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Mechanic Average Salary in Malaysia 2024

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

Average Monthly Salary
2,550 MYR
( 30,600 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 Mechanic in Malaysia typically earns around 2,550 MYR. Salaries range from 1,300 MYR (lowest) to 3,930 MYR (highest).

Salary Variance

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

Mechanic Pay Scale and Salaries in Malaysia

Median and salary distribution Malaysia Mechanic monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
2,330 MYR or more
10% of people earn
2,070 to 2,330 MYR
20% of people earn
1,500 MYR or less
65% of people earn
1,500 to 2,070 MYR
Minimum Salary
1,300 MYR
2,340 MYR
3,930 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 Mechanic in Malaysia range from 1,300 MYR (starting salary) to 3,930 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 2,340 MYR, half of the professionals who work as Mechanic 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 Mechanic in Malaysia earn less than 1,930 MYR, while 75% earn more. Similarly, the chart shows that 75% earn less than 2,660 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 Mechanic in Malaysia compared to simply calculating the average. The majority of reported salaries, approximately 65%, fall within the range of 1,500 MYR to 2,070 MYR. About 20% of salaries are below the 1,500 MYR mark, while 10% fall within the range of 2,070 MYR to 2,330 MYR. Only 5% of individuals have salaries exceeding 2,330 MYR.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience / Mechanic / Malaysia

How do experience and age affect pay?

0 - 2 Years
1,460 MYR
2 - 5 Years+31%
1,910 MYR
5 - 10 Years+40%
2,670 MYR
10 - 15 Years+20%
3,210 MYR
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,480 MYR
20+ Years+8%
3,760 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Malaysia Mechanic
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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 Mechanic 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 1,460 MYR.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,910 MYR, 31% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,670 MYR, 40% 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 3,210 MYR, 20% 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 3,480 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 3,760 MYR, 8% 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 / Mechanic / Malaysia

How do education levels affect salaries?

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

High School
1,670 MYR
Certificate or Diploma+47%
2,460 MYR
Bachelor's Degree+53%
3,770 MYR
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Salary comparison by education level monthly Malaysia Mechanic
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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 Mechanic in order to make a comparison.

Level 1: High School

Employees at this education level have an average salary of 1,670 MYR.

Level 2: Certificate or Diploma

At this level, the average salary becomes 2,460 MYR, 47% more than the previous level.

Level 3: Bachelor's Degree

At this level, the average salary becomes 3,770 MYR, 53% more than the previous level.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Mechanic / 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 Mechanic in Malaysia, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 11%.

2,690 MYR
2,420 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 / Mechanic / Malaysia

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

Individuals working as Mechanic in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% 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 Mechanic
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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

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 / Mechanic / Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Mechanic
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73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% 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 / Mechanic / Malaysia

15 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) for individuals working as Mechanic in Malaysia is 15 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 Mechanic in Malaysia is 8 MYR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

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Auto Detailer2,470 MYR-3%
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Automotive Body Repairer2,420 MYR-5%
Automotive Branch Manager10,300 MYR+300%
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Automotive Estimating Manager6,240 MYR+140%
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Automotive Inventory Officer2,380 MYR-7%
Automotive Machine Learning Engineer6,770 MYR+170%
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Automotive Master Mechanic3,590 MYR+41%
Automotive Parts Supplier3,690 MYR+45%
Automotive Project Engineer4,410 MYR+73%
Automotive Project Manager8,460 MYR+230%
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Automotive Sales5,000 MYR+96%
Automotive Service Technician2,500 MYR-2%
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Automotive Test Engineer4,210 MYR+65%
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Automotive Warranty Clerk2,640 MYR+4%
Autonomous / Driverless Vehicle Engineer7,490 MYR+190%
Autonomous Vehicle Fleet Manager8,560 MYR+240%
Autonomous Vehicle Technician4,430 MYR+74%
Car Parts and Accessories Fitter2,370 MYR-7%
Car Salesman4,800 MYR+88%
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Clean-Car Engineer6,550 MYR+160%
Connected Car App Developer6,420 MYR+150%
Connected Car Engineer6,960 MYR+170%
Damage Appraiser3,850 MYR+51%
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Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Specialist5,810 MYR+130%
Electric Vehicle Charging Network Analyst6,430 MYR+150%
Electric Vehicle Charging Station Manager6,060 MYR+140%
Electric Vehicle Engineer7,510 MYR+190%
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Electric Vehicle Sales Consultant6,620 MYR+160%
Electric Vehicle Technician4,240 MYR+66%
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Job Card Opener2,250 MYR-12%
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Lube Technician1,980 MYR-22%
Master File Maintenance3,230 MYR+27%
Materials Planner3,690 MYR+45%
Mechanic2,550 MYR=
Motor Vehicle Inspector3,550 MYR+39%
Motorcycle Mechanic2,670 MYR+5%
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Smart Mobility Engineer6,160 MYR+140%
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Tire Retreader2,230 MYR-13%
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Vehicle Body Maker3,190 MYR+25%
Vehicle Connectivity Engineer5,800 MYR+130%
Vehicle Examiner3,430 MYR+35%
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Vehicle Trimmer2,330 MYR-9%
Vehicle User Experience Designer7,030 MYR+180%
Welder2,140 MYR-16%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Johor Bahru2,580 MYR
Kuala Lumpur2,710 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 Mechanic in Malaysia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 2,340 MYR and 2,660 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 a careers like Mechanic in Malaysia ranges from 1,300 MYR to 1,930 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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