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Salaries of HR professionals across Malaysia

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This is followed by those in the wholesale sector based in central Malaysia, with an average maximum salary of RM19,125 a month, and an average minimum of RM13,125. While those in the FMCG sector took home an average maximum of RM18,650 and an average minimum of RM14,400.

The salary guide is based on the compensation listed on job advetisements on Malaysia in 2017. Minimum and maximum salaries were capped at RM1000, and RM100,000 respectively. Regions are divided as follows:

  • Northern Region: Perlis, Kedah, Penang, and Perak
  • Central Region: Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya
  • Southern Region: Melaka, Johor, and Negeri Sembilan
  • East Coast: Kelantan, Pahang, and Terengganu
  • East Malaysia: Sabah and Sarawak

In general, it is observed that those in based in the central regions of Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, and Putrajaya have the highest earnings with exceptions of the construction, hospitality, and ‘others’ sectors where those based in the southern regions of  Melaka, Johor, and Negeri Sembilan have the upper hand.

Senior manager salaries

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Manager salaries

Among the managers, those in the engineering / industrial services sectors based in the northern region are the highest earners with an average maximum salary of RM16,250 and an average minimum salary of RM9,075 a month.

This was followed by those in human resources / RF sectors based in east Malaysia with an average maximum salary of RM13,000 and an average minimum salary of RM10,000. While those in the government sectors based in central Malaysia took home an average maximum salary of RM11,220 and an average minimum salary of RM7,300.

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