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Design Strategist Average Salary in Malaysia 2024

How much money does a person working as Design Strategist make in Malaysia?


Average Monthly Salary
7,100 MYR
( 85,200 MYR yearly)

LOW
3,550
MYR
AVERAGE
7,100
MYR
HIGH
11,000
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 Design Strategist in Malaysia typically earns around 7,100 MYR. Salaries range from 3,550 MYR (lowest) to 11,000 MYR (highest).


Salary Variance

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



Design Strategist Pay Scale and Salaries in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution Malaysia Design Strategist monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
6,530 MYR or more
10% of people earn
5,780 to 6,530 MYR
20% of people earn
4,140 MYR or less
65% of people earn
4,140 to 5,780 MYR
Minimum Salary
3,550 MYR
Median
6,560 MYR
Maximum
11,000 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 Design Strategist in Malaysia range from 3,550 MYR (starting salary) to 11,000 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 6,560 MYR, half of the professionals who work as Design Strategist 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 Design Strategist in Malaysia earn less than 5,390 MYR, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 7,490 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 Design Strategist in Malaysia compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 4,140 MYR to 5,780 MYR. About 20% of salaries are below the 4,140 MYR mark, while 10% fall within the range of 5,780 MYR to 6,530 MYR. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 6,530 MYR.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience / Design Strategist / Malaysia

How do experience and age affect pay?

0 - 2 Years
4,260 MYR
2 - 5 Years+32%
5,640 MYR
5 - 10 Years+34%
7,540 MYR
10 - 15 Years+19%
8,990 MYR
15 - 20 Years+8%
9,700 MYR
20+ Years+7%
10,400 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Malaysia Design Strategist
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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 Design Strategist 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 5,640 MYR, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 7,540 MYR, 34% 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 8,990 MYR, 19% 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 9,700 MYR, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 10,400 MYR, 7% 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 / Design Strategist / Malaysia

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

High School
5,340 MYR
Certificate or Diploma+14%
6,080 MYR
Bachelor's Degree+36%
8,240 MYR
Master's Degree+26%
10,400 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by education level monthly Malaysia Design Strategist
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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 Design Strategist in order to make a comparison.


Level 1: High School

Employees at this education level have an average salary of 5,340 MYR.


Level 2: Certificate or Diploma

At this level, the average salary becomes 6,080 MYR, 14% more than the previous level.


Level 3: Bachelor's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 8,240 MYR, 36% more than the previous level.


Level 4: Master's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 10,400 MYR, 26% 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 / Design Strategist / Malaysia

Salary comparison by gender Malaysia Design Strategist 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 Design Strategist in Malaysia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 5%.

Male
7,270 MYR
Female-5%
6,890 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 / Design Strategist / Malaysia

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

Individuals working as Design Strategist in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Malaysia Design Strategist
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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 / Design Strategist / Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Design Strategist
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46% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 54% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
54%
No Bonus
46%

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 / Design Strategist / Malaysia


41 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for individuals working as Design Strategist in Malaysia is 41 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 Design Strategist in Malaysia is 20 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
Advertising / Graphic Design / Events-100%
Advertisement Fraud Analyst6,860 MYR-3%
Advertising Account Executive7,550 MYR+6%
Advertising Account Manager8,200 MYR+16%
Advertising Account Planner4,100 MYR-42%
Advertising and Promotions Manager10,500 MYR+48%
Advertising Coordinator5,250 MYR-26%
Advertising Data Analyst7,220 MYR+2%
Advertising Manager10,900 MYR+54%
Advertising Operations Manager10,800 MYR+52%
Advertising Sales Director10,900 MYR+54%
Advertising Strategic Planner7,030 MYR-1%
Advertising Team Leader6,550 MYR-8%
Animation Director8,740 MYR+23%
Animator4,700 MYR-34%
Art Director6,670 MYR-6%
Art Manager6,400 MYR-10%
Artificial Intelligence Advertising Analyst6,940 MYR-2%
Artist5,500 MYR-23%
Artworker3,960 MYR-44%
Assistant Art Director5,410 MYR-24%
Audio and Video Equipment Technician3,980 MYR-44%
Audio Engineer4,740 MYR-33%
Audiosual Technician4,020 MYR-43%
Branding Consultant8,600 MYR+21%
Broadcast Administrator6,720 MYR-5%
Catering Sales4,210 MYR-41%
Catering Trainer5,050 MYR-29%
Color Consultant4,210 MYR-41%
Commercial and Industrial Designer3,800 MYR-46%
Conference Organiser4,940 MYR-30%
Content and Media Production Lead7,830 MYR+10%
CopyWriter4,460 MYR-37%
Creative Content Strategist7,780 MYR+10%
Creative Designer5,150 MYR-27%
Creative Director6,730 MYR-5%
Creative Technologist8,020 MYR+13%
Crowd Management Specialist6,390 MYR-10%
Design Strategist7,100 MYR+0%
Designer 3,650 MYR-49%
Desktop Publisher3,140 MYR-56%
Digital Campaign Manager7,140 MYR+1%
Digital Media Manager8,530 MYR+20%
Digital Media Strategist7,870 MYR+11%
Director of Events10,600 MYR+49%
Director of Graphic Design5,990 MYR-16%
Director of Social Media Marketing8,420 MYR+19%
Event Experience Designer7,150 MYR+1%
Event Security Specialist6,360 MYR-10%
Event Technology Consultant6,760 MYR-5%
Event Technology Integration Specialist5,920 MYR-17%
Events and Promotions Manager10,600 MYR+49%
Events Director10,600 MYR+49%
Exhibit Designer5,510 MYR-22%
Exhibit Display Coordinator5,150 MYR-27%
Exhibit Display Manager7,070 MYR-0%
Experiential Designer5,990 MYR-16%
Finisher3,520 MYR-50%
Gamification Specialist6,930 MYR-2%
Graphic Artist4,330 MYR-39%
Graphic Design Specialist4,850 MYR-32%
Graphic Designer4,070 MYR-43%
Graphics Artist4,030 MYR-43%
Graphics Design Supervisor5,510 MYR-22%
Group Creative Director7,370 MYR+4%
Imagery Analyst3,740 MYR-47%
Imaging Technologist3,860 MYR-46%
Immersive Storyteller5,920 MYR-17%
Interaction Designer3,260 MYR-54%
Lead Generation Specialist8,330 MYR+17%
Media Analyst5,460 MYR-23%
Media Executive6,620 MYR-7%
Media Planner5,500 MYR-23%
Media Production Coordinator5,100 MYR-28%
Media Production Manager8,550 MYR+20%
Media Project Manager9,360 MYR+32%
Media Relations Representative7,500 MYR+6%
Media Sales Executive8,770 MYR+24%
Meeting and Event Planner5,150 MYR-27%
Mobile Advertising Specialist7,760 MYR+9%
Motion Graphic Artist5,580 MYR-21%
Motion Graphics Designer5,200 MYR-27%
Multimedia Artist4,090 MYR-42%
Multimedia Specialist3,860 MYR-46%
NFT Designer4,830 MYR-32%
NFT Specialist5,360 MYR-24%
Photographer3,810 MYR-46%
PPC Campaign Manager6,870 MYR-3%
Print Production Manager7,010 MYR-1%
Product and Brand Manager10,400 MYR+47%
Sales Promotion Manager10,200 MYR+44%
Search Engine Optimization Specialist (SEO)4,690 MYR-34%
Sketch Artist4,790 MYR-33%
Social Media Event Strategist6,010 MYR-15%
Social Media Executive8,590 MYR+21%
Social Media Graphic Designer4,850 MYR-32%
Social Media Manager8,840 MYR+25%
Social Media Marketing Manager8,590 MYR+21%
Social Media Strategist8,500 MYR+20%
Special Events Supervisor6,440 MYR-9%
Technical Typist2,940 MYR-59%
User Experience UX Designer4,740 MYR-33%
UX Designer3,800 MYR-46%
Virtual / Augmented Reality Advertiser6,190 MYR-13%
Virtual / Augmented Reality Event Producer5,560 MYR-22%
Virtual / Augmented Reality Showroom Designer5,200 MYR-27%
Virtual Events Planner5,770 MYR-19%
Virtual Trade Show Manager5,210 MYR-27%
Voice Search Optimization Specialist6,480 MYR-9%
Web Accessibility Designer5,180 MYR-27%
Web3 Designer4,940 MYR-30%
Webinar Designer5,490 MYR-23%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Johor Bahru6,730 MYR
Kuala Lumpur7,880 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 Design Strategist in Malaysia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 6,560 MYR and 7,490 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 Design Strategist in Malaysia ranges from 3,550 MYR to 5,390 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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