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Area Manager Average Salary in Malaysia 2024

How much money does a person working as Area Manager make in Malaysia?


Average Monthly Salary
7,000 MYR
( 84,000 MYR yearly)

LOW
3,710
MYR
AVERAGE
7,000
MYR
HIGH
10,600
MYR
All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working as Area Manager in Malaysia typically earns around 7,000 MYR. Salaries range from 3,710 MYR (lowest) to 10,600 MYR (highest).


Salary Variance

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



Area Manager Pay Scale and Salaries in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution Malaysia Area Manager monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
6,290 MYR or more
10% of people earn
5,620 to 6,290 MYR
20% of people earn
4,140 MYR or less
65% of people earn
4,140 to 5,620 MYR
Minimum Salary
3,710 MYR
Median
6,310 MYR
Maximum
10,600 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 Area Manager in Malaysia range from 3,710 MYR (starting salary) to 10,600 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 6,310 MYR, half of the professionals who work as Area Manager 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 Area Manager in Malaysia earn less than 5,260 MYR, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 7,140 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 Area Manager in Malaysia compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 4,140 MYR to 5,620 MYR. About 20% of salaries are below the 4,140 MYR mark, while 10% fall within the range of 5,620 MYR to 6,290 MYR. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 6,290 MYR.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience / Area Manager / Malaysia

How do experience and age affect pay?

0 - 2 Years
4,260 MYR
2 - 5 Years+23%
5,240 MYR
5 - 10 Years+42%
7,420 MYR
10 - 15 Years+17%
8,670 MYR
15 - 20 Years+10%
9,530 MYR
20+ Years+6%
10,100 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Malaysia Area Manager
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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 Area Manager 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 4,260 MYR.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,240 MYR, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 7,420 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 8,670 MYR, 17% 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 9,530 MYR, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 10,100 MYR, 6% 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 / Area Manager / Malaysia

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary variance between different education levels of professionals working as Area Manager.

High School
5,170 MYR
Certificate or Diploma+13%
5,860 MYR
Bachelor's Degree+31%
7,660 MYR
Master's Degree+32%
10,100 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
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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 Area Manager in order to make a comparison.


Level 1: High School

Employees at this education level have an average salary of 5,170 MYR.


Level 2: Certificate or Diploma

At this level, the average salary becomes 5,860 MYR, 13% more than the previous level.


Level 3: Bachelor's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 7,660 MYR, 31% more than the previous level.


Level 4: Master's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 10,100 MYR, 32% 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 / Area Manager / Malaysia

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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 Area Manager in Malaysia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 10%.

Male
7,260 MYR
Female-9%
6,620 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 / Area Manager / Malaysia

How much are annual salary increments in Malaysia for individuals working as Area Manager? How often do employees get salary raises?

Individuals working as Area Manager in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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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 / Area Manager / Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Area Manager
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49% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
51%
No Bonus
49%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus, where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

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

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Average Hourly Wage / Area Manager / Malaysia


40 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for individuals working as Area Manager in Malaysia is 40 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 Area Manager in Malaysia 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 with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Executive and Management-100%
Account Coordinator6,380 MYR-9%
Account Director7,350 MYR+5%
Account Executive7,360 MYR+5%
Account Manager7,030 MYR+0%
Administration Manager7,800 MYR+11%
Administration Officer3,880 MYR-45%
Administration Supervisor6,250 MYR-11%
Administrative Clerk2,880 MYR-59%
Administrative Officer3,090 MYR-56%
Area Director6,790 MYR-3%
Area Manager7,000 MYR=
Asset Protection Associate8,170 MYR+17%
Assistant Director7,670 MYR+10%
Assistant General Manager8,170 MYR+17%
Assistant Manager8,580 MYR+23%
Assistant Managing Director9,080 MYR+30%
Assistant Operations Manager9,010 MYR+29%
Assistant Project Manager7,910 MYR+13%
Assistant Section Head6,310 MYR-10%
Assistant to CEO6,960 MYR-1%
Assistant Vice President8,500 MYR+21%
Associate Account Director7,520 MYR+7%
Associate Director7,840 MYR+12%
Bid Manager9,190 MYR+31%
Branch Manager8,500 MYR+21%
Business Development Manager9,680 MYR+38%
Business Operations Associate7,830 MYR+12%
Business Operations Lead8,330 MYR+19%
Campaign Manager9,010 MYR+29%
Catering Coordinator4,560 MYR-35%
Catering Manager7,980 MYR+14%
CEO15,000 MYR+110%
Chairman of The Board15,200 MYR+120%
Chairman Office Manager9,300 MYR+33%
Chief Commercial Officer10,600 MYR+51%
Chief Corporate Officer12,600 MYR+80%
Chief Digital Officer10,500 MYR+50%
Chief Digital Strategy Officer11,000 MYR+57%
Chief Digital Transformation Officer9,600 MYR+37%
Chief Ethics Officer9,280 MYR+33%
Chief Executive Officer15,300 MYR+120%
Chief Financial Officer14,200 MYR+100%
Chief Investment Officer11,400 MYR+63%
Chief of Staff7,140 MYR+2%
Chief Operating Officer10,700 MYR+53%
Chief Privacy Officer9,120 MYR+30%
Chief Resilience Officer10,700 MYR+53%
Chief Risk Officer9,570 MYR+37%
Chief Strategy Officer11,800 MYR+69%
Chief Trust and Safety Officer9,590 MYR+37%
Client Account Manager9,270 MYR+32%
Client Accounts Officer7,280 MYR+4%
Client Services Manager10,100 MYR+44%
Commercial Director10,400 MYR+49%
Commercial Manager8,790 MYR+26%
Commercial Project Manager8,410 MYR+20%
Commodity Broker6,060 MYR-13%
COO11,600 MYR+66%
Corporate Affairs Executive9,100 MYR+30%
Corporate Compliance Director9,560 MYR+37%
Corporate Director10,400 MYR+49%
Corporate Officer7,070 MYR+1%
Corporate Partnerships Officer6,890 MYR-2%
Country Manager12,100 MYR+73%
Department Head9,440 MYR+35%
Department Manager8,800 MYR+26%
Department Supervisor7,840 MYR+12%
Deputy Director11,000 MYR+57%
Deputy Manager10,700 MYR+53%
Director11,700 MYR+67%
Director of Accreditation9,620 MYR+37%
Director of Catering Services8,920 MYR+27%
Director of Client Services9,680 MYR+38%
Director of Facilities Management8,410 MYR+20%
Director of Operations9,620 MYR+37%
Director of Process Simplification7,680 MYR+10%
Director of Product Management10,200 MYR+46%
Director of Project Management10,700 MYR+53%
Director of Revenue Management8,890 MYR+27%
Director of Training and Development9,490 MYR+36%
Distribution Manager10,500 MYR+50%
Division Manager8,490 MYR+21%
Duty Manager8,500 MYR+21%
Engagement Manager10,300 MYR+47%
Executive Director14,000 MYR+100%
Executive Manager11,700 MYR+67%
Franchise Manager12,900 MYR+84%
General Manager11,400 MYR+63%
Generational Consultant8,000 MYR+14%
Global Master Data Manager10,300 MYR+47%
Global Technical Lead6,780 MYR-3%
Head of Investment9,700 MYR+39%
Head of Middle Office8,950 MYR+28%
Head of Projects10,300 MYR+47%
Head of Strategy11,100 MYR+59%
Head of Supply Chain9,350 MYR+34%
Head of Sustainability8,000 MYR+14%
Housing Manager8,240 MYR+18%
HSE Manager8,000 MYR+14%
Innovation Manager8,250 MYR+18%
Key Account Manager8,420 MYR+20%
Knowledge Manager9,580 MYR+37%
Location Manager9,150 MYR+31%
Logistics Executive7,750 MYR+11%
Logistics Manager7,910 MYR+13%
Management Consultant8,000 MYR+14%
Management Executive10,500 MYR+50%
Manager10,200 MYR+46%
Managing Director12,500 MYR+79%
MIS Executive9,600 MYR+37%
Ocean Services Manager10,100 MYR+44%
Online Business Manager14,600 MYR+110%
Operational Manager9,980 MYR+43%
Operations Analyst8,840 MYR+26%
Operations Assistant7,030 MYR+0%
Operations Director11,100 MYR+59%
Operations Executive10,800 MYR+54%
Operations Manager10,600 MYR+51%
Operations Supervisor9,160 MYR+31%
Planning Director10,300 MYR+47%
PMO Manager9,710 MYR+39%
Policy Administration Executive8,500 MYR+21%
Private Sector Executive9,100 MYR+30%
Product Development Manager10,000 MYR+43%
Product Executive8,580 MYR+23%
Production Executive10,100 MYR+44%
Production Manager9,680 MYR+38%
Production Supervisor8,840 MYR+26%
Program Director9,900 MYR+41%
Program Manager10,600 MYR+51%
Programme Coordinator7,380 MYR+5%
Project Control Manager10,400 MYR+49%
Project Coordinator6,040 MYR-14%
Project Management Officer7,150 MYR+2%
Project Manager7,730 MYR+10%
Project Portfolio Manager8,320 MYR+19%
Quality Manager7,760 MYR+11%
R/D Director9,270 MYR+32%
Regional Director13,600 MYR+94%
Regional Manager10,400 MYR+49%
Relationship Manager10,100 MYR+44%
Retail District Manager7,230 MYR+3%
Revenue Manager7,600 MYR+9%
Risk and Capital Manager11,400 MYR+63%
Risk Officer7,890 MYR+13%
Safety Manager7,650 MYR+9%
Section Head7,360 MYR+5%
Service Manager8,240 MYR+18%
Shift Supervisor6,230 MYR-11%
Solutions Manager7,080 MYR+1%
Supervisor5,860 MYR-16%
Supply Chain Manager10,500 MYR+50%
Surveyor7,070 MYR+1%
Technical Director9,300 MYR+33%
Technical Manager9,200 MYR+31%
Territory Manager9,920 MYR+42%
Validation Manager8,760 MYR+25%
Vice President11,800 MYR+69%
Zone Manager10,500 MYR+50%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Johor Bahru7,280 MYR
Kuala Lumpur7,510 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 Area Manager in Malaysia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 6,310 MYR and 7,140 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 Area Manager in Malaysia ranges from 3,710 MYR to 5,260 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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