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Average Salary in South Korea SOUTH KOREA SALARY

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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR

64,062,539 KRW

$58,349 USD

29,643,842 KRW

$27,000 USD

Gross income Net (after tax)

Average Salary / South Korea

Average salary in South Korea is 64,062,539 KRW / year. The most typical earning is 29,643,842 KRW. All data are based on 728 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 70,501,840 KRW. Women receive a salary of 52,768,235 KRW.

The most paid careers are from Construction & Labor Workers with average income 88,562,626 KRW and Management & Business with income 85,545,541 KRW.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 72,614,238 KRW. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of 67,814,132 KRW.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of 104,582,378 KRW. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive 101,796,954 KRW.

Levels / South Korea (Gross KRW)

Salary Levels (KRW) per Year Surveys Earning Percent
3,294,000 KRW - 5,488,999 KRW
2 100%
0.27%
5,490,000 KRW - 10,977,999 KRW
9 99.73%
1.24%
10,979,000 KRW - 16,467,999 KRW
15 98.49%
2.06%
16,469,000 KRW - 21,956,999 KRW
19 96.43%
2.61%
21,958,000 KRW - 27,446,999 KRW
50 93.82%
6.87%
27,448,000 KRW - 32,936,999 KRW
82 86.95%
11.26%
32,938,000 KRW - 38,425,999 KRW
60 75.69%
8.24%
38,427,000 KRW - 43,915,999 KRW
57 67.45%
7.83%
43,917,000 KRW - 49,404,999 KRW
61 59.62%
8.38%
49,406,000 KRW - 54,894,999 KRW
52 51.24%
7.14%
54,896,000 KRW - 60,384,999 KRW
40 44.09%
5.49%
60,386,000 KRW - 65,873,999 KRW
32 38.6%
4.4%
65,875,000 KRW - 71,363,999 KRW
34 34.2%
4.67%
71,365,000 KRW - 76,852,999 KRW
13 29.53%
1.79%
76,854,000 KRW - 82,342,999 KRW
32 27.75%
4.4%
82,344,000 KRW - 87,832,999 KRW
18 23.35%
2.47%
87,834,000 KRW - 93,321,999 KRW
18 20.88%
2.47%
93,323,000 KRW - 98,811,999 KRW
16 18.41%
2.2%
98,813,000 KRW - 104,300,999 KRW
30 16.21%
4.12%
104,302,000 KRW - 109,790,999 KRW
8 12.09%
1.1%
109,792,000 KRW - 115,280,999 KRW
6 10.99%
0.82%
115,282,000 KRW - 120,769,999 KRW
7 10.16%
0.96%
120,771,000 KRW - 126,259,999 KRW
9 9.2%
1.24%
126,261,000 KRW - 131,748,999 KRW
4 7.97%
0.55%
131,750,000 KRW - 137,238,999 KRW
5 7.42%
0.69%
137,240,000 KRW - 142,728,999 KRW
1 6.73%
0.14%
142,730,000 KRW - 148,217,999 KRW
6 6.59%
0.82%
148,219,000 KRW - 153,707,999 KRW
5 5.77%
0.69%
153,709,000 KRW - 159,196,999 KRW
3 5.08%
0.41%
159,198,000 KRW - 164,686,999 KRW
1 4.67%
0.14%
High salaries
164,688,000 KRW - 175,665,999 KRW
3 4.53%
0.41%
175,667,000 KRW - 186,644,999 KRW
1 4.12%
0.14%
186,646,000 KRW - 197,624,999 KRW
8 3.98%
1.1%
197,626,000 KRW - 208,603,999 KRW
5 2.88%
0.69%
208,605,000 KRW - 219,582,999 KRW
1 2.2%
0.14%
219,584,000 KRW - 230,561,999 KRW
3 2.06%
0.41%
230,563,000 KRW - 241,540,999 KRW
1 1.65%
0.14%
241,542,000 KRW - 252,520,999 KRW
2 1.51%
0.27%
252,522,000 KRW - 263,499,999 KRW
5 1.24%
0.69%
263,501,000 KRW - 274,478,999 KRW
0 n/a
274,480,000 KRW - 384,271,999 KRW
4 0.55%
0.55%

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Gender / South Korea (Gross KRW)

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# Surveys Average Salary / Year
1 Men 422 70,501,840 KRW
2 Women 150 52,768,235 KRW

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Education / South Korea (Gross KRW)

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# Surveys Average Salary / Year
1 Doctorate Degree 60 72,614,238 KRW
2 Masters Degree 203 67,814,132 KRW
3 Bachelors Degree 406 63,300,582 KRW
4 Some College 26 55,326,389 KRW
5 Bellow H. School 6 49,140,707 KRW
6 High School 27 40,054,320 KRW

Experience / South Korea (Gross KRW)

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# Surveys Average Salary / Year
1 16-20 Years 56 104,582,378 KRW
2 20+ Years 59 101,796,954 KRW
3 12-16 Years 72 94,842,729 KRW
4 8-12 Years 119 71,429,583 KRW
5 4-8 Years 143 55,491,077 KRW
6 2-4 Years 119 44,404,280 KRW
7 0-1 Year 80 41,174,199 KRW
8 1-2 Years 80 36,662,845 KRW

Age / South Korea (Gross KRW)

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# Surveys Average Salary / Year
1 51-55 11 127,970,271 KRW
2 61-65 5 115,423,241 KRW
3 46-50 35 112,975,977 KRW
4 41-45 73 93,582,316 KRW
5 56-60 7 87,363,697 KRW
6 36-40 95 73,049,015 KRW
7 31-35 124 59,379,910 KRW
8 n/a 156 57,503,564 KRW
9 21-25 59 46,545,224 KRW
10 26-30 159 44,463,567 KRW
11 14-20 4 41,622,150 KRW

Work Type / South Korea (Gross KRW)

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# Surveys Average Salary / Year
1 Self Employed 19 85,725,600 KRW
2 Permanent 558 66,974,223 KRW
3 Contract 133 51,985,418 KRW
4 Part Time 18 40,182,777 KRW

Cities / South Korea (Gross KRW)

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# Surveys Average Salary / Year
1 Incheon 17 84,936,196 KRW
2 Seoul 543 65,755,532 KRW
3 Ulsan 5 65,451,408 KRW
4 Daejeon 18 64,865,118 KRW
5 Suwon 42 62,091,772 KRW
6 Seongnam 13 59,511,660 KRW
7 Busan 35 56,288,167 KRW
8 --Other-- 21 52,253,310 KRW
9 Changwon 13 51,395,835 KRW
10 Gwangju 9 43,770,780 KRW
11 Daegu 12 40,209,127 KRW

Career Groups / South Korea (Gross KRW)

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# Surveys Average Salary / Year
1 Construction & Labor Workers 12 88,562,626 KRW
2 Management & Business 123 85,545,541 KRW
3 Aviation & Shipping 7 82,551,513 KRW
4 Fashion 5 79,624,458 KRW
5 Finance & Banking 29 78,738,437 KRW
6 Engineers & Technicians V 12 78,719,772 KRW
7 IT & Programming II 22 75,422,718 KRW
8 Health Care & Medical 10 72,424,298 KRW
9 Logistics, Road, Railway 8 70,000,091 KRW
10 Public Sector 12 68,920,835 KRW
11 Architect Constructions 9 67,929,413 KRW
12 IT & Programming 67 64,577,463 KRW
13 Human Resources 33 63,996,664 KRW
14 Engineers & Technicians III 6 62,630,851 KRW
15 Engineers & Technicians IV 6 62,059,933 KRW
16 Hotels & Tourism 10 61,226,611 KRW
17 Automobile 7 60,103,439 KRW
18 Salesmen & Saleswomen 18 59,673,054 KRW
19 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 71 59,150,444 KRW
20 Customer Services 9 56,831,637 KRW
21 Engineers & Technicians 76 56,607,661 KRW
22 Media 9 54,102,208 KRW
23 Accounting & Administration 31 53,407,224 KRW
24 Engineers & Technicians II 6 51,547,348 KRW
25 Education & University 74 50,525,184 KRW
26 Insurance 1 50,260,585 KRW
27 Health Care & Medical II 11 44,593,122 KRW
28 Making Design 4 42,886,954 KRW
29 Arts, Culture, Performance 7 36,387,267 KRW
30 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 6 33,628,194 KRW
31 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 14 33,057,275 KRW
32 Sports & Recreation 1 29,368,264 KRW
33 Organization & Coordination 7 28,976,307 KRW
34 Properties & Real Estates 2 27,904,737 KRW
35 Agriculture & Fishing 1 24,843,735 KRW
36 Law 1 17,380,075 KRW
37 Geography & Geodesy 1 7,123,305 KRW

Careers / South Korea (Gross KRW)

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# Surveys Average Salary / Year
1 General Manager 14 143,841,804 KRW
2 Director 12 126,715,349 KRW
3 CEO 7 124,471,200 KRW
4 Branch Manager 3 115,096,060 KRW
5 Construction Project Manager 3 101,094,286 KRW
6 Hotel Manager 4 94,266,321 KRW
7 Project Manager 10 90,611,345 KRW
8 Engineering Manager 8 89,422,297 KRW
9 Customer Service Manager 3 88,917,254 KRW
10 Other Human Resource Career 3 86,876,220 KRW
11 Lead Salesmen or Saleswomen 4 86,773,016 KRW
12 CPA - Certified Public Accountant 4 84,247,800 KRW
13 Finance Manager 8 84,096,287 KRW
14 Software Engineer 6 83,180,621 KRW
15 Other Sales Career 5 82,609,703 KRW
16 Other Public Sector Career 8 82,536,142 KRW
17 Other Engineer Career 11 76,985,058 KRW
18 Business Development Manager 14 75,854,201 KRW
19 Contract Manager 5 75,534,706 KRW
20 IT Manager 9 75,325,003 KRW
21 Human Resources Manager 16 74,305,035 KRW
22 University Professor 15 73,645,185 KRW
23 Marketing Manager 10 73,253,228 KRW
24 Software Developer 25 73,195,038 KRW
25 Construction Manager 4 70,518,309 KRW
26 IT Project Manager 9 69,882,613 KRW
27 Account Manager 5 67,824,013 KRW
28 Hardware Engineer 4 66,722,799 KRW
29 Doctor 5 66,100,279 KRW
30 Sales Manager 16 64,349,096 KRW
31 Other Automobile Career 5 63,987,880 KRW
32 Mechanical Engineer 10 63,095,271 KRW
33 Manager 21 62,088,479 KRW
34 Marketing 9 60,729,253 KRW
35 Operations Manager 5 57,541,991 KRW
36 Research Engineer 12 55,264,905 KRW
37 Product Manager 4 54,999,208 KRW
38 Teacher 12 54,858,675 KRW
39 Technical Manager 5 53,046,009 KRW
40 Civil Engineer 4 51,390,345 KRW
41 Chemical Engineer 4 50,865,539 KRW
42 Electrical Engineer 8 50,415,392 KRW
43 Human Resource 6 49,418,481 KRW
44 University Professor Assistant 7 45,127,809 KRW
45 Architect 5 44,189,087 KRW
46 Other Management Career 4 43,860,809 KRW
47 Salesmen or Saleswomen 5 43,440,306 KRW
48 Engineer 24 42,343,484 KRW
49 Human Resource Coordinator 4 42,048,143 KRW
50 Assistant Manager 11 41,915,295 KRW
51 Sales 4 36,105,102 KRW
52 C, C++ Developer 4 35,845,993 KRW
53 Languages Teacher 5 34,465,907 KRW
54 Manufacturing 4 32,558,820 KRW
55 Lecturer 5 30,972,325 KRW
56 Secretary 4 28,446,011 KRW
57 Other Education Career 8 26,947,350 KRW
58 English Teacher 8 24,994,150 KRW

MOST RECENT SALARY SURVEYS

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Customer Success Team Leader

Added 06 January 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Masters Degree 1-2 Years n/a

29,467,077 KRW


Customor Service Field Engineer Of Semiconductor Manufacturing Machines

Added 16 December 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a

37,020,767 KRW


Senior Project Manager

Added 26 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a

73,245,542 KRW


Senior Manager

Added 23 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Changwon Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a

88,851,379 KRW


Country Director

Added 15 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a

67,684,577 KRW


Facade Project Manager

Added 13 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a

203,618,064 KRW


Bim Designer

Added 09 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a

27,765,301 KRW


Management

Added 01 November 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Some College 16-20 Years n/a

55,531,700 KRW


It Project Manager

Added 16 September 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Incheon Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a

161,968,465 KRW


General Manager

Added 05 July 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a

6,258,144 KRW


Manager

Added 18 June 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a

49,978,420 KRW


Senior Professional

Added 12 June 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Changwon Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a

64,787,166 KRW


Medical Doctor

Added 03 June 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Incheon Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a

35,685,696 KRW


Researcher

Added 02 June 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a

13,882,101 KRW


Data Scientist

Added 18 May 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a

83,298,099 KRW


Software Engineer

Added 14 May 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a

187,560,982 KRW


Import And Export Business

Added 13 May 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a

34,244,127 KRW


Plan Management

Added 11 May 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a

35,172,968 KRW


Marketing And Business Development Manager

Added 04 May 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seongnam Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a

46,276,233 KRW


Physics Teacher

Added 27 April 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a

99,957,938 KRW


Manager

Added 09 April 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a

66,638,259 KRW


Research Engineer

Added 08 April 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Daejeon Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a

101,809,032 KRW


Epik English Teacher

Added 07 April 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Daejeon Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a

30,955,856 KRW


International Sales Manager

Added 12 March 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Busan Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a

40,167,406 KRW


Senior Business Analyst

Added 11 March 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a

71,728,217 KRW


Manager

Added 27 February 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a

101,809,032 KRW


Market Reseach

Added 18 February 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a

24,434,211 KRW


Project Control Manager

Added 09 February 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a

83,298,099 KRW


Hr Staff

Added 30 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a

74,042,632 KRW


Marketing

Added 13 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a

64,787,166 KRW


Planning Manager

Added 09 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a

83,298,099 KRW


English Teacher

Added 06 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Daegu Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a

24,434,211 KRW


Flight Test Lead

Added 06 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a

194,362,597 KRW


Sports

Added 05 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a

32,393,034 KRW


Project Lead

Added 05 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a

92,553,565 KRW


Sports

Added 05 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a

32,393,034 KRW


Director

Added 02 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Doctorate Degree 8-12 Years n/a

55,531,700 KRW


Project Manager

Added 01 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Busan Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a

148,085,265 KRW


Cl3 Manager

Added 23 December 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bellow H. School 8-12 Years n/a

97,798,329 KRW


Telecom Engineer

Added 19 December 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a

78,238,883 KRW


Naval Architect

Added 04 December 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a

19,559,446 KRW


Sourcing Developer

Added 30 November 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a

52,811,054 KRW


Researcher

Added 28 November 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Suwon Masters Degree 0-1 Year n/a

39,118,892 KRW


Senior Engineer

Added 28 November 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a

93,886,440 KRW


Manager

Added 27 November 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a

39,118,892 KRW


Electronic Engineer

Added 17 November 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a

29,338,620 KRW


Waitress

Added 07 November 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul High School 12-16 Years n/a

93,710,773 KRW


Branch Manager

Added 07 November 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a

169,160,939 KRW


Front-end Developer

Added 03 November 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a

39,118,892 KRW


Hr Assistant Manager

Added 03 November 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross Salary
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a

46,942,671 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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