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Wind Energy Engineer Average Salary in Korea (South) 2021

How much money does a Wind Energy Engineer make in Korea (South)?


Average Monthly Salary
3,490,000 KRW
( 41,900,000 KRW yearly)

LOW
1,710,000
KRW
AVERAGE
3,490,000
KRW
HIGH
5,450,000
KRW

A person working as a Wind Energy Engineer in Korea (South) typically earns around 3,490,000 KRW per month. Salaries range from 1,710,000 KRW (lowest) to 5,450,000 KRW (highest).

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

Wind Energy Engineer Salary Distribution in Korea (South)

Median and salary distribution monthly Korea (South) Wind Energy Engineer
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Wind Energy Engineer salaries in Korea (South) range from 1,710,000 KRW per month (minimum salary) to 5,450,000 KRW per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,560,000 KRW per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Wind Energy Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,560,000 KRW while the other half are earning more than 3,560,000 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 Wind Energy Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,370,000 KRW while 75% of them are earning more than 2,370,000 KRW. Also from the diagram, 75% of Wind Energy Engineer(s) are earning less than 4,590,000 KRW while 25% are earning more than 4,590,000 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

Wind Energy Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Korea (South) Wind Energy Engineer
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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 Wind Energy Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Wind Energy Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 2,030,000 KRW per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,610,000 KRW per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,600,000 KRW per month, 38% 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, Wind Energy Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,460,000 KRW per month, 24% 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 4,770,000 KRW per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 5,090,000 KRW per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Wind Energy Engineer average salary change by experience in Korea (South)

0 - 2 Years
2,030,000 KRW
2 - 5 Years+29%
2,610,000 KRW
5 - 10 Years+38%
3,600,000 KRW
10 - 15 Years+24%
4,460,000 KRW
15 - 20 Years+7%
4,770,000 KRW
20+ Years+7%
5,090,000 KRW
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Wind Energy Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Wind Energy Engineer(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 Wind Energy Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Wind Energy Engineer is 2,530,000 KRW per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 4,070,000 KRW per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.


Wind Energy Engineer average salary difference by education level in Korea (South)

Bachelor's Degree
2,530,000 KRW
Master's Degree+60%
4,070,000 KRW
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 (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 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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Wind Energy Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Korea (South) Wind Energy Engineer
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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 Wind Energy Engineer employees in Korea (South) earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
3,580,000 KRW
Female-6%
3,380,000 KRW
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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

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Wind Energy Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Korea (South)

How much are annual salary increments in Korea (South) for Wind Energy Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Wind Energy Engineer

Wind Energy Engineer(s) in Korea (South) are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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 (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 2020

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 2020. 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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Wind Energy Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Korea (South)

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Korea (South) Wind Energy Engineer
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A Wind Energy Engineer 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.

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% 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
31%
No Bonus
69%

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.

Wind Energy Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Korea (South)


20,100 KRW per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Korea (South) is 20,100 KRW. This means that the average Wind Energy Engineer in Korea (South) earns approximately 20,100 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.

Wind Energy Engineer VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Wind Energy Engineer is 6% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer3,310,000 KRW-5%
Assembly Engineering Technician2,710,000 KRW-22%
Assistant Chief Engineer3,980,000 KRW+14%
Associate Engineer3,070,000 KRW-12%
Autocad Operator2,200,000 KRW-37%
Automation Engineer3,890,000 KRW+11%
Avionic System Support Engineer3,270,000 KRW-6%
Biochemical Engineer3,250,000 KRW-7%
BMS Engineer3,290,000 KRW-6%
Bridge and Lock Tender1,960,000 KRW-44%
Broadcast Engineer3,360,000 KRW-4%
CAD Design Engineer3,620,000 KRW+4%
CAD Designer2,230,000 KRW-36%
CAE Engineer3,340,000 KRW-4%
Ceramics Engineer3,300,000 KRW-5%
Civil Engineer3,780,000 KRW+8%
Commissioning Engineer3,280,000 KRW-6%
Communications Engineer3,760,000 KRW+8%
Condition Monitoring Engineer3,080,000 KRW-12%
Contract Associate Engineer3,310,000 KRW-5%
Control Systems Engineer3,610,000 KRW+3%
Controls Engineer3,570,000 KRW+2%
Controls Software Engineer2,970,000 KRW-15%
Corrosion Engineer3,210,000 KRW-8%
Design Engineer3,800,000 KRW+9%
Drafter2,290,000 KRW-34%
Drafting Manager4,260,000 KRW+22%
Drilling Engineer3,320,000 KRW-5%
Electrical Draughtsman1,820,000 KRW-48%
Electrical Engineer3,810,000 KRW+9%
Electrical Engineering Manager5,050,000 KRW+45%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist3,770,000 KRW+8%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler1,870,000 KRW-46%
Energy Engineer3,600,000 KRW+3%
Engine Assembler1,570,000 KRW-55%
Engineer3,770,000 KRW+8%
Engineering Account Manager3,960,000 KRW+13%
Engineering Chief Designer4,200,000 KRW+20%
Engineering Consultant4,870,000 KRW+39%
Engineering Key Account Manager5,140,000 KRW+47%
Engineering Lab Technician3,290,000 KRW-6%
Engineering Planning Manager5,160,000 KRW+48%
Engineering Production Manager6,480,000 KRW+86%
Engineering Project Analyst4,220,000 KRW+21%
Engineering Project Coordinator 4,010,000 KRW+15%
Engineering Project Director7,300,000 KRW+110%
Engineering Project Manager4,990,000 KRW+43%
Engineering Research and Development Manager5,620,000 KRW+61%
Engineering Safety Coordinator2,820,000 KRW-19%
Engineering Sales Manager4,860,000 KRW+39%
Engineering Technician2,770,000 KRW-21%
Engineering Technologist2,810,000 KRW-20%
Environmental Engineer3,540,000 KRW+1%
Equipment Engineer3,340,000 KRW-4%
Equipment Engineering Manager4,900,000 KRW+40%
Estimator3,090,000 KRW-12%
Fabrication Specialist2,440,000 KRW-30%
Fabricator1,590,000 KRW-54%
Facade Engineer3,330,000 KRW-5%
Fiber Analyst2,110,000 KRW-40%
Field Engineer3,540,000 KRW+1%
Field Engineering Manager5,840,000 KRW+67%
Fire Engineer3,430,000 KRW-2%
Fitter and Turner1,110,000 KRW-68%
Forestry Strategic Planner4,250,000 KRW+22%
Generation Engineer3,580,000 KRW+3%
Genetic Engineer3,920,000 KRW+12%
Geological Engineer3,490,000 KRW-0%
Geotechnical Engineer3,730,000 KRW+7%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic1,920,000 KRW-45%
Highway Engineer3,550,000 KRW+2%
HSE Professional3,140,000 KRW-10%
HVAC Engineer3,840,000 KRW+10%
HVAC Supervisor3,210,000 KRW-8%
Industrial Engineer3,520,000 KRW+1%
Industrial Engineering Technologist3,560,000 KRW+2%
Instrument Engineer3,330,000 KRW-5%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer3,510,000 KRW+1%
Instrumentation Engineer3,490,000 KRW-0%
Instrumentation Manager3,610,000 KRW+3%
Irrigation Engineer3,600,000 KRW+3%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer3,650,000 KRW+5%
Locomotive Engineer3,350,000 KRW-4%
Maintenance Engineer3,190,000 KRW-9%
Maintenance Fitter1,270,000 KRW-64%
Maintenance Manager3,380,000 KRW-3%
Manufacturing Engineer3,320,000 KRW-5%
Marine Engineer3,520,000 KRW+1%
Materials Engineer3,480,000 KRW-0%
Materials Researcher3,360,000 KRW-4%
Materials Technician2,480,000 KRW-29%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer3,900,000 KRW+12%
Mechanical Design Engineer3,930,000 KRW+13%
Mechanical Designer2,920,000 KRW-16%
Mechanical Engineer3,830,000 KRW+10%
Mechanical Engineering Manager5,120,000 KRW+47%
Mechanical Inspector3,530,000 KRW+1%
Mechatronics Engineer3,950,000 KRW+13%
Mining Engineer3,540,000 KRW+1%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer3,700,000 KRW+6%
Optical Engineer3,460,000 KRW-1%
Optical Instrument Assembler1,830,000 KRW-48%
PCB Assembler1,320,000 KRW-62%
Photonics Engineer3,780,000 KRW+8%
Photonics Technician3,120,000 KRW-11%
Pipeline Engineer3,380,000 KRW-3%
Piping Designer1,840,000 KRW-47%
Piping Engineer3,150,000 KRW-10%
Planning Engineer3,540,000 KRW+1%
Pressure Vessel Inspector1,670,000 KRW-52%
Principal Cost Engineer3,560,000 KRW+2%
Principal Engineer3,420,000 KRW-2%
Principal Support Engineer3,470,000 KRW-1%
Process Engineer3,400,000 KRW-3%
Process Operator2,160,000 KRW-38%
Product Development Engineer3,630,000 KRW+4%
Product Development Technician2,550,000 KRW-27%
Product Engineer3,680,000 KRW+5%
Product Safety Engineer3,370,000 KRW-3%
Production Engineer3,480,000 KRW-0%
Project Engineer3,800,000 KRW+9%
Proposal Manager4,440,000 KRW+27%
Purchasing Engineer3,300,000 KRW-5%
Quality Assurance Engineer3,600,000 KRW+3%
Rail Engineer3,710,000 KRW+6%
Robotics Engineer4,210,000 KRW+21%
Robotics Technician2,800,000 KRW-20%
Safety Engineer3,380,000 KRW-3%
Safety Inspector2,630,000 KRW-25%
Safety Manager4,050,000 KRW+16%
Safety Officer1,770,000 KRW-49%
Sales Engineer3,670,000 KRW+5%
Scheduling Engineer3,220,000 KRW-8%
Service Engineer3,680,000 KRW+5%
Solar Engineer3,650,000 KRW+5%
Staff Engineer3,370,000 KRW-3%
Static Equipment Engineer3,320,000 KRW-5%
Stationary Engineer3,250,000 KRW-7%
Stress Engineer3,150,000 KRW-10%
Structural Analysis Engineer3,380,000 KRW-3%
Structural Designer3,140,000 KRW-10%
Structural Engineer3,420,000 KRW-2%
Structural Technician2,280,000 KRW-35%
Supply Chain Specialist3,450,000 KRW-1%
Surveyor2,600,000 KRW-26%
Technical Affairs Officer1,840,000 KRW-47%
Technical Assistant1,740,000 KRW-50%
Technical Engineer3,160,000 KRW-10%
Technical Support Engineer3,080,000 KRW-12%
Tender Engineer3,190,000 KRW-9%
Test Development Engineer3,630,000 KRW+4%
Transportation Engineer3,250,000 KRW-7%
Validation Engineer3,330,000 KRW-5%
Verification Engineer3,270,000 KRW-6%
Wastewater Engineer3,380,000 KRW-3%
Wind Energy Engineer3,490,000 KRW-0%
Wind Energy Operations Manager4,630,000 KRW+33%
Work Planner2,380,000 KRW-32%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bucheon3,370,000 KRW
Busan3,770,000 KRW
Daegu3,860,000 KRW
Daejeon3,530,000 KRW
Goyang3,420,000 KRW
Gwangju3,560,000 KRW
Incheon3,820,000 KRW
Seongnam3,150,000 KRW
Seoul4,120,000 KRW
Suweon3,600,000 KRW
Ulsan3,390,000 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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