Security guard service cost in 2020
There is a rise in security service cost due to the increase of basic salary from RM1100.00 to RM1200.00
The Malaysian government has increased the minimum wage for major towns under 56 city and municipality councils on February 1, 2020
List of 56 city and municipality
Among Among the cities listed are
City councils: Kuala Lumpur, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching Utara, Kuching Selatan,
Miri, Kota Kinabalu, Seremban, Johor Bahru, Iskandar Puteri, Alor Setar, Melaka Bersejarah, Pulau Pinang, Seberang Perai, and Ipoh.
Municipal councils: Sandakan, Tawau, Putrajaya, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Kulai, Muar, Segamat, Pasir Gudang, Kulim, Sungai Petani, Langkawi, Kubang Pasu, Kota Bharu, Alor Gajah, Jasin,
Hang Tuah Jaya, Port Dickson, Jempol, Kuantan, Temerloh, Bentong, Manjung, Kuala Kangsar, Taiping, Teluk Intan, Kangar, Ampang Jaya, Kajang, Klang,
Selayang, Subang Jaya, Sepang, Kemaman, Dungun, Padawan, Sibu, Kota Samarahan, Bintulu, and Labuan.
Security guard wage
Although it may look like a small increment of RM100.00 but in reality, it is more.
For example, Basic pay is paid for 8 hours x 26 days plus 4 hours compulsory overtime.
also 4 off days given to guard and the security company have to replace with buffer guard.
Therefore, security company may have to fork out RM2180.00 in gross salary excluding other hidden cost such as
EPF employer contribution, compulsory training cost per security guard deployed, Security uniforms, transport and accommodation.
Speaking about rising cost due to global pandemics.
Security guard should be provided with extra stuff such as Face mask, sanitation, gloves, temperature guns and full protective clothing.
Guards that are dealing with visitors may require to go for medical check-up borne by security company
If you sum up hidden cost, employer may have to spent RM2,800.00 as their security guard cost per month per person.
Recommended for unarmed security rate
You can consider to pay 8.80 per man hour which is sums up to RM 3,220.00 per month per person.
Any lower than this amount you are compromising with the security quality of service.