A person working in Human Resources in Malaysia typically earns around 6,230 MYR per month. Salaries range from 2,650 MYR (lowest average) to 10,800 MYR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Human Resources careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Benefits Administrator||4,470 MYR|
|Benefits Analyst||5,000 MYR|
|Benefits Manager||8,700 MYR|
|Chief People Officer||10,500 MYR|
|Compensation Analyst||5,300 MYR|
|Compensation and Benefits Manager||8,530 MYR|
|Compensation and Benefits Officer||3,530 MYR|
|Compensation Manager||8,350 MYR|
|Corporate Director of Human Resources||10,600 MYR|
|Corporate Trainer||5,410 MYR|
|Employee Benefits Administrator||6,090 MYR|
|Employee Communications Manager||7,650 MYR|
|Employee Development Specialist||6,810 MYR|
|Employee Engagement Specialist||6,820 MYR|
|Employee Health and Wellness Administrator||6,720 MYR|
|Employee Performance Specialist||5,240 MYR|
|Employee Relations Manager||7,580 MYR|
|Employee Relations Practitioner||7,880 MYR|
|Employee Services Manager||7,800 MYR|
|Employment Advice Worker||3,400 MYR|
|Employment Interviewer||5,050 MYR|
|Employment Service Specialist||4,280 MYR|
|Employment Services Coordinator||4,700 MYR|
|Enrollment Counselor||6,480 MYR|
|Equal Opportunity Representative||5,510 MYR|
|Executive Human Capital Management||10,900 MYR|
|Executive Recruiter||7,400 MYR|
|Expatriate Administration Manager||7,570 MYR|
|Expatriate Administration Supervisor||4,800 MYR|
|Global Mobility Manager||9,280 MYR|
|Health Benefits Coordinator||4,470 MYR|
|HRIS Analyst||3,950 MYR|
|HRIS Manager||6,290 MYR|
|HRIS Supervisor||3,720 MYR|
|Human Resources Administration Specialist||4,030 MYR|
|Human Resources Administrator||4,640 MYR|
|Human Resources Advisor||7,220 MYR|
|Human Resources Analyst||6,200 MYR|
|Human Resources Assessor||3,990 MYR|
|Human Resources Assistant Manager||7,600 MYR|
|Human Resources Associate||2,740 MYR|
|Human Resources Consultant||8,130 MYR|
|Human Resources Data Analytics Manager||6,270 MYR|
|Human Resources Generalist||5,560 MYR|
|Human Resources Manager||9,800 MYR|
|Human Resources Officer||4,000 MYR|
|Human Resources Representative||3,980 MYR|
|Human Resources Section Head||6,460 MYR|
|Human Resources Superintendent||3,700 MYR|
|Human Resources Training Executive||7,280 MYR|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologist||8,970 MYR|
|Job Evaluation Specialist||7,070 MYR|
|Labor Relations Director||8,430 MYR|
|Labor Relations Manager||8,680 MYR|
|Labor Relations Specialist||3,930 MYR|
|Learning and Development Manager||8,730 MYR|
|Occupational Health and Safety Officer||3,940 MYR|
|Organizational Development Consultant||7,910 MYR|
|Organizational Development Manager||9,000 MYR|
|Organizational Development Specialist||4,690 MYR|
|Payroll Assistant||3,470 MYR|
|Payroll Supervisor||4,330 MYR|
|People Development Officer||5,460 MYR|
|Personnel Officer||2,940 MYR|
|Records Clerk||2,590 MYR|
|Records Manager||4,360 MYR|
|Recruiting Coordinator||3,840 MYR|
|Recruiting Manager||10,000 MYR|
|Recruitment Consultant||7,010 MYR|
|Recruitment Officer||3,840 MYR|
|Recruitment Supervisor||6,060 MYR|
|Research Associate||3,500 MYR|
|SAP Resource Manager||7,580 MYR|
|Talent Acquisition Specialist||5,510 MYR|
|Talent Management Officer||4,510 MYR|
|Training and Development Section Head||7,730 MYR|
|Training Executive||8,530 MYR|
|Training Officer||3,710 MYR|
Human Resources salaries in Malaysia range from 2,650 MYR per month (minimum average salary) to 10,800 MYR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 6,480 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 6,480 MYR while the other half are earning more than 6,480 MYR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 4,110 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 4,110 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Human Resources are earning less than 8,980 MYR while 25% are earning more than 8,980 MYR.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning 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
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 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.
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 degrees levels across many jobs, 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 cerificate 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.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Malaysia costs anywhere from 32,900 Malaysian Ringgit(s) to 98,800 Malaysian Ringgit(s) 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 into 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 your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then 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? Male employees in Malaysia who work in Human Resources earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Human Resources professionals in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 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 rarely 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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Malaysia for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Human Resources is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
46% of surveyed staff in Human Resources 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.
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 fix 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 average salary for Human Resources is 5% less than that of All Jobs.
|Johor Bahru||6,280 MYR|
|Kota Kinabalu||6,190 MYR|
|Kuala Lumpur||6,750 MYR|
|Petaling Jaya||6,560 MYR|
|Shah Alam||6,430 MYR|
|Subang Jaya||5,890 MYR|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Malaysia earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.