22 Oct 2020

The Average Salary in Malaysia and Other Facts You Should Know

Salary is a delicate matter. It’s important that you earn enough to live a relatively comfortable life but you also don’t want to scare your future employers by demanding too much.

So what is the average wage today?

Well, according to the 2019 Salaries and Wages Survey Report released by the Department of Statistics Malaysia, the average salary in Malaysia is RM3,224, an increase of 4.4% compared to 2018. Unsurprisingly, those who hold a tertiary education qualification have 44% higher salaries than the national average.

What other interesting factors can affect your salary? Check out the infographic below.

Average Salaries 2019 V02-Infographic

(Illustrated by Leong Shu Man)

Are you surprised by any of these facts?

Now that you know the basic statistics on the national wage, you can better prepare yourself to enter the job market. Do note that this infographic is only a general estimation of the wage trend in Malaysia. There could be other factors that can affect your salary and remuneration so it’s always helpful to do more research.

Disclaimer: All data was taken and computed from the full Salaries & Wages Survey Reports published by the Department of Statistics Malaysia.

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