PUTRAJAYA – Median month-to-month wages in March 2023 for citizen formal staff is RM2,600, a rise of 8.3 per cent from RM2,400 in March 2022, in line with the Worker Wages Statistics (Formal Sector) Report, First Quarter 2023.
Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin stated the report launched by the Division of Statistics (DOSM) confirmed that the variety of formal employees stood at 6.45 million in March 2023.
“Male formal staff represent 55.5 per cent or 3.58 million individuals of all formal employees, with median wages of RM2,664 monthly.
“Feminine formal employees account for 44.5 per cent or 2.87 million individuals with median month-to-month wages of RM2,545,” he informed a press convention after the report’s launch by Financial system Minister Rafizi Ramli.
Formal employees discuss with those that work below a contract of service or apprenticeship with the employer and obtain remuneration for the work accomplished.
Mohd Uzir stated the report was primarily based on knowledge from the Staff’ Provident Fund (EPF) and the Social Safety Organisation (Perkeso) and didn’t have in mind the vast majority of public sector salaries.
“The wages estimated on this publication discuss with all rewards within the type of cash, which embrace bonuses, commissions and allowances paid to staff for work carried out through the reporting interval,” he stated.
He stated the Chinese language ethnic earned the very best month-to-month median wage of RM4,000 in March 2023, adopted by Indians at RM2,500, Bumiputera at RM2,200 and others at RM2,000.
On wages by age group, Mohd Uzir stated the very best median wages in March 2023 had been earned by formal employees aged 45 to 49 and 40 to 44, respectively, amounting to RM3,500.
The under-20 age group obtained the bottom median wage of RM1,500 that month.
Relating to the wage state of affairs by financial exercise, Mohd Uzir stated the mining and quarrying sector, regardless of accounting for under 0.5 per cent of all formal employees, recorded the very best month-to-month median wage of RM7,500, whereas the agriculture sector had the bottom at RM1,900.
He additionally stated the very best median month-to-month wages in March 2023 had been obtained by the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur at RM3,927, adopted by Selangor at RM2,964 and Penang at RM2,627.
The states with the bottom month-to-month median wages that month had been Kelantan, Perlis and Sabah at RM1,600, RM1,627 and RM1,782, respectively.
Mohd Uzir stated the report was the primary product that has been efficiently printed utilizing the Pangkalan Information Utama (PADU) initiative, which entails the combination of assorted administrative knowledge associated to the labour market. – BERNAMA / pic TMR FILE