Men Are Still Paid More Than Women In Malaysia
Male employees are still earning more than their female counterparts. According to the Department of Statistics, the median monthly salaries and wages of male employees were higher than female staff in 2016.
The department revealed that male employees earned a median monthly income of RM1,721 compared with RM1,685 received by their female counterparts.
In terms of the mean, male employees received higher monthly salaries of RM2,500 compared with their female counterparts at RM2,398.
The “mean salary” is essentially the average salary while the “median salary” is the middle point between the highest and lowest salary and is usually accepted as a more accurate indicator when outliers – extremely low or high numbers – may skew results.
Overall, the median monthly salaries and wages received by paid staff increased by 6.2% to RM1,703 in 2016 from RM1,600 in 2015.
The mean monthly salaries recorded an annual growth rate of 6.3% to RM2,463 from RM2,312 the previous year.