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AVERAGE SALARY IN South Korea

South Korea | 2014/15 Average Salary Survey

South Korea


Poll entries 385
Average Salary ( polls, gross USD ) US$ 57,764
Average Salary ( polls, gross ) KRW 64,182,713
Average Salary ( polls, net ) KRW 52,029,194
Average Salary ( official, gross ) US$ 36,500











01. RECENTLY ADDED SALARIES

South Korea

GROSS salary ( including bonuses, benefits, etc. )
CAREER POSTED EDUCATION SALARY ( US$ )
University Professor 29 Jul 2015 Masters Degree KRW 36,000,000 US$ 32,400 DETAILS
Languages Teacher 07 Jul 2015 Some College KRW 2,000,000 US$ 1,800 DETAILS
Lead Salesmen or Saleswomen 30 Jun 2015 Bachelors Degree KRW 93,400,000 US$ 84,060 DETAILS
Account Manager 25 Jun 2015 Bachelors Degree KRW 60,000,000 US$ 54,000 DETAILS
Fashion Manager 09 Jun 2015 Bachelors Degree KRW 200,000,000 US$ 180,000 DETAILS
Other Sales Career 08 Jun 2015 Masters Degree KRW 70,000,000 US$ 63,000 DETAILS
Account Manager 08 Jun 2015 Bachelors Degree KRW 70,000,000 US$ 63,000 DETAILS
Account Manager 04 Jun 2015 Bachelors Degree KRW 70,000,000 US$ 63,000 DETAILS
Financial Analyst 01 Jun 2015 Masters Degree KRW 70,000,000 US$ 63,000 DETAILS
General Manager 19 May 2015 Bachelors Degree KRW 50,000,000 US$ 45,000 DETAILS
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02. SURVEY BY LEVELS

South Korea

  • The most frequent salary range is KRW 28,724,923
  • 11.43 % earn more than KRW 108,330,860
  • 40.26 % earn more than KRW 60,336,888
  • 74.55 % earn more than KRW 38,069,869
LEVEL POLLS ( % ) SALARY ( US$ ) ( % ) EARN AT LEAST
Less 11 2.86 % KRW 3,596,909 US$ 3,237 100 %
15K 17 4.42 % KRW 18,338,232 US$ 16,504 97.14 %
25K 70 18.18 % KRW 28,724,923 US$ 25,852 92.73 %
35K 64 16.62 % KRW 38,069,869 US$ 34,263 74.55 %
45K 68 17.66 % KRW 49,842,844 US$ 44,859 57.92 %
55K 27 7.01 % KRW 60,336,888 US$ 54,303 40.26 %
65K 28 7.27 % KRW 71,065,634 US$ 63,959 33.25 %
75K 20 5.19 % KRW 81,477,200 US$ 73,329 25.97 %
85K 36 9.35 % KRW 96,724,999 US$ 87,052 20.78 %
95K 4 1.04 % KRW 108,330,860 US$ 97,498 11.43 %
105K 11 2.86 % KRW 119,148,180 US$ 107,233 10.39 %
115K 5 1.30 % KRW 129,216,800 US$ 116,295 7.53 %
125K 2 0.52 % KRW 139,793,125 US$ 125,814 6.23 %
135K 5 1.30 % KRW 151,428,640 US$ 136,286 5.71 %
145K 1 0.26 % KRW 160,000,000 US$ 144,000 4.42 %
175K 4 1.04 % KRW 197,500,000 US$ 177,750 4.16 %
195K 1 0.26 % KRW 220,000,000 US$ 198,000 3.12 %
205K 1 0.26 % KRW 230,000,000 US$ 207,000 2.86 %
More 10 2.60 % KRW 296,515,413 US$ 266,864 2.60 %

03. SURVEY BY GENDER

South Korea
GENDER POLLS SALARY ( US$ )
Male 169 KRW 74,645,377 US$ 67,181
Female 53 KRW 57,725,553 US$ 51,953
N/A 163 KRW 55,434,487 US$ 49,891

04. SURVEY BY EDUCATION

South Korea
EDUCATION POLLS SALARY ( US$ )
Doctorate Degree 27 KRW 70,605,555 US$ 63,545
Masters Degree 109 KRW 76,808,274 US$ 69,127
Bachelors Degree 209 KRW 60,730,982 US$ 54,658
Some College 16 KRW 56,246,033 US$ 50,621
High School 20 KRW 37,879,043 US$ 34,091
Bellow H. School 4 KRW 20,400,000 US$ 18,360

05. SURVEY BY EXPERIENCE

South Korea
EXPERIENCE POLLS SALARY ( US$ )
20+ Years 24 KRW 113,291,454 US$ 101,962
16-20 Years 36 KRW 102,493,103 US$ 92,244
12-16 Years 39 KRW 90,498,473 US$ 81,449
8-12 Years 55 KRW 66,342,804 US$ 59,709
4-8 Years 80 KRW 56,819,524 US$ 51,138
2-4 Years 63 KRW 44,553,212 US$ 40,098
1-2 Years 40 KRW 40,475,525 US$ 36,428
0-1 Year 48 KRW 44,830,579 US$ 40,348

06. SURVEY BY FIELDS

South Korea
CAREER GROUP POLLS SALARY ( US$ )
Management & Business 57 KRW 100,170,466 US$ 90,153 SHOW
Finance & Banking 17 KRW 92,823,529 US$ 83,541 SHOW
Engineers & Technicians V 6 KRW 91,459,409 US$ 82,313 SHOW
Fashion 3 KRW 86,995,959 US$ 78,296 SHOW
Architect Constructions 4 KRW 85,740,981 US$ 77,167 SHOW
Aviation & Shipping 3 KRW 77,381,066 US$ 69,643 SHOW
Hotels & Tourism 7 KRW 71,531,551 US$ 64,378 SHOW
Public Sector 6 KRW 71,333,333 US$ 64,200 SHOW
Automobile 4 KRW 70,462,500 US$ 63,416 SHOW
Customer Services 3 KRW 65,428,000 US$ 58,885 SHOW
Marketing, Sales, Purchase 34 KRW 63,146,957 US$ 56,832 SHOW
Human Resources 12 KRW 62,418,796 US$ 56,177 SHOW
IT & Telecommunication 42 KRW 60,761,462 US$ 54,685 SHOW
Salesmen & Saleswomen 12 KRW 59,756,483 US$ 53,781 SHOW
Engineers & Technicians III 5 KRW 57,040,000 US$ 51,336 SHOW
Engineers & Technicians IV 3 KRW 57,000,000 US$ 51,300 SHOW
Logistics, Road, Railway 3 KRW 56,720,000 US$ 51,048 SHOW
IT & Telecommunication II 12 KRW 55,525,000 US$ 49,972 SHOW
Engineers & Technicians 36 KRW 55,343,789 US$ 49,809 SHOW
Health Care & Medical II 5 KRW 52,599,997 US$ 47,340 SHOW
Engineers & Technicians II 6 KRW 51,308,318 US$ 46,177 SHOW
Making Design 3 KRW 48,666,666 US$ 43,800 SHOW
Construction & Labor Workers 5 KRW 48,320,000 US$ 43,488 SHOW
Media 4 KRW 47,750,000 US$ 42,975 SHOW
Education & University 41 KRW 46,984,585 US$ 42,286 SHOW
Accounting & Administration 24 KRW 46,670,833 US$ 42,004 SHOW
Health Care & Medical 6 KRW 46,166,666 US$ 41,550 SHOW
Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 4 KRW 39,250,000 US$ 35,325 SHOW
Manufacturing & Labor Workers 10 KRW 30,749,600 US$ 27,675 SHOW
Organization & Coordination 2 KRW 20,450,000 US$ 18,405 SHOW

07. SURVEY BY CAREERS

South Korea
CAREER POLLS SALARY ( US$ )
CEO 4 KRW 177,500,000 US$ 159,750 SHOW
General Manager 10 KRW 173,769,767 US$ 156,393 SHOW
Director 6 KRW 139,931,041 US$ 125,938 SHOW
Project Manager 4 KRW 96,500,000 US$ 86,850 SHOW
Hotel Manager 4 KRW 95,127,500 US$ 85,615 SHOW
Other Engineer Career 6 KRW 91,459,409 US$ 82,313 SHOW
Lead Salesmen or Saleswomen 4 KRW 86,680,860 US$ 78,013 SHOW
IT Manager 5 KRW 80,600,000 US$ 72,540 SHOW
Sales Manager 7 KRW 75,944,892 US$ 68,350 SHOW
Research Engineer 4 KRW 75,500,000 US$ 67,950 SHOW
Business Development Manager 4 KRW 75,180,000 US$ 67,662 SHOW
Software Developer 15 KRW 72,566,666 US$ 65,310 SHOW
Other Public Sector Career 6 KRW 71,333,333 US$ 64,200 SHOW
University Professor 11 KRW 65,300,000 US$ 58,770 SHOW
Operations Manager 4 KRW 65,000,000 US$ 58,500 SHOW
Teacher 7 KRW 64,757,142 US$ 58,281 SHOW
Account Manager 4 KRW 60,500,000 US$ 54,450 SHOW
Manager 6 KRW 58,218,775 US$ 52,397 SHOW
Human Resources Manager 6 KRW 57,316,666 US$ 51,585 SHOW
Mechanical Engineer 5 KRW 57,224,000 US$ 51,502 SHOW
IT Project Manager 5 KRW 57,120,000 US$ 51,408 SHOW
CPA - Certified Public Accountant 4 KRW 52,625,000 US$ 47,362 SHOW
Assistant Manager 4 KRW 51,250,000 US$ 46,125 SHOW
Chemical Engineer 4 KRW 50,712,478 US$ 45,641 SHOW
Salesmen or Saleswomen 4 KRW 45,338,591 US$ 40,805 SHOW
Engineer 14 KRW 42,365,458 US$ 38,129 SHOW
Electrical Engineer 4 KRW 42,000,000 US$ 37,800 SHOW
Marketing 4 KRW 38,560,000 US$ 34,704 SHOW
C, C++ Developer 4 KRW 35,625,000 US$ 32,062 SHOW
English Teacher 5 KRW 23,153,200 US$ 20,838 SHOW

08. SURVEY BY WORK

South Korea
KIND OF WORK POLLS SALARY ( US$ )
Permanent 315 KRW 65,021,626 US$ 58,519
Contract 58 KRW 55,671,243 US$ 50,104
Self Employed 6 KRW 118,500,000 US$ 106,650
Part Time 6 KRW 48,100,000 US$ 43,290

09. SURVEY BY CITIES

South Korea
CITY POLLS SALARY ( US$ )
Incheon 7 KRW 69,706,171 US$ 62,736 SHOW
Seoul 289 KRW 67,327,396 US$ 60,595 SHOW
Suwon 23 KRW 61,129,532 US$ 55,017 SHOW
Busan 19 KRW 54,544,210 US$ 49,090 SHOW
Changwon 8 KRW 54,312,500 US$ 48,881 SHOW
Gwangju 8 KRW 47,443,000 US$ 42,699 SHOW
Daejeon 7 KRW 45,409,428 US$ 40,868 SHOW
Daegu 11 KRW 34,600,000 US$ 31,140 SHOW

10. SURVEY BY COUNTRIES

COUNTRY POLLS SALARY ( US$ )
Switzerland 556 CHF 113,361 US$ 122,145 SHOW
United States 14585 US$ 80,141 US$ 80,141 SHOW
United Kingdom 2431 GBP 48,673 US$ 74,340 SHOW
Australia 1939 AU$ 92,772 US$ 72,437 SHOW
Germany 1047 EUR 61,954 US$ 70,276 SHOW
France 522 EUR 58,533 US$ 66,402 SHOW
Canada 3688 CA$ 74,274 US$ 59,332 SHOW
Mexico 214 MXN 736,210 US$ 49,236 SHOW
India 4323 INR 1,072,201 US$ 17,262 SHOW

SUMMARY

South Korea

South Korea's economy ranks 15th in the world by it's nominal GDP, and by PPP ranks 12th.

The mayor industries in South Korea are ship building, automobile, and electronics industry. The country is the first producer of ships on the world, including production of oil supertankers. It shares more than 50% of the global shipbuilding industry. South Korea is one of the largest automobile producers in the world. The largest automaker is Hyundai Kia Automotive Group.

The largest companies in South Korea:
  1. Samsung Electronics (Electronics)
  2. Korea Electric Power (Utilities)
  3. Hyundai Motor (Automotive)
  4. Posco (Materials)
  5. Kookmin Bank (Banking)
  6. SK Corp (Oil & gas operations)
  7. LG Electronics (Consumer durables)
  8. Shinhan Financial (Banking)


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