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Health and Medical Average Salaries in Korea (South) 2020

How much money does a person working in Health and Medical make in Korea (South)?


Average Monthly Salary
5,800,000 KRW
( 69,700,000 KRW yearly)

LOW
1,210,000
KRW
AVERAGE
5,800,000
KRW
HIGH
17,400,000
KRW

A person working in Health and Medical in Korea (South) typically earns around 5,800,000 KRW per month. Salaries range from 1,210,000 KRW (lowest average) to 17,400,000 KRW (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Health and Medical careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Clinician7,470,000 KRW
Acute Care Nurse3,590,000 KRW
Administrative Director7,180,000 KRW
Admitting Clerk1,260,000 KRW
Admitting Manager3,780,000 KRW
Admitting Officer3,060,000 KRW
Advanced Nutrition Aide5,590,000 KRW
Advanced Practice Provider5,370,000 KRW
Allergist7,190,000 KRW
Ambulance Dispatcher3,090,000 KRW
Ambulance Driver2,880,000 KRW
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic3,400,000 KRW
Ambulatory Services Director5,760,000 KRW
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor6,760,000 KRW
Anesthesia Technician4,210,000 KRW
Anesthesiologist12,100,000 KRW
Anesthesiology Assistant4,370,000 KRW
Assistant Director of Nursing5,720,000 KRW
Assistant Occupational Therapist3,300,000 KRW
Assistant Optometrist3,640,000 KRW
Assistant Physical Therapist3,050,000 KRW
Audiologist7,160,000 KRW
Behavioral Health Specialist4,590,000 KRW
Biomedical Engineering Director5,450,000 KRW
Biomedical Engineering Technician2,910,000 KRW
Breast Center Manager11,800,000 KRW
Cardiac Technician2,850,000 KRW
Cardiology Manager11,900,000 KRW
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist4,710,000 KRW
Cardiovascular Specialist16,200,000 KRW
Cardiovascular Technologist5,640,000 KRW
Care Assistant2,490,000 KRW
Care Coordinator1,950,000 KRW
Caregiver2,180,000 KRW
Case Manager4,680,000 KRW
Central Sterile Processing Technician3,410,000 KRW
Charge Entry Specialist3,590,000 KRW
Chief of Psychology11,900,000 KRW
Chief of Surgery17,200,000 KRW
Chiropractor4,720,000 KRW
Clinic Assistant2,660,000 KRW
Clinic Manager5,670,000 KRW
Clinic Navigator2,650,000 KRW
Clinical Application Specialist3,620,000 KRW
Clinical Biochemist6,980,000 KRW
Clinical Cytogeneticist6,030,000 KRW
Clinical Data Reviewer3,670,000 KRW
Clinical Development Specialist4,650,000 KRW
Clinical Director10,800,000 KRW
Clinical Field Associate3,770,000 KRW
Clinical Genetic Technologist6,050,000 KRW
Clinical Microbiologist8,050,000 KRW
Clinical Molecular Geneticist6,150,000 KRW
Clinical Neuropsychologist8,080,000 KRW
Clinical Policy Developer3,570,000 KRW
Clinical Psychologist12,100,000 KRW
Clinical Research Coordinator4,500,000 KRW
Clinical Scientist7,670,000 KRW
Clinical Social Worker3,000,000 KRW
CME Specialist6,050,000 KRW
Coding Practice Manager4,640,000 KRW
Community Relations Manager4,230,000 KRW
Company Nurse2,650,000 KRW
Correctional Treatment Specialist7,140,000 KRW
Counseling Psychologist9,440,000 KRW
Credentialing Analyst3,320,000 KRW
Critical Care Nurse3,710,000 KRW
CT Technologist3,760,000 KRW
Cytogenetic Technologist5,690,000 KRW
Data Coordinator1,740,000 KRW
Dental Assistant2,720,000 KRW
Dental Hygienist2,600,000 KRW
Dental Laboratory Technician2,590,000 KRW
Dental Receptionist2,120,000 KRW
Dental Technician2,390,000 KRW
Dental Therapist3,670,000 KRW
Dentist9,370,000 KRW
Dermatologist12,500,000 KRW
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer4,430,000 KRW
Dietetic Technician2,820,000 KRW
Dietitian7,820,000 KRW
Director of Medical Staff Services7,460,000 KRW
Discharge Coordinator1,670,000 KRW
Dispensing Optician3,510,000 KRW
District Nurse3,130,000 KRW
Doctor9,740,000 KRW
Dosimetrist5,330,000 KRW
EKG Technician3,560,000 KRW
Emergency Department Physician9,000,000 KRW
Emergency Management Director9,360,000 KRW
Emergency Response Specialist3,800,000 KRW
Emergency Services Director10,900,000 KRW
Endodontist11,800,000 KRW
Endoscopic Assistant3,390,000 KRW
Endoscopy Technician3,300,000 KRW
Enterostomal Therapist5,390,000 KRW
Epidemiologist6,490,000 KRW
ER Registration Supervisor2,590,000 KRW
Exercise Physiologist9,630,000 KRW
Family Nurse Practitioner3,720,000 KRW
FGP Ultrasound Techncian3,140,000 KRW
Food Services Director5,010,000 KRW
Forensic Pathologist10,500,000 KRW
General Medical Practitioner7,920,000 KRW
Genetic Counselor6,400,000 KRW
Head Nurse3,790,000 KRW
Health Compliance Director9,790,000 KRW
Health Economist9,220,000 KRW
Health Information Manager4,790,000 KRW
Health Services Manager8,550,000 KRW
Health Systems Specialist4,830,000 KRW
Health Technologist5,490,000 KRW
Health Unit Coordinator2,690,000 KRW
Healthcare Assistant2,870,000 KRW
Healthcare Consultant5,470,000 KRW
Healthcare Data Analyst3,970,000 KRW
Hearing Aid Specialist4,090,000 KRW
Histotechnologist5,130,000 KRW
Home Health Aide3,080,000 KRW
Home Health Scheduler2,070,000 KRW
Home Nurse3,100,000 KRW
ICU Registered Nurse3,440,000 KRW
Immunologist7,030,000 KRW
Industrial Hygienist4,960,000 KRW
Infection Control Coordinator3,670,000 KRW
Infection Control Practitioner8,160,000 KRW
Infection Preventionist5,940,000 KRW
Informatics Nurse Specialist3,530,000 KRW
Informatics Practice Specialist4,240,000 KRW
Intake Coordinator1,840,000 KRW
Internist12,200,000 KRW
Interventional Radiographer6,540,000 KRW
Interventionist11,900,000 KRW
Invasive Cardiologist16,100,000 KRW
Lab Assistant3,140,000 KRW
Laboratory Manager5,700,000 KRW
Laboratory Technician3,040,000 KRW
Lead Patient Account Representative3,550,000 KRW
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)3,100,000 KRW
Low Vision Therapist6,760,000 KRW
Mammography Technician3,180,000 KRW
Managed Care Assistant2,020,000 KRW
Maternity Services Director9,290,000 KRW
MDS Coordinator3,490,000 KRW
Medical Administrator4,300,000 KRW
Medical Assistant2,090,000 KRW
Medical Biller2,030,000 KRW
Medical Billing Clerk1,700,000 KRW
Medical Billing Specialist3,420,000 KRW
Medical Coder2,740,000 KRW
Medical Courier2,170,000 KRW
Medical Director8,930,000 KRW
Medical Equipment Maintenance Manager3,750,000 KRW
Medical Equipment Preparer3,070,000 KRW
Medical Forms Designer2,620,000 KRW
Medical Insurance Manager6,730,000 KRW
Medical Office Administrator3,720,000 KRW
Medical Office Assistant2,520,000 KRW
Medical Office Manager6,520,000 KRW
Medical Policy Manager5,750,000 KRW
Medical Policy Specialist3,560,000 KRW
Medical Project Coordinator2,440,000 KRW
Medical Records Administrator2,670,000 KRW
Medical Records Clerk1,200,000 KRW
Medical Records Coding Manager4,510,000 KRW
Medical Records Director5,280,000 KRW
Medical Records Transcriptionist1,960,000 KRW
Medical Scribe2,940,000 KRW
Medical Secretary2,080,000 KRW
Medical Staff Services Specialist3,980,000 KRW
Medical Technologist3,410,000 KRW
Medication Aide3,000,000 KRW
Mental Health Aide3,190,000 KRW
Mental Health Nurse3,480,000 KRW
Mental Health Technician3,190,000 KRW
Mental Health Therapst7,310,000 KRW
Mental Health Worker3,070,000 KRW
Mobile Phlebotomist2,450,000 KRW
MRI Technologist3,010,000 KRW
Music Therapist4,660,000 KRW
Naturopathic Physician12,500,000 KRW
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner4,350,000 KRW
Neonatologist8,310,000 KRW
Neurodiagnostic Techncian3,140,000 KRW
Neurologist12,400,000 KRW
Neurophysiology Technologist3,370,000 KRW
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant2,920,000 KRW
Nuclear Medical Technician4,250,000 KRW
Nuclear Medicine Physician10,000,000 KRW
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist4,290,000 KRW
Nurse3,000,000 KRW
Nurse Educator3,610,000 KRW
Nurse Midwife3,650,000 KRW
Nurse Practitioner3,850,000 KRW
Nursing Assistant2,860,000 KRW
Nursing Coordinator3,780,000 KRW
Nursing Director7,730,000 KRW
Nursing Services Instructor3,760,000 KRW
Nursing Supervisor4,600,000 KRW
Nutrition Assistant3,010,000 KRW
Nutrition Services Aide3,810,000 KRW
Obstetrician / Gynecologist11,100,000 KRW
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant3,370,000 KRW
Occupational Health Advisor5,710,000 KRW
Occupational Health Safety Specialist5,770,000 KRW
Occupational Therapist5,050,000 KRW
Oncology Specialty Representative3,800,000 KRW
Operating Room Scheduler2,850,000 KRW
Operating Room Services Director8,980,000 KRW
Ophthalmic Assistant3,500,000 KRW
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician3,220,000 KRW
Ophthalmologist8,360,000 KRW
Optician6,990,000 KRW
Optometrist8,720,000 KRW
Oral Surgeon11,700,000 KRW
Orthodontic Assistant2,620,000 KRW
Orthodontist12,000,000 KRW
Orthopedic Technician3,390,000 KRW
Orthoptist8,870,000 KRW
Orthotist9,000,000 KRW
Pathology Assistant3,230,000 KRW
Patient Account Represenatative2,930,000 KRW
Patient Care Coordinator3,900,000 KRW
Patient Care Manager5,960,000 KRW
Patient Care Services Executive4,780,000 KRW
Patient Care Technician2,830,000 KRW
Patient Management Coordinator2,810,000 KRW
Patient Registrar2,040,000 KRW
Patient Relations Manager4,950,000 KRW
Patient Representative2,830,000 KRW
Patient Safety Manager4,790,000 KRW
Patient Safety Specialist4,070,000 KRW
Patient Services Coordinator4,510,000 KRW
Patient Services Director6,460,000 KRW
Patient Sitter2,510,000 KRW
Pediatrician9,390,000 KRW
Perfusionist9,700,000 KRW
Periodontist11,800,000 KRW
Perioperative Aide3,930,000 KRW
Personal Support Worker2,480,000 KRW
Phlebotomist2,370,000 KRW
Physical Therapist6,680,000 KRW
Physical Therapy Aide2,540,000 KRW
Physical Therapy Assistant2,580,000 KRW
Physical Therapy Director7,820,000 KRW
Physician9,880,000 KRW
Physician - Anesthesiology13,400,000 KRW
Physician - Cardiology14,600,000 KRW
Physician - CCU8,360,000 KRW
Physician - Dermatology12,000,000 KRW
Physician - Emergency Room9,110,000 KRW
Physician - Endocrinology11,800,000 KRW
Physician - Family Practice8,320,000 KRW
Physician - Gastroenterology10,400,000 KRW
Physician - Generalist8,420,000 KRW
Physician - Geriatrics7,370,000 KRW
Physician - Hematology / Oncology10,500,000 KRW
Physician - Immunology / Allergy12,300,000 KRW
Physician - Infectious Disease10,600,000 KRW
Physician - Internal Medicine11,900,000 KRW
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine9,660,000 KRW
Physician - Nephrology12,000,000 KRW
Physician - Neurology12,200,000 KRW
Physician - Nuclear Medicine10,500,000 KRW
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology11,200,000 KRW
Physician - Occupational Medicine8,810,000 KRW
Physician - Ophthalmology7,600,000 KRW
Physician - Otolaryngology7,230,000 KRW
Physician - Pain Medicine6,850,000 KRW
Physician - Pathology8,830,000 KRW
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology11,100,000 KRW
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology10,700,000 KRW
Physician - Pediatrics9,820,000 KRW
Physician - Physiatry10,800,000 KRW
Physician - Podiatry9,140,000 KRW
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine7,320,000 KRW
Physician - Radiation Therapy12,200,000 KRW
Physician - Radiology12,300,000 KRW
Physician - Rheumatology11,000,000 KRW
Physician - Sports Medicine11,100,000 KRW
Physician - Urology14,600,000 KRW
Physician Assistant6,240,000 KRW
Physiotherapist7,060,000 KRW
Podiatrist7,790,000 KRW
Practice Manager7,430,000 KRW
Pre Authorization Case Manager4,440,000 KRW
Preventive Medicine Physician9,560,000 KRW
Program Coordinator1,860,000 KRW
Project Manager4,870,000 KRW
Prosthetist7,620,000 KRW
Prosthodontist11,800,000 KRW
Psychiatric Nurse2,930,000 KRW
Psychiatric Technician3,090,000 KRW
Psychiatrist10,600,000 KRW
Psychololgist10,400,000 KRW
Psychometrician9,000,000 KRW
Psychometrist5,610,000 KRW
Public Health Analyst7,150,000 KRW
Public Health Social Worker2,000,000 KRW
Public Health Specialist6,650,000 KRW
Quality Assurance Manager5,330,000 KRW
Radiation Therapist11,400,000 KRW
Radiation Therapy Technologist4,480,000 KRW
Radiographer7,440,000 KRW
Radiography Technologist4,550,000 KRW
Radiologic Technologist4,720,000 KRW
Radiologist11,300,000 KRW
Radiology Manager10,600,000 KRW
Radiology Technologist4,300,000 KRW
Registered Nurse3,190,000 KRW
Registered Nurse Case Manager4,060,000 KRW
Registered Respiratory Therapist6,620,000 KRW
Rehabilitation Director9,340,000 KRW
Rehabilitation Services Manager9,540,000 KRW
Respiratory Care Practitioner8,330,000 KRW
Respiratory Manager6,250,000 KRW
Respiratory Therapist6,220,000 KRW
Respiratory Therapy Technician3,720,000 KRW
School Nurse2,800,000 KRW
Skin Care Specialist6,180,000 KRW
Sonographer4,650,000 KRW
Sonography Technologist4,430,000 KRW
Speech and Language Pathologist6,440,000 KRW
Staff Nurse3,080,000 KRW
Surgeon12,400,000 KRW
Surgeon - Burn12,100,000 KRW
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic16,900,000 KRW
Surgeon - Heart Transplant18,700,000 KRW
Surgeon - Neurology14,800,000 KRW
Surgeon - Orthopedic16,900,000 KRW
Surgeon - Pediatric13,700,000 KRW
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive16,200,000 KRW
Surgeon - Trauma13,100,000 KRW
Surgical Assistant4,180,000 KRW
Surgical Instrument Techncian3,940,000 KRW
Surgical Technologist4,080,000 KRW
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager4,440,000 KRW
Theatre Manager5,270,000 KRW
Treatment Services Director11,100,000 KRW
Ultrasonographer3,720,000 KRW
Ultrasound Technologist3,340,000 KRW
Urologist14,400,000 KRW
Utilization Review Nurse3,470,000 KRW
Vascular Technologist3,040,000 KRW
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist6,420,000 KRW
Ward Manager5,950,000 KRW
Wellness Coordinator3,810,000 KRW
X-Ray Technologist4,620,000 KRW

Health and Medical Jobs Salary Distribution in Korea (South)

Median and salary distribution monthly Korea (South) Health and Medical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Health and Medical salaries in Korea (South) range from 1,210,000 KRW per month (minimum average salary) to 17,400,000 KRW per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 5,570,000 KRW per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 5,570,000 KRW while the other half are earning more than 5,570,000 KRW. 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 people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 3,050,000 KRW while 75% of them are earning more than 3,050,000 KRW. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 11,000,000 KRW while 25% are earning more than 11,000,000 KRW.


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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


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 (South) costs anywhere from 19,400,000 South Korean Won(s) to 58,300,000 South 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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Health and Medical Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Korea (South) Health and Medical
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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 employees in Korea (South) who work in Health and Medical earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
5,990,000 KRW
Female-6%
5,650,000 KRW
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Korea (South)
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Health and Medical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Korea (South)

How much are annual salary increments in Korea (South) for Health and Medical professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Health and Medical

Health and Medical professionals in Korea (South) are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Korea (South) Health and Medical
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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 (South) / 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 (South) is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
6%
Energy
3%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
6%
Travel
3%
Construction
9%
Education
6%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Korea (South) for the year 2019. 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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Health and Medical Bonus and Incentive Rates in Korea (South)

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Korea (South) Health and Medical
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Health and Medical is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

49% of surveyed staff in Health and Medical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
51%
No Bonus
49%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Health and Medical Hourly Average Wage in Korea (South)


33,500 KRW per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Korea (South) is 33,500 KRW. This means that the average person in Korea (South) earns approximately 33,500 KRW 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.

Health and Medical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Health and Medical and Health and Medical monthly Korea (South)
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The average salary for Health and Medical is 49% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bucheon5,380,000 KRW
Busan6,400,000 KRW
Daegu6,170,000 KRW
Daejeon6,060,000 KRW
Goyang5,610,000 KRW
Gwangju5,950,000 KRW
Incheon6,290,000 KRW
Seongnam5,480,000 KRW
Seoul6,510,000 KRW
Suweon5,840,000 KRW
Ulsan5,730,000 KRW

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 (South) earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,770,000 KRW
Public Sector+6%
3,990,000 KRW
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