A person working as Chief Executive Officer in Malaysia typically earns around 15,300 MYR. Salaries range from 7,960 MYR (lowest) to 23,400 MYR (highest).
This is the average salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Chief Executive Officer salaries in Malaysia vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Salaries for the position Chief Executive Officer in Malaysia range from 7,960 MYR (starting salary) to 23,400 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.
With a median salary of 13,900 MYR, half of the professionals who work as Chief Executive Officer 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.
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 Chief Executive Officer in Malaysia earn less than 11,500 MYR, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 15,800 MYR while 25% earn more.
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 Chief Executive Officer in Malaysia compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 9,010 MYR to 12,300 MYR. About 20% of salaries are below the 9,010 MYR mark, while 10% fall within the range of 12,300 MYR to 13,900 MYR. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 13,900 MYR.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Chief Executive Officer and this is what we found.
Employees with less than two years of experience earn approximately 9,040 MYR.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 12,100 MYR, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 15,800 MYR, 30% 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 19,100 MYR, 21% 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 20,900 MYR, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 21,900 MYR, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|Certificate or Diploma||+18%|
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 Chief Executive Officer in order to make a comparison.
Employees at this education level have an average salary of 8,570 MYR.
At this level, the average salary becomes 10,100 MYR, 18% more than the previous level.
At this level, the average salary becomes 13,700 MYR, 35% more than the previous level.
At this level, the average salary becomes 19,700 MYR, 44% more than the previous level.
At this level, the average salary becomes 23,300 MYR, 18% more than the previous level.
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.
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 Chief Executive Officer in Malaysia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 8%.
Individuals working as Chief Executive Officer in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 15% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.
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.
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
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.
20% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 80% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 6% to 8% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The minimum pay rate per hour for people working as Chief Executive Officer in Malaysia is 46 MYR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Executive and Management||-100%|
|Account Coordinator||6,380 MYR||-58%|
|Account Director||7,350 MYR||-52%|
|Account Executive||7,360 MYR||-52%|
|Account Manager||7,030 MYR||-54%|
|Administration Manager||7,800 MYR||-49%|
|Administration Officer||3,880 MYR||-75%|
|Administration Supervisor||6,250 MYR||-59%|
|Administrative Clerk||2,880 MYR||-81%|
|Administrative Officer||3,090 MYR||-80%|
|Area Director||6,790 MYR||-56%|
|Area Manager||7,000 MYR||-54%|
|Asset Protection Associate||8,170 MYR||-47%|
|Assistant Director||7,670 MYR||-50%|
|Assistant General Manager||8,170 MYR||-47%|
|Assistant Manager||8,580 MYR||-44%|
|Assistant Managing Director||9,080 MYR||-41%|
|Assistant Operations Manager||9,010 MYR||-41%|
|Assistant Project Manager||7,910 MYR||-48%|
|Assistant Section Head||6,310 MYR||-59%|
|Assistant to CEO||6,960 MYR||-55%|
|Assistant Vice President||8,500 MYR||-44%|
|Associate Account Director||7,520 MYR||-51%|
|Associate Director||7,840 MYR||-49%|
|Bid Manager||9,190 MYR||-40%|
|Branch Manager||8,500 MYR||-44%|
|Business Development Manager||9,680 MYR||-37%|
|Business Operations Associate||7,830 MYR||-49%|
|Business Operations Lead||8,330 MYR||-46%|
|Campaign Manager||9,010 MYR||-41%|
|Catering Coordinator||4,560 MYR||-70%|
|Catering Manager||7,980 MYR||-48%|
|Chairman of The Board||15,200 MYR||-1%|
|Chairman Office Manager||9,300 MYR||-39%|
|Chief Commercial Officer||10,600 MYR||-31%|
|Chief Corporate Officer||12,600 MYR||-18%|
|Chief Digital Officer||10,500 MYR||-31%|
|Chief Digital Strategy Officer||11,000 MYR||-28%|
|Chief Digital Transformation Officer||9,600 MYR||-37%|
|Chief Ethics Officer||9,280 MYR||-39%|
|Chief Executive Officer||15,300 MYR||=|
|Chief Financial Officer||14,200 MYR||-7%|
|Chief Investment Officer||11,400 MYR||-25%|
|Chief of Staff||7,140 MYR||-53%|
|Chief Operating Officer||10,700 MYR||-30%|
|Chief Privacy Officer||9,120 MYR||-40%|
|Chief Resilience Officer||10,700 MYR||-30%|
|Chief Risk Officer||9,570 MYR||-37%|
|Chief Strategy Officer||11,800 MYR||-23%|
|Chief Trust and Safety Officer||9,590 MYR||-37%|
|Client Account Manager||9,270 MYR||-39%|
|Client Accounts Officer||7,280 MYR||-52%|
|Client Services Manager||10,100 MYR||-34%|
|Commercial Director||10,400 MYR||-32%|
|Commercial Manager||8,790 MYR||-43%|
|Commercial Project Manager||8,410 MYR||-45%|
|Commodity Broker||6,060 MYR||-60%|
|Corporate Affairs Executive||9,100 MYR||-41%|
|Corporate Compliance Director||9,560 MYR||-38%|
|Corporate Director||10,400 MYR||-32%|
|Corporate Officer||7,070 MYR||-54%|
|Corporate Partnerships Officer||6,890 MYR||-55%|
|Country Manager||12,100 MYR||-21%|
|Department Head||9,440 MYR||-38%|
|Department Manager||8,800 MYR||-42%|
|Department Supervisor||7,840 MYR||-49%|
|Deputy Director||11,000 MYR||-28%|
|Deputy Manager||10,700 MYR||-30%|
|Director of Accreditation||9,620 MYR||-37%|
|Director of Catering Services||8,920 MYR||-42%|
|Director of Client Services||9,680 MYR||-37%|
|Director of Facilities Management||8,410 MYR||-45%|
|Director of Operations||9,620 MYR||-37%|
|Director of Process Simplification||7,680 MYR||-50%|
|Director of Product Management||10,200 MYR||-33%|
|Director of Project Management||10,700 MYR||-30%|
|Director of Revenue Management||8,890 MYR||-42%|
|Director of Training and Development||9,490 MYR||-38%|
|Distribution Manager||10,500 MYR||-31%|
|Division Manager||8,490 MYR||-45%|
|Duty Manager||8,500 MYR||-44%|
|Engagement Manager||10,300 MYR||-33%|
|Executive Director||14,000 MYR||-8%|
|Executive Manager||11,700 MYR||-24%|
|Franchise Manager||12,900 MYR||-16%|
|General Manager||11,400 MYR||-25%|
|Generational Consultant||8,000 MYR||-48%|
|Global Master Data Manager||10,300 MYR||-33%|
|Global Technical Lead||6,780 MYR||-56%|
|Head of Investment||9,700 MYR||-37%|
|Head of Middle Office||8,950 MYR||-42%|
|Head of Projects||10,300 MYR||-33%|
|Head of Strategy||11,100 MYR||-27%|
|Head of Supply Chain||9,350 MYR||-39%|
|Head of Sustainability||8,000 MYR||-48%|
|Housing Manager||8,240 MYR||-46%|
|HSE Manager||8,000 MYR||-48%|
|Innovation Manager||8,250 MYR||-46%|
|Key Account Manager||8,420 MYR||-45%|
|Knowledge Manager||9,580 MYR||-37%|
|Location Manager||9,150 MYR||-40%|
|Logistics Executive||7,750 MYR||-49%|
|Logistics Manager||7,910 MYR||-48%|
|Management Consultant||8,000 MYR||-48%|
|Management Executive||10,500 MYR||-31%|
|Managing Director||12,500 MYR||-18%|
|MIS Executive||9,600 MYR||-37%|
|Ocean Services Manager||10,100 MYR||-34%|
|Online Business Manager||14,600 MYR||-5%|
|Operational Manager||9,980 MYR||-35%|
|Operations Analyst||8,840 MYR||-42%|
|Operations Assistant||7,030 MYR||-54%|
|Operations Director||11,100 MYR||-27%|
|Operations Executive||10,800 MYR||-29%|
|Operations Manager||10,600 MYR||-31%|
|Operations Supervisor||9,160 MYR||-40%|
|Planning Director||10,300 MYR||-33%|
|PMO Manager||9,710 MYR||-37%|
|Policy Administration Executive||8,500 MYR||-44%|
|Private Sector Executive||9,100 MYR||-41%|
|Product Development Manager||10,000 MYR||-35%|
|Product Executive||8,580 MYR||-44%|
|Production Executive||10,100 MYR||-34%|
|Production Manager||9,680 MYR||-37%|
|Production Supervisor||8,840 MYR||-42%|
|Program Director||9,900 MYR||-35%|
|Program Manager||10,600 MYR||-31%|
|Programme Coordinator||7,380 MYR||-52%|
|Project Control Manager||10,400 MYR||-32%|
|Project Coordinator||6,040 MYR||-61%|
|Project Management Officer||7,150 MYR||-53%|
|Project Manager||7,730 MYR||-49%|
|Project Portfolio Manager||8,320 MYR||-46%|
|Quality Manager||7,760 MYR||-49%|
|R/D Director||9,270 MYR||-39%|
|Regional Director||13,600 MYR||-11%|
|Regional Manager||10,400 MYR||-32%|
|Relationship Manager||10,100 MYR||-34%|
|Retail District Manager||7,230 MYR||-53%|
|Revenue Manager||7,600 MYR||-50%|
|Risk and Capital Manager||11,400 MYR||-25%|
|Risk Officer||7,890 MYR||-48%|
|Safety Manager||7,650 MYR||-50%|
|Section Head||7,360 MYR||-52%|
|Service Manager||8,240 MYR||-46%|
|Shift Supervisor||6,230 MYR||-59%|
|Solutions Manager||7,080 MYR||-54%|
|Supply Chain Manager||10,500 MYR||-31%|
|Technical Director||9,300 MYR||-39%|
|Technical Manager||9,200 MYR||-40%|
|Territory Manager||9,920 MYR||-35%|
|Validation Manager||8,760 MYR||-43%|
|Vice President||11,800 MYR||-23%|
|Zone Manager||10,500 MYR||-31%|
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.
A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 13,900 MYR and 15,800 MYR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.
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.
The base salary for a careers like Chief Executive Officer in Malaysia ranges from 7,960 MYR to 11,500 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.
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