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Median monthly salaries & wages in 2020 decrease 15.6 per cent to RM2,062
Labour force in Malaysia increased 0.6% to 15.7 million persons in 2020
Female LFPR recorded at 55.3 per cent in 2020

Salaries & Wages Survey Report, Malaysia, 2021

Release Date : Tuesday 04, October 2022 1200



In 2021, the number of salaries & wages recipients rose by 3.4 per cent to record 9.7 million persons (2020: +2.1%; 9.4 million persons). In the meantime, the median monthly salaries & wages accelerated by 9.1 per cent to RM2,250 as compared to the previous year (2020: -15.6%; RM2,062). 

Similarly, the mean monthly salaries & wages rebounded by 3.5 per cent to register RM3,037 after recording a decline for the first-time last year (2020: -9.0%; RM2,933). The rise in median and mean monthly salaries & wages was partly contributed by the continuous resumption of economic and social activities during the second half of the year, after the country was surrounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.



The full publication of the Salaries & Wages Statistics, 2021 can be downloaded from eStatistik portal.

Released by:
4 OCTOBER 2022

Contact person:

Baharudin Mohamad 
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
Tel : +603-8885 7942
Fax : +603-8888 9248
Email: baharudin[at]dosm.gov.my

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