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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

4.22 MYR = 1 USD

126,851 MYR

$30,049 USD
Kuala Lumpur

146,410 MYR

50,658 MYR

$12,000 USD
Including "Kuala Lumpur"
Excluding "Kuala Lumpur"

Average Salary / Malaysia

Average salary in Malaysia is 126,851 MYR per year. The most typical earning is 50,658 MYR. All data are based on 7,150 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 145,641 MYR. Women receive a salary of 97,938 MYR.

The most paid careers are Military with average income 441,569 MYR and Management & Business with income 208,964 MYR.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 188,701 MYR. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of 172,659 MYR.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of 253,712 MYR. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive 206,431 MYR.

Levels / Malaysia (Gross MYR)

Salary Levels (MYR) per Year Surveys [%]
12,700 MYR - 21,099 MYR
3 100%
0.04%
21,100 MYR - 42,199 MYR
1,053 99.96%
14.73%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
42,200 MYR - 63,299 MYR
1,347 85.23%
18.84%
63,300 MYR - 84,399 MYR
1,110 66.39%
15.52%
84,400 MYR - 105,499 MYR
806 50.87%
11.27%
105,500 MYR - 126,599 MYR
621 39.59%
8.69%
126,600 MYR - 147,699 MYR
455 30.91%
6.36%
147,800 MYR - 168,899 MYR
375 24.55%
5.24%
168,900 MYR - 189,999 MYR
188 19.3%
2.63%
190,000 MYR - 211,099 MYR
206 16.67%
2.88%
211,100 MYR - 232,199 MYR
132 13.79%
1.85%
232,200 MYR - 253,299 MYR
137 11.94%
1.92%
253,300 MYR - 274,399 MYR
107 10.03%
1.5%
274,400 MYR - 295,499 MYR
75 8.53%
1.05%
295,500 MYR - 316,599 MYR
73 7.48%
1.02%
316,600 MYR - 337,699 MYR
70 6.46%
0.98%
337,700 MYR - 358,799 MYR
37 5.48%
0.52%
358,800 MYR - 379,899 MYR
32 4.97%
0.45%
379,900 MYR - 400,999 MYR
41 4.52%
0.57%
401,000 MYR - 422,099 MYR
41 3.94%
0.57%
422,200 MYR - 443,299 MYR
11 3.37%
0.15%
443,300 MYR - 464,399 MYR
20 3.22%
0.28%
464,400 MYR - 485,499 MYR
18 2.94%
0.25%
485,500 MYR - 506,599 MYR
18 2.69%
0.25%
506,600 MYR - 527,699 MYR
15 2.43%
0.21%
527,700 MYR - 548,799 MYR
8 2.22%
0.11%
548,800 MYR - 569,899 MYR
8 2.11%
0.11%
569,900 MYR - 590,999 MYR
14 2%
0.2%
591,000 MYR - 612,099 MYR
9 1.8%
0.13%
612,100 MYR - 633,199 MYR
13 1.68%
0.18%
HIGH SALARIES
633,200 MYR - 675,399 MYR
17 1.5%
0.24%
675,400 MYR - 717,699 MYR
21 1.26%
0.29%
717,700 MYR - 759,899 MYR
8 0.97%
0.11%
759,900 MYR - 802,099 MYR
9 0.85%
0.13%
802,100 MYR - 844,299 MYR
11 0.73%
0.15%
844,300 MYR - 886,499 MYR
5 0.57%
0.07%
886,500 MYR - 928,699 MYR
5 0.5%
0.07%
928,700 MYR - 970,899 MYR
6 0.43%
0.08%
970,900 MYR - 1,013,199 MYR
4 0.35%
0.06%
1,013,200 MYR - 1,055,399 MYR
7 0.29%
0.1%
1,055,400 MYR - 1,477,499 MYR
14 0.2%
0.2%

Gender / Malaysia (Gross MYR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 3,951 145,641 MYR
2 Women 2,441 97,938 MYR

Education / Malaysia (Gross MYR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 169 188,701 MYR
2 Masters Degree 1,208 172,659 MYR
3 Bachelors Degree 4,609 121,157 MYR
4 Some College 844 97,094 MYR
5 Bellow H. School 60 86,540 MYR
6 High School 260 84,430 MYR

Experience / Malaysia (Gross MYR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 639 253,712 MYR
2 16-20 Years 538 206,431 MYR
3 12-16 Years 787 171,393 MYR
4 8-12 Years 1,345 142,264 MYR
5 4-8 Years 1,534 101,316 MYR
6 2-4 Years 1,027 74,720 MYR
7 1-2 Years 583 60,367 MYR
8 0-1 Year 697 56,990 MYR

Age / Malaysia (Gross MYR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 66-70 6 413,285 MYR
2 61-65 14 348,274 MYR
3 51-55 135 284,529 MYR
4 56-60 53 277,774 MYR
5 46-50 307 273,131 MYR
6 41-45 564 206,853 MYR
7 36-40 943 164,216 MYR
8 31-35 1,476 124,956 MYR
9 n/a 761 122,001 MYR
10 76-99 2 111,447 MYR
11 26-30 1,865 82,319 MYR
12 14-20 78 65,855 MYR
13 21-25 946 58,678 MYR

Work Type / Malaysia (Gross MYR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 227 177,725 MYR
2 Contract 588 139,309 MYR
3 Permanent 6,173 125,378 MYR
4 Part Time 162 73,454 MYR

Cities / Malaysia (Gross MYR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Kuala Lumpur 3,867 146,486 MYR
2 Batu Sembilan Cheras 15 144,797 MYR
3 Ampang Jaya 33 116,091 MYR
4 Ipoh 139 112,714 MYR
5 Petaling Jaya 750 111,447 MYR
6 Shah Alam 375 108,070 MYR
7 Subang Jaya 297 103,426 MYR
8 Johor Bahru 372 102,582 MYR
9 Kajang-Sungai Chua 56 100,893 MYR
10 Klang 132 99,627 MYR
11 --Other-- 715 99,205 MYR
12 Sandakan 12 99,205 MYR
13 Seremban 86 97,094 MYR
14 Kota Kinabalu 127 92,873 MYR
15 Kuching 174 88,651 MYR

Career Groups / Malaysia (Gross MYR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Military 3 441,569 MYR
2 Management & Business 850 208,964 MYR
3 Engineers & Technicians III 77 202,210 MYR
4 Engineers & Technicians V 74 170,548 MYR
5 Engineers & Technicians IV 50 162,950 MYR
6 Finance & Banking 490 157,884 MYR
7 Health Care & Medical 95 151,974 MYR
8 Aviation & Shipping 48 147,752 MYR
9 Law 174 146,486 MYR
10 Properties & Real Estates 114 137,621 MYR
11 IT & Programming 588 129,178 MYR
12 IT & Programming II 365 122,001 MYR
13 Insurance 116 120,735 MYR
14 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 651 117,779 MYR
15 Media 61 107,226 MYR
16 Automobile 52 106,381 MYR
17 Salesmen & Saleswomen 72 105,537 MYR
18 Hotels & Tourism 77 105,115 MYR
19 Sports & Recreation 13 104,693 MYR
20 Construction & Labor Workers 131 104,271 MYR
21 Human Resources 591 103,848 MYR
22 Engineers & Technicians 603 103,004 MYR
23 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 171 101,738 MYR
24 Organization & Coordination 58 100,893 MYR
25 Education & University 358 99,205 MYR
26 Logistics, Road, Railway 75 99,205 MYR
27 Health Care & Medical II 112 97,094 MYR
28 Accounting & Administration 585 94,139 MYR
29 Public Sector 41 93,717 MYR
30 Engineers & Technicians II 21 92,450 MYR
31 Customer Services 136 90,762 MYR
32 Arts, Culture, Performance 23 90,340 MYR
33 Security & Fireguard 15 89,918 MYR
34 Geography & Geodesy 6 89,073 MYR
35 Architect Constructions 90 87,385 MYR
36 Making Design 85 79,364 MYR
37 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 40 70,499 MYR
38 Agriculture & Fishing 25 69,654 MYR
39 Fashion 14 54,879 MYR

Careers / Malaysia (Gross MYR)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Director 104 352,073 MYR
2 General Manager 115 330,543 MYR
3 Business Manager 34 239,359 MYR
4 Finance Manager 60 235,982 MYR
5 Technical Manager 32 209,386 MYR
6 Corporate Counsel Lawyer 52 199,677 MYR
7 IT Manager 111 187,856 MYR
8 Oil & Gas Engineer 60 178,569 MYR
9 Bank Manager 42 177,725 MYR
10 Project Manager 59 176,881 MYR
11 Other Engineer Career 70 172,659 MYR
12 Manager 139 169,704 MYR
13 Business Development Manager 60 168,860 MYR
14 Sales Manager 104 167,593 MYR
15 Hotel Manager 33 163,794 MYR
16 IT Project Manager 95 160,839 MYR
17 SAP Consulting 33 160,839 MYR
18 Engineering Manager 58 159,572 MYR
19 Operations Manager 56 158,306 MYR
20 Chartered Accountant 34 157,039 MYR
21 Lead Developer 43 156,617 MYR
22 Marketing Manager 88 152,396 MYR
23 Human Resources Manager 255 149,863 MYR
24 Other Finance Career 121 140,576 MYR
25 Other Property Career 50 127,067 MYR
26 Manufacturing 70 126,222 MYR
27 Doctor 39 125,800 MYR
28 Account Manager 60 124,956 MYR
29 Civil Engineer 38 123,690 MYR
30 Other IT Career 81 116,935 MYR
31 Lawyer 79 116,091 MYR
32 Market Research 33 116,091 MYR
33 Financial Analyst 75 111,025 MYR
34 Banks 51 108,070 MYR
35 Software Engineer 54 107,226 MYR
36 Other Marketing Career 33 105,959 MYR
37 Lecturer 148 105,537 MYR
38 System Analyst 36 102,160 MYR
39 Other Management Career 84 97,516 MYR
40 Accountant 59 96,672 MYR
41 IT Coordinator 38 95,405 MYR
42 Engineer 289 94,983 MYR
43 Architect 53 86,962 MYR
44 Software Developer 138 85,696 MYR
45 Other Human Resource Career 72 83,585 MYR
46 Mechanical Engineer 88 78,942 MYR
47 Assistant Manager 44 78,519 MYR
48 Electrical Engineer 44 75,987 MYR
49 Human Resource Hunter 31 75,987 MYR
50 Purchaser 47 73,876 MYR
51 Accountant Executive 74 70,076 MYR
52 Sales Executives 40 69,232 MYR
53 Human Resource 158 68,388 MYR
54 Call Center 35 65,011 MYR
55 Marketing Executive 81 59,101 MYR
56 Administrator 35 57,412 MYR
57 Other Education Career 34 57,412 MYR
58 Human Resource Administrator 60 50,658 MYR

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

Senior Marketing & Sales Executive
Posted 27 May 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Petaling Jaya Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate 60,000 MYR

Subsea Acad Operator
Posted 26 May 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur High School 8-12 Years Intermediate 91,000 MYR

Animator
Posted 26 May 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Petaling Jaya Some College 2-4 Years Intermediate 60,000 MYR

Analyst
Posted 16 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Masters Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 120,000 MYR

Technical
Posted 15 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Subang Jaya Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 130,000 MYR

Senior Accounts Cum Admin Executive
Posted 14 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Subang Jaya Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 40,800 MYR

Electrical Engineer
Posted 14 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 96,000 MYR

Medical Officer
Posted 14 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Expert 120,000 MYR

Accounts Payable Executive
Posted 09 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Shah Alam Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 55,100 MYR

Payroll
Posted 09 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Shah Alam Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 44,400 MYR

Senior Assistant Director
Posted 08 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Petaling Jaya Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 90,800 MYR

Senior Lecturer
Posted 07 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Masters Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 72,600 MYR

Analyst
Posted 07 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 55,500 MYR

Accounting Advisor
Posted 06 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 83,900 MYR

Manager
Posted 05 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 121,100 MYR

Doctor
Posted 05 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johor Bahru Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years Expert 90,100 MYR

Engineering Manager
Posted 05 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Subang Jaya Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 86,800 MYR

Digital Designer
Posted 05 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Petaling Jaya Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 45,800 MYR

Tekla Detailer
Posted 27 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johor Bahru Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 76,500 MYR

It Assistant Manager
Posted 27 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Shah Alam Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 66,600 MYR

Sales Executive
Posted 26 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Some College 2-4 Years Advanced 36,300 MYR

Assistant Manager
Posted 26 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Ipoh Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 81,100 MYR

Technology Consultant
Posted 22 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 161,400 MYR

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Posted 21 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 146,300 MYR

Sr Informatica Mdm Developer
Posted 20 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 106,200 MYR

Source Inspection Coordinator
Posted 20 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 151,300 MYR

Product Development Engineer
Posted 19 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 54,500 MYR

Bridge Engineer
Posted 17 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Basic 101,400 MYR

Quality Manager
Posted 17 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johor Bahru Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 309,200 MYR

Supplier Quality Engineer
Posted 17 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 72,100 MYR

Engineer
Posted 17 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuching Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 100,900 MYR

Admin And Account Assistant
Posted 17 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seremban Some College 2-4 Years Intermediate 31,500 MYR

In-house Clinical Research Associate
Posted 13 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 51,000 MYR

Software Engineer
Posted 12 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Shah Alam Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 76,300 MYR

Architect
Posted 11 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Intermediate 312,700 MYR

Creative Designer
Posted 10 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Petaling Jaya Some College 0-1 Year Intermediate 33,900 MYR

Lead Software Developer/system Engineer
Posted 10 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Intermediate 181,600 MYR

Process Engineer
Posted 10 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Shah Alam Masters Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 121,100 MYR

Support Manager
Posted 10 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 756,600 MYR

Regional Customer Service Mananger
Posted 10 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Johor Bahru Some College 12-16 Years Advanced 124,300 MYR

Senior Human Resources Executive
Posted 09 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Advanced 130,700 MYR

Payroll
Posted 06 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Petaling Jaya Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 46,000 MYR

Manager
Posted 03 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Shah Alam Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 133,200 MYR

Sales Planning
Posted 03 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 155,400 MYR

Assistant Manager
Posted 21 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 84,400 MYR

Lawyer
Posted 21 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Intermediate 72,300 MYR

Executive Assistant
Posted 21 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Shah Alam Some College 8-12 Years Advanced 60,300 MYR

Paralegal
Posted 20 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kuala Lumpur Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Basic 36,200 MYR

Journalist
Posted 19 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Klang Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 43,400 MYR

Hr Manager
Posted 17 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 96,500 MYR

ECONOMY / Malaysia

For example the average income of a Project Manager in Malaysia is around 100,000 MYR. The median income for Software Engineer or Developer is around 60,000 MYR per year. Average income of Mechanical Engineer is around 72,000 MYR per year. These data are from various statistics published on the Internet.

Average IT Salaries In Malaysia

IT professionals in the finance and legal sector receive the highest yearly salary of around 27,000 USD. The yearly income for IT employee in marketing, sales and media is around 20,000 USD. The education, government and health sector receive around 23,000 USD.


Average Salary In Malaysia By Employment Status

Average Salary In Malaysia By Industry

Compared with the rest of the Asia, Malaysia's average yearly IT incomes are behind Hong Kong (60,000 USD), Singapore (47,000 USD) and comparable to Thailand (26,000 USD). Incomes in Malaysia are still significantly higher in comparison to India (15,000 USD), the Philippines (14,000 USD) and Indonesia (8,500 USD).

Education Tuition in Malaysia

Tuition for Bachelors 3 years degree from Business is from around $8,600 to around $24,000. Engineering Degree costs from around $12,800 to around $40,000. Tuition for Degree from IT if from around $9,500 to $25,000. Considerably higher is Degree from Medicine from $114,000 to as high as $108,500 (5 year).


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