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May 2022
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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

1229.16 KRW = 1 USD

72,525,063 KRW

$59,004 USD
Seoul

74,261,859 KRW

33,187,186 KRW

$27,000 USD
Including "Seoul"
Excluding "Seoul"

Average Salary / South Korea

Average salary in South Korea is 72,525,063 KRW per year. The most typical earning is 33,187,186 KRW. All data are based on 747 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 80,263,824 KRW. Women receive a salary of 58,384,864 KRW.

The most paid careers are Construction & Labor Workers with average income 96,734,501 KRW and Management & Business with income 94,522,022 KRW.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 82,230,472 KRW. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of 78,420,091 KRW.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of 119,473,869 KRW. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive 113,942,672 KRW.

Levels / South Korea (Gross KRW)

Salary Levels (KRW) per Year Surveys [%]
3,687,500 KRW - 6,144,499 KRW
0 n/a
6,145,800 KRW - 12,290,299 KRW
0 n/a
12,291,600 KRW - 18,436,099 KRW
15 100%
2.01%
18,437,300 KRW - 24,581,899 KRW
19 97.99%
2.54%
24,583,100 KRW - 30,727,599 KRW
51 95.45%
6.83%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
30,728,900 KRW - 36,873,399 KRW
84 88.62%
11.24%
36,874,700 KRW - 43,019,199 KRW
63 77.38%
8.43%
43,020,400 KRW - 49,164,999 KRW
61 68.94%
8.17%
49,166,200 KRW - 55,310,699 KRW
62 60.78%
8.3%
55,312,000 KRW - 61,456,499 KRW
57 52.48%
7.63%
61,457,800 KRW - 67,602,299 KRW
44 44.85%
5.89%
67,603,500 KRW - 73,748,099 KRW
32 38.96%
4.28%
73,749,300 KRW - 79,893,799 KRW
37 34.67%
4.95%
79,895,100 KRW - 86,039,599 KRW
14 29.72%
1.87%
86,040,900 KRW - 92,185,399 KRW
33 27.84%
4.42%
92,186,600 KRW - 98,331,199 KRW
18 23.43%
2.41%
98,332,400 KRW - 104,476,899 KRW
20 21.02%
2.68%
104,478,200 KRW - 110,622,699 KRW
17 18.34%
2.28%
110,624,000 KRW - 116,768,499 KRW
30 16.06%
4.02%
116,769,700 KRW - 122,914,299 KRW
8 12.05%
1.07%
122,915,500 KRW - 129,059,999 KRW
6 10.98%
0.8%
129,061,300 KRW - 135,205,799 KRW
7 10.17%
0.94%
135,207,100 KRW - 141,351,599 KRW
9 9.24%
1.2%
141,352,800 KRW - 147,497,399 KRW
4 8.03%
0.54%
147,498,600 KRW - 153,643,199 KRW
6 7.5%
0.8%
153,644,400 KRW - 159,788,899 KRW
1 6.69%
0.13%
159,790,200 KRW - 165,934,699 KRW
6 6.56%
0.8%
165,935,900 KRW - 172,080,499 KRW
5 5.76%
0.67%
172,081,700 KRW - 178,226,299 KRW
3 5.09%
0.4%
178,227,500 KRW - 184,371,999 KRW
1 4.69%
0.13%
HIGH SALARIES
184,373,300 KRW - 196,663,599 KRW
3 4.55%
0.4%
196,664,800 KRW - 208,955,099 KRW
2 4.15%
0.27%
208,956,400 KRW - 221,246,699 KRW
8 3.88%
1.07%
221,247,900 KRW - 233,538,199 KRW
5 2.81%
0.67%
233,539,500 KRW - 245,829,799 KRW
1 2.14%
0.13%
245,831,000 KRW - 258,121,299 KRW
3 2.01%
0.4%
258,122,600 KRW - 270,412,899 KRW
1 1.61%
0.13%
270,414,100 KRW - 282,704,399 KRW
2 1.47%
0.27%
282,705,700 KRW - 294,995,999 KRW
5 1.2%
0.67%
294,997,200 KRW - 307,287,499 KRW
0 n/a
307,288,800 KRW - 430,204,299 KRW
4 0.54%
0.54%

Gender / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 435 80,263,824 KRW
2 Women 159 58,384,864 KRW

Education / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 61 82,230,472 KRW
2 Masters Degree 205 78,420,091 KRW
3 Bachelors Degree 422 70,799,330 KRW
4 Some College 28 61,089,005 KRW
5 Bellow H. School 6 55,066,145 KRW
6 High School 25 47,568,300 KRW

Experience / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 56 119,473,869 KRW
2 20+ Years 59 113,942,672 KRW
3 12-16 Years 76 105,953,164 KRW
4 8-12 Years 118 81,984,641 KRW
5 4-8 Years 147 63,055,653 KRW
6 2-4 Years 125 51,132,849 KRW
7 0-1 Year 81 46,339,144 KRW
8 1-2 Years 85 42,651,679 KRW

Age / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 51-55 11 143,319,477 KRW
2 61-65 5 129,184,194 KRW
3 46-50 38 122,055,095 KRW
4 41-45 74 106,690,657 KRW
5 56-60 8 96,119,924 KRW
6 36-40 100 84,320,035 KRW
7 31-35 129 66,866,034 KRW
8 n/a 153 65,391,048 KRW
9 21-25 60 51,993,258 KRW
10 26-30 165 50,149,525 KRW
11 14-20 4 46,584,975 KRW

Work Type / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 18 100,790,713 KRW
2 Permanent 572 75,470,119 KRW
3 Contract 138 60,228,596 KRW
4 Part Time 19 45,601,651 KRW

Cities / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Incheon 17 95,136,600 KRW
2 Seoul 560 74,240,964 KRW
3 Daejeon 18 73,626,386 KRW
4 Ulsan 5 73,257,640 KRW
5 Suwon 42 70,799,330 KRW
6 Seongnam 14 68,832,682 KRW
7 Busan 34 65,882,710 KRW
8 --Other-- 22 60,474,427 KRW
9 Changwon 13 57,524,455 KRW
10 Gwangju 9 49,043,286 KRW
11 Daegu 13 44,741,243 KRW

Career Groups / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Construction & Labor Workers 13 96,734,501 KRW
2 Management & Business 131 94,522,022 KRW
3 Finance & Banking 31 92,432,458 KRW
4 Aviation & Shipping 7 92,432,458 KRW
5 Fashion 5 89,113,740 KRW
6 Engineers & Technicians V 12 88,130,416 KRW
7 IT & Programming II 22 84,442,951 KRW
8 Health Care & Medical 10 81,124,232 KRW
9 Logistics, Road, Railway 8 78,420,091 KRW
10 Public Sector 12 77,190,936 KRW
11 Architect Constructions 9 76,084,696 KRW
12 IT & Programming 66 73,257,640 KRW
13 Human Resources 36 71,413,907 KRW
14 Engineers & Technicians III 6 70,061,837 KRW
15 Engineers & Technicians IV 6 69,447,259 KRW
16 Hotels & Tourism 10 68,586,851 KRW
17 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 72 67,726,442 KRW
18 Automobile 7 67,234,780 KRW
19 Salesmen & Saleswomen 18 66,866,034 KRW
20 Customer Services 9 63,670,231 KRW
21 Engineers & Technicians 79 63,547,315 KRW
22 Accounting & Administration 33 61,703,582 KRW
23 Media 9 60,597,343 KRW
24 Engineers & Technicians II 6 57,770,286 KRW
25 Education & University 76 57,032,793 KRW
26 Properties & Real Estates 1 57,032,793 KRW
27 Insurance 1 56,295,300 KRW
28 Health Care & Medical II 10 54,328,652 KRW
29 Making Design 4 48,059,962 KRW
30 Arts, Culture, Performance 7 43,757,919 KRW
31 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 14 40,193,369 KRW
32 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 6 37,612,144 KRW
33 Sports & Recreation 1 32,818,439 KRW
34 Organization & Coordination 8 31,466,368 KRW
35 Agriculture & Fishing 1 27,778,903 KRW
36 Law 1 19,420,649 KRW

Careers / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 General Manager 15 153,029,802 KRW
2 Director 12 141,844,491 KRW
3 CEO 7 139,386,181 KRW
4 Branch Manager 4 117,630,137 KRW
5 Hotel Manager 4 105,584,417 KRW
6 Engineering Manager 8 100,053,220 KRW
7 Project Manager 11 97,349,079 KRW
8 Lead Salesmen or Saleswomen 4 97,103,248 KRW
9 CPA - Certified Public Accountant 4 94,276,191 KRW
10 Finance Manager 8 94,153,275 KRW
11 Software Engineer 6 93,169,951 KRW
12 Other Public Sector Career 8 92,432,458 KRW
13 Other Sales Career 5 92,432,458 KRW
14 Business Development Manager 16 88,007,500 KRW
15 Other Human Resource Career 4 86,901,261 KRW
16 Other Engineer Career 11 86,163,768 KRW
17 Contract Manager 5 84,565,866 KRW
18 IT Manager 9 84,320,035 KRW
19 Human Resources Manager 17 82,845,049 KRW
20 University Professor 15 82,476,303 KRW
21 Software Developer 25 81,984,641 KRW
22 Marketing Manager 10 81,984,641 KRW
23 Sales Manager 15 81,861,725 KRW
24 Construction Manager 4 78,911,753 KRW
25 IT Project Manager 9 78,297,175 KRW
26 Account Manager 5 75,961,781 KRW
27 Hardware Engineer 4 74,732,626 KRW
28 Doctor 5 73,995,133 KRW
29 Mechanical Engineer 11 73,134,724 KRW
30 Other Automobile Career 5 71,659,738 KRW
31 Manager 22 68,955,597 KRW
32 Marketing 10 66,743,118 KRW
33 Operations Manager 5 64,407,724 KRW
34 Product Manager 4 61,580,667 KRW
35 Teacher 12 61,457,751 KRW
36 Human Resource 6 61,457,751 KRW
37 Research Engineer 13 60,228,596 KRW
38 Technical Manager 5 59,368,188 KRW
39 Civil Engineer 4 57,524,455 KRW
40 Chemical Engineer 4 56,909,878 KRW
41 Electrical Engineer 8 56,418,216 KRW
42 University Professor Assistant 8 49,412,032 KRW
43 Architect 5 49,412,032 KRW
44 Other Management Career 4 49,166,201 KRW
45 Salesmen or Saleswomen 5 48,674,539 KRW
46 Construction Engineer 3 48,305,793 KRW
47 Engineer 25 48,182,877 KRW
48 Assistant Manager 12 46,707,891 KRW
49 Human Resource Coordinator 5 44,864,158 KRW
50 Sales 4 40,439,200 KRW
51 C, C++ Developer 4 40,070,454 KRW
52 Languages Teacher 5 38,595,468 KRW
53 Manufacturing 4 36,505,904 KRW
54 Other Education Career 9 35,030,918 KRW
55 Lecturer 5 34,662,172 KRW
56 English Teacher 8 32,080,946 KRW
57 Secretary 4 31,835,115 KRW
58 Non-Profit Organization 4 24,091,438 KRW

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

Revenue Manager
Posted 07 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert 47,463,800 KRW

Designer
Posted 08 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Daejeon Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 30,953,800 KRW

Business Development Director
Posted 18 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert 152,951,100 KRW

Hr Assistant Manager
Posted 06 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 47,020,100 KRW

Consolidated Financial Specilist
Posted 05 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Expert 78,366,000 KRW

Senior Business Developer
Posted 03 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 67,170,900 KRW

Hr Specialist
Posted 27 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Masters Degree 0-1 Year Basic 35,825,000 KRW

Staff
Posted 16 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 40,302,800 KRW

Assistant Manager
Posted 29 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 55,975,700 KRW

Elec
Posted 25 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 67,170,900 KRW

Esl Teacher
Posted 25 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Some College 2-4 Years Expert 44,775,700 KRW

Leader
Posted 25 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Expert 106,355,100 KRW

Automobile Parts Manufacturing Industry
Posted 23 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 55,975,700 KRW

Project Manager
Posted 17 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate 55,975,700 KRW

Branch Manager
Posted 16 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 84,178,700 KRW

Intern
Posted 08 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 24,584,300 KRW

Marine Engineer
Posted 04 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seongnam Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 98,332,400 KRW

Manager
Posted 27 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 53,737,400 KRW

Rams
Posted 25 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Suwon Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 67,170,900 KRW

Research
Posted 23 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years Expert 73,749,300 KRW

Director
Posted 21 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 100,757,500 KRW

General Manager
Posted 10 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 89,562,400 KRW

Manager
Posted 27 September 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Busan Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Intermediate 55,975,700 KRW

Fund Manager
Posted 22 September 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Masters Degree 4-8 Years Expert 207,112,600 KRW

Assistant Manger
Posted 29 August 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 44,780,600 KRW

Manager
Posted 23 August 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 78,366,000 KRW

Research Professor
Posted 12 July 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Daegu Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years Expert 41,646,200 KRW

Accountant
Posted 01 July 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Basic 61,457,800 KRW

Senior Research Engineer
Posted 24 June 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 40,302,800 KRW

Assistant Manager
Posted 23 June 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 55,975,700 KRW

Customer Success Team Leader
Posted 06 January 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Masters Degree 1-2 Years n/a 32,989,300 KRW

Customor Service Field Engineer Of Semiconductor Manufacturing Machines
Posted 16 December 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a 41,445,900 KRW

Senior Project Manager
Posted 26 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 82,000,600 KRW

Senior Manager
Posted 23 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Changwon Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a 99,471,800 KRW

Country Director
Posted 15 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 75,774,900 KRW

Facade Project Manager
Posted 13 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 227,956,600 KRW

Bim Designer
Posted 09 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a 31,084,100 KRW

Management
Posted 01 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Some College 16-20 Years n/a 62,169,400 KRW

It Project Manager
Posted 16 September 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Incheon Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a 181,328,600 KRW

Manager
Posted 18 June 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a 55,952,400 KRW

Senior Professional
Posted 12 June 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Changwon Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a 72,531,200 KRW

Medical Doctor
Posted 03 June 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Incheon Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a 39,951,200 KRW

Researcher
Posted 02 June 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a 15,541,400 KRW

Data Scientist
Posted 18 May 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a 93,254,800 KRW

Software Engineer
Posted 14 May 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a 209,980,200 KRW

Import And Export Business
Posted 13 May 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 38,337,300 KRW

Plan Management
Posted 11 May 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 39,377,200 KRW

Marketing And Business Development Manager
Posted 04 May 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seongnam Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 51,807,700 KRW

Physics Teacher
Posted 27 April 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a 111,906,000 KRW

Manager
Posted 09 April 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a 74,603,600 KRW

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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