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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Kuala Lumpur 2024

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Kuala Lumpur?

Average Monthly Salary
7,470 MYR
( 89,700 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 Teaching / Education in Kuala Lumpur typically earns around 7,470 MYR. Salaries range from 3,630 MYR (lowest average) to 13,800 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 Teaching / Education 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
Teaching / Education
Academic Advisor7,910 MYR
Academic Assistant5,400 MYR
Academic Coach7,660 MYR
Academic Librarian5,560 MYR
Academic Manager9,210 MYR
Academic Specialist7,060 MYR
Academic Staff5,600 MYR
Accompanist6,480 MYR
Achievement Coach7,470 MYR
Admissions Specialist6,550 MYR
Agricultural Sciences Teacher6,140 MYR
Anthropology Teacher6,230 MYR
Arabic Language Teacher5,830 MYR
Archeology Teacher6,070 MYR
Architecture Teacher6,700 MYR
Archivist5,330 MYR
Art Teacher5,940 MYR
Assistant School Principal7,780 MYR
Assistant Teacher5,430 MYR
Biochemistry Professor 11,200 MYR
Biology Teacher6,170 MYR
Blended Learning Specialist8,160 MYR
Bursary Scheme Manager7,400 MYR
Business Teacher6,550 MYR
Careers Advisor7,930 MYR
Careers Consultant7,510 MYR
Chemistry Teacher5,990 MYR
Chief Remote Learning Officer9,550 MYR
Child Care Coordinator6,260 MYR
Child Care Worker5,120 MYR
Childcare Worker4,880 MYR
Classroom Assistant5,170 MYR
Clinical School Psychologist9,390 MYR
Coding Coach6,400 MYR
College Aide7,850 MYR
College and Career Readiness Specialist8,440 MYR
College Dean13,700 MYR
College President13,600 MYR
Communications Teacher6,110 MYR
Community Education Officer5,170 MYR
Computer Science Teacher5,950 MYR
Computer Teacher5,660 MYR
Creative Writing Trainer7,100 MYR
Credit Counselor7,330 MYR
Cultural Studies Teacher5,660 MYR
Curriculum Coordinator7,260 MYR
Curriculum Developer7,820 MYR
Curriculum Specialist7,610 MYR
Dean of Faculty13,800 MYR
Demonstrator5,360 MYR
Deputy Controller of Examinations7,300 MYR
Digital Citizenship Educator5,700 MYR
Digital Literacy Instructor5,880 MYR
Director of Learning Technology8,290 MYR
Distance Learning Coordinator6,890 MYR
E-Learning Consultant8,240 MYR
E-learning Content Developer8,040 MYR
E-Learning Designer7,840 MYR
Economics Lecturer10,200 MYR
Economics Teacher6,020 MYR
EdTech Compliance Manager6,980 MYR
EdTech Consultant6,620 MYR
EdTech Content Creator6,300 MYR
Education Administrator7,180 MYR
Education Assistant5,570 MYR
Education Assistant Director7,660 MYR
Education Assistant Librarian4,450 MYR
Education Assistant Principal6,800 MYR
Education Assistant Professor8,270 MYR
Education Associate5,750 MYR
Education Consultant8,880 MYR
Education Consultant7,970 MYR
Education Coordinator6,570 MYR
Education Counselor7,330 MYR
Education Director11,200 MYR
Education Policy Analyst8,450 MYR
Education Program Specialist7,640 MYR
Education Researcher8,760 MYR
Education Resource Specialist6,760 MYR
Education Services Facilitator7,240 MYR
Education Technology Specialist6,930 MYR
Educational Content Writer7,820 MYR
Educational Data Privacy Officer7,590 MYR
Educational Psychologist9,920 MYR
EFL Teacher5,950 MYR
eLearning Trainer5,590 MYR
Elementary School Teacher5,190 MYR
Engineering Lecturer10,300 MYR
Engineering Teacher8,830 MYR
English Teacher5,920 MYR
ESL Teacher6,270 MYR
Faculty Assistant7,320 MYR
Foreign Language Teacher5,790 MYR
GED Teacher5,690 MYR
Geography Teacher5,750 MYR
Head of Mathematics Department8,370 MYR
Head of School10,000 MYR
High School Teacher6,590 MYR
History Teacher6,300 MYR
Infant Teacher4,530 MYR
Instructional Assistant6,290 MYR
Instructional Coach7,080 MYR
Instructor7,150 MYR
Kindergarten Teacher4,830 MYR
Language Instructor For Expatriate5,170 MYR
Law Teacher8,800 MYR
Learning Designer7,150 MYR
Learning Experience Designer8,600 MYR
Learning Management System Administrator6,850 MYR
Lecturer10,800 MYR
Librarian5,170 MYR
Library Assistant4,210 MYR
Library Director7,110 MYR
Library Specialist5,160 MYR
Library Technician4,610 MYR
Life Sciences Teacher6,140 MYR
Makerspace Coordinator and Facilitator5,830 MYR
Math Lecturer10,800 MYR
Math Teacher6,670 MYR
Mathematics Teacher7,180 MYR
Mentor6,920 MYR
Middle School Teacher6,480 MYR
Music Teacher5,940 MYR
Nursery Manager8,800 MYR
Nursery Worker3,700 MYR
Online Course Developer7,440 MYR
Online Course Instructor6,410 MYR
Online Learning Facilitator6,250 MYR
Online Tutor5,660 MYR
Paraprofessional8,290 MYR
Personalized Learning Specialist7,550 MYR
Physical Education Specialist6,590 MYR
Physical Education Teacher5,500 MYR
Physics Teacher 6,010 MYR
Political Science Teacher6,710 MYR
Post Doctoral Researcher9,820 MYR
Preschool Education Administrator6,740 MYR
Preschool Teacher5,090 MYR
Primary School Teacher5,720 MYR
Principal8,540 MYR
Product Specialist6,700 MYR
Professor - Accounting11,400 MYR
Professor - Architecture10,700 MYR
Professor - Biology10,500 MYR
Professor - Business Administration10,400 MYR
Professor - Chemical Engineering11,600 MYR
Professor - Chemistry11,500 MYR
Professor - Civil Engineering10,900 MYR
Professor - Communication10,900 MYR
Professor - Computer Science10,600 MYR
Professor - Dentistry11,200 MYR
Professor - Drama10,400 MYR
Professor - Economics11,400 MYR
Professor - Education11,400 MYR
Professor - Electrical Engineering12,000 MYR
Professor - English10,000 MYR
Professor - Environmental Engineering10,900 MYR
Professor - Foreign Languages10,200 MYR
Professor - Geological Sciences10,800 MYR
Professor - History11,000 MYR
Professor - Industrial Engineering11,100 MYR
Professor - Law12,200 MYR
Professor - Legal Support9,980 MYR
Professor - Liberal Arts10,600 MYR
Professor - Marketing11,300 MYR
Professor - Mathematics11,700 MYR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering11,600 MYR
Professor - Medical Administration11,900 MYR
Professor - Medicine13,600 MYR
Professor - Music10,500 MYR
Professor - Nursing9,940 MYR
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences10,600 MYR
Professor - Philosophy10,900 MYR
Professor - Physical Therapy11,600 MYR
Professor - Physics12,200 MYR
Professor - Psychology11,200 MYR
Professor - Rehabilitation9,580 MYR
Professor - Social Work9,550 MYR
Professor - Sociology10,600 MYR
Professor - Special Education10,900 MYR
Psychology Teacher8,980 MYR
Public Management Assistant Professor9,120 MYR
School Counselor8,510 MYR
Science Educator6,100 MYR
Science Laboratory Assistant5,310 MYR
Science Teacher6,020 MYR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher6,480 MYR
Secondary School Teacher5,930 MYR
Special Education Advocate7,880 MYR
Special Education Teacher6,220 MYR
Special Needs Assistant5,410 MYR
Statistics Lecturer10,200 MYR
STEAM Educator5,830 MYR
STEM Educator5,810 MYR
Student Accounts Coordinator5,840 MYR
Student Development Specialist6,830 MYR
Student Employment Specialist6,580 MYR
Student Services5,580 MYR
Student Services Coordinator5,560 MYR
Student Support Manager7,520 MYR
Substitute Teacher5,270 MYR
Teacher5,340 MYR
Teacher Aide4,930 MYR
Teacher Trainer7,220 MYR
Teaching Assistant4,770 MYR
TEFL Teacher6,200 MYR
Training and Development Specialist8,120 MYR
Training Coordinator5,750 MYR
Tutor5,900 MYR
University Teacher10,800 MYR
Virtual Teacher5,230 MYR
Vocational Education Teacher5,660 MYR

Teaching / Education Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Kuala Lumpur

Median and salary distribution Kuala Lumpur Teaching / Education monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
7,770 MYR or more
10% of people earn
6,750 to 7,770 MYR
20% of people earn
4,490 MYR or less
65% of people earn
4,490 to 6,750 MYR
Minimum Salary
3,630 MYR
6,970 MYR
13,800 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 Teaching / Education in Kuala Lumpur range from 3,630 MYR (starting average salary) to 13,800 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 Teaching / Education is 6,970 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 Teaching / Education in Kuala Lumpur earn less than 5,680 MYR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 8,190 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 Teaching / Education in Kuala Lumpur. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 4,490 MYR to 6,750 MYR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 4,490 MYR mark, while 10% ranged from 6,750 MYR to 7,770 MYR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 7,770 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 Teaching / Education 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 Teaching / Education 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 / Teaching / Education / Kuala Lumpur

Salary comparison by gender Malaysia Teaching / Education 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 Teaching / Education in Malaysia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 10%.

7,160 MYR
6,520 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 / Teaching / Education / Kuala Lumpur

How much are annual salary increments in Kuala Lumpur for individuals working in Teaching / Education? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Teaching / Education 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 Teaching / Education
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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 / Teaching / Education / Malaysia

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

43 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Teaching / Education in Kuala Lumpur is 43 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 Teaching / Education 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
Ampang6,280 MYR
Ipoh7,380 MYR
Johor Bahru6,950 MYR
Klang6,400 MYR
Kota Kinabalu6,850 MYR
Kuala Lumpur7,470 MYR
Kuching6,700 MYR
Petaling Jaya7,270 MYR
Shah Alam7,120 MYR
Subang Jaya6,530 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 Teaching / Education in Kuala Lumpur?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 6,970 MYR and 8,190 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 Teaching / Education in Kuala Lumpur ranges from 3,630 MYR to 5,680 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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