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Executive and Management Average Salaries in Malaysia 2024

How much money does a person working in Executive and Management make in Malaysia?

Average Monthly Salary
8,990 MYR
( 108,000 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 Executive and Management in Malaysia typically earns around 8,990 MYR. Salaries range from 2,940 MYR (lowest average) to 14,700 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 Executive and Management domain in Malaysia 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
Executive and Management
Account Coordinator6,380 MYR
Account Director7,350 MYR
Account Executive7,360 MYR
Account Manager7,030 MYR
Administration Manager7,800 MYR
Administration Officer3,880 MYR
Administration Supervisor6,250 MYR
Administrative Clerk2,880 MYR
Administrative Officer3,090 MYR
Area Director6,790 MYR
Area Manager7,000 MYR
Asset Protection Associate8,170 MYR
Assistant Director7,670 MYR
Assistant General Manager8,170 MYR
Assistant Manager8,580 MYR
Assistant Managing Director9,080 MYR
Assistant Operations Manager9,010 MYR
Assistant Project Manager7,910 MYR
Assistant Section Head6,310 MYR
Assistant to CEO6,960 MYR
Assistant Vice President8,500 MYR
Associate Account Director7,520 MYR
Associate Director7,840 MYR
Bid Manager9,190 MYR
Branch Manager8,500 MYR
Business Development Manager9,680 MYR
Business Operations Associate7,830 MYR
Business Operations Lead8,330 MYR
Campaign Manager9,010 MYR
Catering Coordinator4,560 MYR
Catering Manager7,980 MYR
CEO15,000 MYR
Chairman of The Board15,200 MYR
Chairman Office Manager9,300 MYR
Chief Commercial Officer10,600 MYR
Chief Corporate Officer12,600 MYR
Chief Digital Officer10,500 MYR
Chief Digital Strategy Officer11,000 MYR
Chief Digital Transformation Officer9,600 MYR
Chief Ethics Officer9,280 MYR
Chief Executive Officer15,300 MYR
Chief Financial Officer14,200 MYR
Chief Investment Officer11,400 MYR
Chief of Staff7,140 MYR
Chief Operating Officer10,700 MYR
Chief Privacy Officer9,120 MYR
Chief Resilience Officer10,700 MYR
Chief Risk Officer9,570 MYR
Chief Strategy Officer11,800 MYR
Chief Trust and Safety Officer9,590 MYR
Client Account Manager9,270 MYR
Client Accounts Officer7,280 MYR
Client Services Manager10,100 MYR
Commercial Director10,400 MYR
Commercial Manager8,790 MYR
Commercial Project Manager8,410 MYR
Commodity Broker6,060 MYR
COO11,600 MYR
Corporate Affairs Executive9,100 MYR
Corporate Compliance Director9,560 MYR
Corporate Director10,400 MYR
Corporate Officer7,070 MYR
Corporate Partnerships Officer6,890 MYR
Country Manager12,100 MYR
Department Head9,440 MYR
Department Manager8,800 MYR
Department Supervisor7,840 MYR
Deputy Director11,000 MYR
Deputy Manager10,700 MYR
Director11,700 MYR
Director of Accreditation9,620 MYR
Director of Catering Services8,920 MYR
Director of Client Services9,680 MYR
Director of Facilities Management8,410 MYR
Director of Operations9,620 MYR
Director of Process Simplification7,680 MYR
Director of Product Management10,200 MYR
Director of Project Management10,700 MYR
Director of Revenue Management8,890 MYR
Director of Training and Development9,490 MYR
Distribution Manager10,500 MYR
Division Manager8,490 MYR
Duty Manager8,500 MYR
Engagement Manager10,300 MYR
Executive Director14,000 MYR
Executive Manager11,700 MYR
Franchise Manager12,900 MYR
General Manager11,400 MYR
Generational Consultant8,000 MYR
Global Master Data Manager10,300 MYR
Global Technical Lead6,780 MYR
Head of Investment9,700 MYR
Head of Middle Office8,950 MYR
Head of Projects10,300 MYR
Head of Strategy11,100 MYR
Head of Supply Chain9,350 MYR
Head of Sustainability8,000 MYR
Housing Manager8,240 MYR
HSE Manager8,000 MYR
Innovation Manager8,250 MYR
Key Account Manager8,420 MYR
Knowledge Manager9,580 MYR
Location Manager9,150 MYR
Logistics Executive7,750 MYR
Logistics Manager7,910 MYR
Management Consultant8,000 MYR
Management Executive10,500 MYR
Manager10,200 MYR
Managing Director12,500 MYR
MIS Executive9,600 MYR
Ocean Services Manager10,100 MYR
Online Business Manager14,600 MYR
Operational Manager9,980 MYR
Operations Analyst8,840 MYR
Operations Assistant7,030 MYR
Operations Director11,100 MYR
Operations Executive10,800 MYR
Operations Manager10,600 MYR
Operations Supervisor9,160 MYR
Planning Director10,300 MYR
PMO Manager9,710 MYR
Policy Administration Executive8,500 MYR
Private Sector Executive9,100 MYR
Product Development Manager10,000 MYR
Product Executive8,580 MYR
Production Executive10,100 MYR
Production Manager9,680 MYR
Production Supervisor8,840 MYR
Program Director9,900 MYR
Program Manager10,600 MYR
Programme Coordinator7,380 MYR
Project Control Manager10,400 MYR
Project Coordinator6,040 MYR
Project Management Officer7,150 MYR
Project Manager7,730 MYR
Project Portfolio Manager8,320 MYR
Quality Manager7,760 MYR
R/D Director9,270 MYR
Regional Director13,600 MYR
Regional Manager10,400 MYR
Relationship Manager10,100 MYR
Retail District Manager7,230 MYR
Revenue Manager7,600 MYR
Risk and Capital Manager11,400 MYR
Risk Officer7,890 MYR
Safety Manager7,650 MYR
Section Head7,360 MYR
Service Manager8,240 MYR
Shift Supervisor6,230 MYR
Solutions Manager7,080 MYR
Supervisor5,860 MYR
Supply Chain Manager10,500 MYR
Surveyor7,070 MYR
Technical Director9,300 MYR
Technical Manager9,200 MYR
Territory Manager9,920 MYR
Validation Manager8,760 MYR
Vice President11,800 MYR
Zone Manager10,500 MYR

Executive and Management Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution Malaysia Executive and Management monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
7,720 MYR or more
10% of people earn
6,530 to 7,720 MYR
20% of people earn
3,920 MYR or less
65% of people earn
3,920 to 6,530 MYR
Minimum Salary
2,940 MYR
8,170 MYR
14,700 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 Executive and Management in Malaysia range from 2,940 MYR (starting average salary) to 14,700 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 Executive and Management is 8,170 MYR, implying that half of the workforce in Malaysia 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 Executive and Management in Malaysia earn less than 6,150 MYR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 9,660 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 Executive and Management in Malaysia. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 3,920 MYR to 6,530 MYR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 3,920 MYR mark, while 10% ranged from 6,530 MYR to 7,720 MYR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 7,720 MYR or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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 Executive and Management in Malaysia 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 Executive and Management in Malaysia, 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 / Executive and Management / Malaysia

Salary comparison by gender Malaysia Executive and Management 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 Executive and Management in Malaysia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 8%.

9,290 MYR
8,580 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 / Executive and Management / Malaysia

How much are annual salary increments in Malaysia for individuals working in Executive and Management? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Executive and Management in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Malaysia Executive and Management
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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 / Executive and Management / Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Executive and Management
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22% of surveyed staff in Executive and Management reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 78% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% 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 / Executive and Management / Malaysia

52 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Executive and Management in Malaysia is 52 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 Executive and Management in Malaysia is 17 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
Ampang8,180 MYR
Ipoh9,610 MYR
Johor Bahru9,060 MYR
Klang8,340 MYR
Kota Kinabalu8,930 MYR
Kuala Lumpur9,740 MYR
Kuching8,730 MYR
Petaling Jaya9,480 MYR
Shah Alam9,280 MYR
Subang Jaya8,510 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 in Executive and Management in Malaysia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 8,170 MYR and 9,660 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 Executive and Management in Malaysia ranges from 2,940 MYR to 6,150 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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