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How Much is the Salary of an Engineer in Malaysia?

Published by Afterschool.my on Jun 22, 2018, 07:34 am

Choosing a career can be an utterly confusing task, with numerous factors to take into consideration. Demand is one, with many looking into numerous studies and crystal balls to look up which employers are actively hiring. Another crucial factor is salary, with fresh graduates looking to earn a satisfactory amount given the mounting living costs in Malaysia.Today, we delve into the salary of one of the most popular fields among Malaysians and answer the most important question of all – how much does an engineer in Malaysia earn as he/she moves up the ladder?


Fresh graduate (0 to 3 years of experience)

Entry-level engineering positions are found in abundance – a quick glance at a job posting page will indicate as much. However, these varying fields also pay varying amounts, with certain engineering sectors paying much more than others.


Senior engineer (4 to 7 years of experience)

Senior-level positions constitute a slight bump in salary. Senior-level positions are a crucial stepping stone in affirming your position in a selected field. Employers will look not only into the number of years you have on your CV, but the exact field you spent those years in and the products you have dealt with.


Manager (6 to 10+ years of experience)

Over the course of time, engineers may be promoted to managers, doing less hands-on tasks and instead focusing on team management. Managers will need to strike the right balance between distributing tasks, setting long-term goals and ensuring their technical skills don’t rust into oblivion.


Senior manager (13 to 15+ years of experience)

Senior managers are highly experienced managers who have mastered their respective fields. Further job advancement can include becoming a regional manager or director, depending on the company.

Keep in mind that the figures above represent the average and can differ based on a variety of factors including region, condition/saturation of job market and type of company. However, the figures give future engineers a picture of what they can expect moving forward.

So, what do you think? Which branch of engineering are you interested in?

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