average salary in South Korea South Korea Salary

Average gross salary for South Korea GROSS SALARY
KRW 63,252,115
Average gorss salary (USD) for South Korea GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 57,434
Average net salary for South Korea NET SALARY
KRW 51,545,797
The most typical salary for South Korea MOST TYPICAL GROSS
KRW 28,276,934
  Updated: 09 Feb 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 18%
  Salary entries: 691

South Korea Earnings

Average salary in South Korea is KRW 63,252,115 (Gross). All data are based on our survey (691 individual salary entries). Average take home earning is KRW 51,545,797 (Net). The most typical salary is KRW 28,276,934 (Gross).

Earning percentages

Percentage of people earn this salary or more
5 % KRW 152,857,200
11 % KRW 117,014,606
20 % KRW 93,124,137
59 % KRW 49,573,303
92 % KRW 28,276,934
97 % KRW 17,511,665
100 % KRW 4,837,126

Earning by careers

Career Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Software Developer KRW 75,110,750 US$ 68,308 24
Engineer KRW 40,817,350 US$ 36,777 24
Manager KRW 63,484,227 US$ 57,258 20
Human Resources Manager KRW 74,806,250 US$ 68,817 16
General Manager KRW 145,406,976 US$ 132,028 14
University Professor KRW 77,452,807 US$ 69,613 14
Sales Manager KRW 70,441,668 US$ 64,585 14
Business Development Manager KRW 75,351,666 US$ 69,106 12
Teacher KRW 54,302,181 US$ 49,557 11
Research Engineer KRW 51,181,818 US$ 46,724 11

Earning by cities

City Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Seoul KRW 65,068,399 US$ 59,123 522
Suwon KRW 61,933,031 US$ 55,958 40
Busan KRW 54,426,090 US$ 49,092 36
Daejeon KRW 65,740,353 US$ 59,346 15
Incheon KRW 82,495,942 US$ 75,363 14
Daegu KRW 40,341,666 US$ 36,837 12
Seongnam KRW 61,090,909 US$ 55,729 11
Changwon KRW 47,245,454 US$ 42,637 11

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(100/100)  PROJECT CONTROL MANAGER


 Posted: 10 Feb 2020

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Project Cost Management with Budgeting Project Proposal (Commercial) PMP,PE."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 90,000,000
US$ 77,367

(99/100)  HR STAFF


 Posted: 31 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Overseas HR for construction projects."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 80,000,000
US$ 68,770

(98/100)  MARKETING


 Posted: 13 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Strategy planning, budget management, digital marketing, analyticis, customer relationship management."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 70,000,000
US$ 60,174

(97/100)  PLANNING MANAGER


 Posted: 09 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Belgium construction manager."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 90,000,000
US$ 77,367

(96/100)  FLIGHT TEST LEAD


 Posted: 07 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Lead team to validate air worthiness and proper operation of Aircraft sensors."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 210,000,000
US$ 180,522

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(95/100)  ENGLISH TEACHER


 Posted: 07 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "I received my law degree last year. I have taught two law courses. I have a TEFL."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 26,400,000
US$ 22,694

(94/100)  SPORTS


 Posted: 06 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Business strategy."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 35,000,000
US$ 30,087

(93/100)  PROJECT LEAD


 Posted: 06 Jan 2020

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "New product development Project Lead."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 100,000,000
US$ 85,963

(92/100)  SPORTS


 Posted: 05 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Business strategy."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 35,000,000
US$ 30,087

(91/100)  DIRECTOR


 Posted: 03 Jan 2020

Doctorate Degree, 8-12 years: "Strategy and planning."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 60,000,000
US$ 51,578

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(90/100)  PROJECT MANAGER


 Posted: 02 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Client's representative. Degree in Construction Management. Experience in Lease Management, Project Management for Construction Developments, Contracts Management, Hotel Management, Attractions & Destination Development, Feasibility Analysis."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 160,000,000
US$ 137,541

(89/100)  CL3 MANAGER


 Posted: 23 Dec 2019

Bellow H. School, 8-12 years: "Management and marketing."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 100,000,000
US$ 94,287

(88/100)  TELECOM ENGINEER


 Posted: 19 Dec 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "• Having 7.5 years of Experience in Mobile Communications Protocol Domain. • Hands on experience in Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) for 5G/LTE. • In Depth understanding of GCF/PTCRB Process. • Deep Exposure of LTE Architecture, Mobility, Idle mode procedures, Carrier Aggregation. • In Depth Exposure of 5G/LTE MAC, RLC, PDCP and RRC Layer concepts. • Good understanding of IMS architecture and procedures. • In Depth knowledge of 3GPP Conformance Test Specification [51.010, 34.123, 36.523, 38.523, 36.508, 38.508]. • Exposure of Numerous Field Test Scenarios [Call Drop/Handover/Cell Selection & Reselection]. • Expertise in analyzing issues by using 3GPP specifications and TTCN scripts. • Experience in Keysight Conformance/ Keysight SAS/ Keysight PRT / R&S CMW500/Anritsu Tools. • Experience in Using Logging Tools [QXDM-Qualcomm, ShannonDM-CMC, ArmLogel- Spreadtrum] • Having Sound Programming knowledge in C."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 80,000,000
US$ 75,430

(87/100)  NAVAL ARCHITECT


 Posted: 05 Dec 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Naval architect."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 20,000,000
US$ 18,857

(86/100)  SOURCING DEVELOPER


 Posted: 01 Dec 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Develop new businesses."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 54,000,000
US$ 50,915

(85/100)  RESEARCHER


 Posted: 28 Nov 2019

Masters Degree, 0-1 year: "Its a research in engineering of machines."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 40,000,000
US$ 37,715

(84/100)  SENIOR ENGINEER


 Posted: 28 Nov 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Mechanical design engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 96,000,000
US$ 90,516

(83/100)  MANAGER


 Posted: 28 Nov 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Oversea businesses."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 40,000,000
US$ 37,715

(82/100)  ELECTRONIC ENGINEER


 Posted: 18 Nov 2019

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Research and development and engineering testing of products, new product development."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 30,000,000
US$ 28,286

(81/100)  WAITRESS


 Posted: 07 Nov 2019

High School, 12-16 years: "I have to clean the tables and serve food to the guests in the hotel . Clean the hotel room before and after the day."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 95,820,580
US$ 90,346

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(80/100)  BRANCH MANAGER


 Posted: 07 Nov 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Country manager for Costa Rica and Nicaragua in freight forwarding company."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 172,968,279
US$ 163,087

(79/100)  FRONT-END DEVELOPER


 Posted: 04 Nov 2019

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Developing and maintaining software."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 40,000,000
US$ 37,715

(78/100)  HR ASSISTANT MANAGER


 Posted: 04 Nov 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Recruiting, Retaining, Training and Retrenching of employees."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 48,000,000
US$ 45,258

(77/100)  FIELD SERVICE ENGINEER


 Posted: 23 Oct 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Maintenance, repair, installation."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 66,000,000
US$ 62,230

(76/100)  ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 20 Oct 2019

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Just fucking do everything. Staring at the monitor."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 59,000,000
US$ 55,629

(75/100)  PEOPLE AND CULTURE MANAGER


 Posted: 17 Oct 2019

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "This is the area where I am interested in a global large company."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 150,000,000
US$ 141,431

(74/100)  CONSULTANT


 Posted: 07 Oct 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Master in global finance and international development and cooperation."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 12,000,000
US$ 11,314

(73/100)  BIG AGENT


 Posted: 22 Sep 2019

Doctorate Degree, 8-12 years: "I sell and buy properties."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 5,000,000
US$ 4,714

(72/100)  DIRECTOR


 Posted: 16 Sep 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Director of human resources(Global)."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 70,000,000
US$ 66,001

(71/100)  ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHER


 Posted: 15 Sep 2019

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "I teach English as a second language to children and teenagers in Chungdahm Institute in Suwon, South Korea. Each day, I teach two lessons, which are three hours long each. I am adept to using technology such as tablets and smart-boards to increase student involvement in class. For example, I incorporate photos and videos into the lesson, administer online quizzes, and have students justify their answers in class to ensure comprehension. Furthermore, I oversee in class student projects. In addition using technology in the classroom, I write daily reports on student preformance, meet with their counselors to address issues, and write progress reports every three weeks."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 27,600,000
US$ 26,023

(70/100)  MANAGER


 Posted: 30 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Making up the proposal for bidding."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 82,000,000
US$ 77,315

(69/100)  POST DOC


 Posted: 30 Aug 2019

Doctorate Degree, 1-2 years: "Post doctoral fellow in Andong National University."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 21,300,000
US$ 20,083

(68/100)  INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


 Posted: 26 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Supporting people in developing countries to live their own."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 26,000,000
US$ 24,515

(67/100)  GLOBAL HR MANAGER


 Posted: 21 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Manage and develop global HR of overseas companies."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 85,000,000
US$ 80,144

(66/100)  REGIONAL MARKETING MANAGER


 Posted: 20 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Organize offline event Organize online marketing."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 40,000,000
US$ 37,715

(65/100)  ENGLISH TEACHER


 Posted: 19 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Part time hagwon English teacher, elementary and middle school students. Bachelors degree and TEFOL certificate."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 24,000,000
US$ 22,629

(64/100)  SOFTWARE DEVELOPER


 Posted: 02 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Software Development, research, database..."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 23,000,000
US$ 21,686

(63/100)  RESEARCHER


 Posted: 30 Jul 2019

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Research and development of weapon systems."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 56,500,000
US$ 53,272

(62/100)  SYSTEM ENGINEER


 Posted: 25 Jul 2019

Some College, 2-4 years: "Architecture System and System Design."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 32,000,000
US$ 30,172

(61/100)  SOFTWARE ENGINEER


 Posted: 23 Jul 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Software Developer."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 53,666,000
US$ 50,600

(60/100)  MANAGEMENT


 Posted: 16 Jul 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Manage institute to run well."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 30,000,000
US$ 28,286

(59/100)  URBAN PLANNING


 Posted: 15 Jul 2019

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "Working in Overseas Business Department."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 65,000,000
US$ 61,287

(58/100)  MARINE ENGINEER.


 Posted: 27 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Operaiting machinery, maintaining machinery."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 49,000,000
US$ 46,201

(57/100)  BUSINESS OPERATION SENIOR MANAGER


 Posted: 22 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Managing projects."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 65,140,000
US$ 61,419

(56/100)  ENGLISH TEACHER


 Posted: 21 Jun 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "English tutor, school principal."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 50,000,000
US$ 47,144

(55/100)  REGIONAL SALES MANAGER


 Posted: 15 Jun 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Generating new business by leveraging existing relationships, prospecting, conducting market analysis and launching programs Maximizing sales performance through delivering an exceptional customer experience, people management and cost control Developing and maintaining efficient and effective reporting systems for tracking prospects for initial enquiry through to close Identifying and developing sustainable relationships with key accounts at both strategic and tactical level Mainatining relaionship with multi-channel accounts Delivering sales and profit growth through strategic account partnerships Markeing, promoting and selling premium brands."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 44,965,200
US$ 42,396

(54/100)  DATA SCIENTIST


 Posted: 29 Mar 2019

Masters Degree, 0-1 year: "Prefer not to disclose."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 20,000,000
US$ 18,857

(53/100)  HARDWARE


 Posted: 27 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Hardware design and testing."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 40,000,000
US$ 37,715

(52/100)  DIRECTOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT


 Posted: 26 Mar 2019

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "R&D Engineer, Project Manager(development programs), Program Manager, Business Development Director."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 100,000,000
US$ 94,287

(51/100)  DATA LOCALIZATION SPECIALIST


 Posted: 20 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Translation german into korean."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 33,000,000
US$ 31,115

(50/100)  ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR


 Posted: 12 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "General management for Accounting, HR, General Affairs at the small size company under 10 employees."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 64,000,000
US$ 60,344

(49/100)  INSIDE SALES


 Posted: 05 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Inside Sales Specialist."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 38,500,000
US$ 36,301

(48/100)  ASIC/SOC VERIFICATION ENGINEER


 Posted: 05 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "As a SoC verification engineer, we need to verify the design based on given specification."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 46,000,000
US$ 43,372

(47/100)  MANAGER


 Posted: 05 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Overseast sales and marketing."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 67,000,000
US$ 63,172

(46/100)  MARKETING MANAGER


 Posted: 01 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Doing marketing for Korea market."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 117,600,000
US$ 110,882

(45/100)  SALES CONSULTANT


 Posted: 24 Feb 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Sales consultant teaching english sales."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 30,000,000
US$ 28,286

(44/100)  COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE


 Posted: 22 Feb 2019

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Prefer not to disclose."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 200,000,000
US$ 188,574

(43/100)  SALES ENGINEER


 Posted: 20 Feb 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Idk hdd sales engineer and telecom engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 40,000,000
US$ 37,715

(42/100)  ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 15 Feb 2019

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Supporting accounting (finance)."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 35,000,000
US$ 33,001

(41/100)  CS EXE


 Posted: 15 Feb 2019

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Handle customer inquiry, prepare quotation, assist sales manager and prepare the invoice. Follow up on shipment and delivery."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 30,000,000
US$ 28,286

(40/100)  MANAGER


 Posted: 14 Feb 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "I am controller of 65 employees."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 85,000,000
US$ 80,144

(39/100)  PROJECT MANAGER


 Posted: 13 Feb 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "It project manager."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 70,000,000
US$ 66,001

(38/100)  INVESTMENT MANAGER


 Posted: 08 Feb 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "I am a junior level worker at a venture capital firm."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 40,000,000
US$ 37,715

(37/100)  RESTAURANT COOK


 Posted: 03 Feb 2019

Some College, 1-2 years: "General cook in small restaurant in seoul, untrained but provided with on the job training at work place."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 22,800,000
US$ 21,497

(36/100)  GENERAL MANAGER


 Posted: 25 Jan 2019

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "Marketing & Project Management."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 47,000,000
US$ 44,315

(35/100)  SOURCING ANALYST


 Posted: 21 Jan 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Sourcing options, market research, contract."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 48,000,000
US$ 45,258

(34/100)  LEADER


 Posted: 20 Jan 2019

Doctorate Degree, 8-12 years: "Leader in biomedical engineer."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 100,000,000
US$ 94,287

(33/100)  SOURCING ANALYST


 Posted: 16 Jan 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Sourcing Analyst."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 48,000,000
US$ 45,258

(32/100)  ASSISTANT


 Posted: 14 Jan 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Operational assistant to manage the company."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 30,000,000
US$ 28,286

(31/100)  MANAGER


 Posted: 13 Jan 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Consulting and corporate manager."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 90,000,000
US$ 84,858

(30/100)  POST DOCTORAL RESEARCHER


 Posted: 11 Jan 2019

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "Scientific research in the university."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 30,000,000
US$ 28,286

(29/100)  SALES ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 09 Jan 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "- Manage sales accounts - Handle customer questions and requests - Generate new business and sales - Research market status and suggest actions to improve sales - Correct and register products to be compliant with European regulations - Select/Develop new products for the European market."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 34,355,988
US$ 32,393

(28/100)  FASHION DIRECTOR


 Posted: 02 Jan 2019

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Creative directors are the creative leads at advertising and marketing companies, working with designers, artists, copywriters, sales teams and marketers."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 15,000,000
US$ 14,143

(27/100)  BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER


 Posted: 24 Dec 2018

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Business Development Management, Relationship Management."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 110,000,000
US$ 103,716

(26/100)  HEAD MARKETING


 Posted: 21 Dec 2018

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "Marketing Head Regional."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 186,000,000
US$ 175,374

(25/100)  BIOMEDICAL SCIENTIST


 Posted: 14 Dec 2018

Masters Degree, 1-2 years: "1 years work on samsung herbmedicine 2 years work on kangwon univ half years work on hallym hospital."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 30,000,000
US$ 28,286

(24/100)  DIRECTOR


 Posted: 11 Dec 2018

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "New biz development."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 150,000,000
US$ 141,431

(23/100)  BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER


 Posted: 11 Dec 2018

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "New business development and business strategy development."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 80,000,000
US$ 75,430

(22/100)  SUPERVISOR


 Posted: 10 Dec 2018

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Recruitment, management of employees."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 70,000,000
US$ 66,001

(21/100)  BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER


 Posted: 04 Dec 2018

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "I build relationships with client companies at B2B business platform company."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 43,000,000
US$ 40,543

(20/100)  POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW


 Posted: 04 Dec 2018

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "To write research manuscripts along with conducting experiments, supervising graduate student and reviewing manuscripts."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 2,400,000
US$ 2,263

(19/100)  MANAGER


 Posted: 29 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "IT Service Developer."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 90,000,000
US$ 84,858

(18/100)  HR MANAGER


 Posted: 27 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "HR manager (generalist)."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 90,000,000
US$ 84,858

(17/100)  SECRETARY


 Posted: 26 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Secretary of the head of branch."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 16,000,000
US$ 15,086

(16/100)  FRONT DESK ADMINISTRATOR


 Posted: 25 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Works at front desk."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 31,000,000
US$ 29,229

(15/100)  SCIENTIFIC SPECIALIST


 Posted: 16 Nov 2018

Masters Degree, 0-1 year: "Optimizing the fluorescence imaging system for its best performance and also make idea for point of care imaging system development."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 13,200,000
US$ 12,446

(14/100)  CIVIL MANAGER


 Posted: 14 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Industrial Plant Civil."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 60,000,000
US$ 56,572

(13/100)  TEACHING ASSISTANT


 Posted: 14 Nov 2018

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "PhD student that also works as a teaching assistant."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 25,000,000
US$ 23,572

(12/100)  PRODUCT MANAGER


 Posted: 10 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Managing full products."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 80,000,000
US$ 75,430

(11/100)  CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


 Posted: 07 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Directing the organization to ensure the attainment of financial and strategic goals in support of the company’s overall financial and strategic objectives set by the Board of Directors and/or Corporate HQ."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 180,000,000
US$ 169,717

(10/100)  PURCHASING MAMANAGER


 Posted: 06 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Don't know what this career need."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 46,000,000
US$ 43,372

(9/100)  CLOUD ARCHITECT


 Posted: 04 Oct 2018

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Progressive career as a cloud architect with Samsung."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 130,000,000
US$ 122,573

(8/100)  GENERAL MANAGER


 Posted: 24 Sep 2018

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Manager of an engineering service company."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 90,000,000
US$ 84,858

(7/100)  IT MANAGER


 Posted: 23 Sep 2018

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Manages SAP Systems."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 54,800,000
US$ 51,669

(6/100)  ELECTRICAL


 Posted: 14 Sep 2018

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Design and Engineering of Oil and gas."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 45,000,000
US$ 42,429

(5/100)  PROJECT MANAGER


 Posted: 11 Sep 2018

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Project manager."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 75,000,000
US$ 70,715

(4/100)  PROJECT MANAGEMENT


 Posted: 30 Aug 2018

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Renewable Power Plant management."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 70,000,000
US$ 66,001

(3/100)  BUSINESS MANAGER


 Posted: 19 Aug 2018

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Control Accounting/HR/Finance."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 130,000,000
US$ 122,573

(2/100)  BIZ DEVELOP MANAGER


 Posted: 14 Aug 2018

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Partnership, JV, M&A etc. Brand distribution partnership. Leasing business."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 78,000,000
US$ 73,544

(1/100)  FRONT DESK


 Posted: 02 Aug 2018

Some College, 1-2 years: "Front desk stuf."
Individual GROSS salary:
KRW 2,200,000
US$ 2,074

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  ECONOMY   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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  SALARY BY LEVEL    SOUTH KOREA

Salary levels Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 243,099 KRW 263,929,510
12
205K US$ 207,764 KRW 238,078,078
03
195K US$ 199,129 KRW 220,000,000
01
185K US$ 185,065 KRW 201,666,666
06
175K US$ 176,518 KRW 193,857,473
04
165K US$ 166,402 KRW 176,484,139
02
155K US$ 155,434 KRW 176,000,000
02
145K US$ 141,396 KRW 152,857,200
06
135K US$ 136,622 KRW 150,035,713
07
125K US$ 123,767 KRW 136,731,041
06
115K US$ 113,470 KRW 123,683,384
13
105K US$ 106,256 KRW 117,014,606
11
95K US$ 93,057 KRW 102,487,690
39
85K US$ 84,367 KRW 93,124,137
29
75K US$ 74,134 KRW 81,998,368
47
65K US$ 64,065 KRW 70,341,203
48
55K US$ 54,094 KRW 59,722,612
62
45K US$ 44,893 KRW 49,573,303
107
35K US$ 34,618 KRW 38,239,163
110
25K US$ 25,536 KRW 28,276,934
122
15K US$ 15,858 KRW 17,511,665
30
Less US$ 4,334 KRW 4,837,126
24

  SALARY BY GENDER    SOUTH KOREA

Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 63,160 KRW 69,443,978 392
Women US$ 47,902 KRW 52,855,682 141
N/A US$ 51,734 KRW 57,167,857 158

  SALARY BY EDUCATION    SOUTH KOREA

Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 67,867 KRW 75,114,892 53
Masters Degree US$ 60,912 KRW 66,932,337 203
Bachelors Degree US$ 56,844 KRW 62,647,003 377
Some College US$ 44,709 KRW 49,317,461 25
High School US$ 33,421 KRW 36,740,794 27
Bellow H. School US$ 45,720 KRW 49,333,333 06

Workers holding Doctorate Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in South Korea. With an earned Doctorate Degree, they grosses KRW 75,114,892. While Workers with High School education earn the least, with an average gross income of KRW 36,740,794. This is 103.07% lower of what Doctorate Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE    SOUTH KOREA

Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 90,697 KRW 100,496,480 56
16-20 Years US$ 96,403 KRW 105,961,184 52
12-16 Years US$ 86,493 KRW 95,095,687 67
8-12 Years US$ 64,712 KRW 71,053,518 111
4-8 Years US$ 50,779 KRW 55,917,356 132
2-4 Years US$ 38,068 KRW 41,794,803 117
1-2 Years US$ 33,497 KRW 37,055,755 74
0-1 Year US$ 36,355 KRW 40,217,891 82

Workers in South Korea with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 16-20 Years of experience earn a gross average of KRW 105,961,184 compared to KRW 37,055,755 for their counterparts with 1-2 Years of experience. The difference between workers with 16-20 Years of experience and 1-2 Years is 187.80%.


  SALARY BY AGE    SOUTH KOREA

Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
63-68 US$ 126,989 KRW 142,000,000 03
57-62 US$ 83,875 KRW 92,200,000 05
51-56 US$ 97,702 KRW 106,906,159 14
45-50 US$ 102,494 KRW 113,633,447 43
39-44 US$ 77,821 KRW 85,756,166 96
33-38 US$ 59,247 KRW 64,818,009 117
27-32 US$ 42,399 KRW 46,653,282 174
22-26 US$ 38,476 KRW 42,438,019 73
16-21 US$ 36,865 KRW 39,571,428 07
Less US$ 90,346 KRW 95,820,580 01
N/A US$ 51,734 KRW 57,167,857 158
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  SALARY BY FIELD    SOUTH KOREA

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Management & Business US$ 78,862 KRW 86,647,944 116
2. Aviation & Shipping US$ 78,188 KRW 87,857,200 06
3. Engineers & Technicians V US$ 74,015 KRW 81,443,682 10
4. Finance & Banking US$ 72,006 KRW 79,689,655 29
5. Health Care & Medical US$ 69,860 KRW 78,555,555 09
6. Construction & Labor Workers US$ 67,751 KRW 74,690,909 11
7. Architect Constructions US$ 66,573 KRW 72,607,990 08
8. Public Sector US$ 63,690 KRW 69,081,666 12
9. Human Resources US$ 60,723 KRW 66,323,405 31
10. IT & Telecommunication US$ 59,672 KRW 65,284,752 63
11. Customer Services US$ 58,839 KRW 65,729,225 07
12. Engineers & Technicians III US$ 57,046 KRW 64,200,000 06
13. Engineers & Technicians IV US$ 56,883 KRW 62,666,666 06
14. Hotels & Tourism US$ 55,816 KRW 61,672,086 10
15. IT & Telecommunication II US$ 55,016 KRW 60,515,908 22
16. Automobile US$ 54,910 KRW 62,121,428 07
17. Marketing, Sales, Purchase US$ 53,983 KRW 59,249,720 70
18. Salesmen & Saleswomen US$ 52,686 KRW 58,431,819 18
19. Media US$ 48,992 KRW 52,611,428 07
20. Logistics, Road, Railway US$ 48,769 KRW 54,394,285 07
21. Engineers & Technicians US$ 47,979 KRW 52,720,505 72
22. Accounting & Administration US$ 47,359 KRW 52,381,250 32
23. Engineers & Technicians II US$ 46,951 KRW 51,308,318 06
24. Education & University US$ 46,252 KRW 51,298,022 68
25. Health Care & Medical II US$ 40,661 KRW 45,454,544 11
26. Making Design US$ 39,166 KRW 43,000,000 04
27. Manufacturing & Labor Workers US$ 28,522 KRW 31,961,230 13
28. Organization & Coordination US$ 26,713 KRW 29,557,142 07
29. Restaurants, Inns, Pubs US$ 26,626 KRW 29,268,184 07
30. Arts, Culture, Performance US$ 20,645 KRW 23,120,000 05

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Average salaries in South Korea can vary greatly based on a career field. Management & Business enjoy the highest gross average salaries (KRW 86,647,944), followed by Aviation & Shipping (KRW 87,857,200), and Engineers & Technicians V (KRW 81,443,682). Lower average gross salaries in the South Korea are earned by those in Arts, Culture, Performance (KRW 23,120,000) and those in Restaurants, Inns, Pubs positions (KRW 29,268,184). The difference between the most paid and the lowest paid fields is 281.99%.


  SALARY BY CAREER    SOUTH KOREA

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. General Manager US$ 132,028 KRW 145,406,976 14
2. Director US$ 124,602 KRW 134,958,625 10
3. CEO US$ 114,346 KRW 123,852,120 07
4. Project Manager US$ 83,313 KRW 93,777,777 09
5. Finance Manager US$ 77,230 KRW 86,375,000 08
6. Other Public Sector Career US$ 76,478 KRW 82,592,500 08
7. Other Sales Career US$ 75,243 KRW 84,285,979 05
8. Other Engineer Career US$ 71,762 KRW 79,381,869 09
9. University Professor US$ 69,613 KRW 77,452,807 14
10. Business Development Manager US$ 69,106 KRW 75,351,666 12
11. Human Resources Manager US$ 68,817 KRW 74,806,250 16
12. IT Manager US$ 68,705 KRW 75,866,666 09
13. Software Developer US$ 68,308 KRW 75,110,750 24
14. Marketing Manager US$ 67,749 KRW 74,538,878 10
15. Marketing US$ 64,802 KRW 69,891,428 07
16. Sales Manager US$ 64,585 KRW 70,441,668 14
17. IT Project Manager US$ 64,471 KRW 69,511,111 09
18. Engineering Manager US$ 61,615 KRW 68,571,428 07
19. Mechanical Engineer US$ 58,604 KRW 62,912,000 10
20. Manager US$ 57,258 KRW 63,484,227 20
21. Teacher US$ 49,557 KRW 54,302,181 11
22. Human Resource US$ 47,083 KRW 51,400,000 05
23. Research Engineer US$ 46,724 KRW 51,181,818 11
24. Electrical Engineer US$ 46,558 KRW 50,750,000 08
25. University Professor Assistant US$ 41,161 KRW 45,714,285 07
26. Assistant Manager US$ 39,273 KRW 43,100,000 10
27. Engineer US$ 36,777 KRW 40,817,350 24
28. Languages Teacher US$ 27,181 KRW 29,733,333 06
29. Other Education Career US$ 24,995 KRW 27,371,714 07
30. English Teacher US$ 22,196 KRW 24,509,428 07

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In South Korea economy, General Manager is on the top list of highest earners, earning an average gross salary of KRW 145,406,976. Director and CEO follow, earning KRW 134,958,625 and KRW 123,852,120, respectively. English Teacher earn a gross annual average of KRW 24,509,428, while Other Education Career earn KRW 27,371,714. The gap between the lowest and the highest paid careers is 494.83%.


  SALARY BY JOB TYPE    SOUTH KOREA

Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 60,407 KRW 66,535,719 530
Contract US$ 45,833 KRW 50,552,950 127
Self Employed US$ 77,363 KRW 84,759,875 16
Part Time US$ 34,023 KRW 37,049,881 18
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  SALARY BY CITY    SOUTH KOREA

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Incheon US$ 75,363 KRW 82,495,942 14
2. Ulsan US$ 60,091 KRW 67,000,000 05
3. Daejeon US$ 59,346 KRW 65,740,353 15
4. Seoul US$ 59,123 KRW 65,068,399 522
5. Suwon US$ 55,958 KRW 61,933,031 40
6. Seongnam US$ 55,729 KRW 61,090,909 11
7. Busan US$ 49,092 KRW 54,426,090 36
8. Gwangju US$ 42,997 KRW 47,443,000 08
9. Changwon US$ 42,637 KRW 47,245,454 11
10. Daegu US$ 36,837 KRW 40,341,666 12

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    SOUTH KOREA

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Switzerland Switzerland US$ 122,987 CHF 116,794 1,140
2. Australia Australia US$ 88,164 AU$ 99,079 2,987
3. Norway Norway US$ 84,577 NOK 636,873 1,078
4. United States United States US$ 81,341 US$ 81,341 19,616
5. Germany Germany US$ 76,452 EUR 61,830 2,320
6. United Kingdom United Kingdom US$ 73,027 GBP 49,355 4,384
7. Canada Canada US$ 70,787 CA$ 77,139 4,730
8. France France US$ 70,604 EUR 57,382 1,144
9. Finland Finland US$ 66,800 EUR 54,102 561
10. Italy Italy US$ 63,448 EUR 51,130 1,186
11. South Korea South Korea US$ 57,434 KRW 63,252,115 691
12. Mexico Mexico US$ 46,897 MXN 780,232 592
13. Slovenia Slovenia US$ 45,416 EUR 36,162 270
14. Croatia Croatia US$ 31,925 HRK 194,786 435
15. Malaysia Malaysia US$ 29,187 MYR 103,382 6,306
16. India India US$ 21,400 INR 1,293,631 9,453

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