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Multimedia Specialist Average Salary in Korea (North) 2022

How much money does a Multimedia Specialist make in Korea (North)?

Average Monthly Salary
119,000 KPW
( 1,420,000 KPW yearly)


A person working as a Multimedia Specialist in Korea (North) typically earns around 119,000 KPW per month. Salaries range from 54,600 KPW (lowest) to 189,000 KPW (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Multimedia Specialist salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Multimedia Specialist Salary Distribution in Korea (North)

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Multimedia Specialist salaries in Korea (North) range from 54,600 KPW per month (minimum salary) to 189,000 KPW per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 128,000 KPW per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Multimedia Specialist(s) are earning less than 128,000 KPW while the other half are earning more than 128,000 KPW. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Multimedia Specialist(s) are earning less than 82,200 KPW while 75% of them are earning more than 82,200 KPW. Also from the diagram, 75% of Multimedia Specialist(s) are earning less than 171,000 KPW while 25% are earning more than 171,000 KPW.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Multimedia Specialist Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Korea (North) Multimedia Specialist
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Multimedia Specialist salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Multimedia Specialist with less than two years of experience makes approximately 61,900 KPW per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 82,700 KPW per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 122,000 KPW per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Multimedia Specialist(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 149,000 KPW per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 162,000 KPW per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 176,000 KPW per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Multimedia Specialist average salary change by experience in Korea (North)

0 - 2 Years
61,900 KPW
2 - 5 Years+34%
82,700 KPW
5 - 10 Years+48%
122,000 KPW
10 - 15 Years+22%
149,000 KPW
15 - 20 Years+9%
162,000 KPW
20+ Years+8%
176,000 KPW
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Multimedia Specialist Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Multimedia Specialist(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Multimedia Specialist salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Multimedia Specialist is 76,000 KPW per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 89,400 KPW per month, 18% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 130,000 KPW per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 170,000 KPW per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Multimedia Specialist average salary difference by education level in Korea (North)

High School
76,000 KPW
Certificate or Diploma+18%
89,400 KPW
Bachelor's Degree+45%
130,000 KPW
Master's Degree+31%
170,000 KPW
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Korea (North) costs anywhere from 971,000 North Korean Won(s) to 2,910,000 North Korean Won(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Multimedia Specialist Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Multimedia Specialist employees in Korea (North) earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

129,000 KPW
108,000 KPW
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Korea (North) for all Careers

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Multimedia Specialist Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Korea (North)

How much are annual salary increments in Korea (North) for Multimedia Specialist(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Multimedia Specialist

Multimedia Specialist(s) in Korea (North) are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Korea (North) / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Korea (North) is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Korea (North) for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Multimedia Specialist Bonus and Incentive Rates in Korea (North)

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Korea (North) Multimedia Specialist
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A Multimedia Specialist is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

85% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 15% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Multimedia Specialist Average Hourly Wage in Korea (North)

680 KPW per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Korea (North) is 680 KPW. This means that the average Multimedia Specialist in Korea (North) earns approximately 680 KPW for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Multimedia Specialist VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Multimedia Specialist and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Korea (North)
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The average salary for Multimedia Specialist is 35% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 6% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

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Advertising Account Executive219,000 KPW+85%
Advertising Account Manager240,000 KPW+100%
Advertising Account Planner125,000 KPW+5%
Advertising Coordinator166,000 KPW+40%
Advertising Manager307,000 KPW+160%
Advertising Operations Manager321,000 KPW+170%
Advertising Strategic Planner205,000 KPW+73%
Advertising Team Leader185,000 KPW+56%
Animator142,000 KPW+20%
Art Director197,000 KPW+66%
Artist171,000 KPW+44%
Artworker114,000 KPW-4%
Assistant Art Director157,000 KPW+32%
Audiosual Technician123,000 KPW+4%
Broadcast Administrator202,000 KPW+70%
Catering Sales127,000 KPW+7%
Catering Trainer149,000 KPW+26%
Commercial and Industrial Designer121,000 KPW+2%
Conference Organiser148,000 KPW+25%
Content and Media Production Lead232,000 KPW+96%
CopyWriter131,000 KPW+10%
Creative Designer154,000 KPW+30%
Creative Director195,000 KPW+64%
Designer 112,000 KPW-6%
Desktop Publisher91,500 KPW-23%
Director of Graphic Design189,000 KPW+59%
Events and Promotions Manager328,000 KPW+180%
Exhibit Display Coordinator157,000 KPW+32%
Exhibit Display Manager212,000 KPW+79%
Finisher105,000 KPW-11%
Graphic Artist132,000 KPW+11%
Graphic Designer120,000 KPW+1%
Graphics Design Supervisor181,000 KPW+53%
Imagery Analyst117,000 KPW-1%
Imaging Technologist119,000 KPW+0%
Interaction Designer106,000 KPW-11%
Media Planner159,000 KPW+34%
Media Production Coordinator153,000 KPW+29%
Media Production Manager278,000 KPW+130%
Media Project Manager283,000 KPW+140%
Media Relations Representative235,000 KPW+98%
Media Sales Executive268,000 KPW+130%
Multimedia Specialist119,000 KPW+0%
Photographer109,000 KPW-8%
PPC Campaign Manager203,000 KPW+71%
Print Production Manager217,000 KPW+83%
Product and Brand Manager316,000 KPW+170%
Sales Promotion Manager325,000 KPW+170%
Sketch Artist148,000 KPW+25%
Social Media Executive254,000 KPW+110%
Technical Typist86,700 KPW-27%
User Experience UX Designer142,000 KPW+20%
UX Designer118,000 KPW-1%

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Korea (North) earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
186,000 KPW
Public Sector+7%
200,000 KPW
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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