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

1381.28 KRW = 1 USD

82,081,205 KRW

$59,424 USD
Seoul

84,502,589 KRW

37,294,570 KRW

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

Average Salary / South Korea

Average salary in South Korea is 82,081,205 KRW per year. The most typical earning is 37,294,570 KRW. All data are based on 770 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 90,335,737 KRW. Women receive a salary of 67,130,226 KRW.

The most paid careers are Construction & Labor Workers with average income 108,706,766 KRW and Management & Business with income 106,082,333 KRW.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of 92,269,529 KRW. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of 88,401,944 KRW.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of 137,161,142 KRW. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive 128,044,691 KRW.

Levels / South Korea (Gross KRW)

Salary Levels (KRW) per Year Surveys [%]
4,143,800 KRW - 6,904,999 KRW
0 n/a
6,906,400 KRW - 13,811,399 KRW
0 n/a
13,812,800 KRW - 20,717,799 KRW
15 100%
1.95%
20,719,200 KRW - 27,624,199 KRW
20 98.05%
2.6%
27,625,600 KRW - 34,530,599 KRW
52 95.45%
6.75%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
34,532,000 KRW - 41,436,999 KRW
86 88.7%
11.17%
41,438,400 KRW - 48,343,399 KRW
65 77.53%
8.44%
48,344,800 KRW - 55,249,799 KRW
63 69.09%
8.18%
55,251,200 KRW - 62,156,199 KRW
62 60.91%
8.05%
62,157,600 KRW - 69,062,599 KRW
57 52.86%
7.4%
69,064,000 KRW - 75,968,999 KRW
44 45.45%
5.71%
75,970,400 KRW - 82,875,399 KRW
33 39.74%
4.29%
82,876,800 KRW - 89,781,799 KRW
42 35.45%
5.45%
89,783,200 KRW - 96,688,199 KRW
16 30%
2.08%
96,689,600 KRW - 103,594,599 KRW
33 27.92%
4.29%
103,596,000 KRW - 110,500,999 KRW
19 23.64%
2.47%
110,502,400 KRW - 117,407,499 KRW
21 21.17%
2.73%
117,408,800 KRW - 124,313,899 KRW
18 18.44%
2.34%
124,315,200 KRW - 131,220,299 KRW
30 16.1%
3.9%
131,221,600 KRW - 138,126,699 KRW
8 12.21%
1.04%
138,128,000 KRW - 145,033,099 KRW
7 11.17%
0.91%
145,034,400 KRW - 151,939,499 KRW
7 10.26%
0.91%
151,940,800 KRW - 158,845,899 KRW
9 9.35%
1.17%
158,847,200 KRW - 165,752,299 KRW
4 8.18%
0.52%
165,753,600 KRW - 172,658,699 KRW
6 7.66%
0.78%
172,660,000 KRW - 179,565,099 KRW
1 6.88%
0.13%
179,566,400 KRW - 186,471,499 KRW
6 6.75%
0.78%
186,472,900 KRW - 193,377,899 KRW
5 5.97%
0.65%
193,379,300 KRW - 200,284,299 KRW
3 5.32%
0.39%
200,285,700 KRW - 207,190,699 KRW
1 4.94%
0.13%
HIGH SALARIES
207,192,100 KRW - 221,003,499 KRW
4 4.81%
0.52%
221,004,900 KRW - 234,816,299 KRW
2 4.29%
0.26%
234,817,700 KRW - 248,629,099 KRW
8 4.03%
1.04%
248,630,500 KRW - 262,441,899 KRW
5 2.99%
0.65%
262,443,300 KRW - 276,254,699 KRW
1 2.34%
0.13%
276,256,100 KRW - 290,067,499 KRW
3 2.21%
0.39%
290,068,900 KRW - 303,880,299 KRW
3 1.82%
0.39%
303,881,700 KRW - 317,693,099 KRW
2 1.43%
0.26%
317,694,500 KRW - 331,505,899 KRW
5 1.17%
0.65%
331,507,300 KRW - 345,318,699 KRW
0 n/a
345,320,100 KRW - 483,448,099 KRW
4 0.52%
0.52%

Gender / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 453 90,335,737 KRW
2 Women 164 67,130,226 KRW

Education / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 62 92,269,529 KRW
2 Masters Degree 207 88,401,944 KRW
3 Bachelors Degree 437 80,804,902 KRW
4 Some College 32 67,268,354 KRW
5 Bellow H. School 6 61,881,361 KRW
6 High School 26 52,626,782 KRW

Experience / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 60 137,161,142 KRW
2 20+ Years 59 128,044,691 KRW
3 12-16 Years 78 118,513,856 KRW
4 8-12 Years 120 92,131,401 KRW
5 4-8 Years 152 71,688,451 KRW
6 2-4 Years 128 57,461,263 KRW
7 0-1 Year 83 54,836,831 KRW
8 1-2 Years 90 47,930,429 KRW

Age / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 51-55 12 172,383,791 KRW
2 61-65 5 145,172,568 KRW
3 46-50 42 135,917,989 KRW
4 41-45 76 119,342,625 KRW
5 56-60 8 108,016,125 KRW
6 36-40 106 95,032,090 KRW
7 31-35 131 75,003,524 KRW
8 n/a 153 73,484,116 KRW
9 21-25 62 62,157,617 KRW
10 26-30 171 55,941,855 KRW
11 14-20 4 52,350,526 KRW

Work Type / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 18 113,264,991 KRW
2 Permanent 586 85,363,127 KRW
3 Contract 146 69,616,531 KRW
4 Part Time 20 50,831,118 KRW

Cities / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Incheon 19 101,662,236 KRW
2 Seoul 572 84,534,359 KRW
3 Daejeon 18 82,738,694 KRW
4 Ulsan 5 82,324,310 KRW
5 Suwon 44 79,976,134 KRW
6 Seongnam 14 77,351,701 KRW
7 Busan 36 73,345,988 KRW
8 --Other-- 25 66,715,842 KRW
9 Changwon 13 64,643,921 KRW
10 Gwangju 10 57,461,263 KRW
11 Daegu 14 50,554,862 KRW

Career Groups / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Construction & Labor Workers 13 108,706,766 KRW
2 Management & Business 134 106,082,333 KRW
3 Aviation & Shipping 7 103,872,284 KRW
4 IT & Programming II 23 103,734,156 KRW
5 Finance & Banking 32 103,596,028 KRW
6 Fashion 5 100,142,827 KRW
7 Engineers & Technicians V 12 99,037,803 KRW
8 Health Care & Medical 10 91,164,505 KRW
9 Logistics, Road, Railway 8 88,125,688 KRW
10 Public Sector 13 86,606,280 KRW
11 Architect Constructions 9 85,501,255 KRW
12 IT & Programming 67 84,396,231 KRW
13 Human Resources 37 80,390,518 KRW
14 Hotels & Tourism 10 77,075,445 KRW
15 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 75 76,937,317 KRW
16 Automobile 7 75,556,036 KRW
17 Salesmen & Saleswomen 18 75,141,652 KRW
18 Engineers & Technicians IV 8 75,141,652 KRW
19 Accounting & Administration 38 74,589,140 KRW
20 Customer Services 9 71,550,323 KRW
21 Engineers & Technicians III 7 71,412,195 KRW
22 Engineers & Technicians 80 70,997,811 KRW
23 Media 9 68,097,122 KRW
24 Engineers & Technicians II 6 64,920,178 KRW
25 Education & University 76 64,091,409 KRW
26 Properties & Real Estates 1 64,091,409 KRW
27 Insurance 1 63,262,641 KRW
28 Health Care & Medical II 10 61,052,592 KRW
29 Making Design 4 54,008,062 KRW
30 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 16 50,278,605 KRW
31 Arts, Culture, Performance 7 49,173,581 KRW
32 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 6 42,267,179 KRW
33 Sports & Recreation 1 36,880,186 KRW
34 Agriculture & Fishing 2 36,742,058 KRW
35 Organization & Coordination 8 35,360,777 KRW
36 Law 1 21,824,230 KRW

Careers / South Korea (Gross KRW)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 General Manager 15 171,969,407 KRW
2 Director 12 159,399,756 KRW
3 CEO 7 156,637,195 KRW
4 Branch Manager 4 132,188,532 KRW
5 Business Manager 4 130,530,996 KRW
6 Account Manager 7 120,585,777 KRW
7 Engineering Manager 8 112,436,223 KRW
8 Project Manager 11 109,397,406 KRW
9 Lead Salesmen or Saleswomen 4 109,121,150 KRW
10 IT Manager 10 107,325,485 KRW
11 CPA - Certified Public Accountant 4 105,944,205 KRW
12 Finance Manager 8 105,806,077 KRW
13 Software Engineer 6 104,701,053 KRW
14 Other Sales Career 5 103,872,284 KRW
15 Other Public Sector Career 9 101,662,236 KRW
16 Business Development Manager 17 98,761,547 KRW
17 Other Human Resource Career 4 97,656,523 KRW
18 Other Engineer Career 11 96,827,754 KRW
19 Contract Manager 5 95,032,090 KRW
20 University Professor 15 92,683,913 KRW
21 Human Resources Manager 18 92,545,785 KRW
22 Software Developer 25 92,131,401 KRW
23 Sales Manager 15 91,993,273 KRW
24 Construction Manager 4 88,678,200 KRW
25 IT Project Manager 9 87,987,560 KRW
26 Marketing Manager 11 87,158,792 KRW
27 Hardware Engineer 4 83,981,847 KRW
28 Doctor 5 83,153,079 KRW
29 Mechanical Engineer 11 82,186,182 KRW
30 Other Automobile Career 5 80,528,646 KRW
31 Manager 22 77,489,829 KRW
32 Marketing 10 75,003,524 KRW
33 Operations Manager 5 72,379,092 KRW
34 Sales Executives 4 71,964,707 KRW
35 Office Manager 4 71,688,451 KRW
36 Product Manager 4 69,202,147 KRW
37 Teacher 12 69,064,019 KRW
38 Human Resource 6 69,064,019 KRW
39 Research Engineer 13 67,682,738 KRW
40 Civil Engineer 5 67,406,482 KRW
41 Technical Manager 5 66,715,842 KRW
42 Sales Representative 4 63,953,281 KRW
43 Electrical Engineer 8 63,400,769 KRW
44 University Professor Assistant 8 55,527,471 KRW
45 Architect 5 55,527,471 KRW
46 Other Management Career 4 55,251,215 KRW
47 Salesmen or Saleswomen 5 54,698,703 KRW
48 Engineer 26 53,593,678 KRW
49 Assistant Manager 12 52,488,654 KRW
50 Manufacturing 5 50,692,990 KRW
51 Human Resource Coordinator 5 50,416,733 KRW
52 Sales 4 45,444,124 KRW
53 Languages Teacher 5 43,372,204 KRW
54 Other Education Career 9 39,366,490 KRW
55 Lecturer 5 38,952,106 KRW
56 English Teacher 8 36,051,417 KRW
57 Secretary 4 35,775,161 KRW
58 Non-Profit Organization 4 27,073,095 KRW

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Manager (Man)
Posted 18 June 2024

What I do?

"Simple office work."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Incheon High School 0-1 Year Basic 33,076,100 KRW

49/50  Disclosure & Ir (Man)
Posted 21 May 2024

What I do?

"Disclosure & IR."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Suwon Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 84,294,000 KRW

48/50  Safety Manager (Man)
Posted 20 May 2024

What I do?

"Construction safety engineer an ergonomic engineer Functional history of renewable energy production facilities."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Gwangju Some College 1-2 Years Advanced 78,733,000 KRW

47/50  Manager (Man)
Posted 06 May 2024

What I do?

"Financial Counseling and Administrational Tasks."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 96,030,800 KRW

46/50  Senior Manager (Man)
Posted 26 April 2024

What I do?

"Managing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Suwon Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 89,628,500 KRW

45/50  Manager (Woman)
Posted 23 April 2024

What I do?

"Manager, translate."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Basic 300,603,900 KRW

44/50  Inside Sales Representative (Man)
Posted 11 January 2024

What I do?

"Source new sales opportunities through inbound leads and outbound cold calls and emails Research accounts, identify key contacts and the potential fit for TechInsights’ products or services as a context that maximizes the effectiveness of cold calling Develop action plans to pursue leads; follow up on prospects Contact prospective clients to generate interest in TechInsights’ products and services, showcasing TechInsights’ subscription-based tools and content in client demonstrations Qualify incoming calls; gather customer requirements and recommend appropriate products or services Leverage reports and CRM functionality with a systematic approach to ensure diligent follow up, lead tracking, and pipeline visibility Provide quotes in a timely manner and ensure sales orders are efficiently expedited Collaborate with outside sales and product teams to maximize customer satisfaction and product effectiveness."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Masters Degree 4-8 Years Expert 138,128,000 KRW

43/50  Professional (Man)
Posted 19 November 2023

What I do?

"EV business marketing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 117,773,500 KRW

42/50  Section Chief (Man)
Posted 21 August 2023

What I do?

"Accounting / tax / financial management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 48,821,400 KRW

41/50  Manager (Man)
Posted 21 August 2023
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Expert 82,876,800 KRW

40/50  Cash, Job, Mail, Develop (Woman)
Posted 14 July 2023

What I do?

"Cash, job, mail, develop."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Some College 2-4 Years Basic 42,285,100 KRW

39/50  Senior Manager (Man)
Posted 27 September 2022

What I do?

"Cloud."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 297,567,900 KRW

38/50  Professor (Man)
Posted 01 September 2022

What I do?

"Teaching, Research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Busan Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert 84,834,100 KRW

37/50  Director (Man)
Posted 25 July 2022

What I do?

"Global Sales Strategy and Organization."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 106,796,500 KRW

36/50  Division Manager (Man)
Posted 23 July 2022

What I do?

"ICT Manager."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 220,945,500 KRW

35/50  Engineer (Man)
Posted 13 July 2022

What I do?

"Engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Daegu Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 53,398,900 KRW

34/50  Deputy Gm (Man)
Posted 15 June 2022

What I do?

"Sales."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 95,293,200 KRW

33/50  Engineer (Man)
Posted 14 June 2022

What I do?

"HVAC engineer as fixing freezers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate 26,765,100 KRW

32/50  Content Marketing Manager (Woman)
Posted 12 June 2022

What I do?

"Content marketing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 37,337,400 KRW

31/50  Business Partner In Aspac (Woman)
Posted 12 June 2022

What I do?

"Accounting, tax law, corporate tax return, VAT, payroll."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Expert 117,098,000 KRW

30/50  Research (Man)
Posted 29 May 2022

What I do?

"Administrative tasks."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 44,949,600 KRW

29/50  Human Resources (Woman)
Posted 26 May 2022

What I do?

"Human Resources."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Incheon Some College 4-8 Years Advanced 82,876,800 KRW

28/50  Vessel Equipment Engineer (Man)
Posted 26 May 2022

What I do?

"Inert Gas."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Busan Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 40,454,900 KRW

27/50  Revenue Manager (Woman)
Posted 07 April 2022

What I do?

"Hotel revenue management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert 53,338,100 KRW

26/50  Designer (Woman)
Posted 08 March 2022

What I do?

"Design websites, branding."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Daejeon Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 34,784,800 KRW

25/50  Business Development Director (Man)
Posted 18 February 2022

What I do?

"Driving the business in the company."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert 171,881,000 KRW

24/50  Hr Assistant Manager (Woman)
Posted 06 January 2022

What I do?

"HR + Global Tasts."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 52,839,500 KRW

23/50  Consolidated Financial Specilist (Man)
Posted 05 January 2022

What I do?

"Expert Accounting skill."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Expert 88,064,900 KRW

22/50  Senior Business Developer (Man)
Posted 03 January 2022

What I do?

"Strategy planning, business developing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 75,484,200 KRW

21/50  Hr Specialist (Woman)
Posted 27 December 2021

What I do?

"General HR."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Masters Degree 0-1 Year Basic 40,258,800 KRW

20/50  Staff (Woman)
Posted 16 December 2021

What I do?

"Writing report."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 45,290,800 KRW

19/50  Assistant Manager (Man)
Posted 29 November 2021

What I do?

"HR, GA, Global HR."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate 62,903,500 KRW

18/50  Elec (Man)
Posted 25 November 2021

What I do?

"Electrical engineer."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 75,484,200 KRW

17/50  Esl Teacher (Woman)
Posted 25 November 2021

What I do?

"Teaching."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Some College 2-4 Years Expert 50,317,300 KRW

16/50  Leader (Man)
Posted 25 November 2021

What I do?

"Business."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Expert 119,518,000 KRW

15/50  Automobile Parts Manufacturing Industry (Man)
Posted 23 November 2021

What I do?

"Automobile parts manufacturing industry."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 62,903,500 KRW

14/50  Project Manager (Man)
Posted 17 November 2021

What I do?

"TASKS."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Some College 1-2 Years Intermediate 62,903,500 KRW

13/50  Branch Manager (Man)
Posted 16 November 2021

What I do?

"Branch management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 94,597,000 KRW

12/50  Intern (Man)
Posted 08 November 2021

What I do?

"English capability."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 27,627,000 KRW

11/50  Marine Engineer (Man)
Posted 04 November 2021

What I do?

"Maintenance of ship machinery."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seongnam Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 110,502,400 KRW

10/50  Manager (Man)
Posted 27 October 2021

What I do?

"Accounting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 60,388,200 KRW

9/50  Rams (Woman)
Posted 25 October 2021

What I do?

"RAMS, SE."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Suwon Masters Degree 2-4 Years Advanced 75,484,200 KRW

8/50  Research (Man)
Posted 23 October 2021

What I do?

"Research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years Expert 82,876,800 KRW

7/50  Director (Man)
Posted 21 October 2021

What I do?

"Confidential."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 113,227,700 KRW

6/50  General Manager (Man)
Posted 10 October 2021

What I do?

"Management in sales."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 100,647,000 KRW

5/50  Manager (Man)
Posted 27 September 2021

What I do?

"Sales."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Busan Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years Intermediate 62,903,500 KRW

4/50  Fund Manager (Man)
Posted 22 September 2021

What I do?

"10 Years."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Masters Degree 4-8 Years Expert 232,745,700 KRW

3/50  Assistant Manger (Woman)
Posted 29 August 2021

What I do?

"Economics, accounting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 50,322,800 KRW

2/50  Manager (Man)
Posted 23 August 2021

What I do?

"TA, GHR."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seoul Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 88,064,900 KRW

1/50  Research Professor (Man)
Posted 12 July 2021

What I do?

"Perform investigation, help students."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Daegu Doctorate Degree 2-4 Years Expert 46,800,500 KRW


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