6,680 MYR
Salesforce Developer5,590 MYR
SAP Consultant7,860 MYR
SAS Programmer6,710 MYR
Scala Developer9,250 MYR
Scrum Master5,750 MYR
SEO Associate6,010 MYR
SEO Manager8,920 MYR
Server Virtualization Consultant9,540 MYR
Service Delivery Manager9,490 MYR
Service Level Manager8,980 MYR
Service Support Lead7,110 MYR
SharePoint Administrator6,990 MYR
Sharepoint Consultant7,190 MYR
Sharepoint Developer7,630 MYR
Shift Leader7,820 MYR
Snowflake Specialist7,260 MYR
SOA Analyst6,760 MYR
SOC Engineer6,550 MYR
Software Analyst6,650 MYR
Software Architect6,790 MYR
Software Automation Engineer7,380 MYR
Software Developer6,940 MYR
Software Development Manager9,300 MYR
Software Engineer6,990 MYR
Software QA Engineer6,570 MYR
Software Sales6,160 MYR
Software Specialist6,140 MYR
Software Support Engineer5,830 MYR
Software Test Engineer6,300 MYR
Software Tester5,960 MYR
Solutions Architect9,240 MYR
Solutions Consultant8,330 MYR
SQLite Specialist6,770 MYR
Storage Engineer6,040 MYR
Supabase Specialist5,640 MYR
Supervisor4,750 MYR
Support Analyst6,520 MYR
Support Specialist7,350 MYR
Support Team Leader6,900 MYR
Swift Developer8,680 MYR
System Administrator6,380 MYR
Systems Analyst6,910 MYR
Systems Architect7,200 MYR
Systems Consultant8,230 MYR
Systems Engineer5,890 MYR
Systems Integration Analyst6,920 MYR
Systems Integration Specialist9,670 MYR
Systems Integrator7,210 MYR
Technical Analyst6,170 MYR
Technical Consultant7,870 MYR
Technical Manager7,690 MYR
Technical Project Manager9,320 MYR
Technical Sales6,700 MYR
Technical Trainer7,170 MYR
Technical Writer6,360 MYR
Technology Business Analyst7,240 MYR
Technology Director11,800 MYR
Technology Specialist8,620 MYR
Technology Vice President9,670 MYR
Teradata Developer5,570 MYR
Test Analyst6,880 MYR
Tester6,080 MYR
Testing Manager9,770 MYR
TIBCO Developer5,990 MYR
TypeScript Developer8,120 MYR
UI Engineer6,990 MYR
UNIX Administrator7,220 MYR
Usability Engineer6,680 MYR
User Experience Consultant7,330 MYR
User Experience Design Expert7,430 MYR
User Experience Designer6,510 MYR
User Experience Researcher7,590 MYR
User Interface Designer6,990 MYR
User Support Engineer5,600 MYR
VB Developer5,580 MYR
VB.NET Developer7,480 MYR
Video Game Designer6,080 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Architect8,430 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Compliance Specialist8,340 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Consultant9,570 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Designer9,630 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Developer8,620 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Director9,500 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Engineer8,150 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Filmmaker10,200 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Game Developer8,880 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Marketing Specialist8,670 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Officer9,810 MYR
Virtual / Augmented reality Sales Consultant10,200 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Simulator Operator7,320 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Specialist8,250 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Technician7,150 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Trainer9,770 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality User Experience Designer7,650 MYR
Visual Basic Developer5,610 MYR
Visual Information Specialist6,740 MYR
Voice Interface Designer5,860 MYR
VueJs Specialist6,930 MYR
Web Applications Manager8,590 MYR
Web Content Specialist7,910 MYR
Web Designer6,510 MYR
Web Developer6,070 MYR
Web Editor5,720 MYR
Web Project Manager7,620 MYR
Web Promotions Specialist6,900 MYR
Web Security Administrator7,280 MYR
Web Security Manager10,700 MYR
Web Support Analyst5,100 MYR
Web Writer5,880 MYR
Webmaster5,660 MYR
Windows System Administrator6,580 MYR
Wireless Consultant8,620 MYR
WordPress Specialist7,180 MYR
Writer and Documentor5,920 MYR
Zig Developer8,920 MYR

Information Technology Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Kuala Lumpur

Median and salary distribution Kuala Lumpur Information Technology monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
6,760 MYR or more
10% of people earn
5,980 to 6,760 MYR
20% of people earn
4,270 MYR or less
65% of people earn
4,270 to 5,980 MYR
Minimum Salary
3,720 MYR
6,670 MYR
11,700 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 Information Technology in Kuala Lumpur range from 3,720 MYR (starting average salary) to 11,700 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 Information Technology is 6,670 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 Information Technology in Kuala Lumpur earn less than 5,490 MYR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 7,630 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 Information Technology in Kuala Lumpur. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 4,270 MYR to 5,980 MYR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 4,270 MYR mark, while 10% ranged from 5,980 MYR to 6,760 MYR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 6,760 MYR or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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 Information Technology 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 Information Technology 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 / Information Technology / Kuala Lumpur

Salary comparison by gender Malaysia Information Technology 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 Information Technology in Malaysia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 11%.

7,160 MYR
6,440 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 / Information Technology / Kuala Lumpur

How much are annual salary increments in Kuala Lumpur for individuals working in Information Technology? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Information Technology 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 Information Technology
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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 / Information Technology / Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Information Technology
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100% of surveyed staff in Information Technology 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 / Information Technology / Kuala Lumpur

42 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Information Technology in Kuala Lumpur is 42 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 Information Technology in Kuala Lumpur is 21 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
Ampang6,170 MYR
Ipoh7,260 MYR
Johor Bahru6,840 MYR
Klang6,300 MYR
Kota Kinabalu6,740 MYR
Kuala Lumpur7,350 MYR
Kuching6,590 MYR
Petaling Jaya7,150 MYR
Shah Alam7,000 MYR
Subang Jaya6,420 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 Information Technology in Kuala Lumpur?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 6,670 MYR and 7,630 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 Information Technology in Kuala Lumpur ranges from 3,720 MYR to 5,490 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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