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The salary range of employees working in South Korea is, by default, in the range of 1,839,136.00 KRW (low salaries, employees' actual wages may be even lower) to 6,290,383.00 KRW (high salaries, actual salaries can be even higher).

This is the total monthly salary including bonuses. Salaries can vary significantly within individual job positions. If you are interested in salaries for a specific position, participate in the survey.

Gross monthly salary in South Korea is
2.0M
3.0M
4.0M
5.0M
6.0M
 
10% 1.8M KRW
90% 6.3M KRW
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Salary ranges

Distribution of employees in South Korea into wage bands in KRW.

Salaries by age group

Average salary and range in South Korea by age in KRW.

2.0M
3.0M
4.0M
5.0M
6.0M
7.0M
8.0M
<24
2.0M
3.0M
4.0M
5.0M
6.0M
7.0M
8.0M
 
 
Average 2.7M
median 2.5M
10% 1.6M
25% 2.0M
75% 3.3M
90% 4.1M
25-34
2.0M
3.0M
4.0M
5.0M
6.0M
7.0M
8.0M
 
 
Average 3.7M
median 3.2M
10% 1.4M
25% 2.1M
75% 4.7M
90% 6.6M
35-44
2.0M
3.0M
4.0M
5.0M
6.0M
7.0M
8.0M
 
 
Average 4.3M
median 3.8M
10% 1.9M
25% 2.7M
75% 5.4M
90% 7.3M
45-54
2.0M
3.0M
4.0M
5.0M
6.0M
7.0M
8.0M
 
 
Average 4.1M
median 3.3M
10% 1.2M
25% 2.1M
75% 5.2M
90% 7.7M
55+
2.0M
3.0M
4.0M
5.0M
6.0M
7.0M
8.0M
 
 
Average 3.6M
median 3.1M
10% 1.3M
25% 2.0M
75% 4.7M
90% 6.7M

Salaries by gender

Comparison of the average salary of men and women in South Korea (KRW).

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Men
4,040,104 KRW
3,675,196 KRW
Woman icon
Women
In general, in South Korea, men earn 9.9% more than women.

The newest profiles in the salary survey

List of recent respondents whose data are used in further salary survey calculations.

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Senior Graphic Designer
Journalism, Printing Arts & Media
Age group
25-34
Work experience:
6 to 10 years
Region
Seoul
Education:
University education (Master's degree)
Gross monthly salary
2,288 USD
Gross monthly salary
2,666,670 KRW
Anually salary
27,456 USD
Anually salary
32,000,040 KRW
ClockPosted: 2021-10-03 07:01:07
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Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Pharmaceutical Industry
Age group
Work experience:
3 to 5 years
Region
Sunchang-gun
Education:
University education (Bachelor's degree)
Gross monthly salary
10,124 USD
Gross monthly salary
11,800,000 KRW
Anually salary
121,488 USD
Anually salary
141,600,000 KRW
ClockPosted: 2021-09-29 05:38:30
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Process Engineer
Technology, Development
Age group
25-34
Work experience:
6 to 10 years
Region
South Korea
Education:
University education (Bachelor's degree)
Gross monthly salary
4,075 USD
Gross monthly salary
4,750,000 KRW
Anually salary
48,900 USD
Anually salary
57,000,000 KRW
ClockPosted: 2021-09-13 12:40:33
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HR Business Partner
Human Resources
Age group
35-44
Work experience:
over 10 years
Region
Soeul
Education:
University education (Master's degree)
Gross monthly salary
8,179 USD
Gross monthly salary
9,533,330 KRW
Anually salary
98,148 USD
Anually salary
114,399,960 KRW
ClockPosted: 2021-09-05 11:12:20
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Software Engineer
Information Technology
Age group
Work experience:
1 to 2 years
Region
Seoul
Education:
University education (Master's degree)
Gross monthly salary
4,290 USD
Gross monthly salary
5,000,000 KRW
Anually salary
51,480 USD
Anually salary
60,000,000 KRW
ClockPosted: 2021-09-02 20:12:45
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Research Worker, Scientific Worker
Education, Science & Research
Age group
25-34
Work experience:
1 to 2 years
Region
South Korea
Education:
University education (Master's degree)
Gross monthly salary
1,287 USD
Gross monthly salary
1,500,000 KRW
Anually salary
15,444 USD
Anually salary
18,000,000 KRW
ClockPosted: 2021-08-22 16:26:23
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Software Engineer
Information Technology
Age group
25-34
Work experience:
3 to 5 years
Region
Seoul
Education:
University education (Master's degree)
Gross monthly salary
3,003 USD
Gross monthly salary
3,500,000 KRW
Anually salary
36,036 USD
Anually salary
42,000,000 KRW
ClockPosted: 2021-08-13 09:41:00
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Junior Project Manager
Management
Age group
Work experience:
less than a year
Region
Seongnam
Education:
University education (Bachelor's degree)
Gross monthly salary
2,502 USD
Gross monthly salary
2,916,670 KRW
Anually salary
30,024 USD
Anually salary
35,000,040 KRW
ClockPosted: 2021-08-10 10:17:33
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Administrative Worker
Administration
Age group
Work experience:
1 to 2 years
Region
Seoul
Education:
University education (Bachelor's degree)
Gross monthly salary
2,334 USD
Gross monthly salary
2,720,000 KRW
Anually salary
28,008 USD
Anually salary
32,640,000 KRW
ClockPosted: 2021-08-08 18:26:02
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Marketing Specialist
Marketing, Advertising, PR
Age group
Work experience:
1 to 2 years
Region
Seoul
Education:
University education (Bachelor's degree)
Gross monthly salary
4,390 USD
Gross monthly salary
5,116,670 KRW
Anually salary
52,680 USD
Anually salary
61,400,040 KRW
ClockPosted: 2021-08-05 08:44:13