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3D Artist Average Salary in Malaysia 2024

How much money does a person working as 3D Artist make in Malaysia?

Average Monthly Salary
5,970 MYR
( 71,600 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 as 3D Artist in Malaysia typically earns around 5,970 MYR. Salaries range from 2,800 MYR (lowest) to 9,430 MYR (highest).

Salary Variance

This is the average salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. 3D Artist salaries in Malaysia vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

3D Artist Pay Scale and Salaries in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution Malaysia 3D Artist monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
5,620 MYR or more
10% of people earn
4,940 to 5,620 MYR
20% of people earn
3,430 MYR or less
65% of people earn
3,430 to 4,940 MYR
Minimum Salary
2,800 MYR
5,660 MYR
9,430 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 for the position 3D Artist in Malaysia range from 2,800 MYR (starting salary) to 9,430 MYR (maximum salary). It should be noted that the given figure is not the legally mandated minimum wage; rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that included thousands of participants and professionals from all regions of the country.

  • Median Salary

    With a median salary of 5,660 MYR, half of the professionals who work as 3D Artist in Malaysia earn less than this amount, and the other half earn more. The median salary denotes the middle value of salaries. Ideally, you would want to belong to the group earning more than the median salary, located on the right side of the salary distribution graph.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    The median is closely associated with two other values known as the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution chart, it can be determined that 25% of professionals employed as 3D Artist in Malaysia earn less than 4,580 MYR, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 6,500 MYR while 25% earn more.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    To provide a better understanding of expected salaries, we categorized the frequently occurring salaries into different ranges. This approach provides a more precise representation of salary distribution for the job title 3D Artist in Malaysia compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 3,430 MYR to 4,940 MYR. About 20% of salaries are below the 3,430 MYR mark, while 10% fall within the range of 4,940 MYR to 5,620 MYR. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 5,620 MYR.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience / 3D Artist / Malaysia

How do experience and age affect pay?

0 - 2 Years
3,240 MYR
2 - 5 Years+38%
4,460 MYR
5 - 10 Years+42%
6,350 MYR
10 - 15 Years+22%
7,740 MYR
15 - 20 Years+6%
8,170 MYR
20+ Years+9%
8,900 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Malaysia 3D Artist
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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. We broke down salaries by experience level for people working as 3D Artist and this is what we found.

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.

Employees with less than two years of experience earn approximately 3,240 MYR.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 4,460 MYR, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 6,350 MYR, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

Additionally, professionals whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 7,740 MYR, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 8,170 MYR, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 8,900 MYR, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

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.

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Salary Comparison By Education / 3D Artist / Malaysia

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary variance between different education levels of professionals working as 3D Artist.

High School
4,000 MYR
Certificate or Diploma+17%
4,660 MYR
Bachelor's Degree+45%
6,780 MYR
Master's Degree+31%
8,900 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly Malaysia 3D Artist
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down salaries by education level for the position 3D Artist in order to make a comparison.

Level 1: High School

Employees at this education level have an average salary of 4,000 MYR.

Level 2: Certificate or Diploma

At this level, the average salary becomes 4,660 MYR, 17% more than the previous level.

Level 3: Bachelor's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 6,780 MYR, 45% more than the previous level.

Level 4: Master's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 8,900 MYR, 31% more than the previous level.

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.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you 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 the theory. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / 3D Artist / Malaysia

Salary comparison by gender Malaysia 3D Artist 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? For the people who work as 3D Artist in Malaysia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 10%.

6,270 MYR
5,720 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 / 3D Artist / Malaysia

How much are annual salary increments in Malaysia for individuals working as 3D Artist? How often do employees get salary raises?

Individuals working as 3D Artist in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Malaysia 3D Artist
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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

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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 / 3D Artist / Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia 3D Artist
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68% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 32% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

Average Hourly Wage / 3D Artist / Malaysia

34 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for individuals working as 3D Artist in Malaysia is 34 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 as 3D Artist in Malaysia is 16 MYR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Media / Broadcasting / Arts / Entertainment-100%
3D Artist5,970 MYR+0%
3D Designer5,720 MYR-4%
3D Generalist4,950 MYR-17%
3D Visualization Specialist5,700 MYR-4%
Acrobatic Rigger3,800 MYR-36%
Actor8,320 MYR+39%
Art Administrator6,400 MYR+7%
Art Director7,680 MYR+29%
Art Lead7,900 MYR+32%
Artificial Intelligence Generated Art Creator5,590 MYR-6%
Associate Media Director6,750 MYR+13%
Associate Producer8,420 MYR+41%
Broadcast and Sound Engineer5,410 MYR-9%
Broadcast Associate4,180 MYR-30%
Broadcast News Analyst6,080 MYR+2%
Broadcast Technician3,700 MYR-38%
Broadcasting Journalist7,130 MYR+19%
Broadcasting Presenter7,990 MYR+34%
Camera Equipment Repairer4,080 MYR-32%
Camera Operator3,840 MYR-36%
Cartoonist / Animator5,920 MYR-1%
CAS Engineer6,630 MYR+11%
Censorship Executive7,280 MYR+22%
Chief Social Media Officer10,300 MYR+73%
Choreographer5,040 MYR-16%
Colorist3,140 MYR-47%
Communications Manager8,550 MYR+43%
Content Moderator5,250 MYR-12%
Correspondent6,600 MYR+11%
Dance Director6,220 MYR+4%
Dancer5,150 MYR-14%
Digital Content Manager8,960 MYR+50%
Digital Music Promoter7,650 MYR+28%
Director of Photography6,270 MYR+5%
Disc Jockey3,840 MYR-36%
Drone Cinematographer6,000 MYR+1%
Editorial Assistant3,540 MYR-41%
Events Manager6,110 MYR+2%
Graphic Designer4,280 MYR-28%
Illustrator4,790 MYR-20%
Industrial Designer3,980 MYR-33%
Influencer Marketing Manager8,200 MYR+37%
Influencer Outreach Specialist6,590 MYR+10%
Instructional Designer3,900 MYR-35%
Internet Community Manager5,490 MYR-8%
Internet Radio Producer9,490 MYR+59%
Journalist7,650 MYR+28%
Live Streaming Moderator5,150 MYR-14%
Live Streaming Producer7,960 MYR+33%
Live Streaming Specialist5,700 MYR-4%
Makeup Artist4,060 MYR-32%
Media Design Manager10,900 MYR+83%
Media Equipment Operator3,330 MYR-44%
Media Operations Manager8,170 MYR+37%
Media Planner5,760 MYR-3%
Media Producer8,060 MYR+35%
Media Product Development Manager10,200 MYR+71%
Media Production Manager10,300 MYR+73%
Media Program Director11,800 MYR+98%
Media Relation Executive11,200 MYR+88%
Media Relations Manager10,400 MYR+74%
Media Sales Manager11,300 MYR+89%
Movement and Dance Coordinator6,440 MYR+8%
Multimedia Coordinator4,160 MYR-30%
Multimedia Designer4,280 MYR-28%
Music Consultant5,360 MYR-10%
Music Producer8,610 MYR+44%
Musician4,690 MYR-21%
News Associate5,660 MYR-5%
News Reporter7,710 MYR+29%
Online Community Moderator5,340 MYR-11%
Podcast Advertising Specialist6,070 MYR+2%
Podcast Producer5,950 MYR-0%
Post Production Assistant3,770 MYR-37%
Producer9,500 MYR+59%
Product Designer4,140 MYR-31%
Product Planner5,620 MYR-6%
Production Artist5,720 MYR-4%
Production Assistant3,610 MYR-40%
Production Director8,580 MYR+44%
Production Technician3,640 MYR-39%
Program Researcher6,470 MYR+8%
Promotion Coordinator5,300 MYR-11%
Social Media Compliance Manager7,140 MYR+20%
Social Media Compliance Officer5,700 MYR-4%
Sound Engineer5,460 MYR-8%
Sound Engineering Technician3,130 MYR-48%
Stage Technician3,300 MYR-45%
Sub Editor3,650 MYR-39%
Television Executive Producer11,500 MYR+93%
Transmission Engineer5,570 MYR-7%
Video Editor4,650 MYR-22%
Video Producer5,940 MYR-0%
Videographer5,340 MYR-11%
Virtual / Augmented Reality Content Creator9,110 MYR+53%
Virtual Set Designer6,240 MYR+5%
Virtual Staging Specialist6,630 MYR+11%
Visual Designer5,780 MYR-3%
Visual Effects Artist6,340 MYR+6%
Voiceover Artist5,350 MYR-10%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Johor Bahru6,160 MYR
Kuala Lumpur6,660 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 for the job title 3D Artist in Malaysia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 5,660 MYR and 6,500 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 a careers like 3D Artist in Malaysia ranges from 2,800 MYR to 4,580 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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