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Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Average Salaries in Kuala Lumpur 2024

How much money does a person working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment make in Kuala Lumpur?

Average Monthly Salary
6,740 MYR
( 80,900 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Kuala Lumpur typically earns around 6,740 MYR. Salaries range from 3,290 MYR (lowest average) to 12,700 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 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
Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
3D Artist6,660 MYR
3D Designer6,420 MYR
3D Generalist5,610 MYR
3D Visualization Specialist6,270 MYR
Acrobatic Rigger4,180 MYR
Actor8,760 MYR
Art Administrator6,830 MYR
Art Director8,800 MYR
Art Lead8,350 MYR
Artificial Intelligence Generated Art Creator6,360 MYR
Associate Media Director7,240 MYR
Associate Producer9,540 MYR
Broadcast and Sound Engineer5,740 MYR
Broadcast Associate4,840 MYR
Broadcast News Analyst6,920 MYR
Broadcast Technician4,170 MYR
Broadcasting Journalist7,840 MYR
Broadcasting Presenter8,490 MYR
Camera Equipment Repairer4,420 MYR
Camera Operator4,100 MYR
Cartoonist / Animator6,580 MYR
CAS Engineer7,040 MYR
Censorship Executive7,660 MYR
Chief Social Media Officer11,400 MYR
Choreographer5,830 MYR
Colorist3,450 MYR
Communications Manager9,900 MYR
Content Moderator5,890 MYR
Correspondent7,560 MYR
Dance Director6,610 MYR
Dancer5,960 MYR
Digital Content Manager9,470 MYR
Digital Music Promoter8,130 MYR
Director of Photography7,260 MYR
Disc Jockey4,200 MYR
Drone Cinematographer6,770 MYR
Editorial Assistant3,720 MYR
Events Manager6,580 MYR
Graphic Designer4,780 MYR
Illustrator5,060 MYR
Industrial Designer4,440 MYR
Influencer Marketing Manager9,250 MYR
Influencer Outreach Specialist7,320 MYR
Instructional Designer4,400 MYR
Internet Community Manager6,250 MYR
Internet Radio Producer10,100 MYR
Journalist8,540 MYR
Live Streaming Moderator5,830 MYR
Live Streaming Producer8,880 MYR
Live Streaming Specialist6,270 MYR
Makeup Artist4,380 MYR
Media Design Manager11,600 MYR
Media Equipment Operator3,850 MYR
Media Operations Manager9,300 MYR
Media Planner6,460 MYR
Media Producer8,910 MYR
Media Product Development Manager11,100 MYR
Media Production Manager11,000 MYR
Media Program Director12,500 MYR
Media Relation Executive12,700 MYR
Media Relations Manager12,000 MYR
Media Sales Manager12,400 MYR
Movement and Dance Coordinator7,150 MYR
Multimedia Coordinator4,710 MYR
Multimedia Designer4,780 MYR
Music Consultant5,870 MYR
Music Producer9,760 MYR
Musician4,980 MYR
News Associate6,040 MYR
News Reporter8,120 MYR
Online Community Moderator6,110 MYR
Podcast Advertising Specialist6,410 MYR
Podcast Producer6,850 MYR
Post Production Assistant4,210 MYR
Producer11,000 MYR
Product Designer4,650 MYR
Product Planner6,210 MYR
Production Artist6,320 MYR
Production Assistant3,970 MYR
Production Director9,290 MYR
Production Technician3,880 MYR
Program Researcher7,040 MYR
Promotion Coordinator5,580 MYR
Social Media Compliance Manager7,590 MYR
Social Media Compliance Officer6,600 MYR
Sound Engineer5,770 MYR
Sound Engineering Technician3,340 MYR
Stage Technician3,660 MYR
Sub Editor3,990 MYR
Television Executive Producer12,600 MYR
Transmission Engineer6,410 MYR
Video Editor5,270 MYR
Video Producer6,730 MYR
Videographer6,110 MYR
Virtual / Augmented Reality Content Creator10,400 MYR
Virtual Set Designer7,190 MYR
Virtual Staging Specialist7,520 MYR
Visual Designer6,450 MYR
Visual Effects Artist6,680 MYR
Voiceover Artist5,760 MYR

Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Kuala Lumpur

Median and salary distribution Kuala Lumpur Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
7,140 MYR or more
10% of people earn
6,190 to 7,140 MYR
20% of people earn
4,090 MYR or less
65% of people earn
4,090 to 6,190 MYR
Minimum Salary
3,290 MYR
6,280 MYR
12,700 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Kuala Lumpur range from 3,290 MYR (starting average salary) to 12,700 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment is 6,280 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Kuala Lumpur earn less than 5,140 MYR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 7,410 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Kuala Lumpur. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 4,090 MYR to 6,190 MYR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 4,090 MYR mark, while 10% ranged from 6,190 MYR to 7,140 MYR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 7,140 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 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 / Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment / Kuala Lumpur

Salary comparison by gender Malaysia Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Malaysia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 10%.

6,540 MYR
5,960 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 / Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment / Kuala Lumpur

How much are annual salary increments in Kuala Lumpur for individuals working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment
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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

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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 / Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment / Malaysia

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

39 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Kuala Lumpur is 39 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Kuala Lumpur is 19 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
Ampang5,660 MYR
Ipoh6,650 MYR
Johor Bahru6,270 MYR
Klang5,770 MYR
Kota Kinabalu6,180 MYR
Kuala Lumpur6,740 MYR
Kuching6,040 MYR
Petaling Jaya6,560 MYR
Shah Alam6,420 MYR
Subang Jaya5,890 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Kuala Lumpur?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 6,280 MYR and 7,410 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 Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment in Kuala Lumpur ranges from 3,290 MYR to 5,140 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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