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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Salaries in Kuala Lumpur 2021

How much money does a person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial make in Kuala Lumpur?


Average Monthly Salary
4,230 MYR
( 50,800 MYR yearly)

LOW
2,120
MYR
AVERAGE
4,230
MYR
HIGH
9,660
MYR

A person working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial in Kuala Lumpur typically earns around 4,230 MYR per month. Salaries range from 2,120 MYR (lowest average) to 9,660 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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist8,530 MYR
Administrative Aide2,820 MYR
Administrative Analyst5,360 MYR
Administrative Assistant4,020 MYR
Administrative Associate3,720 MYR
Administrative Manager5,600 MYR
Administrative Receptionist3,680 MYR
Board Secretary3,410 MYR
Central Office Operator3,500 MYR
Clerk2,470 MYR
Commercial Administrator5,340 MYR
Commissions Processor4,510 MYR
Conveyancing Secretary3,330 MYR
Document Controller3,130 MYR
Document Management Specialist4,700 MYR
Executive Assistant3,970 MYR
Executive Personal Assistant4,680 MYR
Executive Secretary4,140 MYR
Front Desk Attendant3,630 MYR
Front Desk Coordinator4,330 MYR
Front Desk Manager5,600 MYR
Group Services Manager9,660 MYR
Head Receptionist4,140 MYR
Key Account Assistant4,180 MYR
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator2,340 MYR
Leasing Administrator4,570 MYR
Legal Secretary3,700 MYR
Librarian4,420 MYR
Mailroom Manager4,040 MYR
Management Support Secretary3,650 MYR
Master Programme Coordinator7,110 MYR
Medical Receptionist4,000 MYR
Meeting and Event Assistant4,160 MYR
Meeting and Event Manager9,220 MYR
Night Manager5,610 MYR
Office Administrator5,920 MYR
Office Assistant2,630 MYR
Office Manager6,640 MYR
Office Services Coordinator4,880 MYR
Operations Analyst7,820 MYR
Operations Manager9,550 MYR
Personal Assistant3,570 MYR
Planning Assistant4,270 MYR
Process Expert5,460 MYR
Program Coordinator5,150 MYR
Programme Assistant4,500 MYR
Project Administrator6,110 MYR
Project Coordinator8,250 MYR
Reception Team Lead4,800 MYR
Receptionist3,470 MYR
Records Officer3,160 MYR
Schedule Officer2,470 MYR
School Secretary3,640 MYR
Secretary3,300 MYR
Switchboard Operator3,050 MYR
Technical Program Manager8,150 MYR
Technical Project Manager8,600 MYR
Typist2,950 MYR
Wayleave Officer2,550 MYR

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Jobs Salary Distribution in Kuala Lumpur

Median and salary distribution monthly Kuala Lumpur Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Kuala Lumpur range from 2,120 MYR per month (minimum average salary) to 9,660 MYR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 4,570 MYR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 4,570 MYR while the other half are earning more than 4,570 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 3,010 MYR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,010 MYR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Administration / Reception / Secretarial are earning less than 7,690 MYR while 25% are earning more than 7,690 MYR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

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

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 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.


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.

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.

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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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.


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.

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.


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 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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Malaysia Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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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? Male employees in Malaysia who work in Administration / Reception / Secretarial earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
4,040 MYR
Female-8%
3,730 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Malaysia for all Careers

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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Malaysia

How much are annual salary increments in Malaysia for Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Administration / Reception / Secretarial

Administration / Reception / Secretarial professionals in Malaysia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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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

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.

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%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
4%
Energy
8%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
7%
Travel
2%
Construction
6%
Education
1%

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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Administration / Reception / Secretarial Bonus and Incentive Rates in Malaysia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Malaysia Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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Administration / Reception / Secretarial is considered to be a low 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.

72% of surveyed staff in Administration / Reception / Secretarial reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 28% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
28%
No Bonus
72%

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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial Hourly Average Wage in Kuala Lumpur


24 MYR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Kuala Lumpur is 24 MYR. This means that the average person in Kuala Lumpur earns approximately 24 MYR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

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.

Administration / Reception / Secretarial VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Administration / Reception / Secretarial and Administration / Reception / Secretarial monthly Kuala Lumpur
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The average salary for Administration / Reception / Secretarial is 41% less than that of All Jobs.

Kuala Lumpur VS Malaysia

Salary Comparison Between Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia monthly Administration / Reception / Secretarial
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We compared Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia and we found that Kuala Lumpur salaries are 8% more than those of Malaysia.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ampang3,560 MYR
Ipoh4,180 MYR
Johor Bahru3,940 MYR
Klang3,630 MYR
Kota Kinabalu3,880 MYR
Kuala Lumpur4,230 MYR
Kuching3,800 MYR
Petaling Jaya4,120 MYR
Shah Alam4,030 MYR
Subang Jaya3,700 MYR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
6,310 MYR
Public Sector+9%
6,880 MYR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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