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Salary Guide 2018
2018 Malaysia Salary Guide
For Employers: The Michael Page Salary Benchmark 2018 is our annual salary survey, helping you ensure your employee salaries are in line with industry standards. In addition, you can spot in-demand skills and track job demand in Malaysia.
For Job Seekers: Track how your salary increment compares to the 2018 job market in Malaysia. Check how your salary compares with the industry average by using our Salary Comparison tool. Then read our advice on salary negotiation before discussing your next pay rise.
Employment trends in Malaysia*
*These employment trends are based on Michael Page’s data in the last 12 months.
Pay increase when changing jobs
|Sectors||Average salary increment %|
|Digital||26 - 30|
|Engineering & Manufacturing||11 - 15|
|Finance & Accounting||16 - 20|
|Healthcare & Life Sciences||6 - 10|
|Human Resources||16 - 20|
|Legal||21 - 25|
|Marketing||16 - 20|
|Procurement & Supply Chain||16 - 20|
|Property & Construction||6 - 10|
|Sales||16 - 20|
|Shared Services||16 - 20|
|Technology||26 - 30|
“In 2018, demand for cybersecurity, mobile developers and software engineers will skyrocket. With the Digital Free Trade Zone, and as MNCs move regional IT support hubs to Malaysia, we’ll see high demand across functions.”