Minimum Wages in Malaysia increased to 1100 MYR/Month in 2019 from 1000 MYR/Month in 2018. Minimum Wages in Malaysia averaged 971.43 MYR/Month from 2013 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 1100 MYR/Month in 2019 and a record low of 900 MYR/Month in 2014.

Minimum Wages in Malaysia is expected to be 1100.00 MYR/Month by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Malaysia Minimum Monthly Wages is projected to trend around 1100.00 MYR/Month in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Malaysia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.30 3.30 4.50 2.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 14992.80 14986.00 14992.80 5624.60 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 515.60 514.20 534.70 210.50 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 68.60 68.50 68.60 62.30 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 275496.00 269075.00 745205.00 7850.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 1100.00 1000.00 1100.00 900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 3575.00 3625.00 3633.00 2391.00 MYR/Month [+]
Population 32.05 31.70 32.05 8.20 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 60.00 55.00 [+]
Wages 2880.00 2657.00 2880.00 1814.00 MYR/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 1970.00 2030.00 2030.00 1900.00 MYR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1150.00 1170.00 1200.00 1080.00 MYR/Month [+]


Malaysia Minimum Monthly Wages

In Malaysia, minimum wage refers to lowest gross wage per month and it does not apply to apprentices and domestic servants. The minimum wage was was announced in October 2010 and introduced in January 2013 as one of the Government’s policy instruments vide New Economic Model (NEM) to ensure inclusiveness by transforming the economy from a middle-income to a high-income economy by the year 2020. This page provides - Malaysia Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Malaysia Minimum Monthly Wages - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1100.00 1000.00 1100.00 900.00 2013 - 2019 MYR/Month Yearly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 11900.00 Mar/19
Australia 719.20 Jul/18
Brazil 998.00 Mar/19
Canada 14.00 Dec/19
China 2420.00 Apr/18
France 1521.22 Dec/19
Germany 9.19 Jan/19
Indonesia 3.94 Jan/19
Japan 874.00 Oct/18
Mexico 102.68 Jan/19
Netherlands 1615.80 Jun/19
Russia 11163.00 May/18
South Korea 8350.00 Dec/19
Spain 1050.00 Jun/19
Turkey 2558.40 Dec/19
United Kingdom 8.21 Apr/19
United States 7.25 Dec/19


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