Digitalisation continues to expand within Malaysia, as companies in every industry are looking to accelerate their transformation efforts in order to scale and grow. As a result, digital and technology talent are highly sought after. In particular, there is demand for developers – front-end, backend and mobile – as well as talent in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. (Robert Walters’ 2020 salary guide)
More information about average salaries in Kuala Lumpur can be found on Robert Walters’ 2020 salary guide.
15-20% salary rises are expected for job movers in 2020. For tech professionals staying in a role, 43% expect a 0-6% annual increase, 45% expect a 7-15% annual increment while 15%+ annual salary increment..
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1,200 ringgits per month or 5.77 ringgits per hour.
Paid monthly, within 7 days of the following month.
13th month salary
Common practice in manufacturing industry to pay salaries in 13 instalments.
Maximum working hours: 48 hours per week. Most common office practice is 45 hours per week.
Maximum over time hours is 104 hours in 1 month (~4 hours in 1 day).
16 public holidays can be found here. There are 6 compulsory public holiday & 10 optional public holidays. At least 5 of the 10 should be given, but it is common for all public holidays to be given.
90 days paid leave if employed in last 4 months and worked for same employer for at least 90 days in 9 months prior to childbirth.
The termination process is relatively simple with notice to be given for the types of contracts as well as severance pay.
No set notice period, but should be equitable for both employee and employer
Probation is optional. Employment act does not distinguish between employees on probation and permanent employees.