Base HR Salary in Malaysia in 2019

March 25, 20192:51 pm
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According to Salary Explorer, human resources in Malaysia typically earns around 6,787 MYR per month, which is  equal to 1,675 USD per month. This average salary is increasing 2 percent than last year. It is also expected that there will be slow yet continuous salary hike in 2020 and future years. Additionally, Michael Page outlook on Malaysia Salary Benchmark 2019 shows that there is 12 to 18 percent average salary increase in Malaysia when job switching within similar industries for the same function such as human resources department. Michael Page outlook also reveals expected base salaries of HR professionals in 2019. Here is the insight:

Financial services

This sector has seen 5 percent increase in the number of jobs posted in the last 12 months, while HR professionals can see 15 to 25 percent average salary increase when switching jobs of similar functions. The high demand roles include head of corporate, relationship manager, bench manager, analyst, and compliance manager. According to the outlook, there are three roles with the highest minimum, maximum, and average base salary for 12 months.

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–  Recruitment head/ talent acquisition head

Minimum – RM144,000

Maximum – RM240,000

Average – RM192,000

–  Head of talent management

Minimum – RM204,000

Maximum – RM360,000

Average – RM282,000

–  CHRO/ HR director

Minimum – RM400,000

Maximum – RM840,000

Average – RM620,000

Healthcare & pharmaceutical

In this sector, there is 18 percent increase in number of jobs posted in the last 12 months, with the average salary increase you can expect is around 18 to 23 percent. Roles in high demand are HR manager, financial controller, financial planning & analysis manager, sales representative, and procurement manager. In this sector, HR professionals needed are divided into 3 small functions, including:

compensation and benefits, – base salary of two major roles in this function are:

–  Compensation & benefit specialist

Minimum – RM60,000

Maximum – RM120,000

Average – RM90,000

–  Head of compensation & benefits

Minimum – RM60,000

Maximum – RM120,000

Average – RM90,000

general, – two highest minimum base salary in this function are:  

–  Head of talent management

Minimum – RM180,000

Maximum – RM300,000

Average – RM240,000

–  CHRO/ HR director

Minimum – RM240,000

Maximum – RM400,000

Average – RM320,000

learning and development. – there are two major role in this function, including:

–  Learning & development specialist

Minimum – RM48,000

Maximum – RM120,000

Average – RM84,000

–  Head of learning & development

Minimum – RM120,000

Maximum – RM240,000

Average – RM180,000

Manufacturing and industrial

You can see 15 percent increase in number of jobs posted in the last 12 months with 10 to 15 percent average salary increase. There are 5 high demand roles such as sales manager, procurement manager, production manager, accountant, and finance manager. This sector also breaks down HR professional into three functions.

compensation and benefits, – base salary of two major roles in this function are:

–  Compensation & benefit specialist

Minimum – RM60,000

Maximum – RM96,000

Average – RM78,000

–  Head of compensation & benefits

Minimum – RM144,000

Maximum – RM240,000

Average – RM192,000

general, – two highest minimum base salary in this function are:  

–  Head of organisational development  

Minimum – RM160,000

Maximum – RM250,000

Average – RM205,000

–  CHRO/ HR director

Minimum – RM210,000

Maximum – RM480,000

Average – RM345,000

learning and development. – there are two major role in this function, including:

– Learning & development specialist

Minimum – RM48,000

Maximum – RM96,000

Average – RM72,000

–  Head of learning & development

Minimum – RM108,000

Maximum – RM240,000

Average – RM174,000

Services

HR professionals can see average salary increase from 15 to 20 percent. There is 19 percent increase in number of jobs posted within 12 months. High demanded roles are chief technology officer, chief financial officer, head of sales, financial controller, and head of business operations. Here are three highest minimum salary of human resources professional.

–  General manager

Minimum – RM192,000

Maximum – RM264,000

Average – RM228,000

–  HR director

Minimum – RM258,000

Maximum – RM318,000

Average – RM288,000

–  Chief HR officer

Minimum – RM360,000

Maximum – RM480,000

Average – RM420,000

Technology and telecommunications

Amongst all sector, technology and telecommunication is the highest in the increase of jobs posted in the last 12 months by 38 percent. HR professionals can expect 10 to 22 percent average salary increase when switching jobs of similar functions. High roles in demand are software developer, system analyst, application consultant, data warehouse architect, and chief technology officer. Here are three highest minimum salary in HR department.

–  Talent management manager

Minimum – RM120,000

Maximum – RM132,000

Average – RM126,000

–  Talent acquisition director

Minimum – RM168,000

Maximum – RM250,000

Average – RM209,000

–  Compensation and benefits director

Minimum – RM216,000

Maximum – RM276,000

Average – RM246,000

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